Vol. 24, No. 44
Animal-cruelty case highlights problems in state's animal-protection statutes
"The only thing I can do is make sure this doesn't happen again."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Boxed Up: Vote in City Paper's third annual ArtBox contest
Voting ends Nov. 21
Uplifting Experience: Artists use humor, creativity to raise breast-cancer awareness
"If you face it with a sense of humor it's easier."
Randita's Organic Vegan Café
A charming vegan restaurant in Saxonburg is worth the drive
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
The Lomito food truck adds a storefront location in Bloomfield
The signature Lomito Completo steak sandwich is worth stopping for
By Charlie Deitch
A new gluten-free brewery is already expanding
Aurochs migrates to bigger digs in Emsworth
By Drew Cranisky
An exhibit showcases classic album covers by a forgotten local artist
Hill District native Mozelle Thompson illustrated albums for artists from Ella to Elvis
By Nick Keppler
Local novelist explores an infamous shooting
"This was a guy that was pretty politically motivated."
By Bill O'Driscoll
Pitt Jazz Seminar concert features Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding
"These women are some of the most important musicians of our time."
By Mike Shanley
The Gathering Field reunites with a new album after a dozen years
"In my brain or in my heart or something, I'd been stockpiling songs."
By Andy Mulkerin
Pittsburgh's '80s funk band The Assignment gets new life from Internet interest
One seller on Discogs.com had a copy of "Jammin' to the Beat" on vinyl priced at $40
Critics' Picks, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
Local shows by Rubblebucket, Blonde Redhead and Timeghost, plus Halloween at the Cantina with Brenmar, and a jazz event at the Heinz History Center
Recent music from The Lampshades, Surface Level Records and The Hills and the Rivers
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Througline Theater
The production has an emotional core that never wavers.
By Gwendolyn Kiste
SCarrie The Musical at Bricolage
An unabashedly mustachioed Connor McCanlus tackles Carrie's fragility, vulnerability and rage, with more comedy than terror.
By Michelle Pilecki
Queens of the Blues at New Horizon
In a show where God doubles as a backup dancer, it's probably wise to cast aside the idea of blasphemy
By Colette Newby
Internationally known troupe makes rock-infused Pittsburgh debut
Michael Clark Company to showcase reworked and newer dances
By Steve Sucato
Birdman, (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Alejandro González Iñárritu's brash and funny film is a welcome return to the A-list for Michael Keaton
By Al Hoff
Those who can sit through bloody garottings and gruesome headshots will find a better-than-average bang-bang action flick
In this dark-comedy-slash mystery, growing a set of horns proves a useful detecting tool
"Buying sex toys for kids is a hurdle most parents can't clear."
By Dan Savage
When pink stinks: the questionable partnerships of the Komen Foundation
"The foundation looks more like part of the problem than a means to a cure."
By Carol Peterson
Stuff We Like
Lynn Cullen Live 11/3/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 11/4/14
Short List: October 29 - November 5
The Carnegie's giant Duane Michals retrospective; Geeksdanz goes All Souls Day; Microscopic Opera does Frida Kahlo; and Flood Tide film premieres
Sweet Atmosphere at Bier's Pub
Fri., Jan. 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
A dearth of flavor and underwhelming menu leaves little to recommend from newest Big Burrito concept
By Maggie Weaver
The displacement of Anthony Hardison from his Lawrenceville apartment is a microcosm of a neighborhood epidemic
By Ryan Deto
Know the score: legendary composer John Williams (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter) coming to Pittsburgh
By Hannah Lynn
The results are in: Here's who's using medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, and why