Vol. 24, No. 47
As CMU's Conflict Kitchen reopens, the discussion of Israeli-Palestinian hostilities continues
"It was really nothing more than Palestinians speaking about their lives."
By Ashley Murray
ShotSpotter surveillance system to provide faster response to gunfire in Pittsburgh neighborhood
Burgess: Gunfire makes communities "feel like they're under siege."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Study: More Pennsylvanians with autism ‘getting tangled up' in criminal-justice system than ever
"Officers can't always tell the person has autism, so things can snowball really quickly."
By Alex Zimmerman
Great American Beer Festival puts Pittsburgh brewers on display
"In an industry where competition is fierce, any chance to show off your product is welcome."
By Rebecca Johnson
Dive Bar and Grille
The kitchen is a sort of freewheeling laboratory for a "what if" approach to re-imagining classic bar fare
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
By your pie, this holiday season, you shall be judged
Fear not: There's some easier ways to make a pie crust
By Al Hoff
At this year's Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival, some traditional tastes stood out
Falling for a French apple brandy, a Pennsylvania rye whiskey and more
By Drew Cranisky
Serious Question (2)
By Stephen Pusateri
Janis Ian talks about bullying and the indie-versus-major argument
"When it comes to a catalog like mine with 22 or 25 albums, being with a major in certain aspects makes a lot of sense."
By Andy Mulkerin
Up-and-comer Tairey mixes art and hip hop
"I want this project to remind me that it is OK that I don't know who I am right now."
By Michael Crandle
Pittpunk makes a comeback
"I saw the opportunity to reboot and start everything fresh."
By Brian Conway
Critics' Picks: Nov. 20-26
Local shows by Dinner and a Suit, The Apache Relay and Mike Doughty, plus album releases from rapper Amuck and cabaret singer Daphne Alderson
On the Record with Paul Giallorenzo of GitGO
"It's pretty much thinking of improvisation as an ideal state or a goal."
By Mike Shanley
Isabella Rossellini brings Green Porno to Pittsburgh
"I have passions for both art and animals. To be able to bring them both together is miraculous."
By Lissa Brennan
Evita at Stage 62
Three powerhouse leads head a sturdy production
By Ted Hoover
The Trojan Women at Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama
The actresses do not merely shine, but are metaphorically on fire
By Michelle Pilecki
One misstep aside, Contemporary Choreographers is a strong program
Works by Luke Murphy and Ronan Koresh stand out
By Steve Sucato
Dumb and Dumber To
"Do I want to see Jeff Daniels change Jim Carrey's diaper?"
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets
Well-made rock doc about the Brit-pop band
Former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac brings his standup to town
"You got to bring people in and you don't want them to feel bad or weird."
W. Kamau Bell returns to Pittsburgh
"I couldn't be more proud of your horrible politics!"
By Bill O'Driscoll
Narrative Arks: We need help envisioning a sustainable future
Jonas Salk wrote about dangers to the environment decades ago, so how come we still aren't listening?
Tom Sokolowski - Lynn Cullen Live 11/21/14
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 11/24/14
Lynn Cullen Live 11/25/14
"The last thing a panicking bondage bottom wants to see coming at them is a knife."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Short List: November 19 - 25
A Streetcar Named Desire at barebones; Trans*Voices brings trans stories; Craig Ferguson brings laughs; and Vintage Mixer brings back the past.
Tania Grubbs: I AM, Volume 5 Space
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
Wed., Oct. 16, 7-9 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
This is the last year of Ian Brill's Vault installation at Spirit; here are all the shows happening there before it's gone for good
By Jordan Snowden
Pitt paper shows parking spaces near East Liberty busway station are under utilized by 30 percent
By Ryan Deto
31 Days of the Undead: Day of the Dead (2008)
No need to get the jitters when eating these critter fritters
By Maggie Weaver