Vol. 25, No. 4
Winter Guide 2015
Don't let the cold keep you inside. Check out CP's Winter Guide for activities and events happening this season.
High Priority: Why your choice for the Pa. Supreme Court may be the most important vote you cast all year
"It's probably going to have the biggest long-term impact of any race out there."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Despite sexual-assault allegations, Bill Cosby's Pittsburgh show will go on
Embattled comedian set to perform Feb. 21 at Heinz Hall
By Alex Zimmerman
Mike Seate makes his living exploring a motorcycle subculture, on TV and in print
"They're just happy to see the stuff that they love on TV."
By Bill O'Driscoll
Dorothy 6 Blast Furnace Café
This eatery along Homestead's Eighth Avenue offers satisfying fare, skillfully prepared
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Five Points Artisan Bakeshop opens in Squirrel Hill, with an emphasis on same-day-baked bread
"Anything you bake that tastes good could end up here."
Brighten up winter with a citrusy cocktail
Try adding some blood-orange juice to a margarita
By Drew Cranisky
Three otherwise unrelated shows at the PCA draw on storytelling for their power
These are the works that inspire, provoke and resonate
By Lissa Brennan
Journalist Russell Gold explores fracking in The Boom
"I came to the conclusion that fracking and natural gas were really misunderstood."
A Sudanese Lost Boy's harrowing memoir
"I said I would die searching for my family because life was so meaningless."
By Danielle Fox
Flow Tribe brings New Orleans funk to town
"Katrina definitely made us come together and make it happen."
By Seth Pfannenschmidt
Torn and Frayed returns, two decades after winning the Graffiti Rock Challenge
"Osh and these guys brought me back from the rock 'n' roll graveyard."
By J.E. Rosenfeld
The Love Letters release a debut effort with help from a New Pornographer
"I mentioned to him how I'd heard one of their songs in a University of Phoenix commercial."
By Andy Mulkerin
Critics' Picks, Jan. 22-28
Local shows by Pharmakon and Ani DiFranco, plus a new release from Shaky Shrines and chaos comes to the Strip
Recent music from The Commonheart, DJ Goodnight and The Anti-Psychotics
By Andy Mulkerin and Michael Crandle
Clint Eastwood's account of one celebrated Iraq war vet's life squanders opportunities to explore various thorny issues
By Al Hoff
Michael Mann's thriller about hackers is slick-looking, but missing plot and zing
Against the Sun
Drama recount true-life harrowing tale of being lost at sea in a raft
A Canadian neo-noir that, despite nice scenery, can only end in trouble
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
An adaptation of a wistful Japanese folk tale, with plenty for kids and adults
The Wedding Ringer
It's a perpetual boys' night out, in this bromantic comedy
Comic Tommy Davidson is back in town
"I like to weave my show into a dialogue that everyone can identify with."
By Zacchiaus McKee
"Passive house" standards bring an old YMCA back to life
"Everything is better, everything is bigger."
Lynn Cullen Live 1/20/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 1/21/15
Lynn Cullen Live 1/22/14
Lynn Cullen Live 1/23/15
Lynn Cullen Live 1/26/15
Lynn Cullen Live 1/27/15
"You are not and never will be a monster capable of swallowing another monster whole."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
CP Weekend Podcast - Jan. 23 - 25, 2015
By Ashley Murray and Margaret Welsh
Short List: January 22 - 29
Downtown Gallery Crawl adds music series; City Theatre world-premieres Mr. Joy; adult spelling bee returns; new Rachel Carson documentary screens.
Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show
The Palace Theatre
Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Pa. Treasurer Joe Torsella renews calls for Mark Zuckerberg’s ouster as Facebook board chair
By Ryan Deto
Workers at LGBTQ service center Persad vote to unionize with United Steelworkers
Where do Allegheny County’s elected officials stand on the fight over fracking and cracker plants?
Pittsburgh Holiday Market Spotlight: Dawn Wallhausen of Dawn Glassworks
By Amanda Waltz