Vol. 25, No. 6
Grassroots campaign helps consumers find health-care plans before Feb. 15 Affordable Care Act deadline
"When people are armed with the information they need, they're excited to take action"
By Ashley Murray
Allegheny County stepping up efforts to identify, help homeless youth
"We wanted to do a concerted effort this January to find those folks."
By Alex Zimmerman
Modern History: Pittsburgh Black History Month exhibit will focus on today's leaders
"We want to focus on African Americans who are making history today."
By Charlie Deitch
Pouring Out Their Hearts: Tea is more than "water and leaves" to Lawrenceville purveyor
"We're talking boutique tea. Part of the attraction is demand."
By Abby Mendelson
A Jamaican restaurant in Penn Hills offers Caribbean specialties in a welcoming setting
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
The Ball Joint, in Beaver Falls, offers fun-to-eat of meatballs
Meatballs can be dipped in a variety of unique sauces, including "Pennsyltucky Barbecue"
Meeting of the Malts suggests a bright future for PA craft beer
"We are only now approaching the number of breweries we had prior to Prohibition."
By Drew Cranisky
Ed Ochester's new collection champions poetic simplicity
"I like the complexity / not confusion / plain surface texture / free of mere complicatedness."
By Fred Shaw
Chunklet founder releases lost Speaking Canaries recording
"I've always been a sucker for rough ideas."
By Margaret Welsh
Penn Hills native Tommy Brown is up for Grammys for work with Ariana Grande, Chris Brown
"I'm not going to the Grammys until I'm nominated for Song of the Year."
By Andy Mulkerin
Critics' Picks, Feb. 5-11
Local shows by Machine Head and Jason Isbell, plus Anti-Flag comes home and Drums & Drones come to Filmmakers
Recent music from Douglas Lowell Blevins and Chevy Woods
Mr. Joy at City Theatre
Tangela Large shines in a captivating new one-person show by Daniel Beaty
By Ted Hoover
Prussia: 1866 is the latest from theatrical force Gab Cody
It's a romantic farce about the young Friedrich Nietzsche and 19th-century feminism
By Bill O'Driscoll
Brahman/i at Quantum Theatre
The most remarkable part of Brahman/i is the multi-faceted performance of Sanjiv Jhaveri
By Michelle Pilecki
My Fair Lady at Pittsburgh Public Theater
The casting of this show and the solid performances couldn't be more amazing
Acclaimed company Ronald K. Brown/Evidence returns for first time in six years
Troupe to perform works set to music by Stevie Wonder and Jason Moran
By Steve Sucato
The 2015 Oscar-nominated documentary short films screen
Catch these on the big screen before filling out your ballot
By Al Hoff
Jabbar Raisani's genre mash-up combines the intimacy of a war documentary with the battle of a sci-fi actioner
Teens give time travel a try, with predictable results
3 Nights in the Desert
A reunion of college estranged buddies offers unsurprising drama
Works from tENTATIVELY, A cONVENIENCE and others comprise this month screening program
The hypocrisy of Rob McCord
This is a guy that with a different campaign strategy could have been the governor of Pennsylvania
"Knowing that you can cheat when the right opportunity presents itself will make it easier for you to resist cheating when the wrong opportunities present themselves."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Lynn Cullen Live 2/4/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 2/5/15
Lynn Cullen Live 2/6/15
Lynn Cullen Live 2/9/15
CP Weekend Podcast - Feb. 6 - Feb. 8, 2015
By Ashley Murray and Margaret Welsh
Short List: February 5 - 8
Comedian Lee Camp; Black History Month film fest; Unblurred gallery crawl on Penn; Sam Hazo's new play about the Iraq War
David, Pappy and Cherylann Hawk
Fri., Jan. 24, 8-11 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Owners of Parker’s in Brookline have traded breakfast for booze with their latest venture
By Maggie Weaver
Pa. GOP House Speaker Mike Turzai is retiring
By Ryan Deto
ProjectArt and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh invite kids and teens to free, afterschool art classes
By Amanda Waltz
After almost closing in October, the Harris Theater is coming back in a 'reel' big way
By Hannah Lynn