Vol. 25, No. 7
Sweet Choices: Traditional wedding cakes don't have to be so traditional
Wedding cakes today have "way more personality"
By Margaret Welsh
The City Paper Wedding Issue: A new look at a classic affair
This is not an April Fool's joke. City Paper really is putting out a wedding issue
By Charlie Deitch
Tips for a gluten-free dessert option
Their Big Fat Vegan Wedding
Local couple finds a venue up to the vegan-wedding challenge
By Bill O'Driscoll
Wedding Customs: Highland Park designer says the right dress can be a 'life-changing' experience
"I love that fashion can be whatever the girl wants it to be now."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Buying a wedding dress doesn't have to break the budget
"They can find a unique dress that maybe they weren't able to obtain otherwise on their budget."
A new trend involves upcycling bridal gowns and bridesmaids' dresses
"The trend means decreasing the amount of garments that end up in a landfill."
No Bad JuJu splits time as an original club act and a wedding band
"For me, this is perfect: I get to play music and do what I love full time."
By Andy Mulkerin
For same-sex couples, not all wedding vendors are created equal
"The good thing about living in Pittsburgh is that it's actually a pretty gay-friendly city."
By Alex Zimmerman
Gettin' Hitched: More couples heading to the farm for a unique wedding experience
"We did a lot of lace and burlap."
By Ashley Murray
Spots that avoid the same-old, same-old
Tying your own knot: In Pennsylvania couples can wed through a self-uniting marriage license
The custom is rooted in the Quaker faith
International LGBT researchers come to Pitt to battle HIV-related stigma back home
"They're working in circumstances that as Americans, we just can't imagine."
Behind-the-Scenes of CP's 2015 Wedding Issue Cover
Drag artist Kevin Nelson a.k.a. Lola LeCroix models as both bride and groom
Asiatique Thai Bistro
A local Thai restaurant expands into the trendy Bakery Square area
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
412 Food Rescue aims to cut waste, relieve hunger
It's a new project of the Brazen Kitchen blog and Braddock's Free Store
New bar The Commoner stands out
Décor, pork-belly cocktails among the attractions
By Celine Roberts
The thinking behind a local architecture firm's award-winning design for Haiti
The relief-agency building accounts for community needs
By Charles Rosenblum
Vanessa German's sculptures continue to impress in a new show
The work has a Byzantine beauty
By David S. Berger
By Lisa Panepinto
A Conversation with Kinetic's Joe Sheehan
"Inviting people to participate affects my music and what it could be."
By Jeremiah Davis
San Diego's Joy plays heavy blues and basically just does whatever
"Everyone just skateboards and surfs and hangs out and that's it."
By Ian Thomas
Local startup Nebulus teams with February Album Writing Month
"We want to solve this issue where musicians have trouble working together if they're not in the same place."
By Alex Gordon
Critics' Picks, Feb. 12-18
Local shows by Aesop Rock, The New Pornographers, Jay and the Americans and You Blew It!
Recent music from Stage Hands and Westerburg
By Shawn Cooke and Andy Mulkerin
Prussia:1866 at The REP
It's worth a second, even third visit to absorb and enjoy such intelligent humor
By Michelle Pilecki
Samuel Hazo's Tell It To the Marines
Think of this play as the anti-American Sniper
By Ted Hoover
Existence and the Single Girl at 12 Peers Theater
The laughs are hard to come by in this frenetic but lumpy comedy.
Ben Sota and Jil Stifel present the hybrid dance event WaywardLand
The work incorporates circus skills and some heady concepts
By Steve Sucato
The Wachowskis' space saga is a mess, but packs a lot of fun for those who enjoy deliriously bad movies
By Al Hoff
Julianne Moore excels in this portrait of a woman losing herself to dementia
A father and son reconnect in this low-key drama set in Los Angeles
A coming-of-age tale about a young French girl who finds strength with a group of friends
Listen Up Philip
A new comedy dissects some of the tropes about writing and famous writers
Lynn Cullen Live 2/10/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 2/11/15
Lynn Cullen Live 2/12/15
Lynn Cullen Live 2/13/15
Lynn Cullen Live 2/16/15
Lynn Cullen Live 2/17/15
"It's unlikely that your son is the next Ted Bundy. The likelier scenario is this: Your son is really, really kinky."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Behind-the-Scenes Video of CP's 2015 Wedding Issue Cover - CP TV
Short List: February 12 - 18
Art show takes aim at gun culture; Arcade Comedy Theater turns 2; nine solo shows open at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Tiempo Libre plays the Byham
Erin Burkett & Virgil Walters with Eric Susoeff, Max Leake and Eric DeFade
The Blind Pig Saloon
Tue., Dec. 10, 8-11 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Cary Elwes is coming to Pittsburgh in April for The Princess Bride screening and Q&A
By Alex Gordon
Just me and my sax: a Q&A with comedian and Pittsburgh-native Jon Daly
Harris Theater continues film screenings under direction of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
By Amanda Waltz
I voted for myself and won a seat on my township's board of commissioners
By Josh Oswald