Vol. 25, No. 8
Matt Hunter revisits his earlier paintings to inspire new work
The work came to feel like a form of journaling for him
By James Lanigan
How fast can we transition to renewable energy?
One scientist says it's possible as soon as 2030
By Bill O'Driscoll
OxyCide is supposed to make hospitals cleaner and safer for patients, but what about the staff that has to use it?
"I'm concerned about the health effects that this product poses."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Pittsburgh's Equal magazine ceases publication but questions linger
"They never really wanted to talk about what's happening with the magazine."
By Alex Zimmerman
An excerpt from Movie Outlaw, Vol. 1: Cinematic Oddities, Rarities and Grotesqueries That May Have Escaped Your Attention
By Mike Watt
At Butterjoint, charity pairs well with beer
Staffers decoct monthly tips-for-donations night
By Drew Cranisky
This South Side venue offers excellent, authentic, regional Italian fare in an alluring, intimate setting
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Donuts are the latest food item to be distributed via CSA
Butler's Freedom Farms adds "donut harvesting" to its services
Chrome Sparks' Jeremy Malvin works on turning a year's worth of lunches into music
"Over the course of those lunches, I've picked up little things from people."
By Alex Gordon
Juan Wauters leaves the limitations of The Beets behind in his solo work
Wauters' brand of off-kilter folk espouses the worldview by which he lives
By Ian Thomas
Troxum enjoys exposure from a well-received video
"I always say the best compliment you can receive is someone making an animated gif of you."
By Andy Mulkerin
Critics' Picks, Feb. 19-25
Local shows by Shemekia Copeland, New Madrid and Murder By Death, plus Snow Ball returns to Lawrenceville
Billy Pilgrim's Big Empty Things reviewed
Locally based, internationally touring Alexis Gideon world-premieres his latest video opera
"The Crumbling" tells a surreal tale with stop-action animation and live music
Pittsburgh Playwrights' Theater Festival in Black and White
Most of the entries are really more sketches than plays
By Ted Hoover
The Meeting at New Horizon
It is a good script, realized by good actors, and more relevant than ever
By Colette Newby
Pitt Stages' The Dog in the Manger
The comedy overflows with delicious puns and spot-on hilarity
By Michelle Pilecki
Bodiography founder Maria Caruso stages her swan song as performer with her company
"My passion for dancing is different now."
By Steve Sucato
50 Shades of Grey
The film adaption of this ridiculously popular book needs to be ... well, more ridiculous
By Al Hoff
In this Oscar-nominated film, variously worldly citizens of Mali suffer when strict religious law comes to town
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Spy spoof offers laughs and comic ultra-violence; also, killer umbrellas
Inspirational real-life sports tale about hard-laboring teens needs a wider reality
This character study of British painter William Turner is a treat for art-lovers
"If all she wants from you is your time, your attention and your emotional support, tell her she can have all of that without the pressure of being your girlfriend."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Lynn Cullen Live 2/18/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 2/19/15
Lynn Cullen Live 2/20/15
Lynn Cullen Live 2/23/15
Lynn Cullen Live 2/24/15
Pittsburgh prepares for demolition of Greenfield Bridge
The demolition of the historic Greenfield Bridge later this year has residents’ tensions running high.
By Ashley Murray
CP Weekend Podcast - Feb. 20 - Feb. 22, 2015
By Ashley Murray and Margaret Welsh
Short List: February 19 - 25
For the Tree to Drop at PICT; the Frick's "Masterworks of Early Photography"; new public art in Market Square; Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.
By Mars Johnson
Boomers own a disproportionate share of Pittsburgh-area houses. Is that their fault?
By Matt Petras
Station closes, Grist House expands, Lent arrives, and more Pittsburgh food news
By Rachel Wilkinson
Baddies, bread service, and baked Alaska: Why Lilith is devilishly different
By Sarah Hamm
A sweet move for Sarris Candies, a new Korean bakery, and more Pittsburgh food news