Vol. 25, No. 12
With a permit renewal around the corner, activists say it’s time for Allegheny County to clamp down on emissions at the Cheswick power plant
"The stuff they're emitting isn't illegal, according to the permit. It's atrocious."
By Ashley Murray
A lauded green-art initiative hits a roadblock in Schenley Plaza
Land Art Generator project stalls in art commission
By Charles Rosenblum
Local firm goes global promoting art and sustainability
The Land Art Generator Initiative promotes public artworks that generate clean energy
This Lawrenceville casual spot makes an impression with an extensive gluten-free menu
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
New juice bar Delicious Raw offers healthful options for the Downtown crowd
"Taste is what keeps people coming back."
By Margaret Welsh
Easy-to-grow fresh herbs can really complement your liquor cabinet
Even a pint-sized Pittsburgh yard can support a few cocktail-friendly crops.
By Drew Cranisky
Questionable premise aside, Absence of Self offers some intriguing work
Wood Street Galleries exhibit features international artists, multi-media art
By Lissa Brennan
Reviews of the first 50 pages of two new novels by local authors
Steven Sherrill's Joy, PA and Lawrence C. Connolly's Vortex
By Bill O'Driscoll
With its new record, Ivy Tripp, Waxahachee shifts from the heart to the head
"My first album was written in a moment of desperation and is also experience-based. This new album is more about being in your own head."
By Carolyne Whelan
Clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg looks to past teachers for musical inspiration
"He spent his life using his ability to communicate to translate between the voices that he heard in his head and the people around him."
By Mike Shanley
Hip-hop artist Kai Roberts offers a message of hope for those struggling with mental-health issues
"It was a rough time, but I got deep into my music."
Critics' Picks for March 19-25
Shows by Blue Öyster Cult and BOYTOY, plus local musicians help fight hunger and pay tribute to Lou Reed
By Margaret Welsh and Shawn Cooke
Reviews of new releases by Bill Toms & Hard Rain and David Bavas
How I Learned What I Learned at Pittsburgh Public Theater
August Wilson's final play is remarkably timely
By Michelle Pilecki
Dinah at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Co.
It's great songs sung by a wonderful singer backed up by a terrific band
By Ted Hoover
Lovecraft's Monsters at 12 Peers Theater
The show is by turns haunting and disarmingly funny
By Colette Newby
CorningWorks revisits an audience favorite with notable guests
"Everyone is really just Dick and Jane, even though they have their own characters."
By Steve Sucato
The ninth annual Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival opens with Jonathan Demme's Ibsen adaption A Master Builder
More than a dozen films that feature work screen through April 11
By Al Hoff
A Canadian drama zeros in on troubled mother-son relationship
A fairy tale that advises: Say yes to the dress
The Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem
A courtroom drama that lays bare the inequities Israeli woman seeking a divorce can face
Run All Night
A lot of people get killed when two former criminal partners get in a dispute
Danish actor Mad Mikkelsen heads up this revenge Western
On the Record with David Matthews: New film, Aspie Seeks Love, documents a 20-year quest for romance
"I wanted to satirize the various ways people present themselves in romantic situations."
By Alex Zimmerman
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Lynn Cullen Live 3/19/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 3/20/15
Hear residents' takes on Cheswick power plant permit - CP TV
CP Weekend Podcast - Mar. 20 - 22, 2015
By Ashley Murray and Margaret Welsh
Short List: March 20 -25
Texture Contemporary Ballet at the New Hazlett; maple-sugaring everywhere; Marx in Soho at the Frick; Dennis Lehane at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Puzzles & Pints
60 Minute Missions Escape Room
Wed., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
A handy guide to all the Pittsburgh restaurants opening, closing, and 'coming soon' in 2020
By Maggie Weaver
After almost closing in October, the Harris Theater is coming back in a 'reel' big way
By Hannah Lynn
Posts from Democratic state House candidate Heather Kass reveal Trump support and opposition to Obamacare
By Ryan Deto
Two Allegheny County councilors call for charges on West Mifflin police following alleged assault of teenage girl