Vol. 25, No. 18
Activists say Pittsburgh needs to find a place for more low-income families to call home
"Decent housing is becoming a little more difficult to find and afford."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Pittsburgh City Paper launches monthly comics journalism feature
"I'm interested in stories about people whose voices aren't often heard."
By Charlie Deitch
An Introduction to Gender Pronouns
"It took me 25 years to understand who I was and be OK with it."
This East Carson Street pizza and pasta venue fills a much-needed niche for food that's better than pub grub
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Indulge your taste for bottled soda pop at Grandpa Joe's
"I thought how great it would be to have a bottle shop for sodas."
New craft-beer doc features Brew Gentlemen
"They were the youngest people we had ever met who were starting a brewery."
By Drew Cranisky
Antoine Catala: Distant Feel looks for a new path to empathy
The most unsettling part of the exhibition is that it is distinctly cold and un-touchy-feely
By Nadine Wasserman
In its second year, the Pittonkatonk May Day Brass BBQ is more than a music festival
"Music, it's not something we buy — it's not something we go to see. It's something we do."
By Caralyn Green
Pokey LaFarge discusses his new record and making something new from a traditional sound
"My music is probably harder to describe than a lot of other people's."
Local author explores the rhythm section as "a musical virus."
"It's almost like thumbsucking."
By Bill O'Driscoll
Critics' Picks, April 30-May 6
Concerts by ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Steve Gunn, White Mystery, plus a few trailblazers of the blues
By Margaret Welsh and Shawn Cooke
Reviews of records by Mariage Blanc and Brazilian Wax
By Margaret Welsh
Local organizer brings touring Fierce! queer burlesque festival to town
"It's basically like performance art that incorporates stripping."
By Zacchiaus McKee
Off the Wall's The Whale
Off the Wall might have found its best marriage of content and execution to date
By Tyler Plosia
Othello at Pittsburgh Public Theater
It's a fantastic production of the Shakespeare tragedy
By Colette Newby
Peter Pan at Pittsburgh Musical Theater
The show believes in itself so completely that it's impossible not to be charmed
By Ted Hoover
A choreographer brings her dancers outdoors for PLAYGROUND: blacktop
"It lets the dancers just get inside their bodies for the enjoyment of moving."
By Steve Sucato
The Salt of the Earth
A new documentary profiles "social photographer and a witness to the human condition" Sebastião Salgado
By Al Hoff
The Age of Adaline
The film's tricky, bittersweet mix of time-shifting and romance is done in by a plodding earnestness
Aspie Seeks Love
Local documentarian Julie Sokolow follows one man's search for romance
By Alex Zimmerman
Clouds of Sils Maria
Multi-layered drama about an older actress confronting her new reality
A corrupt London cop tries to dodge gangsters and internal affairs
Kung Fu Killer
Teddy Chan's Hong Kong actioner is a mash-up of police procedural and martial arts
Misery Loves Comedy
This new doc asks dozens of comics: How does comedy work?
Lynn Cullen Live 4/29/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 4/30/15
Lynn Cullen Live 5/1/15
Lynn Cullen Live 5/4/15
Lynn Cullen Live 5/5/15
"When I watch music videos of John Sebastian in his 20s, I cream my jeans."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Viva Valezz talks about bringing her International Burlesque show to Pittsburgh - CP TV
By Ashley Murray
Black Migration in Pittsburgh - CP TV
CP Weekend Podcast - May 1 - 3, 2015
By Ashley Murray and Celine Roberts
Short List: April 30 - May 3
Dance troupe Amanda Tarr & Company debuts; indie-horror fave Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl screens; GA/GI art-and-tech fest returns to Penn Avenue; Chris Tucker plays Heinz Hall
Six Gun Sally
Crafthouse Stage & Grill
Thu., Dec. 5, 7-10 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Where do Allegheny County’s elected officials stand on the fight over fracking and cracker plants?
By Ryan Deto
An appreciation of Prantl's Thumbprint cookie
By Maggie Weaver
Rex bartender Christy Fowler doesn't have time for muddling
By Lissa Brennan
Pennsylvanians really love mini bottles of Fireball whiskey