Vol. 25, No. 22
The Pittsburgh Promise was supposed to get more city youths into college. So why are so many black males left out of the equation?
"If you're not getting the Promise, you're clearly not getting the same opportunities as someone who is."
By Rebecca Nuttall
The Fight for $15
"I believe everybody is affected by workers making minimum wage."
By Em DeMarco
The Slippery Mermaid
With a lengthy menu of creative rolls and tropical atmosphere, Sewickley's Slippery Mermaid makes sushi fun and exciting
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Mount Washington's The Summit bar eschews traditional wings and burgers for better bar fare
"I think that's just how food is supposed to be."
A fledgling brewery's blond ale is a hit at Beers of the Burgh
Simplicity is a hallmark of Abjuration Brewing
By Drew Cranisky
Two photographers create imaginary scenarios to get at the truth
Sara Macel and Kelli Connell explore identity, family at Silver Eye Center
By Lissa Brennan
A CMU professor's new book on "parenting for technology futures"
"There is no safe job."
By Bill O'Driscoll
Local rock bands T-Tops and Night Vapor share a dark sensibility ... and a record release show
"They're both punk bands, but not in the obvious way that people would think of a punk band."
By Margaret Welsh
On its new record, Baltimore's Noisem tackles some weighty issues
"Blossoming Decay has a metaphorical and literal meaning — metaphorical blossoming from the birth of a broken home, which is a personal reflection."
By Shawn Cooke
Wooly Woman gets in on the free music movement by giving away its new 7"
"It's hard to say plainly whether free music is a good or bad thing."
By Seth Pfannenschmidt
Critics' Picks, May 28 – June 3
Shows by Sinkane, Tame Impala and Sebadoh, plus the Pittsburgh Record Fest finds a new home
By Margaret Welsh and Shawn Cooke
Reviews of releases by Blood Pressure and Essential Machine
By Margaret Welsh and Dan Morgan
Bricolage Productions' Saints Tour
It's children's theater for grown-ups, but kids like it, too
By Michelle Pilecki
The Last Five Years at Front Porch Theatricals
You haven't heard voices like this sing with such power and depth since I don't know when
By Ted Hoover
Brad Bird's futuristic adventure is bogged down by poor storytelling and preachiness
By Al Hoff
Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll
A new doc looks at the country's thriving and quirky music scene in the 1960s and early 1970s
A sufficiently entertaining remake of the horror classic
By Alex Gordon
Comedian Kyle Kinane hopes for average
"Wow, thank you, Universe, for giving me this brief amount of time to tell jokes for a living."
By Ian Thomas
What's working in the energy-conserving Pittsburgh 2030 District?
"Most building owners don't know how their buildings are performing."
Lynn Cullen Live 5/27/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 5/28/15
Lynn Cullen 5/29/15
Lynn Cullen 6/2/15
"There are lots of straight guys out there who dig sexy underwear — and some mistakenly believe thongs qualify."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Activists Protest Inmate Deaths at Allegheny County Jail
By Ashley Murray
Rivers Casino workers take unionization efforts to the streets
CP Weekend Podcast - May 29 - 31, 2015
By Ashley Murray, Celine Roberts and Aaron Warnick
Short List: May 27-June 3
OpenStreetsPGH gets bigger; Andy Warhol and Phillip Pearlstein's early days; Toonseum's "Little Nemo" tribute; Celeste Ng at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Birth on the Border
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
Tue., Oct. 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
What to expect from President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh on Wednesday
By Ryan Deto
Protests against President Trump, a workshop on renters' rights, and more educational and social justice events this week in Pittsburgh
By Lisa Cunningham
The peculiar history behind Marsy’s Law, the victim rights referendum on the Pa. ballot
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh receives major grant to update Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
By Amanda Waltz