Vol. 25, No. 26
A review of Rhythm, Repetition & Pattern at SPACE
It’s minimalism but with just enough humanity
By Michelle Fried
Hunt Institute show focuses on birds’ nests
They’re complex architectural marvels, built one piece at a time
By Lissa Brennan
Art project highlights African-American-owned businesses
Some participants said they felt alien or invasive in a business serving the black community
By Joseph Peiser
The Allegheny County Public Defender’s office is in better shape than it was three years ago but ‘a lot remains to be done’
"The office is not perfect, but it’s much better. We’ve come a long way"
By Rebecca Nuttall
Perry High School librarian heads to the Internet to get her students the books they want to read
"You need to see yourself in literature or else why read it."
By Allan Smith
Henry Redd Uppington’s career as a Pittsburgh superhero was over before it started
"Pittsburgh, unlike Gotham, evidently has no place for a superhero, only the weathered images of the idea of a superhero."
By Frances Sansig Rupp
Why some of us like bitter better
And the fascinating science behind a "dangerous flavor"
By Drew Cranisky
This Brookline barbecue joints excels where it matters — with smoked meats
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Doce Taqueria opens up on the South Side
Freshly prepared, $3 tacos should be a good fit for East Carson Street
By Al Hoff
A review of Autumn House’s Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry
The well-edited collection spotlights much local talent
By Fred Shaw
Martin Sexton hits the road with new Mixtape
"Unless an album is The White Album or Abbey Road, they tend to be a bit more uniform in their tracks."
By Andy Mulkerin
Hip-hop duo The Come Up tides fans over with a new nine-song project
"We got so much music in the stash."
By Trevor Leard
On its latest EP, Chrome Moses embraces a new era and an analog sound
"These are the songs we wrote with Clarence behind us."
By Margaret Welsh
Critics’ Picks, June 25-July 1
Concerts by Tanlines, Eve 6, DMX and Purple
On the Record with Ryan Naideau of Nude Beach
"We still haven’t gone to a nude beach all together."
By Shawn Cooke
Lucky Guy at Little Lake Theater
Nora Ephron’s play is a slightly sentimental valentine to New York tabloid journalism
By Ted Hoover
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
The quirky coming-of-age, coming-to-terms-with-death teen dramedy
Yes, you can be a style icon in your 90s: Iris Apfel shows you how
Felix and Meira
French-Canadian drama about an unlikely relationship between a young Hasidic mother and the secular man she meets
Talking about death about at the Pittsburgh premiere of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
"You’re always aware of it, and you discover it in new ways."
By Harry Kloman
Where Hope Grows
Typical family-oriented, faith-based film about guy getting his life in order by being kind for once
"My hunch is that this relationship has been over for a while, but your boyfriend lacks the decency to put you out of your misery."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Lynn Cullen Live 6/23/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 6/24/15
Lynn Cullen Live 6/25/15
Lynn Cullen Live 6/26/15
Lynn Cullen Live 6/29/15
CP Weekend Podcast - June 26 - 28, 2015
By Ashley Murray, Celine Roberts and Aaron Warnick
Short List: June 24 - July 2
Photography show London/Pittsburgh; Phat Man Dee’s European bon voyage; investigating real-life murders; comedian Gloria Bigelow
By Mars Johnson
Baddies, bread service, and baked Alaska: Why Lilith is devilishly different
By Sarah Hamm
What does it mean to be “good at sex”?
By Jessie Sage
What's the "Lady Gaga of Vietnam" doing here in Pittsburgh?
By Ethan Beck
Kelli Shakur and FroGang empower Black girls through natural hair care, dolls, and more
By Kahmeela Adams-Friedson