Vol. 25, No. 29
A Conversation with Larry Schweiger
"Pennsylvania can be either a victim of change or a catalyst for change."
By Bill O'Driscoll
New law makes reporting, preventing sexual assault a top priority on college campuses
"It's everyone's problem. Everyone has to be part of the solution."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Pittsburgh City Council proposal would force city businesses to provide paid sick days
The law is similar to one passed in Philadelphia earlier this year
By Ashley Murray
Pittsburgh welcomed the furries' annual Anthrocon convention back to town this weekend
New members-only Penn Society opens Downtown
"It's meant to be a great social gathering spot."
By Celine Roberts
The Twisted Frenchman
Molecular gastronomy is applied to traditional French combinations of ingredients and flavors
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Pittsburgh's latest food truck offers Puerto Rican fare
"It's like the Primanti's sandwich of Puerto Rico."
Author Robert Yune discusses his debut novel
Eighty Days of Sunlight, set partly in Pittsburgh, follows the contentious relationship between two brothers
An excerpt from Eighty Days of Sunlight, by Robert Yune
Narrator Jason Han describes his last day at the paperback-book factory
Writer Adriana Ramirez Earns Honors
"What about the mother whose kid ran away on the day of that battle?"
By Joseph Peiser
Under a new name, Ladyfest returns with a lineup of female-dominated bands
"We're trying to raise awareness, to get money to donate, to create visibility. And we run the risk of pissing people off."
By Caralyn Green
Rockabilly triple-threat Rosie Flores works on improving her craft and staying young
"When I'm on stage the music makes me feel like I'm 35."
By Charlie Deitch
On The Coffee House, WYEP DJ Adam Kukic brings musicians into the conversation
"Sometimes it's easier for artists to talk about what they like instead of their own stuff."
By Seth Pfannenschmidt
Critics' Picks, July 16-22
Mayhem Fest, plus concerts by Dale Watson, Mourn and The Weather Station
On the Record With Riff Raff
"Gotta keep my game sharp for these lames tryna come at the throne."
Gypsy at Pittsburgh CLO
It's the best performance of this score I've ever heard
By Ted Hoover
Sherlock's Last Case at Kinetic Theatre
It's hard to describe this tantalizing take on the iconic detective
By Colette Newby
Alice's Adventures in "Wonderland" at Rage of the Stage
This pastiche has a certain panache
By Michelle Pilecki
Texture Contemporary Ballet opens its fifth season with works new and revisited
Premieres include the World War II-homefront-themed "Forget About Home"
By Steve Sucato
The villain-helpers of Despicable Me get an origin story in this animated comedy
By Al Hoff
Ian McKellen sells the hell out of this rather moony Sherlock Holmes
More "found" video footage of horror, this time captured at a school
By Alex Gordon
"There's nothing about his past that should prevent you from enjoying your present."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Lynn Cullen Live 7/14/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 7/15/15
Lynn Cullen Live 7/16/15
Lynn Cullen Live 7/17/15
Lynn Cullen Live 7/20/15
Lynn Cullen Live 7/21/15
CP Weekend Podcast - July 17 - 19, 2015
By Celine Roberts and Aaron Warnick
City Guide 2015
Bringing you lots of hot spots and cool events to keep you thrilled, no matter the season
Fun for All Seasons
Some of our favorite special events and happenings, organized by season
By CP Staff
Bloomfield, Friendship and Garfield
Regent Square and Vicinity
Strip District and Polish Hill
Other Fine Neighborhoods
Short List: July 15 - 21
By Mars Johnson
Evergreen Cafe owner's car is still out front, now just "loading" in the loading zone every half hour
By Ali Trachta
Pittsburgh says goodbye to the Penn Avenue "butthole window"
By Amanda Waltz
Affordable-ish Housing in Pittsburgh: Hilltop fortress edition
By Michael Machosky
A forgotten 1909 incident shows how Pittsburgh has — and hasn't — moved on from racialized violence
By David S. Rotenstein