Vol. 28, No. 42
October 17, 2018 - Pittsburgh City Paper
Volume 28 Issue 42
Wig Out for young adult cancer
By Jordan Snowden
Beware of pink products; they’re not as helpful as you think
The pink ribbon can be a false signifier that anyone who wears one actually cares about women's health
By Hannah Lynn
How to better donate money during breast cancer awareness month
Instead of buying pink Tic Tacs, try donating to these organizations that have a better understanding of what patients and survivors need
Pittsburgh arts leaders are working to make the scene more accessible
The Pittsburgh arts and culture scene has become more inclusive to patrons with disabilities, but more needs to be done
By Amanda Waltz
Pittsburgh area sees more than 6,500 new young voters register for 2018 midterms
Organizers say worries about affordable health care and climate change are driving youth registration.
By Ryan Deto
Carnegie Library gives Carrick branch an energy-efficient facelift with Passive House design
The CLP Carrick location will soon become the first certified Passive House library in the country
Decorating Halloween pumpkins for under $25
Which City Paper staffer decorated a better pumpkin?
By Jordan Snowden and Jeff Schreckengost
Go to Niagara Falls, if you want
It’s a waterfall
Presque Isle State Park has beaches, trails, and a whole lot of birds
Over 300 species of birds have been recorded on the isle, which includes turkey vultures, snowy owls, and ruby-throated hummingbirds
By Katie Oltmanns and Jared Wickerham
Project Veritas CEO James O’Keefe inclusion at Pittsburgh journalism conference draws criticism
The conservative "sting" artist has been criticized and sued for deceitful reporting tactics, and will be participating on a panel at Duquesne University on Monday.
Public transit expert Jarrett Walker loves Pittsburgh’s busways
The public-transit consultant has redesigned bus networks across the globe and believes Pittsburgh’s busways could be key in the region’s successful transit future.
Former Pittsburgh councilor Doug Shields decries Aqua America-Peoples Gas proposed merger
“I don’t think anybody should be approving this merger at all."
Heavenly smells, unfancy decor, and family vibes dominate at Madonna's Mediterranean Cuisine
It's a standout in the landscape of predictable Downtown lunch fare
By Maggie Weaver
Nancy B’s cookies is a West Homestead gem
You can smell the cookies from the front porch
The Zombie Den: A Dive Bar for all things Undead
By Tracy Molyneaux
Comfort food shines on The Commoner's new fall menu
Executive chef Brian Barcus takes on comfort food with confidence to produce a uniquely delicious, enticing fall menu.
Isabelle de Borchgrave's paper fashion at The Frick Pittsburgh
The collection is intoxicating, vibrantly colored and engages with its cultivated minutiae
Q&A with author Katherine Boo, a Ten Evenings Author appearing on Mon., Oct. 22
"Listening deeply and investigating patterns of injustice from the bottom up will at least bring a few drops of water to a very dry lake."
By Rege Behe
7 Days of Concerts
Pittsburgh's Rave Ami drops its second full-length album
And hopefully, the Pittsburgh rock trio is nowhere near calling it quits.
Code Orange helps kick off Empire Music's new Fender Shop in Shop
Travel without moving with Beyond
After more than 20 years on hiatus, Nick M. Daniels returns
"Second chances do come along, and they are fantastic"
By Steve Sucato
What’s new to streaming on Netflix?
From campy teen horror to a soothing reality show
Jim Breuer hustles so his audience can relax
“It’s nonstop just doing what you love doing. And hopefully, you can relate to people.”
By Josh Oswald
Concert review: The Mall of Metallica
Lynn Cullen Live - 10/17/18
Audio & Video Archive
By Lynn Cullen
Lynn Cullen Live - 10/18/18
Lynn Cullen Live - 10/23/18
How many frogs do I have to kiss?
Putting down the book on fairy tales
By Tereneh Idia
Gabby Bonesso talks with comedian Cassi Bruno about balancing caregiving and comedy
“There comes a point where they cannot be left alone, and even when you sneak out to do the grocery shopping at 3 a.m., you keep imagining your grandmother starring in a Life Alert commercial.”
By Gab Bonesso
With pornography ubiquitously available for free online, what keeps the phone sex industry alive?
“Sex gets put on the table, and everything else is a hidden agenda item.”
By Jessie Sage
Free Will Astrology
By Rob Brezsny
Players and coaches are not nameless gray faces
Social media has empowered a legion of bullies to fire shots across the internet with zero repercussions
By Adam Crowley
Opening Reception, Artist James Wodarek solo exhibition
Ketchup City Creative
Sat., Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Roll the dice on Mana Boardgame Tavern in the North Side
By Amanda Waltz
Bike Pittsburgh counted 123 vehicles parked in city bike lanes yesterday
By Ryan Deto
Solving the mystery of the swarming birds of ALCOSAN
Gab, social media site that helped radicalize Tree of Life shooter, is on its last legs, according to AG