Vol. 28, No. 43
October 24, 2018 - Pittsburgh City Paper
Volume 28 Issue 43
Which Pittsburgh restaurants have hosted political candidates?
Even politicians love a tall sandwich
By Maggie Weaver
Halloween happenings in Pittsburgh
Plan your Halloween week with this handy guide
By Amanda Waltz
Pittsburgh’s second cat café, The Black Cat Market, needs some good luck
Despite delays and hiccups, the Lawrenceville owners remain hopeful
By Lisa Cunningham
Advice on DIY costumes from Cut & Sew Studio’s Catherine Batcho
“It’s a fun place to experiment and learn something new because it’s a little less pressure than getting into actual clothing, so it’s a nice step before”
By Jordan Snowden
Debunking the Black Cat Myth
Black cats are generally abundant, which could add to the myth that black cats have a longer length-of-stay at shelters than other breeds
Explore the small-town charm of Lititz, Pa.
Only three and a half hours outside the city, Lititz feels like a whole different world
Kennywood Fright Night: Choose-Your-Own Scareventure
Phantom Fright Nights is best experienced as a group activity with people that are good sports and willing to wait in line
By Alexander Popichak
Now that's a tall pour
See the 18-foot tall coffee pot of Bedford, Pa.
Leon Ford announces run for Pittsburgh City Council
Ford will run as a Democrat for the District 9 seat currently held by Rev. Ricky Burgess in the May 2019 primary.
Shooting at synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood leaves 11 dead
The alleged shooter is a white male who reportedly said "all Jews need to die,' while surrendering to police.
By Ryan Deto
Police release names of 11 victims in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
The victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting lived in city neighborhoods and Allegheny County suburbs, and ranged from 54-97 years old.
Photos: Pittsburgh continues to mourn Squirrel Hill shooting
Star of David memorials with the names of the 11 people killed are placed outside the synagogue
By Jared Wickerham
Thousands march through streets in opposition to Donald Trump’s Pittsburgh visit
The event was the coalition of two progressive Jewish groups and was largely a peaceful affair.
Nu offers fun, modern Jewish cooking
Nu is the love child of a buffet and full-service diner: sit down, plated meals with bonus bites
Homey, flavorful, and fresh: Tamarind is worth waiting for
CP's Maggie Weaver goes with the chili gobi, a peanut dosa, seekh kabab, saag paneer, naan, and chai
Tooling around with cocktail prep
What you do and don't need in your personal bar cart
By Craig Mrusek
The Andy Warhol Museum wows with the glitter and grit of Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby
The first solo museum exhibition from Devan Shimoyama features paintings, sculptures, and photography.
Artist James Simon’s latest work combines local sculpture, literature, and music
The sculptural bench will be moved and updated every six months
By Rege Behe
Real people, real style, real lives
A stylish conversation with 2018 Emerging Artist of the Year Njaimeh Njie
By Tereneh Idia
ScareHouse makeup artist works her magic
Staff writer Jordan Snowden was turned into a skeletal masterpiece
Jonathan Auxier’s new young adult novel Sweep channels his parental anxieties
“What if you tried to equip a child at a very young age with the ability to survive and thrive, but then you weren't there to ensure or help them after a certain point?”
Royal Haunts plays by his own rules
Meet the up-and-coming, genre-defying Pittsburgh native
7 Days of Concerts
A quick chat with Nightly
Deafheaven learns to love their band as the hate simmers down
"I think people who dislike us are mostly indifferent at this point."
By Shawn Cooke
Festival of Firsts brings Karoo Moose - No Fathers to Trust Arts for its U.S. premiere
The show stands as a social commentary and a clarion call for action against international injustice and demands to be heard.
Titans of the dance world and departing stars highlight Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 2018-19 season
After 17 years at PBT, Julia Erickson is moving on
By Steve Sucato
The Blanket channels Passion plays and superheroes in its new production, The Christopher Williams Project
“A lot of literature and imagery from the medieval era I find reads like a comic book"
Good Manners offers a modern, female-led take on the werewolf tale
The Brazilian film screens at the Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival.
Find a new favorite with our guide to lesser-known horror movies set during Halloween
From animation to indie, here are three films to check out this season.
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell celebrates macabre homemaking
Her home is a safe haven for all broken, half-dead semi-monsters.
By Hannah Lynn
Lynn Cullen Live - 10/24/18
Audio & Video Archive
By Lynn Cullen
Lynn Cullen Live - 10/25/18
Lynn Cullen Live - 10/26/18
Lynn Cullen Live - 10/29/18
Hi, I’m Gabby. I live with my Ghost Family
When the majority of your family are actual ghosts, it makes it hard to be afraid of ghosts
By Gab Bonesso
Sex clubs have a chance to send a strong message with the porn they screen
Porn is powerful. Those choices say a lot about who the space is for, and whose desires are being catered to.
By Jessie Sage
Free Will Astrology
By Rob Brezsny
Let's Talk Classical Workshop
Prime Stage Theatre Rehearsal Studio
Sat., Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Roll the dice on Mana Boardgame Tavern in the North Side
By Amanda Waltz
Gab, social media site that helped radicalize Tree of Life shooter, is on its last legs, according to AG
By Ryan Deto
Pitt remembers Holocaust survivors and Tree of Life victims with Lest We Forget art installation
C. Scott champions deep house, hip hop, and funk on his official debut, Phase Shifting
By Alex Gordon