Vol. 28, No. 44
October 31, 2018 - Pittsburgh City Paper
Volume 28 Issue 44
Recipe: Gab Bonesso's election night cocktail
It's called "The Rodham," but red or blue, this one's for you
By Gab Bonesso
Companies across the country are giving employees Election Day off
Many employers are stepping up in the name of democracy
By Amanda Waltz
Pennsylvania Democrats want to raise state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2024
Pennsylvania’s $7.25 an hour minimum wage is the lowest in the Northeast.
By Ryan Deto
Will school property taxes finally be on the chopping block?
Conservative advocates and legislators' "white whale" could transfer school funding away from homeowners, if passed.
Another Pennsylvania is possible
City Paper highlights several state-level policies that voters want altered, and emphasizes which candidates can help them get there
2018 Election Guide: Pennsylvania Governor, Scott Wagner vs. Tom Wolf
The race pits firebrand millionaire Wagner against incumbent millionaire Gov. Wolf
By Alexander Popichak
2018 Election Guide: U.S. Senate, Lou Barletta vs. Bob Casey
A narrow path exists for Pennsylvania to prohibit legal abortions
If Roe V. Wade is overturned, state legislators have a chance to pass a bill making abortion illegal, since Pennsylvania lacks abortion protections in its constitution.
Gun-control efforts like universal background checks are close to clearing the legislature
Data show Democrats believe gun control is their most prioritized state-level issue
A path for Pennsylvania lawmakers to fully legalize marijuana
Black state legislators have taken the lead on marijuana legalization.
Can Pennsylvania finally offer civil rights protections to all LGBTQ residents?
About 8.6 million Pennsylvanians live in towns where people can be fired for identifying as LGBTQ.
Can public support push through Medicare-for-all?
Even Democrats running in very red districts are considering backing single-payer health care
Election Guide 2018
A guide to the issues that matter
By CP Staff
Gov. candidate Scott Wagner's 2012 divorce proceedings shed light on his otherwise undisclosed personal finances
Divorce courts ruled Wagner’s net income was $4.9m total from 2008 to 2010, and his business has only grown since then.
Hundreds rally in Downtown Pittsburgh calling for transgender rights and protections
The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender, which could limit civil rights policies for trans people.
Star Trek star Zachary Quinto canvasses with Democratic state Rep. candidate Emily Skopov
The Hollywood actor is a Green Tree native and has campaigned for Barack Obama in the past. Now he wants to bring attention to state politics.
Dozens of white nationalism fliers hung in Pittsburgh's South Hills on Election Day
The fliers littered Brookline, Dormont and Mount Lebanon and backed the white nationalism group Patriot Front.
The Blue Wave didn’t crash in Pittsburgh, but Democrats made some ripples
Republicans won all of their competitive Allegheny County state House races, while Democrats picked up state Senate and U.S. House seats.
Have a drink to celebrate or ease the pain of another election season
Win or lose, you can still play this drinking game to get you through the midterms
By Tracy Molyneaux
How and why local artists create works to encourage voting
“It's easy to just feel like your voice or your vote doesn't matter in a sea of other people's votes, but you look at the statistics of how few Americans vote, it's astounding and heartbreaking.”
By Hannah Lynn
Election Day Playlist
Smile, cry, and scream along. All the emotions of election day in one playlist
By Jordan Snowden
7 Days of Concerts
A peek at a politician’s playlist
What do politicians listen to during elections?
Am I Gross? Fest aims to diversify voices in the punk music scene
The lineup includes local and out of town bands who prioritize the voices and talents of queer and trans folks, people of color, and women.
Now Streaming: #NewMusicFriday
Q&A with siblings Adam, Jack and Ryan of AJR
"I really don’t know another time in history where high school kids cared so much about who was on the supreme court and stuff. It’s a weird time."
In the church of Pipeline, testifying is allowed
MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Dominique Morisseau delivers an electrifying, angry, deflating, joyful story about Black families and the school-to-prison pipeline
By Alex Gordon
Pittsburgh Opera’s Hansel & Gretel is a family-friendly affair
Marianne Cornetti’s whimsical portrayal of the witch is worth the price of admission
By Lisa Cunningham
Yabin Wang's The Moon Opera makes its North American debut in Pittsburgh
This performance qualifies as a must-see for area dance fans.
By Steve Sucato
Barely mediocre Bohemian Rhapsody undersells the legend of Freddie Mercury
The movie can't decide whether it's a Freddie Mercury biopic or a Queen biopic, and is instead neither, falling closer to a long tribute with light backstory.
10th annual Sembène Film and Arts Festival features screenings, readings, and discussions
The festival runs November 7-10 and all events are free.
Lynn Cullen Live - 11/1/18
Audio & Video Archive
By Lynn Cullen
Lynn Cullen Live - 11/2/18
Lynn Cullen Live - 11/5/18
We should all be working toward a better world
Exploring the joys of our biggest civic duty
By Tereneh Idia
Fresh faces of Pennsylvania politics
Portraits of local political candidates who are bucking the state’s older-male dominated status quo
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
By Rob Brezsny
Why I'm Voting
City Paper's female writers share which issues matter to them
By Amanda Waltz, Maggie Weaver, Lisa Cunningham, Jordan Snowden and Hannah Lynn
What the midterm elections mean to the sex work industry
Sex workers typically see their work as a profession, and often, as a political identity.
By Jessie Sage
LAOH Masquerade Charity Ball
The Boiler Room
Sat., Oct. 19, 7-11 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