Vol. 25, No. 30
Recent Penn Plaza evictions highlight East Liberty's severe lack of affordable housing
"We cannot afford to lose that many units."
By Ryan Deto
In the midst of a film-production boom, proposed Pittsburgh City Council measure would require film permit fees.
"It has to keep Pittsburgh as film-friendly as it already is."
By Rebecca Nuttall
International investigation of worldwide hackers' marketplace is rife with Pittsburgh ties
"Pittsburgh is a mecca for cyber-law enforcement."
By Jessica Hardin
For some neighborhoods, jitney is the only way to travel
"Everybody has an amount of money he wants to make. When he makes it, he goes home."
By Abby Mendelson
This Downtown restaurant offers an up-to-the moment take on taqueria fare
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
The Pop Stop cart sells a variety of frozen treats on sticks
The best-selling "Elvis" popsicle is made with peanut butter, banana and honey
By Ashley Murray
How much would privatizing liquor sales really help?
The pros and cons of a perennial Pennsylvania debate
By Drew Cranisky
Mattress Factory installations explore sustainable design, detritus and more
Factory Installed includes artists from Pittsburgh and around the country
By Michelle Fried
The book reads like an extended metaphor for subconscious exploration
By Fred Shaw
What to do when chatting up alt-country provocateur Lydia Loveless
"I was the original shameless person."
By Caralyn Green
Alt-music festival, X-Fest, returns after a nine-year hiatus
"We thought that we could create at a very cool show by essentially treating them as one festival."
By Zach Brendza
Pittsburgh Blues Festival keeps it rolling for the Food Bank
Despite its budget, the festival has raked in a staggering amount of donations
By Shawn Cooke
Critics' Picks, July 23-28
Recent records from Billy Price and Tommy Magik and The Wonderfulls
By Margaret Welsh and Shawn Cooke
Sharon's Grave at PICT Classic
Director Aoife Spillane-Hinks nurtures Keane's rich language and Celtic mythos with harshness as well as tenderness
By Stuart Sheppard
The Drowsy Chaperone at Stage 62
It's a solid, beautifully sung new production with several knock-out moments
By Ted Hoover
Medea at Throughline
This seems to be a very free adaptation, with modern language and very modern ideas
By Michelle Pilecki
A New Kind of Fallout at Opera Theater
A new opera inspired by the work of Rachel Carson is frequently powerful
By Bill O'Driscoll
This boxing melodrama is a sweaty, sentimental journey down a well-trod avenue, but still a crowd-pleaser
By Al Hoff
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Roy Andersson's film is a slow, dreamlike tour through a series of loosely connected and often absurd set pieces
A troubled mother-son relationship is explored in this off-beat drama
This rather slight entry into the Marvel canon is entertaining, if a bit muddled
Amy Schumer proves jerky women deserve love, too, in this bawdy rom-com
Lynn Cullen Live 7/22/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen 7/23/15
"Be reassured that things — your dick included — will most likely right themselves."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Residents speak out about Penn Plaza Apartments
By Aaron Warnick
CP Weekend Podcast - July 24 - 26, 2015
By Celine Roberts and Aaron Warnick
Short List: July 22 - 30
Randy Newman at the PSO; Edward Hopper paintings at the Carnegie; 2015's final Open Streets; and Who Is Gil Scott-Heron? at the Hollywood
Lantern Tour of Point State Park
Point State Park
Sun., Oct. 13, 5-6:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
U.S. Steel exec out after company loses billions in value; still given $1.4 million payout
By Ryan Deto
Q&A with the partner of a sex worker — my husband
By Jessie Sage
Documentary The Last Scene needs your photos and videos from early 2000s emo and pop-punk shows
By Alex Gordon
Exhibit to commemorate Miles Saal's art and promote advocacy for mental health awareness in the Pittsburgh African American arts community