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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:01 -0500

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Pittsburgh, City of Romance?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0500

We asked, and you delivered.…

Healthy Ride bike share will more than triple amount of Pittsburgh stations

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:23:00 -0500

(image) Pittsburgh Bike Share, also known as Healthy Ride, currently serves about a dozen Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Many stations are near bike trails and popular destinations.…

Owners of Point Brugge and Park Bruges to open new restaurant in the North Side

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:27:00 -0500

(image) Devotees of Pittsburgh's best moule frites take note. After weeks of whispers in the restaurant industry, co-owner Jesse Seager, of Point Brugge Café and Park Bruges, confirmed with City Paper that the restaurant group will open Brugge on North in the Mexican War Streets later this spring.…

Pennsylvania state House candidate Dan Smith calls out state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe for post insulting Parkland students

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:23:00 -0500

(image) On Feb. 14, 17 students and teachers were killed in a mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla. In response, Florida students are organizing walkouts and protests, hoping to encourage legislators to pass more gun-control measures, and their efforts are being joined from high school students across the country.

On Feb. 21, more than 100 students from the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School, Downtown, joined the effort by walking out and marching to Market Square.

But for Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Cranberry), those students are just left-wing agitators.…

High school students walk out in Downtown Pittsburgh in response to Parkland shooting

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:15:00 -0500

(image) About 100 high school students from the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA) walked out Feb. 21 afternoon in response to the mass shooting in Florida last week.

On Feb. 14, Nikolas Cruz allegedly shot and killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. It is alleged that Cruz used an AR-15 automatic rifle. Since then, the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas have called for stricter gun-control laws and have organized a national march, the March for Our Lives on March 24.…

From drug-addicted parents to homelessness, does James Craig’s hardscrabble life in Washington County make him the ideal state senate candidate?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) “People born into wealth and privilege don’t know what it’s like to live in abject poverty.” James Craig loves grabbing a hot dog at Shorty’s Lunch in downtown Washington, Pa. If this rural county has a melting pot, it’s this small, crowded diner where the secret to the food is the flattop grill that’s only been replaced once since the joint opened in 1932.…

Holmes and Watson at New Hazlett Theater

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) The twists are good, but the real fun is in the detective work that leads to them [event-1]…

David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette at the University of Pittsburgh

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) The director attempts to patch up some of the dramaturgical holes with an incredibly detailed production [event-1] If you’re headed to the University of Pittsburgh to catch its production of David …

Pittsburgh city schools have churned out a lot of big-name talent in sports and other endeavors

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) Before it became luxury apartments, Schenley High was a superstar factory The Pittsburgh City League recently crowned the Allderdice Dragons as 2017-18 basketball champions in both men’s and women’s basketball.…

Black Bottom Film Festival

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) The second annual event is three days of film screenings, discussions and guest speakers celebrating African-American cinema It’s not all Black Panther on the screen this weekend.…

Happy End

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) This disquieting drama is another familiar Michael Haneke treatise about the decay of heart and soul In an echo of his penetrating thriller Caché, the director Michael Haneke (Amour) often keeps his voyeuristic camera at a distance from his characters in Happy End.…

Lauren Russell’s new poetry collection What’s Hanging on the Hush

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) The work is ultimately playful when it adds musicality to what Russell might call the “laboratory of the page” There’s something pleasingly circular about reviewing Lauren Russell’s 74-page debut collection, What’s Hanging on the Hush (Ahsahta Press) for City Paper.…

Black Panther

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) Ryan Coogler’s take on Marvel’s African hero provides plenty of fun and things to think about Holy Catman, Black Panther is great. We’re through the pre-hype, the preview think pieces and some killer red carpets at assorted premieres for the much-anticipated Ryan Coogler take on the Marvel comic.…

PostSecret: The Show stops in Pittsburgh

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) Creator Frank Warren has amassed more than a million secrets In 2004, Frank Warren printed out 3,000 plain postcards.…

In the Darkroom author Susan Faludi comes to Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures series

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) “For her, identity was as much a protected space as it was an expression of inner selfhood.” Susan Faludi, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the 1991 non-fiction book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, received a revelatory email in 2004 from her estranged father of almost 25 years: “I have decided that I have had enough of impersonating a macho, aggressive man that I have never been inside,” her 76-year-old father wrote.…

Critics' Pick: Deer Tick at Mr. Smalls

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) [AMERICANA] + WED., FEB. 28…

Critics' Pick: Ratboys at Black Forge Coffee House

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) [EMO] + WED., FEB. 28…

Critics' Pick: Adam Torres at Club Cafe

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) [SINGER-SONGWRITER] + SUN., FEB. 25…

Critics' Pick: Dan Koshute at Spirit

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

[PUNK] + SAT., FEB. 24 Eat pizza and listen to weird music.…

New Local Release: Lady Beast's Vicious Breed

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) Lady Beast has a very specific energy, one that’s magnetic, heavy and enchanting in a way that only heavy metal can be. Lady Beast Vicious Breed Cruz Del Sur  …

Betty: They Say I’m Different premieres at the Black Bottom Film Festival, Sun., Feb. 25

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) “She is an incredibly powerful woman and has strong opinions about current music, politics, and culture.” Pittsburgh has given birth to myriad artists, but none have been as unique as Betty Davis.…

Wild Pink perform at Club Café on Sun., Feb. 25

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) “We are kind of outsiders.” Although Wild Pink is, on paper, just another indie-rock band from New York City, its sound distinguishes it from the thousands of others that are currently blossoming out of the longstanding creative hub.…

Queer-centric dance night Jellyfish returns to P Town Fri., Feb. 23

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) “The party can get pretty gay.” “Picture yourself in late-’70s, early-’80s Milan or Berlin.…

Local YouTuber Lily Whispers relaxes viewers with care and crinkling

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) The sensation is often described as “tingles” that start at the back of the head and move down the spine For many people, the phenomenon of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) puts a name to a feeling they’ve always known but couldn’t place.…

How could Trump’s infrastructure proposal affect cities and towns in Southwestern Pennsylvania?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

(image) “Under the president's proposal the federal match for infrastructure projects would be boiled down to next than nothing.” On Feb. 12, the White House finally revealed its grand infrastructure proposal and claimed that it would spur $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments across the U.S. But the proposal only guarantees $200 billion in federal spending, and the White House is hoping the rest will come from states, municipalities and private investors. …