Arts & Entertainment


 Pittsburgh band Code Orange.

Preview: Pittsburgh hardcore band Code Orange delivers its most brutal assault

Code Orange brings its "I Am King" tour home to Cattivo for the VIA Festival.

about 10 hours ago


 Lynne Wintersteller.

Theater Preview: For 'Glass Menagerie,' PPT brings back Berlin to direct and Wintersteller to star

To undertake an iconic Tennessee Williams role,  Lynne Wintersteller returns to Pittsburgh Public Theater for its 40th-season opener.

about 10 hours ago


WQED Multimedia cuts jobs, trims hours of some workers

WQED Multimedia ends fiscal year by cutting staff and reducing hours of five staffers, including producer and host Chris Moore.

about 10 hours ago


 Cristin Milioti as Zelda and Ben Feldman as Andrew in "A to Z."

TV reviews: Expect laughs from some debuts, groans from others

Comedies "A to Z" and "Survivor's Remorse" hit their mark; "Bad Judge" and "Mulaney" fall short.

about 10 hours ago


 Playwright/spoken word artist Leslie "Ezra" Smith, right, author of "Book Ezra," and his son Amaru, left.

Pittsburgh Playwrights opens season with 'Ezra'

Leslie Ezra Smith focuses his talents as a spoken-word artist and national slam poet into "Book of Ezra" at Pittsburgh Playwrights.

about 10 hours ago


 Deafheaven: Kerry McCoy and George Clarke.

VIA Festival will run the full dynamic range, with art, film and music

This year's VIA Festival features a Lawrenceville Crawl and an out-of-body bubble experience.

about 10 hours ago


 Andre Costello and the Cool Minors: Nicholas Charters, Andre Costello and Matthew Fiorillo.

Preview: Andre Costello and the Cool Minors debut 'Arcade'

Singer-songwriter Andre Costello, performing Friday at The Warhol, gave his rhythm section room to groove on his new album.

about 10 hours ago


 Michael Pettersen joins others from the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh as they rehearse at the Benedum Center for the program "Faith & Fate."

Preview: It's Beethoven and Brahms for Mendelssohn Choir

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh will sings works by Beethoven and Brahms in a concert Sunday with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

about 10 hours ago


 Jon Favreau as Carl Casper in "Chef."

New to DVD this week

"Chef," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Third Person" and "Hellion" hit store shelves.

about 10 hours ago


 See feathered friends for free -- the National Aviary of the North Side features free admission Saturday as part of the 13th annual RADical Days.

Check out free RADical Days events this weekend

RADical Days schedule of free events and activities this weekend.

about 10 hours ago


 Comedy duo Tim and Eric (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim).

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Haunted houses, Tim and Eric the comedy duo, “Hip Hop and the Criminalization of Black Youth,” Pittsburgh Camerata, MXPX and more.

about 10 hours ago


  "Memory," 1950, oil on board, by Kamal Youssef.

Kamal Youssef's paintings at SAMA Loretto are bold in line and color

Southern Allegheny Museum of Art mounts a handsome retrospective of the art of Kamal Youssef featuring almost 250 paintings.

1 day ago


 Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott) star in "Stalker" on CBS.

TV reviews: Both 'Stalker' and 'Gracepoint' horrify in their own way

More women in jeopardy as entertainment on CBS’s “Stalker;” Fox remakes BBC America’s “Broadchurch” as “Gracepoint.”

1 day ago


 "All of this is happening and it’s just crazy,” said Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross.

Ross singer's soul rings true with judges on 'The Voice'

Pittsburgher Chris Jamison, a North Hills graduate, makes a splash on “The Voice” after getting his start in music locally.

about 19 hours ago


WQED Multimedia cuts jobs, cuts back some workers' hours

Citing a decline in state and federal support, WQED axes three full-time staffers and one part-timer.

about 19 hours ago


 Brittanie Brown of Sweden is a guest artist in Attack Theatre's new work, "Are You Still There?"

Attack Theatre opens 20th anniversary season with new work laced with nods to its past

Attack Theatre’s latest site-specific work is “Are You Still There?” at the Pittsburgh Coliseum in Homewood.

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 Curator Nicholas Chambers oversees the "13 Most Wanted Men," an installation that Andy Warhol did for the 1964 World's Fair that featured old wanted posters.

1964 World's Fair piece almost made Warhol a wanted man

“13 Most Wanted Men” exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum looks back at the row its namesake caused at the 1964 World’s Fair.

1 day ago


 Kent Nelson, author of "Spirit Bird."

Preview: 'Spirit Bird' author lands at the Aviary

Kent Nelson, winner of the 2014 Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, gives a free reading Thursday night at the National Aviary.

1 day ago


PEOPLE: Viola Davis, Josh Elliott, Malcolm Young and more!

Viola Davis has learned playing a defense attorney on “How to Get Away With Murder” that there’s a thin line between guilt and innocence.

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 Dancers Kelsey Batman & Alan Obuzor perform as part of the Texture Contemporary Ballet in May. An Arts Day of Giving, an 18-hour, online fundraising event, will take place Thursday to raise $2 million or more for about 150 nonprofit arts and cultural groups in Western Pennsylvania, including Texture Contemporary Ballet.

Pittsburgh arts advocates to highlight individual donations

Individuals can show support for the region’s arts and cultural groups through online contributions during Thursday’s Arts Day of Giving.

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 Anna Mikolay's piece is called "Moving Through Stillness."

Let's talk about art: Anna Mikolay

The work of Pittsburgh artist Anna Mikolay brings a hallway to life at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts during the Pittsburgh Biennial.

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 Singer Neil Diamond has scheduled an April 7 concert date at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Neil Diamond coming to Consol Energy Center April 7

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m, Oct. 13 via LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation mobile app.

2 days ago


 ABC's "Selfie" stars Karen Gillan as Eliza and John Cho as Henry.

TV reviews: 'Selfie' is better of 2 ABC comedies premiering tonight

“Pygmalion”-inspired “Selfie” has occasional moments of sharp comedy, but there’s nothing to love about ABC’s “Manhattan Love Story.”

2 days ago


'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher': Short story collection brings up the Iron Lady's body

Hilary Mantel’s new collection of fiction includes one rather controversial story ...

2 days ago


Game Review: Super hero version improves on 'Disney Infinity'

The 2.0 version of “Disney Infinity,” featuring Marvel super heroes, is a significant, albeit expensive upgrade from last year’s original.

2 days ago


 The Lund family, from left, Don, Brian (in front), Nikki, Catie, Donna and Donny, is the focus of the documentary, "The Family Next Door," which explores the challenges, grace and determination of living with Brian's and Donny's autism.

Pittsburgh-area family shares autism story in film

“The Family Next Door” is a new documentary that highlights the challenges and triumphs of an Upper St. Clair family dealing with autism.

2 days ago


 Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross

Ross man hits high note on 'The Voice'

Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross advanced past the “blind auditions” round Tuesday on the NBC television show “The Voice.”

1 day ago


PEOPLE: George Clooney, Tracy Morgan, Amanda Bynes and more!

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin marry again in a civil ceremony to make their union legal in Italy.

2 days ago


 Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Former “The View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck recently celebrated a year at “Fox & Friends,” saying she is “very comfortable.”

3 days ago


Dance review: Choreographers' work shines in 'Synergy'

At even a cursory glance, Texture Contemporary Ballet had an obvious “Synergy” in its first program at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

2 days ago


 Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater, has been a big part of the company at the theatrical heart of the city for nearly 40 years. Mr. Pappas has been with the theater for 15 years.

Pappas puts the public in Pittsburgh Public Theater

As PPT marks its 40th season, Ted Pappas, the longtime artistic director, wins raves for being professional and personable.

4 days ago


 Adam Hochschild, author of "Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves."

Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series plans five more programs

Adam Hochschild, NoViolet Bulawayo, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Jen Bervin, Jennifer Clement and Peter Hessler will appear this season.

4 days ago


Concert review: Patti Austin in fine form on the North Side

With first-rate music and interesting storytelling, Patti Austin put on an entertaining show at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Saturday night.

3 days ago


 Ian McEwan, author of "The Children Act"

Ian McEwan's 'The Children Act': The banality of morality

Mr. McEwan’s latest novel, about a judge deciding if a boy must receive medical treatment over his religious parents’ wishes, feels forced.

4 days ago


 Matt Bai, author of "All the Truth Is Out."

'All the Truth Is Out:': Matt Bai on the press coverage that destroyed Gary Hart

“The Fall of Gary Hart and the Rise of Tabloid Politics” serves as a reminder of the tricks memory can play on us.

4 days ago


 From the cover of "George Benson: The Autobiography"

George Benson, guitar hero on the Hill

Guitarist George Benson pens an illuminating autobiography rich in Pittsburgh history and music.

4 days ago


 In this image provided by Fox, Stewie Griffin, left, learns to skateboard from his new friend, Bart Simpson, in a scene from "The Simpsons Guy," the one-hour season premiere episode of "Family Guy," airing tonight on Fox. The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit the crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

Tonight’s crossover episode of “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” contains a joke with the punch line: “Your sister is being raped.”

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 This mural, painted in 1937 and 1938 as part of a New Deal-era public works project, is in the lobby of the state’s Finance Building in Harrisburg. It is the work of American artist Eugene Savage.

The Next Page: Government and the common man, on view in Harrisburg murals

Post-Gazette reporter Kate Giammarise says the murals in the state’s Finance Building are a New Deal gem.

4 days ago


 New York Review of Books editor-writer Hugh Eakin and editor Robert Silvers in the HBO documentary "The 50-Year Argument."

‘50-Year Argument’ explores history of New York Review of Books

Director Martin Scorsese and documentarian David Tedeschi examine 50 years of the New York Review of Books in an HBO documentary.

4 days ago


2Do this week, Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” in Frick Park, Pittsburgh Concert Society presents winners, Takacs Quartet, NPR’s Michele Norris and more.

4 days ago


 Maddie Ziegler of Murrysville showed her dancing talent on Dancing With the Stars."

Reality Check: Clowns no laughing matter on 'Face Off'

There’s nothing funny about the latest “Face Off” clown challenge.

5 days ago


 Director and Pittsburgh native Antoine Fuqua, left, rehearses a scene between Nash Edgerton and Denzel Washington on the set of "The Equalizer."

For Pittsburgh native Antoine Fuqua, taking on the 'Equalizer' with Denzel Washington was easy choice

Pittsburgh-born director Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington, who struck acting gold with “Training Day,” reunite in  “The Equalizer.”

6 days ago


 Gigi Edgley, a star of "Farscape" and "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge," will appear during all three days of Pittsburgh Comicon.

'Farscape' actress brings her appreciation to Comicon

Gigi Edgley, star of “Farscape,” travels to genre conventions worldwide to thank the fans who saved the series from extinction.

6 days ago


 Winnie (voiced by Elle Fanning) tries to teach human behavior to Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) in "The Boxtrolls."

Movie review: 'The Boxtrolls' offers joy for children and adults alike

The edgy and delightful “Boxtrolls” is a mix of of 3-D, stop-motion, CGI and hand-drawn animation based on the book “Here Be Monsters.”

6 days ago


 Jeffrey Tambor stars as Maura in "Transparent."

Tuned In: Amazon's 'Transparent' breaks new ground

Netflix rival Amazon attempts to make a splash with its new original series “Transparent.”

6 days ago


 John Lithgow, left, and Alfred Molina portray newlyweds in New York City in "Love Is Strange."

Movie reviews: 'Love Is Strange,' 'Skeleton Twins' both engaging

“Love Is Strange” pairs John Lithgow with Alfred Molina as a longtime couple, while Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are “The Skeleton Twins.”

6 days ago


 Russian mafia boss Marton Csokas, left, and Denzel Washington talk business in "The Equalizer."

Movie review: Washington more than equal to the task in 'Equalizer'

Denzel Washington plays a retired agent who becomes a vigilante hero in “The Equalizer,” reuniting him with director Antoine Fuqua.

6 days ago


Family Film Guide: 'The Boxtrolls'

“The Boxtrolls” is suitable for ages 7 and up, especially if they’re familiar with Alan Snow’s “Here Be Monsters” and aren’t easily spooked.

6 days ago


Pittsburgh Symphony to perform in North Carolina

The PSO will perform at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Sunday and Monday.

6 days ago


Cybertainment: Music of video games compiled

A Red Bull documentary explores video game music. “This American Life” launches “Serial” podcast. “Gilmore Girls” comes to Netflix.

6 days ago



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