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World Premiere of ‘Savior Samuel’ at Pittsburgh Playwrights is ‘fearless,’ ‘extravagant’

Dominique Briggs and Aaliyah Sanders in "Savior Samuel" (Photo: Ricco Martello) By Ted Hoover Pittsburgh…
Arts

Kinetic Theatre’s ‘An Octoroon’ is a “remarkable evening of theater”

Martin Giles, Ananias J. Dixon, & Company in 'An Octoroon.' (Photo: Rocky Raco) By Ted…
Food/Drink

Renowned Chef brings wealth of travel and experience to Dormont restaurant

Chef Gaetano Ascione preparing a meal in the kitchen at Jean Louis in Dormont. (Current…
Arts

Pittsburgh Current Podcast: Discussing the August Wilson Cultural Center’s Black Bottom Film Festival

On this week's Pittsburgh Current Podcast, Cydney Nunn and Joe Lewis of the August Wilson…
News

Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh releases witness accounts of Post-Gazette Publisher’s newsroom tirade

“You’re a Block don’t you forget it. You’re a Block, you’re not one of them,”…
News

SHARP Dance Company honoring Tree of Life victims with show

SHARP Dance Company performing "669" (Photo: Bill Hebert)   By Steve Sucato Pittsburgh Current Contributing Writer…

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Arts

New book curates a response to ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

'Aunt Rita along the King Coal Highway, Mingo County, West Virginia' (Photo by: Roger May)…
Opinion

Savage Love

Two weeks ago, a longtime reader challenged me to create a new sexual neologism. (Quickly…
Lifestyle

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

Hair of the Dog In a whole new twist on stomach pumping, doctors in Quang…
Opinion

Progressive History of Pittsburgh project fills important historical gaps

When I began interviewing historian Anne E. Lynch for this column about progressive history, I…
Music

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh launches Stacks, an all-local music streaming service

“We have an opportunity to help document some of the work that’s being created.” Traces…
Food/Drink

This Tastes Funny: Brunch at Honest John’s with Aaron Kleiber

Comedian Aaron Kleiber brunching at Honest John’s in Homestead. Aaron Kleiber is a busy guy.…

Recent News

February 19, 2019 in News

Black female mayors take the lead in five Western Pennsylvania towns

Marita Garrett working inside her Wilkinsburg office (Current photo by Jake Mysliwczyk) In April of…
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February 18, 2019 in News

Block Appoints Staunch Controversial Editorial Writer Keith Burris as Pittsburgh Post Gazette Executive Editor

In a January 22 op-ed , questioning how long people would tolerate Post Gazette Publisher John Block's…
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February 14, 2019 in News

Post-Gazette owners say publisher’s tirade was just “frustration,” union calls it “unhinged”

By Charlie Deitch Pittsburgh Current Staff Writer charlie@pittsburghcurrent.com In a statement issued Thursday evening, Block…
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