Review: A Christmas Carol at Carnegie Stage Gets Dickens Right

Spoiler – this adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic gets everything right about the systemic and institutional issues Dickens addressed without the sentimental Christmas washing we are usually handed. The playwrights here understand, as I like to say, that it wasn’t so much that Scrooge’s change of heart saved Tiny Tim as that fair wages, […]

Product Review: Ladybug Delightz Custom Pet Portraits & Animal Art

Review Custom Pet Art

Ladybug Delightz is a Pittsburgh based creator that offers custom pet portraits and animal inspired art. They specialize in prints, canvases, and slates with options for a realistic pet image or a pop art pet image. They have a range of ornaments with both pet themes and a terrific Pittsburgh print that pays homage to […]

Review: The Old Curiosity Shop at PICT Theater

Ledcat and I were in Oakland last weekend for the opening night of The Old Curiosity Shop by the PICT Theatre company. So, I have never read this novel by Charles Dickens and now I never will. I actually logged onto my Carnegie Library ‘Libby’ app during intermission to remove the book from my hold list. […]

Review: Pride and Prejudice at Pittsburgh Public Theater

The Pittsburgh Public is staging Kate Hammill’s adaptation of one of the most beloved works of fiction Pride and Prejudice. In a rather madcap take on the games of love, eight actors whirl across the stage tackling at least 14 roles, costume changes, set changes, and more. I enjoyed Pride & Prejudice, but I didn’t love […]

Enter for a chance to win a Sir Ivan “Get Together” USB card!

Sir Ivan wants everyone to get together! Enter for a chance to Sir Ivan’s new smash single “Get Together” produced by Chris Cox. Winners will receive a USB download card with the song, plus remixes! “Get Together” is now available. Download/stream here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/ album/get-together/1409927270 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ sirivanofficial Twitter: www.twitter.com/sirivan Instagram: www.instagram.com/ sirivanofficial Website: www.sirivan.com Rulez We are giving away 1 download card to each […]

I Tried Giant Eagle’s Grocery Home Delivery Service and Here’s How It Went

Giant Eagle Curbside Express Delivery

We had the week two weeks from hell dealing with #CeilingCollapse2018 and the ensuing fallout (pun – ha!) so I decided it was a time to let someone else do the necessary grocery shopping. Fitting in a trip to the store for much-needed supplies was difficult with all that was going on for both of […]

Q&A: Actor Shamika Cotton on the ‘Female Gaze’ of Her African-Carribbean Feminist Spy Character, Marianne Angelle

Shamika Collage Marianne Angelle

“I think the thing that resonates with me the most about Marianne is her willingness to jump in the fight for “freedom, justice, humanity” in spite of the inherent sacrifice that comes with that. Such bravery. A human bravery, which comes with a nagging fear which can only be dealt with by finding allies that can help you along the way.”

My InGear Backpack is Now 20 Years Old and Going Strong ( Sort of)

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

It was August 1998 and I was starting the MSW program at the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in Community Organizing. I had been out of school for 3 or 4 years, but as a commuter in a graduate program I was pretty sure that I needed a sturdy backpack. I think I bought […]

Review and Q&A with Motive Salon on #NorthsidePgh

While I was recovering from my hysterectomy, I had to find a new hair stylist. So I turned to Facebook and asked for a referral to a stylist who was queer friendly and used organic, cruelty free products. That spawned a huge discussion. Some people thought gay friendly was the same as queer friendly (it […]

Enter for a chance to win North Morgan’s novel INTO? #Giveaway

Konrad Platt needs to get out of town. Heartbroken after his boyfriend leaves him for another man, Konrad abandons his life in London for the warm sun and blue surf of LA. He occupies a refined world of hard abs, VIP parties, and designer drugs that’s constantly, endlessly documented on social media. You know him […]