Rachel Cohen Contributing Editor

Class of 2015


  • Lang Lang performs with PSO

    Last Saturday was an extravagant night for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO). A scarlet dragon-clad banner and other Chinese-themed decorations adorned the usually bare stage at Heinz Hall. Guests in ball gowns and tuxedos arrived in large numbers. Even Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett and state senator Dominic Pileggi were in attendance.

    Pillbox | September 17, 2012
  • Never Sorry paints compelling portrait of Ai Weiwei

    Coming from anyone else, the phrase, “As an individual, you can be more powerful than a whole country,” would seem hopelessly naïve.

    But for Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist, dissident, and the subject of the recent documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, this statement is not only obvious fact — it may as well be the motto for his life’s work.

    Pillbox | September 10, 2012
  • VIA opens East Liberty venue

    “It was now or never.”

    Lauren Goshinski, co-founder and creator of the Pittsburgh-based electronic music collective VIA, explained that the decision to open a new venue — 6119, named for its location at 6119 Penn Ave. — came down to “a gut instinct.”

    Pillbox | August 27, 2012
  • Calendar


    Carnival of Madness Tour. Stage AE. 4:30 p.m.
    “Something wicked this way comes,” as Grammy-winning rock band Evanescence, alternative metal band Chevelle, post-grunge group Cavo, and other artists take the stage as part of their nationwide tour. Tickets are $35.


    Pillbox | August 27, 2012
  • Exploring Pittsburgh: a beginner’s guide

    Pittsburgh may seem like a strange, fearsome place where the locals order french fries on their salads and where black and yellow “Stillers” paraphernalia cover every inch of store windows. But despite its regional quirks and sometimes unintelligible dialect, Pittsburgh is actually a manageable city, easily broken down into smaller neighborhoods, each with its own diverse set of attractions. From ...

    Pillbox | August 19, 2012

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