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Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap

Low-income workers like Tawnee McCluskey often lack the basic skills needed to find a good job. To bridge the gap, experts says it's essential to invest in training. Yet despite millions of people out of work, programs are hard to find.

Sleeping accommodations at Not Another Hostel.

Reddit saves Not Another Hostel

Jon Potter, 24, runs Pittsburgh's only hostel. After hosting a string of subpar guests this summer, he considered closing down. But the people of Reddit restored his faith in humanity.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pop City Presents Wilco documentary at Row House Cinema

For the second installment of Pop City Presents at Row House Cinema, we are showing the music documentary "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: a Film About Wilco." To honor the band's Windy City home, we paired the film with a handful of Chicago beers. 

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VIDEO: Hundreds find new ideas for their cities at inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.

The proposed Mill 19 at ALMONO.

11 city development projects to get Pittsburghers pumped

Boutique hotels, ice rinks, nightclubs, retail hubs and dedicated bike lanes. Pittsburgh has a lot to look forward to in the year ahead. Take a look at the most promising development projects to come.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Dazzletine marks return to Pittsburgh with show at Brillobox

Relocated glam rock revivalists Dazzletine return to Pittsburgh to promote their new album with a show at Brillobox. 

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Candy + local craft beer = Halloween heaven for adults

Pittsburgh brewers treat us to their tricks for pairing local craft beers with classic Halloween candy.

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How public art builds safer, stronger neighborhoods

Forget your ideas about giant abstract sculptures on museum lawns. In Detroit, public art is an essential part of community life.

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Letter to the Editor: Talking trains

A thoughtful response to our recent piece on riding the rails in Pennsylvania.

Yoga for health at The Kingsley Center

How healthy are Pittsburgh's underserved communities?

The building blocks of a healthy lifestyle, including access to fresh, nutritious foods and opportunities for exercise, aren't distributed equitably across Pittsburgh's neighborhoods. Several initiatives in the city are working to change that.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films

Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films pairs 15 newly uncovered films from the artist with live accompaniment from musicians including Dean Wareham of Galaxie 500 and Luna, Suicide’s Martin Rev, Television’s Tom Verlaine, The Fiery Furnaces’ Eleanor Friedberger, and Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox. 

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13 ideas for your city from the first-ever Urban Innovation Exchange

Last week, a group of innovators behind small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit and talked about what works in their cities, sharing stories of success, failure, hard work and creativity.

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Steelers Nation: Top 10 Steelers bars around the country and beyond

A round-up of the best Steelers bars across the country and around the world.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: "Valley Uprising" documents Yosemite's rock-climbing revolution

This adventure documentary chronicles three generations of rock climbers who created a culture out of death-defying, dizzying feats in Yosemite National Park. 

Putting the Rust Belt on the map

Adroit Detroit and the re-branding of the Rust Belt

Fresh from the Urban Innovation Exchange in Detroit, writer Elizabeth Daley explains the real deal behind the Rust Belt.
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