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Pennwriters Conference's intensive workshop

Writing the future: How Pittsburgh authors nurture the local creative community

Pittsburgh boasts a crop of talented authors devoted to perfecting their craft and dedicated to nurturing a creative community of emerging and experienced writers.

Denver's newest hostel, Hostel Fish

Can urban hostels turn a profit by striking a balance?

Lessons from Denver for creating a thriving hostel scene that balances style and amenities with affordability.

An aerial view of historic Brownsville

Bringing back Brownsville

This historic town along the Monongahela River is on the comeback trail, and some of its youngest citizens are leading the charge. New parks, exciting development projects and rehabs of iconic buildings are all part of the area's rebirth.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: Comedian Jen Kirkman comes to Rex Theater

Jen Kirkman, fresh off her first Netflix comedy special "I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)," stops by the Rex Theater.

Commonwealth Press designed the cans.

A behind-the-scenes look at East End Brewing's new canning project

When an environmentally conscious local brewer wanted to make its beer more readily available to customers, canned beer offered some significant benefits. Here, the story behind East End Brewing Company's foray into canned beer.

Zoom Interiors on 'Shark Tank'

Philly-based ZOOM Interiors walks away from Shark Tank deal

Madeline Fraser, Elizabeth Grover and Beatrice Fischel-Bock founded Zoom Interiors to provide virtual interior design consultations. One year in, they went on Shark Tank. One year later, they're investor-less but more business savvy.

Yonge Street in Toronto

A street for the people: Why we're watching Toronto

What Pittsburgh can learn about cultivating community from a changing street.


How cities stay relevant in 'live, work, play' era of office space

In changing cities across the United States, downtown office space is rapidly attracting growing companies with lifestyle amenities. But can suburban communities keep up? What smart cities can learn from cities like Detroit.

A LifeAire unit

LifeAire Systems shares expertise beyond realm of IVF

This Lehigh Valley company has built an air filtration system that drastically increases success rates in the IVF laboratory. Now they're looking to take that technology into other sensitive spaces in the health care and life sciences sectors.

William Penn Speakeasy

Original Pittsburgh cocktails distinguish city

The personality of Pittsburgh's distinct neighborhoods gets shaken and stirred in the form of creative cocktails, served straight up at drinking establishments in town.

The Iris Brown Townhomes, a WCRP community

Home steady: Discovering new ways to house Pennsylvanians

In an effort to preserve affordable housing in a rapidly-changing city, the WCRP is tapping a fresh tool. The resulting Community Justice Land Trust aims to help Philadelphians realize the dream of home ownership.

Little Free Library

Little Free Library has big ambitions for literacy and public art

A tiny literary phenomenon is making a big name for itself. Learn the story behind the Little Free Library movement that's popping up in communities like nearby Heidelberg and across the world.

Glitter & Grit

Between the proposal and "I do," local brides prep with the best

Before the big day ever arrives, busy brides-to-be are making lists, saving pennies, and enlisting the services of vendors. But who's taking care of the bride herself? Here, a Pittsburgh bride's complete planner for prepping body and soul for the wedding date.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: Father John Misty at the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

Father John Misty comes to Homestead on the tour supporting his critically acclaimed 2015 sophomore release "I Love You Honeybear."
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