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Wheel of fortune

Pittsburgh's biggest losers: How the casino culture exploits gambling addicts

While state and local politicians have praised the influx of tax dollars from gambling revenue, western Pennsylvania gamblers lose more money than ever. One writer shares his point of view. 

Grandview Avenue

9 DIY fixes to spruce up your block on a shoestring budget

Fixing up the common areas in your neighborhood can have a butterfly effect that enlivens the whole community. Cheap and easy, these nine do-it-yourself tips can transform a street from so-so to showstopper.

Shopping al fesco

'Tis the season for shopping local: 6 can't-miss holiday markets

Support Pittsburgh's arts-and-crafts entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday and every day through the holidays. With so many choices for locally made gifts, you're sure to find a special something for everyone on your list.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Broughton's Rules album release party

Brillobox hosts an album release party for Anechoic Horizon, the sophomore effort from Pittsburgh supergroup Broughton's Rules.

A replica of a mystery in Kecksburg

The truth is out there....in Kecksburg, PA

Kecksburg is home to one of the state's most mysterious sites. On Dec. 9, 1965, something strange happened in this Westmoreland County town. Call it aliens, call it a conspiracy -- but definitely call it an adventure.

Audrey Russo, CEO of Pittsburgh Technology Council

Pittsburgh's tech sector lines up for the next generation of talent

A strong Pittsburgh economy depends in part on nurturing the region's thriving high-tech sector. The city's technology leaders maintain that the heart of any future success will be continued talent attraction, be it from inside or outside the region.

Little Free Library

Happening upon Heidelberg: The tiny borough with big plans

Tucked away in a quaint corner of Pittsburgh's South Hills, Heidelberg recently got a big dose of revitalization, including new sidewalks, street lanterns, benches and ornamental signs.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades of Rhythm Tour

The Renegades of Rhythm Tour has legendary DJ's DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist celebrating hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaattaa's legacy.

Story Club South Side in Chicago

The art of ordinary life: Why storytelling nights are suddenly everywhere

In our hyperconnected, digital age, people hunger for real stories. In Cleveland and across the country, storytelling nights are growing thanks to the popularity of The Moth, This American Life and other programs that elevate life into art.

The team from Wombat Security Technologies

Investment booms in Pittsburgh thanks to new venture fund

Pittsburgh's entrepreneurial ecosystem takes another big leap forward, as Riverfront Ventures will invest $24 million in local early-stage companies.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The Album Art of Mozelle Thompson: LP Cover Illustrations 1953-1969

Most Wanted Fine Art hosts a retrospective on famed record album illustrator and Garfield native Mozelle Thompson, curated by local DJ J. Malls. 

Create your own cake cocktails

Three Pittsburgh bakeries redefine wedding cake traditions

Want to know what you'll be eating for dessert at the next wedding you're invited to? Pop City gets a taste of three Pittsburgh wedding cakes that aren't really even wedding cakes, exactly. 

Tawnee McCluskey

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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