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Photo Slide Show: My impressions of Pittsburgh in 120 seconds

Before presenting on Bristol where he is mayor, George Ferguson entertained those at the Remaking Cities Congress with his astute and humorous observations of Pittsburgh. From our bridges--there are bridges under bridges!--to our walkability, here's how he viewed our green "left field" city. TIP: click on captions to see his remarks!

Pop Stars: 3 people making Pittsburgh pop

From energy to food to music, here are three people in Pittsburgh making a difference: Randy Francisco, Jamilka Borges and Fawzi Haimor.

The Three Tenures: A tale of the Pittsburgh Opera

What happens when three Pittsburgh Opera general directors, past and present, reunite to celebrate the Opera's 75th anniversary? Having worked with all three--Tito Capobianco, Mark Weinstein and Christopher Hahn--this writer knew her reunion with them would be filled with glorious memories and an inspired look to the future. Encore!

Great places to drink coffee in Pittsburgh

It's not just the coffee but where you drink it. As coffeehouse culture in Pittsburgh keeps getting better, we invite you to check out our list of great spots to drink a great brew. It runs the gamut from classic one-of-a-kind places such as La Prima Espresso to newer faves including Espresso a Mano.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: RAW Pittsburgh spotlights local artists at monthly showcases

The first Thursday of the month is your cue to head to RAW Pittsburgh, a new showcase of up-and-coming artists of all ilks—from street fashion to fine art photography. Equal parts art showcase and networking party, RAW's August edition brings "En Masse" to Strip District-based Cavo.

The Pop City guide to French food and wine in Pittsburgh

From macarons in a rainbow of colors to dishes like savory lamb with black truffles, our writer explores the feast of French foods (and wines!) found here in Pittsburgh.

Impressions of Pittsburgh: what the arts delegates had to say about our city

Recently, 1000 or so arts delegates from around the country converged in Pittsburgh to meet and to experience our arts scene. When we kept hearing them gush (like the newly turned-on fountain) about our city, we asked some to go on record with their impressions. From the president of PBS to the Director of the Austin Ballet, here's what they had to say.

A day in the life of: Chef Bill Fuller of Big Burrito

As corporate chef for Big Burrito, the restaurant group credited with starting the transformation of the Pittsburgh food scene, Bill Fulller has a big-city appreciation for restaurants and the way they should work. 

5 things not to miss on Penn Avenue in the Strip

Bustling Penn Avenue in the Strip is the must-see place for tourists and the go-to place for Pittsburgh residents. To help you better explore, we offer five exceptional choices for your next visit. 

What's next for The Pittsburgh Promise?

With a new infusion of funding and more evidence that it's working, The Pittsburgh Promise launches a new phase with the same outstanding promise to each city student who qualifies: $40,000 in college scholarships.

The best milkshakes in Pittsburgh

You'll gain weight just reading about the mouthwatering milkshakes to be found around Pittsburgh, from the the salty caramel shake to the chocolate raspberry truffle and the very trendy red velvet shake. How to decide? We aim to help.

How to get connected to Pittsburgh

Want to meet more people and get better connected in your city? Here's an informal guide to get you started, from finding events you'll enjoy to networking to help your career and helpful tips along the way.

Photo Slide Show: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre students get their first pointe shoes

Once a year, a new group of young students at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre earn their first ever pair of pointe shoes. In a sweet and touching slide show, our photographer captured the special moment.

My favorite dish in Pittsburgh

Pittsburghers dish about their favorite dish in local restaurants. From tantalizing appetizers to luscious desserts, it's quite a lineup. Warning: don't read when hungry.

Photo slide show: 1968, The Year that Rocked America

1968 was all that, a seminal year that ushered in tumultuous change and unleashed a wave of creativity. View the fascinating exhibit now showing at the Heinz History Center in this slide show preview.
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