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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. 

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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.

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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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Wigle and Hop: Distillery unveils newest spirit for Wet Hoptober

For a truly seasonal quaff, hops - harvested once a year in late summer - are where it's at. Wigle Whiskey takes a cue from craft beer brewers and shares a new hopped-up spirit for Wet Hoptober. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: River of Words inaugurates City of Asylum's Garden-to-Garden Artway

Venezuelan writer Israel Centeno and visual artists, Carolina Arnal and Gisela Romero collaborate on "River of Words," the first of five temporary public art commissions being installed along City of Asylum Pittsburgh’s Garden-to-Garden Artway.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The National Aviary's 'Night in the Tropics'

The National Aviary's annual fundraising event "Night in the Tropics" remains a one-of-a-kind event featuring live music and food vendors.

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Photo essay: The Andy Warhol Museum celebrates 20th Anniversary with a curatorial overhaul

As the Andy Warhol Museum celebrates its second decade, the museum is re-opening with a completely new look. The collection has been rehung in a chronological fashion, curating the native son's biography.

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M.I.A. brings her agitprop hip-hop to Stage AE

The pop music lightning rod comes to Pittsburgh on the heels of the release of her fourth album "Matangi."

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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!

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Photo slide show: The yarnbombing of the Warhol Bridge

In an amazing feat of collaboration, persistence and fiber art, artist Amanda Gross and group of 1,847 volunteers created the largest yarnbombing project ever, covering the Andy Warhol Bridge with bright, multi-colored panels. See it here and then get downtown and gawk for yourself.

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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.

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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.

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5 Pittsburgh theater troupes that continue to surprise

Want to get turned on to eccentric, cutting-edge theater where you'll see something you’ve never seen before? Here are five Pittsburgh theater groups that are hard to categorize but well worth watching.

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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.

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ReClaim Northside: A lesson in vacant lot renewal

Ten ambassadors on the North Side were chosen to take part in Reclaim NorthSide to green vacant lots. The GTECH program not only teaches them step by step how to complete a green project, but it also helps them become advocates for community change. 
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