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Five great neighborhoods for Pittsburgh twenty-somethings

Pittsburgh is getting younger according to recent census data. We've rounded up some of the neighborhoods millenials are calling home.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: City Theatre presents Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

City Theatre opens its season with Christopher Durang's Broadway hit, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, the comedy has been dubbed a mash-up of themes and characters from Chekhov’s plays set in present-day Pennsylvania. Ready for a family reunion like no other?

5 things not to miss on East Carson Street

In our continuing series, we suggest 5 places to visit on this lively and long main street in the Southside. From there, you have your pick since East Carson St. has it all.

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.

Shakin' things up at Bricolage

They're fun and inventive with a diehard following. Now the folks at Bricolage are shaking things up more than ever with their blend of experimental theater and community engagement, including intense discussions on race, nukes and fracking.

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.

Pittsburgh and beyond: How anchor institutions are shaping our cities

Oakland has long been a hub of commerce and spinoffs due to the concentration of universities, hospitals and research centers. Now the influence of these anchor institutions' is being felt in many other neighborhoods. We take a look at what's  happening in other cities, as well as Pittsburgh, as public-private partnerships increase and neighbors are getting more of a say in the shaping of their communities.

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.

Pittsburgh teens who are changing our world

Think one person can't make much of a difference? Wait until you meet these change makers--all of them teenagers, and all of them appearing at the Be Inspired: Girls Can Change the World event this Saturday. 

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.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: City Theatre presents Broadway comedy Seminar

Art, power and sex converge at City Theatre in the clever Broadway comedy Seminar. From the creator of NBC’s new hit drama "Smash," Theresa Rebeck's Seminar is on the theatre's Mainstage now through February 10th. Are you ready to register? 

Pop City night at City Theatre!

Join Pop City at City Theatre on Friday, February 1 for the witty play, Seminar. For only $25, you can enjoy the play (at 55% off) and a GREENROOM reception afterward with the cast that includes wine and beer and  refreshments. Hope to see you there!

More top tech companies to watch in 2013

In this second of a two-part series, Pop City presents the Top 10 life science companies to watch in 2013, all home-grown endeavors, many developed in the research labs of our universities. Among them they promise to take on some of the most daunting challenges of our time, from halting Alzheimer's Disease to battling cancer and streamlining surgical processes.

Why I moved to Pittsburgh. Part-time.

American Eagle exec Craig Foos jumps back and forth between his job in New York City, where he has been living, to Pittsburgh, his newly adopted city. What's it like staking claim to two cities that are so different? If you've ever wished for the best of both worlds (or wondered if it would be the worst), read what he has to say.
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