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Reverence for beer

Once a trend, creative church reuse is now a modern tradition in Pittsburgh

Creative entrepreneurs have been resurrecting former Pittsburgh churches and turning them into all manner of gathering spaces for years. The movement has gained such momentum in the region that lately, the trend has turned into a kind of modern tradition. 

An Advent calendar of local craft brews

Count down to Christmas with an advent calendar of Pittsburgh's best seasonal brews

Pop City's resident craft beer experts, Tim and Devon Murdoch of the blog PintsPenniesPittsburgh.com, created an Advent calendar of local brews. As you say farewell to 2014, fill your seasonal cup of cheer with a tasty homegrown beer.

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Maestro Frameworks challenges perceptions on ability and cycling in bike designs

Local bicycle fabricator "Maestro" Mike Brown has become a beacon of hope for people with disabilities who seek the freedom of riding on two wheels. 

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10 little things that will pack a big Pittsburgh punch in 2015

From its tiniest residents to its biggest ideas, Pittsburgh made some strategic moves in 2014 that have the potential to reap big rewards in 2015 and beyond. Pop City Media predicts the people, projects and places to watch. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: WYEP's 7th Annual Holiday Hootenanny

WYEP-FM rolls out the seventh incarnation of its Holiday Hootenanny at Stage AE on Dec. 11, featuring local musicians performing holiday standards.

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A world of immersive, interactive installation art at the Mattress Factory

As a cultural institution on the North Side, The Mattress Factory defies common perceptions of what a museum dedicated to installation art can and should be. 

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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. 

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.

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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. 

The Wigle Whiskey distillery

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.

Night in The Tropics 2014

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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