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What makes a teacher great? Ask the students.

These Pittsburgh kids provide some valuable lessons for teachers, from showing you really care to making learning more fun. Yo, Mrs. Jacquay, Mrs. Barsico and Ms. Saunders, we're talking to you!

Pop Filter Hot Pick: WYEP's special evening with Dar Williams at Google

High tech meets high fidelity on Friday, August 24th, when WYEP hosts an exclusive live performance by acclaimed singer-songwriter Dar Williams at Google's theater in Bakery Square. While Williams feeds your soul with her personal songs, Google's head chef will treat your taste buds to local organic fare.

2 Wheels Lots of Green: A bike tour to explore the city and renewed vacant land

Take an urban bike tour to better explore Pittsburgh and learn about reclaiming vacant land. Then join the party at the pop-up beer garden at GTECH's headquarters in the East End.

Food truck festival. Fitness Trail. And a runnel. Announcing the SiX winners!

Who says nothing comes of an event? As a result of the Social innovation eXchange (SiX) earlier this year, three groups have been awarded up to $10,000 to help make their ideas reality. From a festive food truck party in East Liberty to a fitness trail around steps in Fineview, read about the winners here.

Rebuilding Pittsburgh's Entrepreneurial Economy: Part 4

How hard is it for startup companies to grow and stay in Pittsburgh? While there are advantages, from university research to low overhead to good quality of life, the lack of venture capital and a weak transportation system are challenges. In part four of a seven-part series, we look at companies that have left and some that have stayed and why.

Rebuilding Pittsburgh's Entrepreneurial Economy: The talent search

It's easier to recruit top talent to Pittsburgh than it used to be with Google, our great research universities and a growing roster of startups. Recent data shows that Pittsburgh employed computer and information research scientists at more than twice the national rate and nuclear engineers at more than ten times the national rate. So why look elsewhere? In the second of a series, we take a closer look at the strengths and weaknesses of our talent pool in bolstering our economy.

Dining al fresco in Pittsburgh. Better than ever.

What's new in outdoor dining? We've got the best of the new along with the best of what's been around. It's that time of year. Get outside and enjoy great local dining in some inspired settings.

Linda Lane: Keep the main thing the main thing

Linda Lane has a daunting task: shepherding the city’s school district through some of its biggest challenges in history while remaining a hands-on educator.

Best of Brunches in Pittsburgh

Brunch is better than ever in the burgh, from huevos benedictos to Applewood Bacon milkshakes. Just in time for Mother's Day, here's the rundown. Warning: do not read on an empty stomach.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Hear/Now Festival of New Sound

Our recent Pop Video on East Liberty generated quite a buzz among readers, and this week we've got another great reason for you to visit the dynamic nabe. The Kelly Strayhorn teams up with Alia Musica to present the Hear/Now Festival, a showcase of new sounds headlined by hip hop sensation DJ Spooky.

Pop Video: East Liberty

It's an impressive story of a neighborhood that was transformed in short time. From Eastside, which started the boom, to the latest restaurant from Kevin Sousa, East Liberty continues to grow in surprising ways.

Two guys. 12 pizzas. One day.

Who else could sample 20 pies in a day and write to tell? Brad and Patrick are back with lively reviews of a dozen pizza places in Pittsburgh, including the mustache meter rating and a bunch of local celebs they met along the way.

Pittsburgh Pizza Tour 2012: The Video

A companion to the feature article above, here's the not-to-be-missed video of the Pizza 2012 Tour complete with hilarious comments--not to mention cheesy music--from our two fearless reviewers.

Checklist: what's needed in Pittsburgh neighborhood business districts

The Strip District could use a pharmacy. Mt. Lebanon is in need of a Thai restaurant. Lawrenceville lacks two kinds of essential businesses. Read on to learn what our most walkable neighborhoods are missing when it comes to rounding out a robust business district. Where there's a need, there's opportunity. Any takers?

Great neighborhood bars in Pittsburgh

You know the kind of place. You walk in and feel at home even if it's your first visit. Pittsburgh has more than its share of welcoming neighborhood bars, from the Park House to Legume. Andrew Moore, our development news editor, profiles some of the best, just in time for your holiday visit with friends.
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