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The Talent Dividend: How more college grads can add to Pittsburgh's bottom line

What's the best thing a city can do to achieve more economic success? Increase its number of college graduates. The most prosperous cities have the highest number of college grads. Read how the Talent Dividend calculates just how much college degrees add to a city's bottom line--think billions--and why Pittsburgh is one of 57 cities competing for the million dollar prize to boost college attainment.

New Girl in Town: A wish list for Pittsburgh

New Girl first wrote about falling in love with our city a few years ago and she's been writing about it every since. Now in an attempt to raise the bar, she offers a wish list to keep our city thriving and vital. What's on your list?

10 burgers, two guys, one day: the quest to find the best burger in Pittsburgh

When they said they would sample up to 10 burgers, they didn't say they would do it all in one day. Read the entertaining story from this adventurous duo, watch their hilarious video then comment on your own favorite--or one of theirs. From Hidy's to Eleven, it's quite a romp.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: VIA Music & New Media Festival

This week, the gods of underground culture are smiling wide (and shining down on, we hope!) over Pittsburgh, with a slew of happenings showcasing some of the best of independent music, video, gaming, writing, and comics. At the center of it all is the return of VIA, which has transformed an entire city block into a living laboratory for cutting-edge artists from around the globe--and from our own talent-filled backyard. Grab tickets fast; some events are already sold out.

Slide Show: VIA, the overnight sensation

Only in its second year, VIA has been named one of the 10 best music festivals in the country. This wildly innovative and experimental music and new media fest gets underway next week. But catch a glimpse here with some photos from last year's event, "where art, technology and entertainment collide head-on."

The latest guide to buying wine and spirits in Pittsburgh

Despite archaic liquor laws (and until they change), Pittsburgh offers a number of outstanding and unusual beer distributors and specialty wine shops. Let an expert be your guide in this updated version of a Pop City article favorite.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: Shadow Lounge Kicks Off New Outdoor Summer Music Series with Bilal

Since swinging open its doors in East Liberty 10 years ago, Shadow Lounge has set in motion a wave of cultural enterprise, emerging as a nightlife hotspot. This Sunday, the cafe-meets-club performance space takes the action into the streets with an appearance by legendary neo-soul/jazz singer, songwriter and producer, Bilal.

Pittsburgh's street art, a yarn of epic proportion

Pittsburgh's street art scene is vibrant, from Andy Warhol flowers as window dressing to yarn bombs on parking meters and bike racks and tin can art on street poles. Just as we were about to ask what's next, a sweater for the Mr. Rogers statue?, a red sweater appeared.

Hear Me: Kids' voices ringing out

Giving kids a voice is what the Hear Me project is all about and now those youth voices can be heard all over Pittsburgh. From tin cans that you tip to hear stories to storyboxes, it's letting kids have a powerful say. And in some cases, it's already changing things for the better.

Faces of Energy: Andrew Butcher and GTECH

A spin-off of a research project at CMU, GTECH is attracting national attention and helping transform Pittsburgh by transforming vacant land. From growing sunflowers for biofuel to large-scale projects to reclaim vacant land, find out more and about this unique company and its passionate co-CEO.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pop City's Birthday Bash

This just in: the first 300 through the door of the Pop City party will receive spa certificates for $40 from ESSpa Kozmetica! Join us tonight on the second floor (and out on the terrace!) of the fabulous new Google building at Bakery Square to celebrate Pop City's fifth birthday. Read more and don't be left out.

Cool Perks! What Pittsburgh Companies are Offering to Lure Top Talent

Personal trainers and chefs. First-class gyms. Hammocks suspended from ceilings. Balconies overlooking a river and bike trails. Though it sounds like things found in a resort, these are all cool perks from Pittsburgh companies who are keen on attracting the best talent--and keeping them.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: SUNSTAR Festival Celebrates Women in Music

From bhangra to bluegrass--and everything in between--the upcoming SUNSTAR Women in Music Festival will showcase an impressive roster of national and international female music makers. It's four days of vibrant music, inspiring dialogue and lively parties--plus a special session for young women interested in performing arts careers. Independent, authentic and diverse, these women rock.

Photo Slide Show: Google's New Pittsburgh Digs

With Google's move into newer and bigger space at Bakery Square, they can now accommodate more engineers and other staff. Yes, they're hiring by the hundreds and once you see their space you'll want to submit your resume, too. Meet you on the trapeze net!

Cool and Contemporary Pittsburgh Architecture

In a city known for its diverse and delightful architecture, architects are creating cool new designs with new materials that are broadening our idea of living spaces. From sleek lofts and rooftop gardens to creative in-fill, their ideas are contemporary and daring. Key concepts? Open space and green.
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