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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.

Pop Star: Lynn Johnson, global photographer

Renowned photographer Lynn Johnson travels the world as the invisible voyager, capturing images that inspire viewers to act. Read about her latest project in India which was featured in National Geographic, and then see the stunning photo slide show.

Top Teachers: 5 Pittsburgh teachers making a big difference

In the first of a series profiling top teachers in the Pittsburgh region, Kidsburgh looks at inspiring educators who are making a big difference in the lives of our children.

New life for old buildings: Adaptive reuse in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is filled with outstanding examples of adaptive reuse, the re-purposing of older properties for a different use. It's cheaper than new development, with easier financing, and usually results in superior projects. From theaters to schools to hospitals, here's a rundown on what's been done and what's left to be re-imagined.

Photo slide show: the North Shore Connector

See the North Shore Connector before it opens March 25th in this preview slide show. From the striking design of the T-stops to the restored Bearden mural to the under-river T, it's big city impressive. And the rides are free.

Crafting a better beer: Drink local, Pittsburgh

From the venerable East End brews to the newer and impressive Full Pint beers, we toast the breweries that are raising the bar, so to speak, when it comes to craft beer in our region. Here's the guide to who's brewing what, from hoppy IPAs to spiced dark ales and much more.

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?

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Distinctively Dutch Festival launches Downtown

For the next three months, the cutting-edge culture of the Netherlands will converge on Downtown's Cultural District and arts venues around town. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is set to kick off its Distinctively Dutch Festival, packed with two dozen events, work by 75 artists, ambitious world premieres, and a festival buzz that can already be felt.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Jesus Hopped the A Train

In the local premiere of of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the A Train, two inmates face murder charges in New York's Riker's Island and as they await trials, they pose profound questions about morality. Join barebones productions on their mission to put Pittsburgh on the map for edgy contemporary theater.

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.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: hot jazz, merry-making and the Milky Way at Carnegie Science Center

Can you say intergalactic spectacular? This Thursday night, out of this world sounds and interplanetary sights will converge on the North Shore at Carnegie Science Center's first-of-its kind holiday happening. Be surrounded by stars of the local stage and the outer galaxies.

My ideal Pittsburgh weekend: Renee Piechocki

When her artist friend visited Pittsburgh, the director of the Office of Public Art showed her the artsy side of town, from a tour of the newly installed Romare Bearden mural at Gateway Station to a ceramic studio in Carnegie and two visits to the world-class Carnegie Museum of Art. Follow the fun with Renee and her group of friends.

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.

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.
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