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Planting the seed: Local organizations create opportunities for girls interested in STEM careers

In America, women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields, but several Pittsburgh organizations are working to change the statistics. Through mentorship and hands-on experience these local programs are working to pave the way for a more gender balanced generation of STEM professionals.

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Where old-timey and online collide: A Q&A with Toby Greenwalt, CLP's director of digital strategy

From his blog, TheAnalogDivide.com to his new gig as the first ever director of digital strategy at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Toby Greenwalt is shaking the conservative librarian stereotype by using his interest in technology to keep the public library relevant to communities.

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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.

Farmer's Table at Manchester Farms

With space to grow, local food flourishes in Western PA

The area around Pittsburgh has everything it needs to foster a thriving locavore movement -- ample affordable farmland, creative community leaders and passionate chefs. Together, they're cooking up something powerful.

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With historic influx of urban residents, cities are seeing growth in amenities

After decades of population loss, many cities are now growing faster than the rest of their metro areas. Urban developers are trying to attract the right amenities to support the new wave of urbanites. So what’s needed to sustain a dense and vibrant city? The answers might surprise you.

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There's no place like home: A Q&A with Pittsburgh-born ceramic artist Nicole Aquillano

The Society For Contemporary Craft's summer resident, Nicole Aquillano, creates usable, ceramic art deeply rooted in place. Her inspiration comes from a longing she often feels for the home where she grew up in Beaver County.

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The best of Pop City in 2014

Pittsburgh keeps getting better and Pop City's not doing to shabby either. We took some time to reflect and compile some of the best, most well-read stories of 2014 so far.

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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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Local biz in da' Burgh: A Q&A with Dan Rugh of Commonwealth Press

Commonwealth Press is the perfect example of the Pittsburgh startup dream—an entrepreneurial web designer made good. Learn more about how Dan Rugh translated tech and design skills into a successful branding firm and silk screen press.

Choderwood has an indoor pool that Airbnb guests are welcome to use.

Finding a unique perspective of Pittsburgh through Airbnb

Airbnb is allowing Pittsburghers to redefine the staycation by opening their homes to travelers and helping them to see a more personal view of the Steel City.

The Hinterlands at Play House

Putting art at the heart of neighborhood redevelopment

Artists are often the first to move into urban neighborhoods, and also the first to move when rents escalate. Yet in the post-recession landscape, many communities are working together with artists to transform blight, engage residents and reimagine neighborhoods.

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Breaking Braddock

Though this eastern borough of Pittsburgh may be small, its ideas are big. With a forward-thinking mayor and new businesses opening up, Braddock is poised to rise from the soot of the Edgar Thomson Steelworks stronger than ever.

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Have a great Fourth of July

We're taking off next week for the holiday. We hope you enjoy some grillin', chillin', fireworks and all things Fourth of July.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: 'Drag Me Home' zine and compilation release show

Local music scene mainstay, Rick Moslen releases his fanzine and compilation, Drag Me Home, with a show at Mr. Roboto Project.

Dick Zhang, founder and CEO of Identified Technologies

State of PA: Five companies looking beyond the bottom line

Whether they're disrupting summer reading, crafting a heat-producing window or inventing novel ways to save ink, these five ascendent entrepreneurs are growing their businesses, while also keeping an eye on their social impact.
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