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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Carnegie Museum of Art and VIA Present #nowseethis

Carnegie Museum of Art and VIA present #nowseethis, which celebrates the publishing of the Hillman Photography Initiative's photo book with art installations and live music.  

Jason Matukaitis powder coats the claw feet of a cast-iron bathtub a spicy red.

Handmade in Pittsburgh: Meet the local makers crafting furniture, carving out community

The makers movement, a growing community of artisans, designers and craftspersons that embraces the values of sustainability and the quality found in handmade products, is carving out a home in Pittsburgh. Pop City profiles some of the local talented furniture makers leading this creative community.

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

Behind the scenes at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

Pop City goes behind the scenes with the cast of "Welcome to Your Life" and "Bonnie and Clementine" from the upcoming Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.

Enjoying green space -- and cornhole -- on the Mon

Rebirth on the Monongahela River

This southwestern PA waterway is dotted with charming towns and exciting recreation opportunities. Now the communities along "The Mon" are banding together to lure adventurous tourists and transform the region into a hub for playing and paddling.

Merry Oaks Farm

The 'American' watchmaker: From Mount Everest to Grove City

A picturesque rehabbed farm in western Pennsylvania is the site of Kobold Expedition Tools, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that has pioneered a rebirth in American watchmaking. This story first appeared in livingthegrove.com and has been updated to include information about the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. 

The ladies behind HBW (left to right) Colleen Nguyen, Chelsie Markel, Sara Bozich & Tierney Pomone

The first annual Harrisburg Beer Week generates serious buzz

The capital joins Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in dedicating a week of festivities to its thriving craft beer scene. Head to Harrisburg April 24 through May 2 for cool tastings, creative collaborations and unforgettable events. Come thirsty!

LaShawndra Thornton, 29, is one of the D.C. area's thousand-odd Airbnb hosts. ""Staying with me offe

Airbnb hosts offer off-the-beaten track hospitality

Thinking about opening your home up as an Airbnb hot spot? Take a look at how Airbnb entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C., are creating an experience that's as enriching for the hosts as it is for their guests.

LaShaun Martin

Women's mentorship percolates over three cups of coffee

Pennsylvania Women Work, a statewide nonprofit serving women in transition, has partnered with Pittsburgh coffee company Crazy Mocha to brew up a recipe for success: The new 3 Cups of Coffee mentorship program is providing women in the Pittsburgh region with one-on-one career coaching, increasing their confidence and helping them to secure employment and higher wages.

The beautiful renovated Gateway Lodge

PA Wilds: Gateway Lodge is an oasis in the woods

A mother-daughter team have worked tirelessly to transform this historic property into the perfect place for a rustic, gorgeous getaway, complete with fine wines and locavore eats.

Stonebridge Plaza

Across the Rust Belt, baby boomers flock to downtown communities

It's not just millennials who are looking to ditch the suburbs and get in on the urban excitement in cities across the Rust Belt. In Cleveland, baby boomers have become the fastest-growing group of people migrating to the city's downtown residences.

Hens and Chicks specializes in custom floral arrangements.

Spring blossoms in the Strip District: Three florists abloom in this ever-growing neighborhood

Long known as Pittsburgh's epicenter for gourmet and specialty food items, the Strip District is also becoming the go-to spot for burgeoning floral businesses. The vibrant neighborhood's flower shops and flower wholesalers play a large part in nurturing the history, current landscape, and future of the neighborhood.

A mural at Attic Record Store

Millvale: Churches, murals and music

Head to this hidden gem in southwestern Pennsylvania for historic sites, hot tunes, innovative reuse projects and some of the country's best pancakes.

Xander Fleming (center)

How the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's global student body contributes to city's educational offerings

In a city renowned for its institutions of higher education, the pre-professional division of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School contributes its own type of student to the texture of Pittsburgh’s diverse campuses. Marked by intense discipline and a rigorous schedule, the program instills professionalism, self-care, and mental and physical fortitude into its student body.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: 22nd Pittsburgh JFilm Festival

Pittsburgh's JFilm Festival celebrates its 22nd year with a slate of 20 incredible films from eight different countries, all of which examine and celebrate Jewish culture. The festival takes place from April 16 - 26.

Wilkinsburg Train Station

Wilkinsburg bounces back with development plans on the horizon

With beautification projects, a possible reversal of a centuries-old liquor ban, and new life for the historic Wilkinsburg Train Station in its sights, this East End borough is primed for investment and development. 
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