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An Art All Night exhibit celebrating Yayoi Kusama

State of PA: Artists help rebuild and unify up-and-coming neighborhoods across Pennsylvania

In an effort to upend gentrification and boost struggling areas, community groups such as Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and Assemble and artists and art supporters like Nina Sauer are banding together to throw blockbuster events and push creative development strategies.

Thread founder Ian Rosenberger

Steel City keeps entrepreneurs coming back

Thanks to a vibrant startup scene and resources such as Innovation Works, PGH is growing in popularity for new companies.

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Photo essay: The Andy Warhol Museum celebrates 20th Anniversary with a curatorial overhaul

As the Andy Warhol Museum celebrates its second decade, the museum is re-opening with a completely new look. The collection has been rehung in a chronological fashion, curating the native son's biography.

Women in Film and Television Summit

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittsburgh to host Women in Film and Television International Summit

The Pittsburgh chapter of Women in Film and Television International will host the organization's 14th annual summit at the Westin Convention Center Hotel this weekend.

View from the roof deck of a Cleveland loft

National roundup: DC's 'High Line,' Cleveland's coolest digs, Denver's downtown boom

Issue Media Group publications such as Pop City, The Line in Minneapolis and Soapbox in Cincinnati cover "what's next" for urban centers. In this recurring feature, we highlight the top stories in urban innovation from all across our national network.

Tiny house graphic courtesy of Sarah Blumenstein.

Looking to Garfield as a lab for the next generation of housing in Pittsburgh

With cheap land and a blossoming arts district, this East End community is primed to experiment with creative housing models.

Looking out of the Penn X Roup Gallery. Photo Courtesy of 5450 Modern

There IS foot traffic in Garfield: A Q&A with Nico Hartkopf of the Penn x Roup Gallery

Nico Hartkopf swapped his services as an architect and designer to offset the cost of rent at 5450 Penn Ave. As he looks to make businesses in the building viable, he contends that the East End community is the next big thing.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Bayardstown Social Club season opening party

Bayardstown Social Club kicks off its second season with live music, good food and beer from Rock Bottom Brewery.
 

A big game of Jenga at Five Points Alley in Cincy

Urban alleys become pathways to revitalization

From Seattle to Washington D.C., forgotten alleys are being reinvented as people-friendly places. Often perceived as dirty and dangerous, alleys are now moving beyond garbage and garages to become havens for pedestrians, public art and small business.

PennLive's new workspace

State of PA: Pennsylvania's coolest workplaces

Pittsburgh's own Wigle Whiskey is on the list!

Mendelssohn, Theo Ackerson and Geoff Sanderson.

Risky Business: Bringing single-screen cinema to Lawrenceville

Against the odds, Botero Development principal Brian Mendelssohn is chancing the success of opening a single screen movie theater in an old rowhouse in Lawrenceville.

Pittonakatonk will take place on May 3 in Schenley Park

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittonakatonk May Day BBQ

DJ Pete Spynda is bringing together musicians from across Pittsburgh's world music scene for a festival in Schenley Park.

Beth Corning of The Glue Factory.

Disruptors: Five Pittsburghers shaking up the status quo and reshaping our world

Using the power of art, technology, community and academia these citizens are creating the critical differences that will propel Pittsburgh forward.

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M.I.A. brings her agitprop hip-hop to Stage AE

The pop music lightning rod comes to Pittsburgh on the heels of the release of her fourth album "Matangi."

Cooking club student Sam works with chefs from Spoon. Photo by Alaina Webber

Food Revolution Pittsburgh Cooking Club fundraises to close gap between quality food and city youth

The group is also looking to put on the largest Food Revolution Day in the world at Barack Obama Academy. 
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