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Slide the City slips toward Pittsburgh

Plans underway for charity pipeline to slide into town

Summer in the city still seems a long way off, but Pittsburgh's gearing up to welcome the best way to stay cool since the water steps. This thousand-foot slip 'n slide promises awareness for local charities and a backyard cooldown in an urban setting.  

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A gaffer finds her light in Pittsburgh

Point Breeze resident Celeste Gainey, who broke ground in the 1970s by being the first female gaffer admitted to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, reflects on her past in her first full-length poetry collection, the GAFFER. The book will be released on March 10.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Disarming Violence: SPACE Gallery event combines art and activism

Disarming Violence brings together the thought-provoking art of SPACE Gallery's "Unloaded" exhibition with important programming featuring several prominent social justice organizations discussing community violence. 

A touch of paleo

Local entrepreneurs turn a Stone Age diet digital

PrimalPalate.com, the startup business that began as a web-based passion project for Bill Staley and Hayley Mason, is revamping the trendy paleo diet into a lifestyle fit for the 21st century. 

The biggest roadblock to the industry is banking, or lack thereof.

Postcards from the edge: The enterprising pioneers of Denver's legalized pot industry

As the first city in the world to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana, Denver is facing a rush of entrepreneurialism, gentrification, and -- in some sectors -- controversy. An in-depth look into how the budding pot industry is affecting the city's economic and social landscape.

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Lenka Clayton: An artist in residence in motherhood

At the intersection of motherhood and art, the personal is political for Pittsburgh artist Lenka Clayton. Her project, An Artist Residency in Motherhood, first appeared at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in 2012 and now is gaining national attention. 

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The Pop Filtercast Episode #3 - 2/25/15

On this week's episode of the Pop Filtercast, we preview upcoming shows from Lizzo, Lights, Cannibal Ox, and Badboxes, and also share new music from Kendrick Lamar and Kevin Garrett. Listen up! 

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Start With Art gives Pittsburgh newborns a baby step toward culture

More than 3,500 babies born throughout 2015 at local facilities will go home with an early appreciation of art, thanks to Start With Art: PGH. The project distributes signed, original photographs from local artists to newborns. 

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Bus meets bike: How the next wave of commuters is changing the urban landscape

In Pittsburgh and across the state, the humble bicycle is mobilizing efforts to usher in a new era of public transportation. In Part Three of our three-story series on transportation, Pop City navigates the connection between buses, bikes and the commuters who depend on them.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: PBS presents 'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand'

"August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand," a Pittsburgh-produced documentary that explores the life and work of famed playwright August Wilson, premiers Feb. 20 on PBS.

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Art Institute student shows collection at New York Fashion Week

Romina Vairo, a recent fashion design graduate at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, will show her collection Frozen Bone at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on Feb. 17. 

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The Pop Filtercast Episode #2 - Local Music Round-up

In this week's episode of Pop Filtercast, we round up our favorite local music of the past few months and introduce a new segment. Listen up! 

Historic in scale

Welcome to Pittsburgh: A guide to navigating town for tourists and newcomers

In Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, finding your way using public transportation is about to get a little bit easier. In Part Two of our three-story series on transportation, Pop City guides you to the best resources for getting around on train, bus, bike or incline. 

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Pittsburgh as a driving force behind transportation technology

From bus-tracking apps to robotic traffic signals, the New Year has introduced some big changes for Pittsburgh in the realm of transportation. Part One of Pop City's three-part series on transportation issues within Pittsburgh and across Pennsylvania.

Oakland hosted the second Anchor District Forum in December 2013

Eds and meds, unite: Anchor districts are new engines for job creation

Across the United States, anchor districts like Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood stabilize communities through creative placemaking and job creation. Here, an in-depth look at anchor districts in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Cleveland. 
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