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Looking for our next great Managing Editor

Think you have what it takes to be the next managing editor of this publication? Pop City usually brings you the best in new job openings, but now Issue Media Group (IMG), Pop City's parent company, is in the hunt for an ideal candidate to be the next leader of our publication. Here's the full job description to pass on to other civic-minded city residents like you.

Learning innovation: Apps for the tiniest of toddlers?

What would Fred Rogers, keeper of the childhood psyche, say about the explosion of apps for small children? With new apps involving everything from spacecraft repair to dinosaur portraits to brushing teeth, the answer might surprise you. 

Coming right at you: 3D for Kids jumps off the screen

Jeff Boller puts his new 3D for Kids workshop in your face -- in a good way.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: PICT presents the Pittsburgh premiere of The Crucifer of Blood

PICT's season culminates with the Pittsburgh premiere of Paul Giovanni’s The Crucifer of Blood, a Sherlock Holmes-style adventure featuring characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Matt Torney directs this mysterious, exotic and at times deadly encounter between a master detective, a young woman and an ingenious villain.

How I got a planet named after me: An Ellis School student's science win

How does an eighth grader get a trip to the White House and have a minor planet named after her? An interest in science helps. Here's how this ace student, who views science as a gateway to the world, made it happen.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Downtown unveils new attractions for Light up Night & Holiday Market

Be there when Light Up Night and the Peoples Gas Holiday Market switch on the lights downtown, unveiling new attractions and setting the festive spirit in motion at one of the country's largest holiday light celebrations.

Photo slide show: Veterans Day Parade

On a cold November morning last week, Pittsburghers gathered Downtown to honor our veterans.  As supporters lined the route, veterans were joined by marching bands from the region's schools in a moving tribute.

A fond farewell from the editor

After seven-plus years, our publisher and editor bids a very fond farewell to Pop City, while exceeding word count and spouting philosophy from a Johnnie Walker ad.
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From SkyZone to the Carrie Furnace, fun places for kids in the Burgh

Imagine a sea of trampolines interconnected to form one massive launch pad inside a large former industrial warehouse. We've got that and more in this roundup of fun things for kids, including snow tubes, bowling balls and trolley rides.

Where to dine around Market Square? Here's your guide.

Market Square's recent renovation has led to a surge of new restaurants in the square and beyond. Here's a list that have opened in the last few years. Try them all!

The Hill District: Still waiting for something great to happen

A new grocery store just opened and a coffee shop is coming. Here's a look at what else is happening in the Hill District, an important neighborhood in transition and a study in contrasts.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittsburgh Collects celebrates the art of collecting images at Silver Eye

Silver Eye Center for Photography turns its lens to the fine art of collecting, featuring 75 works culled from the collections of three influential local collectors. Pittsburgh Collects opens with a free reception this Thursday.

Photo Slide Show: My impressions of Pittsburgh in 120 seconds

Before presenting on Bristol where he is mayor, George Ferguson entertained those at the Remaking Cities Congress with his astute and humorous observations of Pittsburgh. From our bridges--there are bridges under bridges!--to our walkability, here's how he viewed our green "left field" city. TIP: click on captions to see his remarks!

Pop Stars: 3 people making Pittsburgh pop

From energy to food to music, here are three people in Pittsburgh making a difference: Randy Francisco, Jamilka Borges and Fawzi Haimor.

Is growth for cities always a good thing?

Following the Remaking Cities Congress in Pittsburgh, John Rohe of the Colcom Foundation thinks it's a good time to consider whether growth is always a good thing for cities. Pittsburgh has prospered over the years despite a lack of growth. And is growth consistent with principles of sustainability?
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