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The Pop Filtercast Episode #5 - 3/25/15

On this week's episode of the Pop Filtercast, we preview upcoming shows from Perfume Genius, Title Fight, Alvvays and local act Balloon Ride Fantasy, and share new music from Earl Sweatshirt and local act Cold Weather. Listen up!


A legacy of philanthropy: How foundation support benefits Pittsburgh, today and tomorrow

From neighborhood improvement initiatives to parks and recreation to social causes, the tradition of philanthropy in Pittsburgh has fueled the city’s recent economic and cultural renaissance.

Sam White

5 ways to support artists in your community

You may have read that the rise of the creative entrepreneur is leading to the death of the artist. That’s not our experience. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with people in communities all across the United States, and there are artists everywhere.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: 'Aspie Seeks Love' Pittsburgh premiere

Local filmmaker Julie Sokolow hosts the Pittsburgh premiere of her nationally renowned documentary "Aspie Seeks Love" at the Regent Square Theater.

Color Run Shine Tour

11 can't-miss family events in Pittsburgh, 2015 edition

When playgrounds and playdates start to feel a little stale, amp up your household calendar with one of the many family-friendly events coming up in the city. From the athletic to the artistic, Pittsburgh abounds with surprising options for entertaining family memories. Here, Pop City's top picks for 2015.

Good Fridays at The Andy Warhol Museum lobby

Happening around town: Happy hours with a twist

From bottle labeling parties to drinks with dinosaurs, Pittsburgh's beloved cultural institutions are redefining the rules of attraction. Pop City curates the city's most innovative mix-and-mingle experiences.


Pittsburgh startup NetBeez monitors networks in real time

Founded in 2013 at Innovation Works' AlphaLab incubator, NetBeez uses "swarm intelligence" and network sensors called BEEZ to collect and process network and application performance. 

Marian Parsons' Miss Mustard Seed has become a brand

Meet five Pennsylvania-based bloggers turning an internet connection into wild success

Whether they're posting about interior design, craft beer, life's absurdities, parenting or state-centric travel, these five bloggers have used determination -- and the magic of the web -- to reach readers across the globe.

Learning laboratory

Parks conservancy group gives Pittsburgh students a lesson in STEM

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has turned the city's green spaces into a vast outdoor classroom for students exploring STEM subjects at Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Local school children beta test real-time map of human health

With increasing concerns over serious contagious illnesses like measles and the tension between public safety and privacy regarding health information, the Kinsa Smart Thermometer could change the way health information is shared.


The Pop Filtercast Episode #4 - 3/11/15

In this week's episode of Pop Filtercast, we preview upcoming shows from Will Butler, The Park Plan, Hubbs, and Skull Kid, and share new music from Makthaverskan and Creepoid. Listen up!

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.  


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.


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. 
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