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Artist in Residence in Motherhood

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. 


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! 

Maria Mangano signs her prints

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. 

Protected bike lanes

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.


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.

The Frozen Bone collection

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. 


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. 

An overview of Liberty Avenue traffic, Downtown

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. 


Pop Filter Hot Pick: Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic at Altar Bar

Underground hip-hop legend Aesop Rock comes to Altar Bar with partner in crime Rob Sonic, as well as opener Homeboy Sandman. 

Pittsburgh author Ellen A. Roth

Local author pens enchanting fairy tale for adults

The bewitching adult fairy tale Ten Fingers Touching from Pittsburgh author Ellen A. Roth features illustrations inspired by children's literature.


New Financial Opportunity Centers connect Pittsburghers to jobs, coaching, wealth-building

Thanks to the launch of three Financial Opportunity Centers in the Pittsburgh region, low- to moderate-income families will soon have access to an array of resources to help achieve financial stability, free of charge.

The Clark Building

The Downtown redux: How historical renovation is making real-estate history

Developers are showing no signs of slowing down on residential property construction in Downtown. The trend of repurposing Pittsburgh's historical buildings into condos and apartments is prompting would-be Downtown dwellers to make a move.


Pop City presents the Pop Filtercast podcast

Pop Filter Editor Patrick Bowman and music journalist Brandon Forbes host the inaugural episode of the Pop Filtercast podcast, where they do a deep dive into the best crop of concerts coming to Pittsburgh for the month of February. Listen up. 
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