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Q&A with Dr. Vonda Wright, the Mobility Doctor

She's a rock star, appearing on Dr. Oz and The Doctors, and writing books and blogs on why it's so vital to stay in good health. UPMC's Dr. Vonda Wright, who wants to change the paradigm on aging, thinks there's nothing better than aging well. You can be an athelete into your 50s and beyond, she says. Her question: how far do you want to go?

The City of Play and the playful guy behind it

What began as a friendly pastime became a profound exercise in community-building. Adam Nelson is the force behind the City of Play which brings to town The Best New Games in the World this Saturday.

Pittsburgh's hot places for cool kids

As summer comes to a close for kids, check out these fun Pittsburgh activities to help them stay busy and happy.

Why are women still making less than men in this town?

The latest research shows that it's still the case that women in Pittsburgh are earning less money for the same work as men--74 cents to the dollar. This author has researched why and poses three key questions that allow us all to examine the problem and help do our part to change things. 
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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Moth Mainstage presents On Point: Stories of Balancing Acts

Back and bigger than ever, The Moth Mainstage brings the art of storytelling to its new home at the Byham. Spinning tales via the evocative theme, "On Point: Stories of Balancing Acts," includes everyone from American Spirit author Dan Kennedy, to a local favorite with a "speedy delivery." So what's the story?

Co-working spaces in Pittsburgh: cheap digs and collaboration

Looking for your own office space that's cheap, convenient and makes you feel part of something bigger? For a range of reasons, including the chance to cross-pollinate, many are opting for co-working spaces which are popping up all over Pittsburgh.

5 things not to miss on East Carson Street

In our continuing series, we suggest 5 places to visit on this lively and long main street in the Southside. From there, you have your pick since East Carson St. has it all.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Carrie Furnaces, Contemporary Views at Silver Eye

The Carrie Furnace site is an iconic landmark of Pittsburgh's past, present and future. A new exhibition at Silver Eye Center for Photography features the work of 32 photographers who draw inspiration from the towering 92-foot blast furnaces, poised to play a new role along the Mon.

Photo slide show: The yarnbombing of the Warhol Bridge

In an amazing feat of collaboration, persistence and fiber art, artist Amanda Gross and group of 1,847 volunteers created the largest yarnbombing project ever, covering the Andy Warhol Bridge with bright, multi-colored panels. See it here and then get downtown and gawk for yourself.

Don't miss! The Moth Mainstage on August 22

Pop City is happy to be the media sponsor of The Moth Mainstage, the iconic storytelling event that has regaled Pittsburgh audiences, selling out every year. Now it's bigger and better than ever in its new home at the Byham. Check out the lineup on August 22 and get your tickets now.

Why you should care about the design of our schools

First we shape the building and then the building shapes us. School design matters. A lot. Just ask these Pittsburgh architects and designers of K-12 education from the ground up.

Is downtown Pittsburgh going to the dogs?

Can you judge the vitality of a downtown by the number of pet dogs living there? Downtown is more of a community now, says one pet owner who believes it shows in the increasing number of pet dogs residing there. Meet some here and see how they're changing the perception of downtown living.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Rock All Night in Lawrenceville

50 bands, 20 venues, 16 hours. From rock in a bowling alley to global beats in a park, the second annual Rock All Night Tour is showcasing the music makers and spaces of Lawrenceville. Ready to RANT & roll all night?

Thinking of the city as your campus

The best way to learn is by doing. So when the seniors of Winchester Thurston got a class assignment to do something that benefits a community, they got to work. The result? Some cool projects, sure. But It turns out the biggest impact was on the students.

What cool thing is going on for kids this week? Glad you asked.

Starting today, Pop City will feature a Kidsburgh event every week in Pop Filter. Check out the first Hive Maker Party for teens at TechShop this week. And check back every week for a kids' event you won't want to miss.
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