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The Pop City guide to French food and wine in Pittsburgh

From macarons in a rainbow of colors to dishes like savory lamb with black truffles, our writer explores the feast of French foods (and wines!) found here in Pittsburgh.

Jack Holden loves Pittsburgh: Falling in love with the girl and her city

In this video by the Pittsburgh native famous for the Ski Mt. Washington video, we see the story of boy falls for girl, boy falls for girl's city, boy asks Pittsburgh for...a job. Watch it for the marvelous Pittsburgh scenes or for the romantic story or for the charming Brit who stars in it. Just don't miss this.

Pop Filter Hot Pick Outdoors: WYEP's Final Fridays, Weather Permitting, First Fridays at the Frick

The outdoor sounds continue to provide your summer soundtrack in July and August, with live music animating green spaces around the city. The Frick Art & Historical Center boasts a long-time tradition, new kid on the block Weather Permitting stages shows right inside an urban nursery, and more.

Why I serve: on the school board

At first he said no to an offer of serving on the local school board. Then he reconsidered. And now after more than two decades of being a school board member, this writer highly recommends you do the same. Ready to be convinced? If you have a good story of why you serve your community, let us know.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 48 Hour Film Project & 2-Minute Film Festival

Could you write, cast, shoot, and edit a film in a mere 48 hours? How about making a film that is only two minutes long? Find out who--and how--from Pittsburgh's burgeoning indie film scene did just that, and see their finished flicks at two local film festivals.

The Pop City guide to kayaking in western PA

Love to kayak or want to try it? Here's everything you need to know, from renting to buying and the best places for kayaking in western PA. We start with downtown for outstanding skyline views and an urban trek that's one of the coolest in the country.

Pop Video: The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Did you know Pittsburgh is the Vintage Grand Prix capital of the United States? And it's the only race of its kind that takes place in the city. See the race on Sunday but first meet the founder in this exceptional video and learn how he has raised more than $3 million for autism through this event.

Why I moved to Pittsburgh: Matthew Sterne, GM of the Fairmont Hotel

While he's lived in stunning places such as Banff and Sonoma, his favorite city is now Pittsburgh. Meet Matthew Sterne, general manager of the luxury Fairmont, a jewel in downtown Pittsburgh and named the number one Fairmont on the continent for customer service. Read how they do it and why Sterne never wants to leave. 

Touchstone Center for Crafts: a one of a kind gem

It ranks up there with nationally acclaimed craft centers such as Penland, Pilchuck and Haystack, says the director, and it's right in our backyard. The Touchstone Center for Crafts in Laurel Highlands offers weekend and week-long classes in everything from ceramics to glass-blowing and it's a treat for the senses with its woodsy setting.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Gallery Crawl, Night Market & Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh

On Friday, July 12th, make The Cultural District your destination du jour, for a triple-header of programming featuring the Summer Gallery Crawl, Night Market V and Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh. Ready to blast off?

Impressions of Pittsburgh: what the arts delegates had to say about our city

Recently, 1000 or so arts delegates from around the country converged in Pittsburgh to meet and to experience our arts scene. When we kept hearing them gush (like the newly turned-on fountain) about our city, we asked some to go on record with their impressions. From the president of PBS to the Director of the Austin Ballet, here's what they had to say.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: summer music festivals heat up Schenley Plaza and Deutschtown

Summer is all about music under the stars, in parks and gardens and on street corners and patios. We've got two local music festivals you don't want to miss, so grab a blanket and let's go.

Pop Star: Laura Ellsworth

"Let's be number one in the country," Laura Ellsworth suggests, "and show how powerful women's philanthropy can be." Think she's kidding? The hard-to-resist Jones Day partner-in-charge is making a deep impact in the community in a number of ways as an activist and volunteer.

5 things not to miss in Lawrenceville

In a city known for cool neighborhoods, Lawrenceville is one of the coolest. There's plenty to explore and savor but we'll start you off with five spots not to be missed.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party remixes art, soul and Motown

Move over Mad Men, it's time for Motown. Celebrating the groove, glamour and creative vision of the Motor City, the Mattress Factory invites you to swing on over to its unique Northside digs for a soul and funk-infused Urban Garden Party. We've got 5 reasons why you should attend summer's best party.
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