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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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Pop Filter Hot Pick: 32nd annual Three Rivers Film Festival lights up screens around town

With nearly 80 films, 16 program packed days and a new venue added to the mix, the 32nd annual Three Rivers Film Festival is the best local place to explore and experience the cinematic arts. Read on for the reel highlights.

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How public art is changing the urban landscape

Once the province of sculptors, public art is now essential in urban placemaking and social engagement. Think: Love Front Porch and Conflict Kitchen. From murals on vacant buildings to art in laundromats, we take a look at how public art is transforming our cities.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: 9th annual Lawrenceville Artists' Studio Tour hosts largest event to date

With 42 artists and 17 studios on its daylong itinerary–from iron workers to printmakers–the annual Lawrenceville Artists’ Studio Tour is back with its biggest event to date.

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The allure of (local) seasonal beers

"No pumpkins were harmed in the brewing of this beer," jokes Scott Smith of East End Brewing of his Nunkin Ale. But it's the fresh hops he uses in the seasonal Big Hop Harvest that make it the model of true seasonal beer. Plenty of others are available throughout the region, from Jacked Up O'Lantern Stout to Festivus Ale. Here's a roundup that will make your mouth water.

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Why I moved to Downtown Pittsburgh

She's a writer and yoga instructor and a New Yorker who was looking to move somewhere after 10 years in the Big Apple. Why Pittsburgh and why downtown? Because it's on the verge. Like her.

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Photo slide show: AIA Pittsburgh Design Awards

AIA Pittsburgh will reveal the winners of the 2013 Design Awards at its festive gala this Thursday night. Get a preview here with a look at the nominations for outstanding design here in Pittsburgh and see why design matters.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Do The Brooklyn Brewery Mash in Pittsburgh

Before you don those masks and do the Monster Mash, do The Brooklyn Brewery Mash! Running October 22nd through October 27th at venues around town, the nomadic food and drink tour pairs Brooklyn brews with local chefs and creatives.
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