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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Experience Radical Reels at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

Ready to explore the wild bug and bear-populated environs of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, battle 10-meter waves in Australia's shark-infested Tasman Sea, and walk for one year straight across remote China? The Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to town for three adventure-packed days. Read all about it here.


Top reasons artists should move to Pittsburgh

We have at least 10 reasons why artists should make their home in Pittsburgh, from the ease of making your mark to the revved-up café culture. We'll outline five reasons here and then five more in a future issue. Got your own reason? We want to hear it.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: JFilm Festival Kicks Off with Sold-Out Gala

For the next two weeks, the prestigious JFilm Festival will bring 20 award-winning films from around the globe to venues in and around Pittsburgh. From the remarkable career of Brooklyn-born journalist Ruth Gruber--who at age 20 became the world's youngest Ph.D. recipient--to the recent rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer, these reel stories were meant for the big screen. JFilm's gala opening is about to sell out, so grab your tickets now.


Cool Things for Kids to do in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh offers a wealth of cultural and other activities for kids but on those days when you're not sure what to do, we've got the guide for you. Here's a select offering, from behind-the-scenes tours of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History to a Super Heroes happening at Toonseum.While you're at it, sign up for the new online publication, Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh--published quarterly.


New Girl in Town: Cheap Eats in Downtown Pittsburgh

It had to be good, inexpensive and located downtown. With that in mind, New Girl in Town explored the streets of the Golden Triangle to find some of the best affordable eating in Pittsburgh. Here's a select guide from cool new places to the ones that have been there so long you overlook them.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: Circle Mirror Transformation opens at Pittsburgh Public Theater

Circle Mirror Transformation has already nabbed a 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play and a Drama Desk Award nomination--to name a few. This month at the O'Reilly, discover why the absorbing new work has helped rocket 29-year-old playwright Annie Baker into the national spotlight, with many dubbing her "the freshest new voice in theater today."


Q & A: Steven E. Sokol, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

If there's one question Steven Sokol gets a lot, it's about moving here from New York. Now living in downtown Pittsburgh, he explains why he's excited to be here, why it's so important that we connect on a global level and what pressing problem that we all share keeps him awake at night.


The Best Burgers and Hot Dogs in Pittsburgh

Where to go for the best hamburgers and hot dogs in town? You might be surprised. From Franktuary, of course, to the best Kobe burger in town at Nine on Nine (trust us on this one), we'll show you where to go to satisfy the cravings that only intensify in the summer. Grill, baby, grill.


Top 10 Kid-Friendly Attractions in Pittsburgh

Relocating her family to Downtown Pittsburgh proved to be an excellent decision, says the author. The more they got to know Pittsburgh, the more convinced they were that this is one family-friendly town. The only problem? With so many great things to do with kids, it was hard to choose. Here's her list of the Top 10.

12 Steps to Making Pittsburgh a National Energy Leader

The crisis is for real but the solutions are right at hand. Pittsburgh has turned the corner as a region that is better withstanding the down economy than many others. What's next for us? How about becoming a national leader in energy solutions? Turns out we have everything it takes. Here's the 12 Steps to making it happen.

New Girl in Town: On Nemacolin and Falling Rock

Did you know there's a new five-star resort near  Pittsburgh? And that no one at Pop City has been there? We've been to Nemacolin, of course, but not the modern and lux Falling Rock with the 24/7 butler service and 10-pillow menu. So off we went with--who else--but New Girl in Town?

Stamping Out Cigarette Butt Litter

If we could remove one thing from Pittsburgh, it might be the cigarette butt litter strewn over our landscape. While unsightly, research now shows that those cigarette butts are also toxic to our environment, polluting our streams and rivers. Here's what some Pittsburgh groups are doing to stamp out the problem.

New Girl in Town: What Pittsburgh Needs

Sure, we have much to appreciate but we can always do better. What does Pittsburgh need? Let's start with four amenities that could enhance our city--how about a living wall since we're already so green?--and raise the quality of life. Then we will continue the discussion after getting your suggestions.

From Dugout Dick to Eco Elvis: Your Environmental Road Trip

Deciding there was a role for him in the environmental movement, Mark Dixon created Your Environmental Road Trip (YERT) and traveled the country searching for innovative green solutions and delivering Pittsburgh's green message. Along the way, he discovered lots of people thinking creatively, including a cave dweller and an Elvis imitator.

Changemaker: Charlie Humphrey

As head of Pittsburgh’s Center for the Arts, Filmmakers, and Glass Center, Charlie Humphrey is taking arts advocacy to a whole new level, getting everyone involved as he battles the recession and deep budget cuts. What do the arts mean to this region? More than you think.
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