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New Girl in Town: The Perfect Pittsburgh Staycation

Staying in Pittsburgh this summer instead of going overseas? We've got you covered in our five-day staycation plan. There's so much to do that we had trouble packing it all in, from the Warhol to rocking out the Riverfront trails, you'll find a summer full of fun.

Penguins, Red Wings: Talking Hockey Smack with Detroit's Model D

It's deja vu all over again as our Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup -- and Pop City has some, uh, fun with Model D, just like last year. It's about much more than hockey. Too bad we can't do this in the football season but the Lions need to field a team first.

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Finding the Happy in Happy Hour

So when times are tough--uh, let's say now--and you want to get happy, where do you go? Check out this short  guide to high-end, down-budget Happy Hours in Pittsburgh. From the best atmosphere and the most innovative to feeling like you're in another country and channeling your inner Greta Garbo, it's enough to drive you to drink. Bartender!

Those Busy Burgh Bees: Urban Beekeeping and More

What do an airline pilot, architect, law student and MBA student have in common? They're all members of the Burgh Bees, a nonprofit devoted to urban beekeeping in the region. Why are bees so important? Let us count the wayzzzz...

Here a Tree, There a Tree: Greening our Schools

Here's one way to instill pride in school: add greenery. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has embarked on a landmark project to add trees and plantings to every Pittsburgh public school. More greenery equates to a better culture, more pride in school, and happier students. Here's to going green.

Pop Video: The Return of the Pittsburgh Marathon

Keith Parish of Parish Digital captures the excitement of the Pittsburgh Marathon at the starting line as runners talk about what the race means to them, and to Pittsburgh. Sunday was a great day in Pittsburgh and Pop City salutes everyone who did so much to bring this thoroughly awesome event back to town. 

Photo Slide Show: Art in Bloom

In case you missed it, the short-lived but spectacular Art in Bloom at the Carnegie Museum of Art can be seen here in a series of photos by Pop City photographer  Brian Cohen. To view the art meets nature slide show, click here.

Join us for Hands On Pittsburgh

Join the Pop City team on Saturday, May 2 at Naomi's House in Swissvale as we plant a garden and do some light construction. Or contact Pittsburgh Cares and find another Hands On Pittsburgh project to work on May 1 or 2. Get your own team together if you like. To find out more, click here, or to join the Pop City team, click here. We'd love to have you!

Why We Moved to Downtown Pittsburgh

While liiving the suburban lifestyle in Maryland, this young couple did a search for a great city to move to and decided on Pittsburgh. Then they took it one step further and opted to live the urban lifestyle downtown--with their young son.

Art in the Name of Diversity: Elizabeth Castonguay

How does a painter use her art to fight for social justice?  Meet Elizabeth Myers Castonguay, who addresses diversity and social responsibility in her series of striking paintings.

The Thrill of Instant Download

From the Kindle 2 to the phone novels in Japan (earning small fortunes for their young authors), the world of digital publishing is changing fast. So what's the word on the local scene? Let's start with the Kindle. "It's my favorite thing in the world besides my husband and daughter," says one user. If that gives you an idea.

Zipcar: An Urban Solution for Drivers

Need a car but don't want the expense and upkeep of ownership? Zipcar offers a solution, by the hour or by the day, that will make your life easier--and it's kind to the environment. Owners rave, and some companies are now using it to supplement their fleet.

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Pop City Poll: On Surviving the Down Economy

In our continuing poll series, we ask your opinion about surviving the down economy. Cast your vote then see how other Pop City readers voted. Got additional comments? We're listening: info@popcitymedia.com
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