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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.

Join us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter

If you haven't found us already, please join the Pop City Pittsburgh group on Facebook and follow PopCityPgh on Twitter. Join the conversation and feel free to make suggestions, including story ideas!

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

New Girl in Town: On Favorite Food (Thus Far)

Her debut in Pop City a few weeks ago was a smash. Now In her continuing exploration of Pittsburgh, New Girl in Town delves into the world of food beginning with, where else, the Strip District and moving downtown for more.

Small Business Development: Getting Launched for Success

It starts with a dream and a solid business plan. When Pittsburgh entrepreneurs want to start a new business, the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center guides the way. It's free and based on the many success stories, highly effective. 

Pop Slide Show: Public Art

Pittsburgh is rich in public art, from Romare Bearden's beloved mural to the latest sculpture, pictured left. Pop City photographer Brian Cohen photographs some of the art featured in the city's updated guide, Pittsburgh Art in Public Places.  To view the slide show, click here.

Pitt Stops: Touring Pittsburgh Neighborhoods Bar by Bar

What can you learn by visiting a bar in each of Pittsburgh's 90--yes 90-- neighborhoods? It took 18 months and many raised glasses to find out but Jim Dilmore and his group think it was well worth the, uh, research.

The Amazing Women Behind the Pittsburgh Marathon

Last held in 2003, the Pittsburgh Marathon was considered one of the top 5 in the country, attracting runners from all 50 states and beyond. Now with the tenacious and remarkable efforts of three women, the Pittsburgh Marathon returns May 3rd. This is a story to inspire all, even the non-runner.

Boomerangers: Goodbye, Hello Again!

So many Pittsburgh natives who left for brighter lights and bigger cities have returned to their hometown to find a change for the better. From new developments to an energetic art scene and renewed neighborhoods, it's good to be home!
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