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Plays Inverse creates a literary experience for readers of the printed play

After years of reading poorly produced editions of his favorite shows, Tyler Crumrine indentified an opportunity to improve the printing quality of theatrical literature by starting a small press here in Pittsburgh.

'The Chair' project demonstrates the film industry's impact on the Pittsburgh economy

The Chair, a 10-part documentary film series, depicts two directors making a film from the same script here in Pittsburgh. Hollywood producers partnered with Steeltown Entertainment and Point Park University to showcase the Steel City's versatility for shooting a feature film and benefit our local economy.

Connecting local businesses with the Pittsburgh community: A Q&A with Rachel Carlson of Yelp!

Carlson uses her passion for Pittsburgh to bring the online experience of Yelp! offline, connecting business owners with their communities in a visceral way.

Four young female entrepreneurs building networks in Pittsburgh

Four young women entrepreneurs, with work that spans from political fundraising to opening a local market, say Pittsburgh is a great city to start a company and make business relationships.

A letter from the editor of Pop City

Pop City's new editor, Erin Keane Scott introduces herself and talks about the state of Pop City.

Sixteen Pittsburgh social media mavens to follow

Because eight is never enough, this week we bring you eight more Pittsburgh social media-ites who are using the power of their networks for good.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Three Tenures: A tale of the Pittsburgh Opera

What happens when three Pittsburgh Opera general directors, past and present, reunite to celebrate the Opera's 75th anniversary? Having worked with all three--Tito Capobianco, Mark Weinstein and Christopher Hahn--this writer knew her reunion with them would be filled with glorious memories and an inspired look to the future. Encore!

The smart alternative called PittMoss

Mont Handley questioned why we were draining the world's carbon-absorbing peat moss habitats to fill flower pots. He not only came up with a smart alternative that recycles newspaper, but he also created a catchy name for the Pittsburgh-based product. Hail to PittMoss!  

Pop Star: Bobby Zappala of Thrill Mill (and Thrival and more)

Bobby Zappala and his friends started with Baller BBQs in an open parking lot, which grew into BusinessBout, which morphed into Thrill Mill and its offspring Hustle Den, the business accelerator. Most recently, they created Thrival Festival. So when he says East Liberty is a mecca of entrepreneurship and innovation, you want to join the party.

Why I moved to Pittsburgh from Italy

She started with a fine Italian leather boutique in Shadyside and is now adding a second location in Ross Park Mall—and designing a new building in Squirrel Hill for retail establishments and more. Barbara Gambotto moved here from Rome and is finding Pittsburgh to be "the best city in the world" as she discovers more opportunities for her and her family.  
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