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A look back: The courting of Google, circa 2006

Originally published in March 2006, this Pop City story about Google landing corporate office here is prescient both in its discussion of Pittsburgh's relationship with the tech behemoth and for its reference to 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Show sign Rt. at Donaldson's Crossroads

Under new management: Little Lake Theatre's next act

A long-time community fixture of Pittsburgh's southern suburbs, Little Lake Theatre is changing hands while retaining a devoted audience.

Zoom Interiors on 'Shark Tank'

Philly-based ZOOM Interiors walks away from Shark Tank deal

Madeline Fraser, Elizabeth Grover and Beatrice Fischel-Bock founded Zoom Interiors to provide virtual interior design consultations. One year in, they went on Shark Tank. One year later, they're investor-less but more business savvy.

Jen Mulero, bartender at 1947 Tavern

Bartenders' backstory: How the best in the business rose to the top

Pittsburgh is flush with talented bartenders who've perfected the art of the craft cocktail. Here, an insider's guide to some of the city's most storied mixologists.

Billy Epting, 27, chose a graduate program and research position at Carnegie Mellon University over offers from two other prestigious schools in the nation.

Pittsburgh's brain gain

The high number of advanced degrees among Pittsburgh's youngest workers combined with the big tech companies that have set up shop here has created a brain gain in the region. 

Jason Matukaitis powder coats the claw feet of a cast-iron bathtub a spicy red.

Handmade in Pittsburgh: Meet the local makers crafting furniture, carving out community

The makers movement, a growing community of artisans, designers and craftspersons that embraces the values of sustainability and the quality found in handmade products, is carving out a home in Pittsburgh. Pop City profiles some of the local talented furniture makers leading this creative community.

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Behind the scenes at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

Pop City goes behind the scenes with the cast of "Welcome to Your Life" and "Bonnie and Clementine" from the upcoming Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.

Merry Oaks Farm

The 'American' watchmaker: From Mount Everest to Grove City

A picturesque rehabbed farm in western Pennsylvania is the site of Kobold Expedition Tools, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that has pioneered a rebirth in American watchmaking. This story first appeared in livingthegrove.com and has been updated to include information about the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. 

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Pittsburgh startup NetBeez monitors networks in real time

Founded in 2013 at Innovation Works' AlphaLab incubator, NetBeez uses "swarm intelligence" and network sensors called BEEZ to collect and process network and application performance. 

Maria Mangano signs her prints

Start With Art gives Pittsburgh newborns a baby step toward culture

More than 3,500 babies born throughout 2015 at local facilities will go home with an early appreciation of art, thanks to Start With Art: PGH. The project distributes signed, original photographs from local artists to newborns. 

The Frozen Bone collection

Art Institute student shows collection at New York Fashion Week

Romina Vairo, a recent fashion design graduate at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, will show her collection Frozen Bone at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on Feb. 17. 

Pittsburgh author Ellen A. Roth

Local author pens enchanting fairy tale for adults

The bewitching adult fairy tale Ten Fingers Touching from Pittsburgh author Ellen A. Roth features illustrations inspired by children's literature.

The open, airy workspace of Schell Games

On the rise: 5 tech workplaces to watch in 2015

Five growing tech companies helping to shape Pittsburgh's future and attract new talent.

Shad Henderson, Talia Piazza and Sarah Dieleman Perry.

Mind the gap: Finding ways to boost Pittsburgh's middle-skills workforce

In order for Pennsylvania's economy to grow, the state needs to increase the number of middle-skills workers, according to many proponents of local economic revitalization. Middle-skill jobs, which require education beyond high school but not a four-year university degree, make up the largest part of the labor market in the United States.

Pop City Managing Editor Melanie Cox McCluskey

For Pop City, a new year and a new editor

Pop City rings in the New Year with a new editor and new ideas for covering the best and brightest in Pittsburgh. A letter from Managing Editor Melanie Cox McCluskey.
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