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Melissa Butler: Q&A with a top innovative teacher

Children's Innovation Project founder Melissa Butler talks about how her project started and where it is today.


How green can you go? How about forever?

How about using homemade diapers? Seeking a "green burial?" Too far? Not for these local entrepreneurs -- and the owner of a green-powered taco truck, the founders of Organic Theater, and more of Pittsburgh's greenest businesses.


Finding out just what 'human services' means

East Liberty's Mark Mulshine, a CMU grad student, discovers why "human services" might just be a viable career option after all -- and what it takes to attract more workers who resemble his fellow students.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: 'Tis the season for WYEP's (Ho Ho) Holiday Hootenanny & Pajama Jam

Local music luminaries, classic holiday tunes, the world's largest cookie table and pajamas for a cause will converge on Thursday, December 12th at WYEP's Holiday Hootenanny & Pajama Jam. Debuting a new venue, along with expanded programming, the annual merrymaking moves to Stage AE.

Looking for our next great Managing Editor

Think you have what it takes to be the next managing editor of this publication? Pop City usually brings you the best in new job openings, but now Issue Media Group (IMG), Pop City's parent company, is in the hunt for an ideal candidate to be the next leader of our publication. Here's the full job description to pass on to other civic-minded city residents like you.

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Learning innovation: Apps for the tiniest of toddlers?

What would Fred Rogers, keeper of the childhood psyche, say about the explosion of apps for small children? With new apps involving everything from spacecraft repair to dinosaur portraits to brushing teeth, the answer might surprise you. 

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Coming right at you: 3D for Kids jumps off the screen

Jeff Boller puts his new 3D for Kids workshop in your face -- in a good way.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: PICT presents the Pittsburgh premiere of The Crucifer of Blood

PICT's season culminates with the Pittsburgh premiere of Paul Giovanni’s The Crucifer of Blood, a Sherlock Holmes-style adventure featuring characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Matt Torney directs this mysterious, exotic and at times deadly encounter between a master detective, a young woman and an ingenious villain.

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How I got a planet named after me: An Ellis School student's science win

How does an eighth grader get a trip to the White House and have a minor planet named after her? An interest in science helps. Here's how this ace student, who views science as a gateway to the world, made it happen.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Downtown unveils new attractions for Light up Night & Holiday Market

Be there when Light Up Night and the Peoples Gas Holiday Market switch on the lights downtown, unveiling new attractions and setting the festive spirit in motion at one of the country's largest holiday light celebrations.

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Photo slide show: Veterans Day Parade

On a cold November morning last week, Pittsburghers gathered Downtown to honor our veterans.  As supporters lined the route, veterans were joined by marching bands from the region's schools in a moving tribute.

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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.


From SkyZone to the Carrie Furnace, fun places for kids in the Burgh

Imagine a sea of trampolines interconnected to form one massive launch pad inside a large former industrial warehouse. We've got that and more in this roundup of fun things for kids, including snow tubes, bowling balls and trolley rides.


Where to dine around Market Square? Here's your guide.

Market Square's recent renovation has led to a surge of new restaurants in the square and beyond. Here's a list that have opened in the last few years. Try them all!

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The Hill District: Still waiting for something great to happen

A new grocery store just opened and a coffee shop is coming. Here's a look at what else is happening in the Hill District, an important neighborhood in transition and a study in contrasts.
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