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E2 gets some love from LA blogger

Anyone who knows E2 loves E2. The Highland Park restaurant recently launched a Kickstarter campaign which netted $12,000 from the post we saw on Twitter and now this LA blogger writes a loving profile.

Read the full story here.

Rare rhino baby at Pittsburgh Zoo gets national press

Ah, rhino love. There's nothing quite like it and perhaps that's a good thing. An intense and aggressive courtship between two 2700 lb. rhinos (that's each, not total) will result, if all goes well, in a rare black rhino baby birth in September at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Read the full story here.

Pittsburgh is for crafters: Five local stops that highlight handmade

Pittsburgh gets some gushy, well-deserved love in a recent post on Handmade in PA, a blog devoted to supporting the arts and crafts in Pennsylvania.

The post, by Carrie Nardini of I Made It! Market and Pittsburgh Craft Collective, calls out "five stops [that] highlight some opportunities for making and selling, learning and experiencing craft hands-on."

1. The Society for Contemporary Craft in the Strip District "offers exhibitions, a juried gallery shop filled with beautifully handcrafted items, classes in their studios and short 'Try It' workshops where master artisans provide a taste of their craft in one session enabling participants walk away with a final product."

2. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside "offers classes in a variety of medium including ceramics, photography, metals and printmaking; holds a summer camp for kids; and features a gallery and juried shop."

3. Touchstone Center for Crafts, about an hour outside the city, "offers week and weekend long intensive classes for beginners and artists seeing to fine tune their skill set."

4. Wildcard, on Butler Street in Lawrenceville, sells "all handmade wares with a focus on items produced by local artists and makers."

5. I Made It! Market, "Pittsburgh's nomadic indie crafts marketplace," pops up six to eight times a year throughout the city. Next I Made It! is Sat., Feb. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Union Project in Highland Park.

Click here to read the complete Made in PA blog post.

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Senator Jim Ferlo: Pittsburgh's fighter for civil liberties

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiles Senator Jim Ferlo, calling him "a politician with soul of a protester."

The Highland Park resident, who came to Pittsburgh 40 years ago to protest the war, is among those fighting for protesters' rights at the G-20 summit. He says he wants to avoid property damage and is "all about peace," but is committed to ensuring the civil liberties of activists decrying injustices.

The article outlines Ferlo's history and accomplishments (including his contributions to various neighborhoods' revitalizations), as well as his public disagreements with Mayor Ravenstahl.

To read the complete Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, click here.

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