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The 20 most Pittsburgh things that ever happened

The first item involves Franco Harris' joint appearance with George Washington; the rest have to be read to be believed (and laughed about). Read them here, from Doug Ray.

Mod Cloth's very good year

Mod Cloth had a very good year -- and fast company notices all its innovations. Read the details here.

As mid-size college metro, we're number 3

Academic environment, quality of life and professional opportunities -- great marks in all three get Pittsburgh notice from just west of here as a mid-size college metro area. Read the details here.

Underserved neighborhoods get mayor's, architects' attention

The blog at Archpaper, "the Architect's Newspaper," notices that Mayor Bill Peduto is hoping to help underserved neighborhoods first. Read the details here.

Directors get Pittsburgh-based TV reality series

"Pittsburgh-based reality series 'The Chair' focuses on director's role in film projects," says the headline in Newser about Chris Moore producing a new reality TV series here. Read the details.

Huffington features Grable head on education: Be the Jetsons, not the Flintstones

Gregg Behr, executive director of the Grable Foundation (which supports Kidsburgh quarterly), hits the Huffington Post with a piece about the local effort to remake learning, called "When It Comes to Education, Let's Be The Jetsons Not The Flintstones."

Dinosaurs still dig up new visitors

Sometimes the city's older attractions -- its dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes -- are still its best attractions. Read the National Geographic Traveller take here.

Chicago thinks we're cool

The second city has great things to say about travelling here, including our "healthy dash of Old World, working-class charm." Who has the big shoulders now? 

CMU driverless cars in CES driver's seat

With the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas, CMU's work on driverless vehicles is one of things the Consumer Electronics Association is highlighting here.

Drop that 'Rust Belt'

"Post-recession changes around the country have now made the term 'Rust Belt' pretty useless," biogs the Atlantic Cities, about Pittsburgh and elsewhere.


Pittsburgh is next big food city, says Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit names Pittsburgh as next big food city ?in 2014!  Read the tasty details here.

Mark Cuban likes something in stripes: Alpha Labs-bred Zebra

How a start-up named Zebra, developed at local Alpha Labs, gained an investment from native-son Mark Cuban; read about it here.

Cleveland likes something about us

Yes, they like the Holiday Market in Market Square, and for good reasons too. Read their take here.

80th place? At least we made the list

Eightieth place is not something to brag about, we guess, but at least we made the latest livability list, from the website of the same name. Read why. Maybe you can convince them to move us up.

Luis von Ahn's Duolingo is Apple's App of the Year

CMU prof and ReCaptcha founder Luis von Ahn has done it again with a smartphone app that is teaching the world to speak and write foreign languages. Apple named it the Apple's App of the Year. Perhaps it was the 10 million downloads that convinced them.

Read about it here.

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