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The Rust Belt revival: what's happening in Pittsburgh

In a series about rust belt cities, Pittsburgh gets its turn in the spotlight with news ranging from Waffle Shop and Conflict Kitchen to Grown Pittsburgh and Hip Hop's new artists.

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"412creative" launches, a blog about the best advertising and design in Pittsburgh

Tom Schneider just launched a new site, 412creative, devoted to showcasing smart and effective design and advertising in Pittsburgh. 'The website was motivated by a nagging question, one that pops up frequently when looking through magazines, surfing the Web or watching the news: “Who did that?” As in, “who wrote that copy,” “who ux’d that website,” or “who directed that spot?”

412creative will answer those questions, plus give you the stories behind the work, introduce you to the creative teams who conceived it and make sense of how and why a piece was produced the way it was.

We’re lucky to live in an area that has amazing creative resources. Pittsburgh’s ad agencies, design firms and tech companies compete on a national and global level. It’s our goal to curate the best area work."

View the new website here.

Why are the Penguins so hard to beat even without Crosby?

After thrashing the Bruins on Sunday, this sportswriter wants to know why the Penguins are so tough even without their best player on the ice. And what will they do when he returns?

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Stewart O'Nan: our best working novelist?

"...But here’s a guy who over the past two decades has given us 13 dazzlingly dynamic novels. In an age of literary snobbery, MFA elitism and postmodern irony, all of which have helped marginalize the novel, here’s a guy who writes spectacularly without an ounce of pretension. A guy who writes about the people nobody else is writing about. An editor I know put it this way: “At a time when we are talking about class and income inequality, he’s the novelist who has best captured the shifting state of America, what it is like to live outside of cities, to wrestle with what has happened to the working and middle classes outside of shiny urban places.”I’m sitting across from Stewart O’Nan, and I’m thinking to myself: Is this guy our best working novelist?

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Georgia Berner of Berner International profiled in NY Times column

Georgia Berner, CEO of Berner International and a much admired business leader in the Pittsburgh region,  was profiled in the Sunday Times' business column, The Boss, about taking over the air curtains company after her husband's death--and raising 4 children at the same time. She has since taken on a startup company and remarried. (You go, Georgia!)

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QOL Tech Center in the news at Consumer Electronics Show

The Quality of Life Technology Center is highlighted in this brief news report and video from the Consumer Electronics Show.
QOL is noted for its robots that help the elderly or disabled.

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Kellee Maize's new album gets 85,000+ downloads

Pittsburgh rapper Kellee Maize's newest album release, Integration, is expected to hit the 100,000 download mark soon. Read more about the hot release here and check out Kellee's cool video.

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White House names ModCloth's Susan Koger a Champion of Change

Ordinary Americans accomplishing extraordinary things is what "Champions of Change" is all about. ModCloth founder Susan Koger shook President Obama's hand this month at the White House, accepting an honor that recognizes Americans each week who are out innovating in their fields.

Read it on Above Average Jane and the White House Blog.

Local funny-man displays talent as Bizarro's guest cartoonist

This spring, local cartoonist Wayno raked in the laughs as Bizarro's guest cartoonist.  The Post-Gazette, which runs the cartoon along with 350 other newspapers, talked to Wayno about filling in for the cartoon's creator, Dan Piraro.  Find out what he had to say about the experience here.  

Pittsburgh among the top 10 cities to find a job

Monster's Top 10 list of the best places in the country to find jobs includes Pittsburgh and a few more surprises.

Check out MarketWatch.

Pittsburgher makes the U.S. Luge Team

The men's U.S. Luge Team is being assembled, and Ross Township's Robby Huerbin made the cut. He is joined by 37-time medalist Tony Benshoof of Minnesota and Chris Mazdzer of New York.

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Insights on Pittsburgh graphic designer Brett Yasko

Communication Arts magazine (Menlo Park, Calif.)  interviews Pittsburgh graphic designer Brett Yasko for their Insights column. Learn what keeps Yasko on his creative toes, including the one gadget he cannot live without.

Read it in Communication Arts.

Mac Miller joins Wiz Khalifa as another popular 'Burgh-born artist

Pittsburgh seems to be generating well-known rap artists, first Wiz Khalifa and now Mac Miller. With more than 20 million Youtube hits, Miller made it big with his debut album K.I.D.S. His latest EP On and On and Beyond is now available for download.

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Pittsburgh crowned top American city for global business investment

In a stunning show of global clout, Pittsburgh was ranked as the number one Large American City of the Future, in the large cities category, by foreign direct investment (fDi), a magazine covering business globalization news and published by the London-based Financial Times. Pittsburgh was also recognized as third in the foreign direct investment strategy category and 10th for economic potential and human resources.

Halifax, Canada, ranked second followed by Charlotte, North Carolina, in a close third.

Read the story and watch the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance multimedia video.

Brillobox's Brian O'Korn reveals secret of the 2 1/2 oz. medicinal breakfast

Brillobox manager Brian O'Korn is one of the best bartenders in town for my money.  Time is money, and some velvet mornings I simply don't have enough of either for his superb Bloody Mary.  To solve the problem, Brian shared the secret recipe for his Bloody Mary Shooter recently on Public Radio's "Dinner Party Download".  Try making this fast-acting Sunday brunch painkiller from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Click here to read and listen to the recipe.

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