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'Remixing helped revival,' writes Sprout leader

Sprout Fund head Cathy Lewis Long tells the readers of Techonomy "How Remixing Has Helped Revive Pittsburgh" 

A Philly-born blogger finds unexpected joy here

One travelling blogger finds unexpected happiness here -- and it's not just because of Primanti's.


Politico Magazine opens with Pittsburgh revitalization issue

The website Politico is launching Politico Magazine with a series, they say, “to showcase innovative ideas originating from cities across the United States and the ways they can be reengineered for Washington and the rest of the country.”

Of course they are starting with Pittsburgh. This inaugural issue contains a cover story, “The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh”; two photo essays: “Robots at Work” and “The Steel City’s Reinvention to Roboburgh”: the P-G’s Jim O’Toole on “The Political Makeover of a Rust Belt City”; and from the Brookings Institution: “Data Dashboard: Pittsburgh by the Numbers.”

Get details here.

Mass. paper finds us a 'delight,' 'delicious'

The Herald of Fall River, Massachusetts, finds a first visit to Pittsburgh "a scenic delight."

Read more of their first "delicious" impressions here.

10 movies that define Pittsburgh

Doug Ray on Buzzfeed give us "10 Movies That Define Pittsburgh" -- and happily none of them is about saving the city.

See the list here.

Live the American Dream here

The Trib's This Just In blog notes that a new Harvard and Berkeley study puts Pittsburgh second among cities where one generation has the best chance to improve its economic lot over the previous one.

See the list here.

We're the most affordable city in the world

What's the most affordable city in the world? Why, it's Pittsburgh, says the Slate Moneybox blog. While they doubt the methodology of the study that placed us at the top, they give us kudos nonetheless.

Read them here.

AlphaLab a hot startup accelerator

CNN Money says AlphaLab is among the hottest of startup accelerators around. Learn why here.

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.
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