(35 posts)

Vote for the 2020 Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry in The Incline’s bracket

Voting is now open. (🎨: The Incline illustration) Ahoy, mateys.  Last week, we asked you to tell us where to find Pittsburgh’s best fish frys, and you did not disappoint. In the days since, nearly 120 nominations rolled in for this year’s Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry bracket. As usual, the competition will be stiff — and […]

Brackets / February 25, 2020

Who is Dean Bog anyway? Meet the YouTuber digging up Pittsburgh’s charms and its flaws

Dean Bog in the South Side Flats. (📸: Dean Bog) I was standing in the kitchen when my wife told me she loved another man.  “His name is Dean Bog,” she gushed. “He’s a YouTuber.” She said Dean was a real artist, the auteur behind a visually stunning video series on Pittsburgh and its many […]

Arts and culture / February 11, 2020

Pittsburghpedia: How the ‘bikelash’ gave us ‘Bike Lane Billy’

What’s in a name? (📸: File photo) Know your weird and wonky Pittsburgh terms? This post is part of our Pittsburghpedia series, a handy glossary of words and phrases unique to our city that’ll help you #talklikeyoulivehere. Let’s fill you in. Today’s entry … Bike Lane Billy  WHAT IS IT? A pejorative nickname referring to […]

Peculiar Pittsburgh / January 22, 2020

Come spy with us, Pittsburgh 👀

Where’s this face? (📸: Colin Deppen / The Incline) Think you know Pittsburgh? Well, now you can prove it. Our “I Spy Pittsburgh” series asks readers, like you, to pinpoint a local landmark based on a close-up photo. Here’s how it works:  We publish a close-up photo in our newsletter and, if we’re feeling generous, […]

Things to do / January 13, 2020

This Pittsburgher is the Santa Claus of Christmas trees — and you can help

Bill Toland is pictured. (He’s the one on the right.) (📸: Bill Toland) It all started with a Craigslist post.  Last year, Bill Toland of Baldwin Borough came across an old artificial Christmas tree in his basement. He didn’t need it anymore, so he decided to give it away.  Bill turned to Craigslist, as one […]

Holidays in the 'Burgh / December 10, 2019

Pittsburghpedia: The Parking Chair’s history, fame, and complicated ethics 

Respect the chair — or don’t. Incline illustration/ photo via Wikimedia Commons Know your weird and wonky Pittsburgh terms? This post is part of our Pittsburghpedia series, a handy glossary of words and phrases unique to our city that’ll help you #talklikeyoulivehere. Let’s fill you in. Today’s entry … The Parking Chair WHAT IS IT? The practice […]

Peculiar Pittsburgh / November 25, 2019

Who’s Next: First Responders; Honoring 10 of Pittsburgh’s helpers

The Incline illustration Who’s Next: First Responders is all about the helpers.  In our first-ever collection of under-40 professionals in the field, we’ve got medical workers and advocates on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. We’ve also got paramedics, fire fighters, police, people responding to ICE detentions, those focused on mental health crises — […]

Who's Next / November 11, 2019

From sink to ink, this might just be the most Pittsburgh tattoo ever

From sink to ink. Courtesy of Lilly Silknetter We haven’t forgotten about the Downtown sinkhole. And Friendship resident Lilly Silknetter never will. That’s because the breaking news event that united our city in schadenfreude one crisp autumn morning has now inspired a very real and very permanent tattoo. That’s right, Lilly (a.k.a. @silk_lilly on Instagram), […]

Peculiar Pittsburgh / November 11, 2019

The big list of winners in Pittsburgh’s November 2019 municipal election

Jasmine Goldband / The Incline Updated 11:50 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 The results are in, and yesterday’s off-year local election saw higher-than-expected voter turnout, a few polling issues, and little in the way of political shakeups.  In races for District Attorney and City Council, incumbents held off challengers, while a controversial new city parks tax […]

Uncategorized / November 5, 2019

The procrastinator’s guide to Pittsburgh’s Nov. 5 municipal election

Jasmine Goldband / The Incline Updated: 3:47 p.m. Oct. 30  Voters will hit the polls in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for the 2019 municipal election — and this time everyone’s invited to the party. That means you can vote regardless of political affiliation or with no political affiliation at all. (Independents, we’re lookin’ at […]

Uncategorized / October 30, 2019