(29 posts)

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

Picking up the pieces left behind by the massacre at Tree of Life

A memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue is pictured on Wed. Nov. 14, 2018. MJ Slaby / For The Incline Eric Lidji has spent the last year combing through an ocean of love and grief. It’s an ocean that grew to span the globe, and one that began at a house of prayer miles […]

Uncategorized / October 25, 2019

Pittsburghpedia: The making of “Robotics Row,” coined locally and known globally

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 … Robotics Row WHAT IS IT? A reference to the concentration of technology companies […]

Pittsburghpedia / October 2, 2019

Nominate Pittsburgh’s helpers for our Who’s Next: First Responders class

The Incline illustration Updated 5 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019: Nominations are now closed. We’re looking for the helpers.  For our first-ever Who’s Next: First Responders class, we’re following the Fred Rogers adage and seeking out the under-40 Pittsburghers who deserve recognition for their work in this field.  That means the first responders going above and […]

Who's Next / September 25, 2019

When to expect peak fall colors in Pittsburgh this year

Jason/ Flickr Fall arrived in Pittsburgh this week. If you love the season, that means days and weeks full of hot cider, holiday planning, flannel sheets, hayrides, crisper air, and cooler temps.   If you don’t love the season, well, you’re one step closer to a frigid winter, monthly glimpses of the sun, the stress of […]

Things to do / September 24, 2019

Meadowcroft Rockshelter exterior

How our obsession with genes could lead to a scientific breakthrough at Meadowcroft

New genetic testing aims to uncover new information about “the oldest site of human habitation in North America,” located an hour southwest of Pittsburgh. Photo by Ed Massery with Tom Underiner / Courtesy of Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village Updated 11:12 a.m. Sept. 18 At-home DNA testing is everywhere.  In a matter of years, the […]

History / September 18, 2019