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Pittsburghpedia: The Pittsburgh Left’s history and controversy

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 Pittsburgh Left. 

Pittsburghpedia / March 1, 2021

Meet the Pittsburgh YouTuber with internet nerds in mind

Ralph Crewe is a science educator-turned-YouTuber who’s been compared to a Pittsburgh Bill Nye, and who’s bringing his flair for informal learning to the masses.

Uncategorized / February 10, 2021

Pittsburgh food in February 2021: What’s opening and what’s closing

This month, we say hello to a CommuniTEA-minded cafe, a soul food spot, “Pittsburgh’s first matcha tea bar,” and a new Scottish pub in a very old location.

Food and drink / February 2, 2021

Endless buffering: Local schools try to solve students’ internet access issues on their own

The pivot to online learning has revealed deep internet inequality issues in places like Pittsburgh. Advocates say the future of educational crises is now.

COVID-19 / January 7, 2021

Pittsburgh’s biggest restaurant openings and closings in 2020

Keeping a restaurant open wasn’t easy in 2020. Neither was trying to open one. Here are the biggest Pittsburgh restaurant openings and saddest closings of the past year.

Food and drink / December 18, 2020

Pittsburgh food in December 2020: What’s opening and what’s closing

We say hello to a new Turkish takeout spot, a Jewish deli on wheels, a “socially-distanced, winter-themed pop-up” in Garfield, and more.

Food and drink / December 1, 2020

Give it up for Pittsburgh this Giving Tuesday

Volunteer opportunities at local shelters, food banks, and more in our guide to giving back on Giving Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Holidays in the 'Burgh / December 1, 2020

Pittsburgh voted for police oversight. Now what?

Pittsburgh Police headquarters. (📸: Incline file photo) Police oversight was on the ballot this Election Day. In cities nationwide, voters backed measures meant to strengthen checks and balances after a summer of high-profile police killings and the massive protests that followed. Here in Pittsburgh, a ballot question asked voters if they favored giving the city’s […]

Uncategorized / November 12, 2020

Pittsburgh food in November 2020: What’s opening and what’s closing

Shiloh Gastro has replaced Shiloh Grill on Mount Washington’s namesake street. (📸: @k8isgr8ful) Updated Nov. 10 A new month is about to begin, and you know what that means. We’re back with our normal monthly food-and-drink updates … even though we haven’t seen “normal” in the local service industry for months. This month, we say […]

Food and drink / October 30, 2020

The procrastinator’s guide to Pittsburgh’s 2020 general election

(📸: Incline illustration) It’s time — time to bring this “messy” and “unprecedented” pandemic election home.  If you (understandably) have found yourself confused by the many twists and turns of this year’s mail-in voting push, or if you’ve (understandably) fallen behind on your voter prep this year, we’re here to help.  First things first. We’ve got […]

Things to do / October 12, 2020