(75 posts)

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

Food bloggers dish on Pittsburgh’s best-kept dining secrets and more

Clockwise from top-left: Briana White, aka Breelicious Bites; Shannon Daly, aka PittsburghPlates; Alex Goodstein, aka Alex Eats Too Much; Jess Iacullo, aka Hungry Grl Big City; Elyse Levkulich, aka BurghNosh; Stacy Skiavo, aka YinzHungry412. Pittsburgh restaurants need our support more than ever. (They also needs the government’s support, for the record.) That means that in […]

Food and drink / October 9, 2020

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

Cooped up in a good way. (📸: @rossilynne) Updated Oct. 2  A new month has begun, and you know what that means. We’re back with our normal monthly food-and-drink updates … even though things are far from “normal” in the local dining industry right now. This month, we say hello to a socially distant beer […]

Food and drink / October 2, 2020

These sisters are making an oasis in one of Pittsburgh’s harshest food deserts

TaRay Kelly, left, and Raynise Kelly are the Soil Sisters. (📸: Courtesy of the Soil Sisters) Meet TaRay and Raynise Kelly, a.k.a. the Soil Sisters.  Based on the Hilltop, one of Pittsburgh’s harshest food deserts, they’re part of a growing movement of Black farmers and gardeners that’s embracing horticulture as both therapeutic and transformational. In […]

Food and drink / September 25, 2020

How to dress your ‘naked ballot’ and make sure it’s counted

You’ve got mail. (📸: Wikimedia Commons) This is important if you’re planning to vote by mail in this election — or just generally favor accurate election results. As usual, Pennsylvania remains key to anyone’s chances of winning the presidency this year. But unlike elections past, mail-in voting is playing a much larger — and so […]

Uncategorized / September 24, 2020

What should marijuana legalization look like in Pennsylvania?

Gov. Tom Wolf is once again calling on lawmakers to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania. (📸: Flickr / Governor Tom Wolf) This article originally appeared in our newsletter. Let’s talk about marijuana. Specifically the governor’s push to legalize it here. He tweeted last week: “Tell your legislator to get a bill legalizing adult-use marijuana to my desk. […]

Uncategorized / September 15, 2020

How City of Asylum is bringing the jazz poetry to you this year

This year’s International Jazz Poetry Month festival from City of Asylum will look a little something like this. (📸: Courtesy of City of Asylum) You’ve never seen an International Jazz Poetry Month like this. And that’s because City of Asylum has never done an International Jazz Poetry Month like this. For the first time in […]

Arts and culture / September 8, 2020

Your favorite random acts of Pittsburgh kindness

Close encounters of the ‘Burgh kind. (📸: Wikimedia Commons) This article originally appeared in our newsletter. We recently asked our readers to share their favorite Pittsburgh moments of kindness from a stranger, drawing inspiration from this story in the Philadelphia Inquirer. They did not disappoint. Here are some of our favorites: 📖 Just when we thought we couldn’t […]

Uncategorized / September 2, 2020

Allegheny County mail-in voting, explained

You’ve got mail. (📸: Wikimedia Commons) Updated Oct. 27, 2020  Given all the talk around the mail and November’s election, we thought we’d take a minute to answer a few questions about mail-in voting this year, how to get your mail-in ballot, and how to make sure it’s counted. Let’s begin. Why is everyone talking […]

Uncategorized / August 24, 2020

Pittsburgh YouTuber Dean Bog’s terrible, horrible, no-good summer

Dean Bog in the South Side Flats. (📸: Dean Bog) Dean Bog is not missing. There is no need for a search party or a sleuthy, Headlong-style podcast to track him down.  Dean is okay — but he’s definitely been better.  For those wondering what happened to the local YouTube personality and filmmaker — who up […]

Arts and culture / August 6, 2020