Arts and culture

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 […]

/ September 8, 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 […]

/ August 6, 2020


‘New changes. Many choices.’ Haiku about change written by Pittsburghers

We hosted a virtual Haiku Happiness Party with Pittsburgh’s very own Haiku Ninja and 20-some Pittsburghers over Zoom. We talked about themes of “spring” and “change.” And it turned out to be exactly the balm we needed in this hectic, scary, intense time.  So the Haiku Ninja pulled together the verses and turned them into the artwork […]

/ March 16, 2020


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

A new spot for healthy options Downtown. (📸: The Standard) Updated 11:24 a.m. March 2 New right now: A grab-and-go spot Downtown, a Scottish brewery, a taste of Hawaii, and a coffeeshop where the drinks are as beautiful as the setting. Here’s the complete report on what’s new in the city’s food and beverage scene (and […]

/ March 2, 2020


Expert wine pairings for your fish fry fare

You bring the fish, we’ll bring the wine. (📸 Left: Jasmine Goldband / The Incline. Right: Courtesy of Adam Knoerzer) What goes great with fried fish? Pierogies? Yes. Mac-and-cheese? Definitely. Haluski? My Polish heart is fluttering. Wine? Um, what? Yes, wine actually pairs perfectly with fish fry fare. But not just any wine. Adam Knoerzer, […]

/ February 27, 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 […]

/ February 11, 2020


A Pittsburgh spin on the #DollyPartonMemeChallenge

Get you a city that can do it all 😉 (📸: The Incline / Wikimedia Commons) The Dolly Parton Meme Challenge has been the hottest content on the Internet recently, so we decided to get Pittsburgh in on the trend. (Here’s the background on how Dolly became a Meme Queen, by the way). If you follow us on […]

/ January 29, 2020


Take this merry and bright 9-stop Downtown Pittsburgh holiday walking tour

Merry and bright. Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline Downtown downright dazzles during the holiday season. From sky-scraping evergreens to artful gingerbread houses, the city teems with seasonal merriment this time of year. Make a new holiday tradition with this wintry walk spotlighting all the glimmer and glitz of the Golden Triangle. Take a walking tour […]

/ November 25, 2019


Shop local with this guide to Pittsburgh’s 2019 holiday markets

Hand screenprinted cards for all the yinzers on your list by Commonwealth Press. Photo by Matt Dayak / Courtesy of Handmade Arcade Updated 11 a.m. Nov. 25, 2019 If the snow, frigid temperatures, and festive Downtown decor weren’t enough to remind you, the holiday season is approaching — fast. Whether you’re a ‘start early’ shopper […]

/ November 13, 2019


This tarot deck has Pittsburgh in the cards — literally

Tarot with a Pittsburgh flair. Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline In this tarot deck, cicadas, bridges, a Lawrenceville yoga zombie, a tunnel monster, and even Bill Peduto make an appearance.  It’s a big departure from the cups, swords, emperors, and chariots of the classic tarot deck — more colorful, more modern, and more yinzer. And […]

/ October 29, 2019