Arts and culture

Pittsburgh’s hierarchy of needs, from pothole insurance to emergency fries

Who wants to get to the top? (🎨: Haley Weaver / The Incline) You may remember the pyramid detailing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs from your high school psychology class. But what if we applied his theory to Pittsburgh? OK, it’s not exactly the same thing, but we did ask our Facebook friends if there was anything every […]

/ September 4, 2019

How to celebrate Black Business Month in Pittsburgh year-round

Nail artist Le’Chele Barnett, Eminent Hospitality Chef Claudy M. Pierre, and Knotzland Founder/CEO Nisha Blackwell. Photos by Rossilynne Culgan / Jasmine Goldband / RK Mellon, courtesy of Knotzland Updated June 4 August is National Black Business Month. Though it’s ending in a matter of days, you can continue to celebrate year-round. To help with that, […]

/ August 28, 2019

Take this 12-stop Downtown fountain walking tour before summer ends

Stroll through the city on this DIY walking tour highlighting Pittsburgh’s fountains and water features. Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline Despite stores peddling fall decor and breweries pouring pumpkin beer, it’s still summer for a few more weeks, and it’s worth soaking up every last drop. In that spirit, we created an 12-stop walking tour […]

/ August 27, 2019

What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2019

Soak up summer while we’ve got it. daveynin / Flickr The leaves are starting to get that crispy end-of-August look, but it’s still summer, and there’s lots to do outside this week. Relax with some outdoor jazz, stock your fridge at a farmer’s market, ride your bike in your undies, and eat lots of brisket. […]

/ August 25, 2019

Drink like a royal at Smallman Galley’s new Royal Tenenbaum-themed pop-up

Three of Smallman Galley’s “Royal Tenenbaum”-themed cocktails are pictured at front / The Incline. It is not required that you hang from a garbage truck, family trip it to a cemetery or experience mescaline before trying Smallman Galley’s new “The Royal Tenenbaums”-themed cocktail menu.  But if you didn’t recognize those as references to the film, […]

/ August 23, 2019

40 books Pittsburghers can’t put down in 2019

Get lost in a book. Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline When it comes to reading this year, Pittsburghers are looking to be thrilled and looking to improve their lives, according to data from Allegheny County libraries. Best-selling authors have continued to claim the top of library fiction charts so far in 2019 with their tantalizing […]

/ August 5, 2019

The queer, Latinx, and American story of “Mija: one bitch’s tale,” Pittsburgh’s newest one-woman show

“Mija: one bitch’s tale” takes the stage this week. Courtesy of folkLAB Within just three weeks, folkLAB’s artistic team distilled a lifetime into a 75-minute play. “Mija: one bitch’s tale” is an interdisciplinary, autobiographical one-woman show by folkLAB’s miniMythologies resident artist Nicole Gallagher, the show’s creator and performer and a queer Latina. Gallagher’s story will […]

/ July 30, 2019

What to do this week in Pittsburgh: July 22-28, 2019

Blue skies and bridges. Miles Gehm / Flickr Explore another world this week, whether that’s through the science of virtual reality, the history of colonial times, or the life of goats. And this upcoming weekend, Picklesburgh returns, so get ready to eat all the pickled things, drink all the pickled beverages, and buy all the […]

/ July 21, 2019

What to do this week in Pittsburgh: July 15-21, 2019

Those summer nights. Miles Gehm / Flickr Celebrate the vintage this week — classic cars, antique photography, local history, and some old-school fun. Here’s what else is on tap for the next seven days. P.S. Sign up for our daily newsletter to have awesome events like these delivered straight to your inbox each morning. Incline events […]

/ July 14, 2019

Jeff Goldblum Day uhh … finds a way: Here’s how to celebrate Pittsburgh’s newest holiday

Just a few examples of the Goldblum tattoos in store this weekend. Artisan If you love Jeff Goldblum — like, really love Jeff Goldblum — why not make your commitment permanent with a Goldblum tattoo? Yes, seriously. Goldblum ink is the centerpiece of Jeff Goldblum Day. And yes, Jeff Goldblum Day is a real thing […]

/ July 11, 2019