History

Pittsburghpedia: “Take Bigelow,” how a ’90s action flick spawned a yinzer meme

‘Take Bigelow.’ Incline illustration, image via YouTube 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 … “Take Bigelow” WHAT IS IT? The phrase comes from the 1993 […]

/ August 19, 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


Pittsburghpedia: What’s the “Ghost Bomber” — and will we ever find it?

Ever heard somebody mention the Ghost Bomber? Here’s what they’re talking about. Incline illustration / image courtesy of Heinz History Center 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. […]

/ July 31, 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


What to do this week in Pittsburgh: July 8-14, 2019

The Tenth Street Water Feature. Flickr / daveynin We’re officially in the second half of 2019 (editor’s note: HOW?!), so take some time this week to look back and ahead. Looking back, there’s a seminar about the Vietnam War, a lecture on the Cliftonville Mine Riot, and a chance to learn about Pittsburgh’s air quality […]

/ July 7, 2019


50 fascinating facts about Fort Pitt on the namesake museum’s 50th anniversary

Happy 50th to the Fort Pitt Museum. Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline The Fort Pitt Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week. The museum explores the much older (obviously) Fort Pitt. You probably already know this: The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park, tells the story of Western Pennsylvania’s essential role […]

/ June 28, 2019