For thousands of Pittsburghers, heading to Lawrenceville for the annual Art All Night has become a spring tradition. But this year, the free, 22-hour art show is heading to a new neighborhood — the South Side. It's a move that underscores the changing landscape in Lawrenceville, where organizers say they couldn't find any available warehouses to host the DIY show. We explored those changes in Pittsburgh's most buzzed about neighborhood and found out what's in store for this weekend's Art All Night.
It's a key U.S. Senate race taking place in Pennsylvania, one pitting a long-time congressman, Republican Lou Barletta, against the long-time incumbent, Sen. Bob Casey. And like much of Barletta's career, immigration will figure prominently in the mix as proven by a recent fundraising email in which Barletta warns supporters that Casey is soft on immigration and wants to "eliminate our borders." We thought such a dramatic claim deserved a closer look, so working on behalf of PolitiFact Pennsylvania, we dug into Casey's record on immigration to see where the truth lies and whether Barletta's assertion is accurate. This is what we found.
A Pittsburgh police horse is recovering and two men are facing charges after a dog bit the horse, named Jack, during a recent presentation in Wilmerding, WTAE reports. Police say the dog, described by police as a brown brindle pit bull, got free from its yard and attacked the horse on April 18. Police attempted to use pepper spray to get the dog to let go of the horse, but it had no effect on the animal. The dog's owner insisted she was friendly but police say the attack was unprovoked. The dog's owner and another man are facing charges. The dog also did not have an adequate water source, no shelter or a dog license, officials said.
The 25th annual JFilm Festival begins today, intended to present international Jewish-themed films that deepen audiences’ understanding of Jewish culture, tolerance, and our common humanity. In addition to more than a dozen films, the 11-day festival includes a variety of Q-and-A sessions and speakers.
Where: Various theaters throughout Pittsburgh
When: April 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to May 6, 2018 at 10:00 p.m.
How much: $12-$250
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Alfie’s story is a legendary one. The Japanese macaque, a.k.a. a "furry, red-faced monkey," was one of three that escaped the Pittsburgh Zoo in July 1987, Pittsburgh City Paper reported. The other two, amateurs obviously, were quickly caught. But Alfie’s escape spanned three states and multiple months. Find out how he was finally caught and read more about some recent Pittsburgh-area animal escape artists. And speaking of, if you haven’t seen this video of Steelers’ wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster’s dog, Boujee, watch it now.
The future of the United States is here, per a piece in The Atlantic by James Fallows ahead of his upcoming book "Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America." Despite the "bleak trench warfare of national politics" the future of the U.S. is full of possibilities, Fallows wrote including the example of talent dispersal — a.k.a. people spreading out from big cities and tech hubs. He quotes a tech industry leader as saying: "We're seeing more graduates stay in place, in cities like Pittsburgh or Columbus, and a boomerang of people returning to where they’re from — for lifestyle reasons, and because they can see that their communities are rising and opportunities are increasing, and they’d like to be part of what’s going on."