Newsletter for Monday, Sept. 26
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Neon lights outside Sal’s Pizza in the South Side this weekend. (Photo via @jayson.cassidy.)
ARNOLD PALMER DIES AT 87
Latrobe’s Arnold Palmer died Sunday. “He was an American idol and hero, a combination of John Wayne and Joe DiMaggio, Jim Thorpe and Amelia Earhardt,” the Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac wrote. The Incline’s Dan Levy noted that, “Palmer was a true sporting icon, a Western Pennsylvania legend, a generous philanthropist and, through it all, a really, really swell guy.” More, too, from The New York Times, on his life and exceptional game.
TONIGHT: THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head-to-head tonight in the first of three presidential debates. So where will Pittsburghers be watching it? Mt. Lebo-native Mark Cuban tweeted that he’ll be there in the front row supporting Hillary. If you’re looking for a viewing party close to home with people you can actually tolerate and maybe a drink or two or more, check out our list.
NOT A GOOD SUNDAY FOR THE STEELERS
Not only did the Steelers lose for the first time this season, but Sunday’s loss to the Eagles set the kind of records that make fans shudder. The 34-3 score was the “worst beating in coach Mike Tomlin’s 10-year career as their coach,” reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette. The Steelers also lost multiple players to injury.
Have fun. Promote a positive body image. Ride in your underwear. Meet around 8 p.m. before the ride leaves at 8:30 for The Wheel Mill in Homewood West.
Where: Meet at 46th and Butler St. (Central Lawrenceville)
When: September 29, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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FIERY CARRIE FURNACES
Pittsburgh’s hottest music venue is … an old steel mill? The towering, massive Carrie Furnaces in Swissvale played host to two days of music as part of the Thrival innovation festival. “The future of Pittsburgh’s music scene is being planted on a storied part of the region’s past,” Josh King wrote for the Tribune-Review, while Courtney Linder wrote in the Post-Gazette, “In terms of both music and scenery, Thrival has tapped into a hotbed of potential.” The old-Pittsburgh, new-Pittsburgh nature of the site’s transformation from industrial blast furnace (until 1978) to “Ninja Warrior” backdrop and concert venue can be summed up in one tweet: One reveler said his late grandfather used to work there.
BREAKING: EXERCISE CAN ALSO BE FUN
Some people in Pittsburgh not only have the energy to exercise, but to have fun while exercising. The Post-Gazette‘s Maria Sciullo found Great Race runners dressed as Batman, Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh. Runner Barry Goldmeier, dressed as “I just felt like running“-era Forrest Gump, even juggled while crossing the finish line.