The Pennsylvania Society gala is an annual event bringing together the state's politicians and power brokers. It's the kind of thing people love to hate — the equivalent of a trip to the dentist for anyone running for office or planning to run. But with populist anger cresting on either side of the partisan divide, is seeing and being seen at Pa. Society now a political hazard for candidates, especially those espousing a need to remake the business of politics as usual?
News anchor and Pittsburgh icon Sally Wiggin has announced her retirement from WTAE, where she's spent the last 40 years of her career. Wiggin, who has presided over some of the most tumultuous and newsworthy decades in modern Pittsburgh history, announced her decision in a Monday evening broadcast and talked with The Incline about everything from road rage to advice for journalism students — and why nearly four decades later, she considers herself a failure.
The Steelers beat the Bengals on Monday night in a terrible, penalty-filled, typical AFC North slugfest, keeping pace with the New England Patriots and setting up the biggest game of the season in two weeks. But the big news was the injury to linebacker Ryan Shazier, who had his lower body go limp after he hit a Bengals player head on during the first half last night. Reports overnight indicated Shazier suffered a "spinal cord concussion," which sounds horrible but could have a better prognosis for recovery than originally feared. The team is being understandably cautious with official announcements as to the full extent of the injury and a timeline for recovery. Here's a look at the brutal Steelers win, Shazier's injury and what it all means for the team as they gear up for the Ravens and Pats.
|What||Head Downtown for a dark twist on the holiday season. Krampus — a half goat, half demon — arrives at 7 p.m. There will be photo ops, a performance by the all-Krampus band Sleigher and a Krampus Krawl bar crawl. Intrigued? Here's everything you need to know about the festivities.|
|Where||Market Square (Downtown)|
|When||December 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
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Through a new pilot program with Community College of Allegheny County, Uber is helping its ride share drivers pay for college. The tech company will give 100 drivers each $500 over the 2018 spring and summer semesters. Drivers can use that money for tuition, fees or books. The idea for this partnership came from a July meeting between Uber leaders and Mayor Bill Peduto as they continue to work on their ongoing relationship.
What happens when you combine artificial intelligence, a half-done recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and a team of Google researchers and taste testers? A machine-learning perfected recipe for chocolate chip — and cardamom — cookies. Researchers and AI went through dozens of batches to find the best one and the key ingredient that surprised baker Jeanette Harris, owner of Gluten Free Goat Bakery and Cafe. Bonus: Here's the recipe, or you can buy them, too.