"One City in Pennsylvania is Poised to Crush the 21st Century …" Philadelphia Magazine notes. And, nope, it's not Philly. The writer zips around the Strip District in a self-driving car, proclaiming, "I came to Pittsburgh to see the future," but of course, bc Philly, has to later clarify that, yes, the article *is* about Pittsburgh: "Yes, Pittsburgh — the place out there past the Allegheny Mountains where they talk funny and that just three decades ago was the choking canary in the caving mine of America’s deindustrialization." Read more of Philly Mag's love letter to the 'Burgh. (And if you feel like it, pull out our 'Burgh Bingo card for this super hot take on our city. Uber! Transformation! Steel mills! Bingo!)
For the fifth installment of our "Meet City Council" series, we sat down with District 5 Council member Corey O'Connor (who picked up his office's phone when we called to schedule the interview). Find out what he thinks are the biggest issues facing his district and the city, and be sure to sign up here to meet a new member of council each week.
Two friends (who a New York Times writer met at Donald Trump's rally in Ambridge) share their thoughts on the president just more than 100 days into his term: "They still share an unshakable faith in Donald Trump: This is the man who can restore the America they miss and cherish, the outsider too rich to bribe and too strong to intimidate."
The Incline Likes
The 2017 NFL Draft is over and every sports site (and a good percentage of all non-sports sites, too) is putting out their draft grades. As, Bs, Cs, Ds, Fs, whatever is below that for the Chicago Bears — all without any of the drafted players having played a single NFL game. It’s a bit of a farce that we all put up with, and eagerly click on, each year. Every draft grade should be Incomplete, if we’re all being honest. So, instead, DJ Gallo — of Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings fame — takes a look this year's Good, Bad and OK.