Posts detailing experiences of sexual assault or posts with just the words "me too" have flooded Facebook and Twitter since Sunday. City Council Member Natalia Rudiak added her experiences to the conversation Monday. With just two months remaining in office, she opened up about her experiences, what it's like to be a woman in politics and why she waited until now to share her story.
The long-awaited Pittsburgh episode of Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" series will air this Sunday evening at 9. In it, Bourdain traverses the city and makes it out to Braddock, where he dines with Mayor John Fetterman and his wife Gisele at the much-touted Superior Motors restaurant. We spoke with Fetterman about what his experience on the show was like, what they ate and what they talked about. (Spoiler alert: President Trump may have come up.) We also spoke with Fetterman about what a restaurant like Superior Motors means for a town like Braddock, how he reconciles his contempt for Trump with his parents' support of the president and what the current political landscape looks like from where he's sitting. (Second spoiler alert: It looks upended.)
A western Pennsylvania medical marijuana facility is the first to get the green light to begin production. State officials say they expect 11 other growers to be ready to grow and process medical marijuana in the coming weeks, according to PennLive. This, as Pennsylvania gets set to officially launch its medical marijuana program next year.
The best way to prepare for this trivia is probably by binge-watching Disney movies, so that's pretty good homework. Find a team, dig out your Mickey Mouse ears and maybe just wish upon a star for luck. Protip: Make a reservation in advance.
Where: Claddagh Irish Pub at 407 Cinema Drive (South Side)
When: October 18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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After deciding not to launch a bid of its own, Erie has announced it will back Pittsburgh's bid for Amazon's HQ2 facility. “Because we don’t even meet the minimum requirements for this, I think we are really going to try to advocate for Pittsburgh,” Barbara Chaffee, CEO of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership, told the Erie Times-News. Another official cited residual benefits to Erie should Pittsburgh win. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh's own Primanti Brothers has entered the fray, pledging a truly incredible amount of free sandwiches in hopes of luring the tech giant here. Between the two, it seems almost preordained.
John Meyer, a Pittsburgh-based data analyst, explains how his boredom-induced doodle of a cowboy became meme fuel and the unofficial logo of one of NPR's biggest shows. "I have zero background in illustration," he told City Paper. "That being said, I used to have a fairly monotonous job where some co-workers and I would make sketches in Google hangouts to try and get laughs." Meyer got laughs. He also got an Internet legacy.