In this cultural moment defined by a growing awareness of sexual harassment or assault and related abuses of power, Pennsylvania's Capitol is just the latest institution to emerge as a symbol of what ails us. In speaking with PennLive, female state lawmakers, current and former, and both lobbyists and legislative staffers described an environment rife with inappropriate exchanges, sexual favors and often little said or done about it.
Don’t worry too much about the signs in airports warning how a Pennsylvania ID won’t get you onto an airplane in January 2018. For one thing, Pennsylvania just got another extension Thursday. Your Pennsylvania ID will work for at least another year. So you’re good for now. But you should worry later, because there will be no more waivers, and Pennsylvania expects nearly 90 percent of residents won’t have the requisite driver’s license to get them aboard a plane when that day finally comes in 2020, Billy Penn reports.
On Sunday, Anthony Bourdain's Pittsburgh episode of his "Parts Unknown" series aired after a months-long wait. Some praised the show for its unflinching look at the anxiety — and inequality — that Pittsburgh's ascendancy has caused. Others ripped the show for taking a dim view of what Pittsburgh is and has managed to achieve. Naturally, this all played out on social media, where some called for a moment of communal self-reflection and others for the banishment of Bourdain for life. Mayor Bill Peduto also weighed in — well sorta. But while Bourdain's Pittsburgh show is over and his latest season moving on, the debate it's inspired in Pittsburgh is almost certainly sticking around a bit longer.
Wanna find out what others are doing to make Pittsburgh a better place to live and work? Wanna know what you can do yourself? Well, if you answered yes, be sure to join the Pittsburgh Young Professionals for a stellar night of networking with The National Black MBA Association and Engineers Without Borders. Meet others and share your experiences of working, living, and playing in our great city.
Where: Hitchhiker Brewing at 1500 South Canal St. (Sharpsburg)
When: October 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $15 for non-members
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How can immigrant entrepreneurs navigate changing immigration regulations and stay in the U.S. with their startups? It's a big question with no single answer, but a Wednesday panel plans to sort out the options. The Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum event will be on CMU's campus and students who register in advance can attend for free. But it's not just for students, and here's why.
Want to wow the crowd at your Halloween party this year? The Post-Gazette compiled this list of DIY tips and tricks from makeup artist Sherry Deberson to put your ensemble over the top. The tips were picked up behind the scenes in rehearsals for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "Dracula," which runs Friday through Sunday at Downtown's Benedum Center. Meanwhile, for the less makeup savvy — or the less motivated — we've compiled a procrastinator's guide to DIY Pittsburgh-themed Halloween costumes. You're welcome — and Happy Halloween!!