In just a week we'll be celebrating a year of Who's Next recipients and The Incline's 1st birthday — but it wont' be a party without you, so get your tickets now.
The nonprofit that receives taxpayer funds to oversee crisis pregnancy centers misspent some of the money it received from Pa., according to a new audit. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said the Department of Human Services has taken steps to ensure that the recipient of the grant spends Pa. tax dollars in Pa. Who exactly will that be? Probably Real Alternatives, as DHS has indicated there are no other organizations that can fulfill the grant requirements, per DePasquale.
It's an escalating inter-municipal face-off as cities around the country vie to be Amazon's newest home. Few are making a secret of it. In fact, Pittsburgh this week announced it had a full-time group of 20 people and a $500,000 war chest dedicated to winning its bid to host the e-commerce company's new headquarters. Sign up here to have updates on the bid sent directly to your inbox.
Perhaps best known for her "American Woman" project, Pittsburgh artist, designer and photographer Sarah Huny Young was named this week to The Root's annual list of the 100 Most Influential African Americans. Young, an award-winning creative director and 17-year veteran of the web design industry, also runs her own start-up agency, Supreme Clientele.
Andrew Carnegie adored libraries. Join a local library expert to delve into Carnegie's devotion to books and their buildings. Marilyn Holt, manager of the Pennsylvania department at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, will share insights about Carnegie, whose name is on 2,509 Carnegie Libraries built between 1883 and 1929.
Where: Carnegie Library at 279 Fisk Street (Lawrenceville)
When: September 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
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If the mere mention of pumpkin-spiced everything doesn't send you into an end of summer tailspin, then good news. This list of great 'Burgh-made pumpkin spice lattes is your guide to finding that most seasonal of caffeine fixes. It's got a little something for everyone, those with mellower tastes, those looking for the aromatic equivalent of an autumnal kick in the teeth and those looking for the easy to find. As for the pumpkin spice dissidents among us, just remember: Spring will be here again before you know it — but not without a lot of fall and winter revelry first. Sorry.
A word to the wise: Do not insult Pittsburgh's foodies or Steelers fans, or both. This much should be obvious, right? Well, maybe not, judging by the reaction to a Washington Post article published earlier this month in which a list of what to eat in NFL cities across the country left many Pittsburghers feeling burned and — we should note — not at all hungry. While the list included gourmet fare like porcini-crusted pork tenderloin rustled up in Indianapolis and pozole verde with clams in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh's entry was decidedly less fanciful, reading, "Just make anything and put fries on it." That's it. We're not kidding. Needless to say, the Steel City outrage machine jumped into action, an impassioned and often hilarious sampling of which was preserved by TribLive.