Newsletter for Tuesday, Oct. 4
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Several Downtown fountains turned pink — including this one in Gateway Center — in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Photo via @flyingcorkpgh.)
It’s time to see how the pair vying for second in command will do in a debate. Watch tonight as Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, the veep on Hillary Clinton’s ticket, debates Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, running mate to Donald Trump. It’s the one and only time they’ll meet on the debate stage, and The Incline has compiled a list viewing parties for you.
When you climb into a driverless Uber, you’re agreeing to a set of requirements, but there’s no extra liability waiver for you to sign. Pittsburgh attorney Jason Schiffman, who doesn’t represent the company but has watched the cars roll out, said there are two possible reasons for that. One? Uber probably didn’t think it was necessary. Two? Two words: common carrier.
‘OUTPACING THE REST OF THE COUNTRY’
Minority startup owners are finding ways to overcome speed bumps and road blocks in Pittsburgh, which may be “outpacing the rest of the country in getting minorities involved in startups,” the Post-Gazette’s Kris B. Mamula reports. Such proof can be seen in North Side-based Innovation Works, its AlphaLab and the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute’s Blast Furnace.
Bring three, 3-minute poems for your chance to win $25 for first place, a $10 gift certificate for second ... and a hearty applause if you come in third. Slam list caps at eight; open mic limited to six. All-ages content.
Where: Steel City Slam at 6001 Penn Ave. (East Liberty)
When: October 4, 2016 from 7:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $5
THE INCLINE LIKES
When John McCullough started designing corn mazes, he sketched them on graph paper and used spray paint to mark his fields. But now, his elaborate designs — this year’s theme is “Westward Go,” a nod to its dual “Pokemon Go”-American West imagery — start in Adobe Illustrator, which is then programmed into a John Deere mower using a GPS system. You can visit his Coolspring Corn Maze through Nov. 6.
OUR FAVORITE 98-YEAR-OLD USHER
For 80 years, Phil Coyne has been an usher in Forbes Field, Three Rivers Stadium, PNC Park and Heinz Field. “I tell people as long as I don’t go to Heinz Field for a game that’s being played at PNC Park, I’ll be back,” Coyne told ESPN. You can hear from Coyne and watch him work here.