Brian O'Neill


 A postcard showing the Westinghouse atom smasher in more upright days, most likely in the 1930s or 1940s, according to Denny Rice.

Brian O'Neill: With Forest Hills atom smasher's fall, part of history tumbles

The historic Van de Graaff generator isn’t up in the air anymore, but its future is.

3 days ago


Brian O'Neill: City is growing rich with upscale hotels

Amazingly enough, upscale hotels now have a place in Pittsburgh.

6 days ago


 Ruger handguns, anyone?

Brian O'Neill: It’s hard to find value in Pennsylvania gun law battle

Right now, the city is suing the state. Why? To overturn a new law that gives the National Rifle Association standing to sue the city.

1 week ago


Brian O'Neill: Ms. Becky has a sweet ride and intent

Ms. Becky is back with a newer truck and plenty of help to offer.

1 week ago


Brian O'Neill: Sam Hazo's 'Tell It To the Marines' shows the brutal cost of war

Sam Hazo believes a better way to show the true consequences of war is through the same vehicle used by Shakespeare and the ancient Greeks.

2 weeks ago


Brian O’Neill: Pittsburgh’s rankings have been an attraction, it turns out

As a skeptic, I asked whether anyone had moved to Pittsburgh because of our ranking on a “Best Cities’’ list. Lo and behold, people have.

2 weeks ago


 Hey, that's a top-ranked city.

Brian O'Neill: Amid a glut of best-of lists, is Pittsburgh any better?

Yes, it’s nice when outsiders rank Pittsburgh as grand place. But list-o-mania is out of hand. Is anyone truly moved by the kudos?

3 weeks ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto, left, goes undercover for an episode of CBS's "Undercover Boss."

Brian O'Neill: In reality, mayor wasn’t really safe on TV

In reality, mayor was a little too dangerous on ’Undercover Boss.’

3 weeks ago



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