Brian O'Neill


 Will Mount Washington, seen in the background, someday have a hotel?

Brian O'Neill: Hope still rises for hotel atop Mount Washington

Another failed attempt to develop the key spot where The Edge restaurant once stood. But logic is with it, long-term.

2 days ago


 Adam Shuck: he reads and links for you

Brian O'Neill: Adam Shuck, the news junkie with a healthy obsession for summarizing Pittsburgh

Mr. Shuck, an obsessive-progressive local news consumer, compiles the daily email newsletter “Eat That, Read This.” He’s powerful already.

6 days ago


 Photo, taken in Market Square, of Pitt volleyball team from left to right, starting at bottom: Kate McCartney, Jenna Jacobson, Mariah Bell, Adeline Ellis, Mariah Genitsaridi (holding camera), Ellie Watkins, Angela Seman. Middle row left to right: Hanna Markewycz, Jenna Potts, Amanda Orchard, Kamalani Akeo, Lindsey Campbell. Third row left to right: Andrea Beck, Stephanie Williams, Kelsey O'Neill, Craig Dyer, Kellen Petrone Last row left to right : Kadi Kullerkann, Madi Maisel, Dan Fisher.

Brian O'Neill: Loop around the Golden Triangle makes for a special Pittsburgh morning

A five-mile oval in a leisurely 94 minutes makes for a special view.

1 week ago


 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane during a news conference Wednesday.

Brian O'Neill: The rambling Kathleen Kane should resign

Just when you thought Harrisburg politics couldn’t be more bizarre, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane gave a speech Wednesday.

1 week ago


Brian O'Neill: Those who are unplugged feel deserted

There are still people who want only to put pens to paper, computers be damned.

2 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: Confessions of a house tour Tom Sawyer

If it’s widely known that you’re incapable of doing something, good people will come to your aid; just don’t let let pride get in your way.

3 weeks ago


 A sample of the banners to be hung near the Legacy Square area at PNC Park after the statues were sold.

Brian O'Neill: Statues honoring Negro Leagues gone from PNC Park entrance

Statues of Negro League stars are gone from PNC Park, but the legacy grows.

1 month ago



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