Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Yinz won't believe how TV plans to portray Pittsburgh

Yinzers are about to get their day on TV, alas. A production group is combing our hills and valleys for a family to misrepresent the region.

about 17 hours ago

 Jacob B. Sweitzer.

Brian O'Neill: Civil War ties feel right at home in Pittsburgh now

It’s nice to have a tie at home to an authentic Civil War hero.

3 days ago

Brian O'Neill: Try not to tax yourself meeting IRS deadline

It’s a great time to do taxes ... or to postpone doing them.

1 week ago

Brian O'Neill: From 1892, caricatures and poetry about 'All Sorts of Pittsburghers'

Written by Arthur G. Burgoyne, who covered the Homestead strike the same year, the book skewered the famous no less than memes do today.

2 weeks ago

Brian O’Neill: Nonprofits don’t always mean little guys

Nonprofits and the little guys aren’t one and the same when it comes to Harrisburg tax measure.

2 weeks ago

Brian O'Neill: On Allegheny County Council, the rubber stamp rules

The process, not the picks, should be the concern for any fan of democracy.

3 weeks ago

Brian O'Neill: Does this clutter make me look fat?

A young Japanese woman, Marie Kondo, has achieved rock star status by getting people to throw stuff out and fold their socks with reverence.

3 weeks ago

 Allegheny County Councilman Bill Robinson

Brian O'Neill: It’s hard to find right name for Bill Robinson’s petitions

We’ve seen forgery convictions for such trickery, but those showed real effort. Robinson’s nominating petitions are blatant fiction.

4 weeks ago


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