'Give a Thread' aiming for Guinness world record

Organizers of a clothing drive at the University of Pittsburgh hope to collect 150,000 pieces in an effort to set a world record.

2 days ago

 At the beginning of her career in Pittsburgh, Nellie Bly wrote stories about dreadful conditions for working women in Pittsburgh factories.

Honoring Nellie Bly's trip 125 years ago, a British woman retraces her steps around the globe

Nellie Bly, a pioneering journalist who started in Pittsburgh, inspired Rosemary J. Brown to repeat her around-the-world solo journey.

6 days ago

 Illustration from The Pittsburg Press from Jan. 25, 1890, after Nellie Bly's stop in Pittsburgh at the Union Station on her trip around the world.

Pittsburgh reporters turned out at 3 a.m. to greet one of their own

Globe-trotting reporter Nellie Bly was glad to see the Ohio River as she returned to Pittsburgh in 1890.

6 days ago

Peter McKay: Objects of our affection

Before he and his wife end up on “Hoarders,” Peter McKay says it’s time to get rid of all of this stuff — but only if it’s hers.

1 week ago

 Bishop Dorsey McConnell

Episcopal bishop urges action on racial inequality

Bishop McConnell issued “A Pastoral Letter on Race,” decrying racial oppression and suggesting ways to move toward reconciliation.

1 week ago

The Next Page: ‘The Ink That Gives the White Page a Meaning’

Amma Ababio, an immigrant from Ghana and winner of the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards, writes about identity and assimilation.

1 week ago

 Andrew Weckman holds a small vial of his deceased father’s DNA at Perman Funeral Home in Shaler.

Going beyond cremation and visitations, Shaler funeral home offers DNA banking

Perman Funeral Home among the first to use Canadian company’s system for preserving genetic record for future generations.

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 Frances Wolf and husband, Tom, at their local polling station, Eagle Fire Co. in Mount Wolf., on Election Day last year.

First lady Frances Wolf will be her own woman

The wife of the new governor is a working artist with a record of community involvement but is likely to keep a low profile.

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 Lohio reunites to say goodbye with a show Saturday at the Thunderbird Cafe.

Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

Pittsburgh RV show, “Titans of the Ice Age” at  Carnegie Science Center, Lohio farewell at Thunderbird Cafe, saxophonist Marcus Anderson ...

2 weeks ago

Adult spelling bee returns to Pittsburgh

F7’s revival in Pittsburgh offers a chance for adults to show off their spelling skills.

2 weeks ago

 Dolores Ardelia Redwood.

Century Club: Homestead High grad recalls Grays games

Dolores Redwood, friend of Marcus Garvey and the Homestead Grays, celebrates her 100th birthday at Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church.

2 weeks ago

 “Our sincere apologies to our Facebook community for the inappropriate and offensive posts you may have seen here,” Crayola posted Sunday on its Facebook page after hackers took control of it over the weekend.

Pennsylvania-based Crayola apologizes after hackers make Facebook page off-color

The Forks, Pa.-based crayon and marker manufacturer regained control of the page late Sunday and removed the offending posts.

2 weeks ago

 “Privacy means that the thoughts in my brain are locked away. What I know does not have to go into the world, which I put an X over.” By Thomas, age 19.

Carnegie Mellon University hosts portraits of privacy

CMU’s “Privacy Illustrated” project shows artwork from kindergartners to senior citizens, including teens’ struggle with the Facebook era.

2 weeks ago

Peter McKay: Hacked! So why isn't my bank more upset about my identity theft?

Why would someone want to steal his identity? Sometimes even he doesn’t want to be Peter McKay.

3 weeks ago

 Lucille Treccase.

Century Club: Two women celebrate milestone birthdays

Lucille Treccase, 109, and Catherine Stroud, 100, will be honored at Concordia at Cabot

3 weeks ago

 Warren McCoy, a diversity specialist at the University of Pittsburgh, looks at his notes in his office on Dec. 18. McCoy has been leading workshops at the university on the subject "Please Respect My Generation."

Generational shift: Gen X-ers embracing their roles as a transitional group

There are so many boomers, so many millennials that those two generations sometimes seem to take up all the air in the room.

3 weeks ago

 Sheala Reinertson of Clairton changed  her name to match her identity.

Name Change Project helps with legal obstacles in transgender transitions

A year in, The Name Change Project connects transgender Pittsburghers to lawyers.

3 weeks ago


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