Peter McKay: Oh, say, can’t you see?

A man’s choice of eyeglass frames say only one thing about his personality: He’s really cheap.

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 Etna's ScareHouse will dish out frights Thursdays-Sundays until Oct. 31.

Etna's ScareHouse teams with makers of new horror film 'Krampus'

Krampus is a devilish anti-Santa who punishes kids for misdeeds. The film arrives in December, but ScareHouse features him now.

3 days ago

 Demented clowns will roam about Fear Fest, part of Kennywood's 2015 Phantom Fright Nights, Fridays and Saturdays through October, plus Sunday, Oct. 11.

Haunted houses pop up all over the Pittsburgh area

Here are lots of scary places to visit for a Halloween fright.

3 days ago

 Tony DeSare will appear at Heinz Hall for three concerts this weekend.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Tony DeSare, Arlo Guthrie, Yellowjackets and pianist Elena Uulyanova are in town.  An Italian Festival and farm tour are also scheduled.

3 days ago

 Margaret Strahler Yuresic.

Century Club: Her words kept her brothers in touch during WWII

Margaret Strahler Yuresic, self-described president and editor of the Strahler Weekly News, celebrates her 100th birthday.

4 days ago

Survey says: White most popular color for cars ... again.

The survey says 35 percent of all vehicles built in 2015 were white and consumers selected more white vehicles than any other shade.

4 days ago

 Tom Murphy of Shadyside ran the 10K distance underneath a three-layer cake on his 36th birthday at the 38th annual Great Race on Sunday. The cardboard was covered with real cake, although most of it fell off during the race.

Cakes, superheroes and Special Olympians star in Sunday’s Great Race

More than 14,000 runners take part in 3.1-mile race from Oakland to Downtown.

6 days ago

 Lukas and Elias Schwarz in "Good night Mommy"

5 Things we are loving this week

Horror in Dormont; “Gotham’s” rise of the villains; the Great Race is ours; the Global Citizen Festival is for everyone.

1 week ago

 Kiya Tomlin

Fashion event featuring Kiya Tomlin postponed

The inaugural Style+Tech Talk evening was scheduled for Friday but will be rescheduled for next month.

1 week ago

Peter McKay: There’s no debate — I’m checking out

Unless you just moved to a secluded farm in Iowa, you have seen this reality show before: Real Presidential Wannabes of America.

2 weeks ago

 A statue  and other items related to Pope Francis are for sale at the gift shop at The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.  Pope Francis will be celebrating Mass at the National Shrine on September 23, 2015, where he will canonize Junipero Serra, the Spanish missionary who introduced Christianity to California in the 18th century.

Sainthood for Father Serra sparks debate

Pope Francis will canonize Franciscan father who brought Catholicism to the Indians of California, but some accuse him of brutal tactics.

2 weeks ago

 The photography of Nandini Valli Muthiah will be on display at the Wood Street Galleries, Downtown, as part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's India in Focus showcase. RADical Days include the Sept. 25 Gallery Crawl that kicks off the programming.

RADical Days open doors to local culture

It’s the season for free admissions to local attractions such as the Pittsburgh Zoo, Carnegie Museum and Phipps Conservatory.

2 weeks ago

 Ace Frehley will play at 8 p.m. Friday at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg.

The Hot List for the week of Sept. 17

Come Out & Play Pittsburgh, a festival for grown-ups, at Schenley Plaza; ScareHouse opens in Etna; PSO opens season; Lonnie Smith on organ

2 weeks ago

Postmates delivery service launching in Pittsburgh

Downtown, Squirrel Hill, Lawrenceville, Oakland and Strip among neighborhoods targeted by San Francisco-based company.

2 weeks ago

 The wine cellar of  Arthur Goldman, the lawyer who sold fine wines from his Main Line home near Philadelphia, after 2,447 bottles of wine were seized.

Collector’s confiscated fine wine must be destroyed, judge affirms

Chester County Hospital cannot have 1,352 bottles of fine wine set to be destroyed by the state, according to the ruling Tuesday.

2 weeks ago

 Anna Lukacs.

Century Club: Anna Lukacs is a believer in benefits of hard work

Centenarian got her GED at age 52, worked until she was 77, and just celebrated her 100th birthday.

2 weeks ago

 The top of the main trail of Emerald View Park where it drops down from Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington.

WALKATOP zigzags across the top of Pittsburgh

Next Sunday’s group hike loops around Mount Washington’s Emerald View Park.

3 weeks ago

 Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2." According to J.K. Rowling, the "t" in his name is silent.

5 things we are loving this week

He who must not be named: In a tweet on Wednesday, “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling announced that we’ve all been pronouncing the name

3 weeks ago

 Diana Ross will perform at the Benedum Center on Saturday.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Diana Ross, David Duchovny and William Shater hit town, Shakespeare turns up in the parks and a Tattoo Expo lands in Monroeville.

3 weeks ago

 Cindy Hoffman of Mount Washington pitches a horseshoe Sunday at the finals of the state horseshoe championships. This year marks the first since 1949 that the championships are being held in Pittsburgh. In her first game, Cindy beat Nina Hammer of State College, 45-23

Players make their pitch in Western Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchers Association competition

Western Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchers Association held state championships at the Horseshoes of Pittsburgh Enterprises club in Carnegie

3 weeks ago

 People walk past a cardboard cutout of Queen Elizabeth II while she stands on the South Side. The cutout is part of the promotions for Britsburgh, a festival of Britain in Pittsburgh.

Festival of Britain in Pittsburgh kicks off this week

The first-ever Britsburgh celebrates Pittsburgh’s ties to Britain with more than 20 events happening around town Sept. 8-14.

4 weeks ago

 The Grecian Oddessey Dancers of East Pittsburgh at the 2015 Ikarian Convention.

A Get-Together, Ikarian-Style: Meet You in Pittsiburgo

The Pan-Icarian Brotherhood celebrates their heritage every Labor Day.

4 weeks ago

 At Saint Patrick Cathedral in New York, visitors walk past a vending machine selling coins with the image of Pope Francis. Pope Francis will visit the U.S. on September 22-27, stopping in Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia.

For U.S. Catholics, growing numbers, fading rites

Pope Francis may be facing more American Catholics than ever when he visits, but they’re doing fewer Catholic things.

4 weeks ago

Privacy takes a hit while digital data is scooped up, passed around

Finding out exactly how much digital data makes its way to data brokers and digital advertisers is an uphill battle. 1st of 2 part series.

4 weeks ago

 Boats waiting at the dock for their heat to begin at a recent Wheeling Vintage Powerboat Regatta. All the boats are pre-1986, and while they don't actually race for safety reasons, they can hit speeds of 100 to 150 mph.

Vintage powerboats will be revving on the river at Wheeling

More than 45 vintage powerboats will ’race’ from Wheeling’s Heritage Port on the Ohio River, just downstream from Pittsburgh.

4 weeks ago

 At the Old Allegheny Antiques show, Bedford on the Square Antiques will be be showing this landscape oil painting on canvas by American artist Edmund Darch Lewis, 1835-1910, of the Hudson River School.

Old Allegheny City Antiques Show to benefit North Side church

A new antiques show is coming to town at the Calvary United Methodist Church on the North Side this weekend.

4 weeks ago

 This matched pair of 19th-century cast-iron benches (circa 1870) from Finnegan Gallery feature a graceful foliate cresting, horseshoe trellis back and cabriole legs under the scrolled seats. There is evidence of several much earlier paint applications.

Antiques show in Edgeworth to focus on unusual items

For a show with unique finds, head to “Antiques Reimagined” to benefit the Child Health Association of Sewickley at the Edgeworth Club.

4 weeks ago

Peter McKay: Fat of the land

If we’re a nation of fatties, there’s only one thing to do -- get taller.

4 weeks ago

 With a $35 Cultural Trust membership, you get a "Trust Culture" T-shirt.

Five things Post-Gazette staff recommends

What to do in September? Ideas for events to attend, things to buy and films to watch.

4 weeks ago

 Carnegie Mellon University's robot HERB, the Home Exploring Robot Butler, makes an appearance in the film "Robots" opening today at Carnegie Science Center.

Movie review: 'Robots' like you have never seen them before

Playing at Carnegie Science Center, “Robots” explores the exciting frontier of humanoid robotics research; two of the stars are from CMU.

1 month ago