Clay birds made by children sit Sunday at the Children’s Museum on the North Side.

Pittsburgh-area kids embrace Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through 'Many Hands' project

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and Union Project host an innovative way to teach youth about the civil rights leader.

1 week ago

 Lissa Guttman, who recently opened up a Jacques Torres pop-up store in Shadyside, adjusts some of the chocolate on the shelves.

Chocolate 'pop-up' sets up in Shadyside

Featuring Jacques Torres chocolate and Illy coffee, it’ll be open through Easter and then it’s gone.

1 week ago

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, be realistic

When making resolutions for the new year, set goals you can reach, and then expand upon them.

2 weeks ago

 Chef and caterer Kate Romane with her truck, loading up behind Penn Mac in the Strip District.

People to meet in 2015: Chef and restaurant owner Kate Romane

The bumpy road to a life in food led to locally grown ingredients, unexpected environments and a Highland Park restaurant.

3 weeks ago

 Architect Bob Baumbach, left, and Fred Underwood with a solar panel company, center, talk with Quincy Kofi Swatson, 22, of Manchester. They have started the Door Campaign to start an aquaponics greenhouse at the Northview Heights Family Support Center to grow fish and produce in the fish water as an enterprise and demonstration project.

People to meet in 2015: 10 people making their mark on Pittsburgh

From urging teens to follow a healthier path to strengthening the Pittsburgh Latin culture, here is how 10 people are changing lives.

3 weeks ago

Readers' generosity yields Goodfellows' success

Post-Gazette readers donated nearly $190,000 to brighten the Christmases of underprivileged children.

3 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle nest: an Internet sensation

Tops in pop culture near and far in 2014

Eagles soared; street harassment sank to a new low; Michael Keaton hit it big; Pittsburgh’s “The Chair” and “Foxcatcher” were screen faves.

3 weeks ago

 Erika May works with fire as part of Steel Town Fire performing at the Fire and Ice Plaza during last year's First Night celebration in Downtown Pittsburgh.

First Night 2015: A breakdown of Pittsburgh's countdown to midnight

A guide to the New Year’s Eve celebration throughout Downtown, featuring music, comedy, theater, dance, games ... and fireworks, of course.

3 weeks ago

Fort Couch students 'Reach Out' for holiday season

The students raised $23,000 this season, more than double last year’s total.

3 weeks ago

 Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) will play a sold-out show at Stage AE.

Hot List of events for the coming holiday weekend

Drowning Clowns, the rock orchestra helmed by Mr. Smalls owner Mike Speranzo, play a show at the Millvale venue Friday.

3 weeks ago

 Liza Brady, 14, came from Ebensburg, Pa., with her family to see the 21st annual Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, Downtown, their first trip to First Night.

First Night events delight first-time visitors to Pittsburgh

Those who came Downtown to ring in 2015 found a variety of activities for all ages topped off with fireworks.

3 weeks ago

 Amateur boxer Samy Abdulbadei hits the speed bag as part of his workout routine. Mr. Abdulbadei has been a member of the Steel City Boxing Gym for 10 months, and began training there to get in better shape.

Best Visuals of 2014: Photojournalist Intern Ralph Musthaler

As a journalist, I have been graciously welcomed to document and examine the lives of others.

4 weeks ago

 The afternoon sun​ is caught peeking through the pine trees on the Bennett Branch ​of ​Sinnemahoning Creek​ in Grant, near Benezette.

Best Visuals of 2014: Video Producer Melissa Tkach

I get so much enjoyment out of taking interviews and sound bites of an event and turning it into something special.

4 weeks ago

 Bob and Sally Keener share a moment after posing for a portrait in the living room of their home in Valencia on Feb. 6.

Best Visuals of 2014: Multimedia Photojournalist Andrew Rush

After several years primarily producing videos for the Post-Gazette, this year I began shooting more still photography.

4 weeks ago

 The warm air from buildings on opposite sides of Delray Street creates a cloud for a passer-by to walk through on Dec. 2.

Best Visuals of 2014: Photojournalist Larry Roberts

In the back of my mind, I always wanted to be a photographer, although my parents, like most, had other ideas about my future.

4 weeks ago

 Pitt's Jamel Artis is fouled by Virginia Tech's Joey Van Zegeren.

Best Visuals of 2014: Photojournalist Pam Panchak

I've come to realize that interesting people, places and events happen everywhere, including Pittsburgh.

4 weeks ago

Best Visuals of 2014: Multimedia Photojournalist Doug Oster

It’s the phone call every journalist dreads when finishing a Friday afternoon shift.

4 weeks ago

 Light Up Night Fireworks shot off over the Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh on Nov. 21.

Best Visuals of 2014: Photojournalist John Heller

After 41 years as a journalist in Pittsburgh, you might think that there would be nothing new for me to see.

4 weeks ago

 Beauty and The Beast, Pittsburgh Ball Theatre dancers from left: Victoria Watford, Jack Hawn and Jane Howard.

Best Visuals of 2014: Photojournalist Bill Wade

It is always interesting to look back at photographs you have taken over the past year.

4 weeks ago

Best Visuals of 2014: Interactive Designer Zack Tanner

After completing "The Evolution of Mario Lemieux" project, I had my hands on several different projects.

4 weeks ago

 Family and friends look over the grave of Metropolitan Philip Saliba as he is laid to rest at Antiochian Village Camp in Bolivar.  Metropolitan Saliba was the spiritual leader in the Antiochian Orthodox church and helped found the Antiochian Village.

Best Visuals of 2014: Photojournalist Robin Rombach

Looking back through the year reminds me of forgotten moments that I photographed. Some moments I will never forget.

4 weeks ago

 Joan Baldwin-Branch at her North Side home on Jan. 15. Ms. Baldwin-Branch, a former hospice nurse, had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.

Best Visuals of 2014: Photojournalist Steve Mellon

Gary Rotstein and I documented several extraordinary and moving discussions between Joan and her family.

4 weeks ago

 The Penguins' Chris Kunitz hits the boards in front of the Blackhawks' Duncan Keith in the first period in the Stadium Series at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Best Visuals of 2014: Photojournalist Matt Freed

As a sports photographer on the sidelines, I often think “I hope the play comes right at me,” followed by, “I hope I don't get run over.”

4 weeks ago

 Devari Robinson, 12, takes a shot as Eric Martin, 9, left, and Tywon Moody, 14, defend and Trezhan Reed, 12, looks on as the boys played basketball on Meadow Street in McKeesport.

Best Visuals of 2014: Photojournalist Rebecca Droke

When people ask me what my favorite thing is to photograph, I always respond that I love photographing daily life.

4 weeks ago

 Kylie Burke, 10, keeps her eye on judge Philip Bachman as she shows Mamie, a 600-pound Jersey senior yearling in the judging ring at the Big Butler Fair. The cow from Ro-Ann Haven Farm in Chicora won 4H Junior Champion.

Best Visuals of 2014: Photojournalist Bob Donaldson

A long time ago, a wise mentor told me the secret of covering a county fair. "Big animals, small children," he said. He was right.

4 weeks ago

 Argyle Brut, Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Tastings: Bubbly for caviar

Here are some sparkling picks that would go well with fish roes.

4 weeks ago

 A tin of American paddlefish caviar at Penn Avenue Fish Co.

Roe, roe, roe your boat on New Year's Eve with caviar

Ring in 2015 with one of the world’s most famous (and feared) delicacies: lightly salted sturgeon roe

4 weeks ago


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