The Hmong-American family of Sia Her gathers each week in her parents' home in St. Paul, Minn., to share ethnic food and connect across the generations.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: The Twin Cities diversified with an influx of Hmong, Somali refugees

In Minneapolis-St. Paul, refugees from Asia and Africa lead the way in creating a multicultural region.

2 days ago

 Sia Her, left, came to America when she was 4. Here she reads a book with her niece, Izzy Lee. Behind her are two other nieces, Maddy Lee, at left and Natalie Lee, right, on either side of Ms. Her's mother, Khou Yang.

A Hmong-American leader describes the changing role of women

Sia Her, who directs a council to support Asian Pacific Minnesotans, represents the changing role of Hmong women in America.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Hmong are shaped by flight from homeland

The Hmong people are haunted by memories of escaping through the jungles of Laos.

2 days ago

 A participant in Pittsburgh Abides 2013 party plays John Goodman's character.

Preview: Fans throw robe and white Russian bash for 'The Big Lebowski'

The Coen brothers movie classic featuring "The Dude" continues to spark a festive fan community.

5 days ago

 Carla Bianco will perform at the Renaisssance Hotel at 5 p.m. Friday as part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Gallery Crawl.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates the 10th Gallery Crawl with a special night

The 10th annual Gallery Crawl Downtown will feature art openings, dance, film and music.

5 days ago

 Music duo Les Nubians -- Celia Faussart and Helene Faussart -- will perform during the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 10th anniversary Gallery Crawl from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, which is also part of RADical Days.

Welcome to RADical Days

RAD, the Regional Asset District of Allegheny County, gives back to taxpayers with free events.

5 days ago

 Poet Lucie Brock-Broido will open the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Poet returns to her roots in Pittsburgh after 26 years

Pittsburgh native and poet Lucie Brock-Broido will speak Thursday night in the Frick Fine Arts auditorium.

6 days ago

 Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

Peter McKay: This iPhone 6 will self-destruct in...

If iPhone 6 is a plot to sell smartphones with bigger, more breakable screens, it’ll shatter Apple’s sales projections.

1 week ago

Frick museum gets $3 million state grant

The Frick Pittsburgh receives $3 million state grant for new education center

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 Many adult children have made financial sacrifices to cover caregiving expenses, according to About half — 46 percent — spend more than $5,000 a year on caregiving expenses.

Cost of care for adult relatives often falls on younger generations finds 46 percent of its visitors surveyed spend more than $5,000 on caregiving expenses.

1 week ago

 A piper and child at the Penn's Colony Festival in Saxonburg.

Preview: Penn's Colony Festival is a trip back in time

Penn's Colony Festival in Saxonburg plays host to Yankee Volunteers Fife & Drum Corps.

1 week ago

 ScareHouse in Etna is offering three themed haunts for one price.

Preview: Etna haunt has ripped it up and started again

ScareHouse opens new haunt The Summoning this weekend.

1 week ago

 Singer-guitarist Justin Townes Earle.

The Hot List of events for the coming week

Highland Games, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and ’Dixie’ around town this weekend.

1 week ago

  Helen Marie Chelko Fieo turned 100 on Sept. 3.

Century Club: Two Pittsburgh-region women turn 100

Helen Marie Chelko Fieo and Georgia Crawford turn 100. The secrets to their longevity? Family, a healthy lifestyle and the Pirates.

2 weeks ago

Design Center names CEO

Chris Koch becomes CEO of the Design Center, a Downtown nonprofit that encourages good design and planning of the built environment.

2 weeks ago

Maryland, Pennsylvania win Miss America prelims

Miss Pennsylvania and Miss Maryland won preliminary competitions Thursday night in The Miss America pageant.

2 weeks ago

 The Covered Bridge Festival will take place in Washington and Greene counties Sept. 20-21.

Fall Arts Preview: Fall festivals

Fall festivals pop up all over the region.

2 weeks ago

 Family Fun Days at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Fall Arts Preview: Cultural attractions

Autumn’s approach brings new reasons to visit the area’s cultural attractions.

2 weeks ago

 This weekend's Thrival Innovation & Music Festival at Bakery Square will feature a DJ set from Moby.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

The Orwells perform, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum hosts Trolley Days and Scottish Heritage Day is celebrated.

2 weeks ago

 An estimated 75 riders took part  in the 10th Annual Ride of Silence in May, honoring cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding their bikes.

Q&A with Bike Pittsburgh

Bike Pittsburgh answers common questions about the safest way to ride on Pittsburgh’s urban streets.

3 weeks ago

 A fine American classical carved and gilded convex mirror, circa 1815-20, from Thomas Schwenke.

Child Health Association antiques show returns to Sewickley

After a three-year hiatus, the Child Health Association is bringing back its antiques show -- with lots of new twists.

3 weeks ago

 From left, James Snyder of Shadyside, Larissa Davis of Bloomfield, Kamala Gopalakrishnan of Regent Square, Kevin Kerr of South Side, Jeffery Brinker of North Side and Brandon Jennings of Highland Park.

Being 23: The meteoric rise of Millennials a powerful force

The largest single age group is tech-savvy and entrepreneurial and will be shaping the nation’s future.

3 weeks ago

 Justin R. G. Holcomb is Christopher Roulston in PICT Classical Theatre's "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme."

2Do this week, Sept. 7-13: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Dixie and her Tupperware return, Beatles tribute concert, “As You Like It” goes to the parks, “Music for the Spirit” returns to PSO.

3 weeks ago

Profiles: Being 23 and so much more

Nine Pittsburgh 23-year-olds are profiled on life, career and politics.

3 weeks ago

Peter McKay: Big Brother is watching you ... shop

If you haven't been following the news, you may have missed the big story that has Americans worrying whether life as we know it is over.

3 weeks ago

 POGEY, a Celtic roots rock band from Sidney Crosby’s home turf of Nova Scotia, returns to the festival for the first time in five years.

Preview: Pittsburgh Irish Festival returns to Riverplex with some new faces

Willis Clan, Moxie, Socks in the Frying Pan among the new bands at Irish festival.

3 weeks ago

 Saxophonist Oliver Lake.

Hot list of events for the upcoming weekend

A Fair in the Park, Pittsburgh Irish Festival and Rascal Flatts come to town for the first weekend of fall.

3 weeks ago

 Manuel Kolski in a recent photo for Century Club.

Century Club: Centenarian calls long life a victory over Nazis

Manny Kolski counts his 100th birthday as a victory over Nazis who killed his mother and 1.1 million other Jews at Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

3 weeks ago

 BabyBackups are hypoallergenic, absorbent, wedge shaped pads that easily attach to any diaper brand, stopping any spillage from the diaper.

Franklin Park couple come up with solution to 'diaper disasters'

Megan and Steve DeFrancesco have invented “Baby Backups” to help parents avoid those messy diaper blowouts.

4 weeks ago

Nail polish date-rape test called misguided

Hype over new nail polish to protect against date rape frustrates sexual assault prevention experts who say it doesn’t address the problem.

4 weeks ago


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