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.

about 23 hours 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.

about 23 hours ago

 Artist and composer Abby Aresty has turned sounds recorded around Pittsburgh into an installation at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

Sound installation at Phipps teaches visitors to pay attention

Iowa artist and composer captures the sounds of Pittsburgh in an installation you can hear at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

3 days ago

New gift shop at Carnegie Museum of Art opens next Saturday

Carnegie Museum of Art to open new gift shop that will provide a new shopping experience.

3 days ago

 Rusted Root (from left, Dirk Miller, Patrick Norman, Michael Glabicki, Liz Berlin, Peach Freedom) play Sunday at Hartwood Acres for the 15th annual Allegheny County Music Festival.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

Ribs and football, colonial crafts, county fairs and men with muscles on the slate for the holiday weekend.

5 days ago

 Dave Burrows and his daughter Dana Burrows walk up the aisle under the rotunda of The Pennsylvanian, as she prepares to marry Conor McCaskey, 34, of Dormont.

Pittsburghers have chosen some original wedding venues

A train station is a unique spot for a wedding, but it’s not the oddest location that locals have chosen to tie the knot.

6 days ago

 The Same Difference Film team, including Kyle Wentzel and Joshua Sweeny, filming Graeme Taylor playing a game of "Magic: The Gathering" with friends at GameStop in Ann Arbor, MI.

Childhood memories turn Pittsburgh dancer into filmmaker

A Pittsburgh-based artist channels his passion and life experience into his documentary, “Same Difference,” now in postproduction.

6 days ago

 Carnegie Science Center can be rented for wedding receptions.

Wedding settings that will set you apart

Some other options for couples who don’t want a traditional wedding reception.

6 days ago

 Some of  Charlie Humphrey's Facebook friends at his party.

Facebook friends answer call to party -- in real time

What happens when 2,135 of your Facebook friends are invited, in real life, to a party? Charlie Humphrey found out Saturday night.

1 week ago

 Google Glasses.

Google Glass can be useful in travel

Can Google Glass transform the way we travel? Maybe — or it could be the 2014 equivalent of the Microsoft Zune

1 week ago

 Kiana Sanders, right, and other members of Gym Dandy from Washington, Pa., warm up before their performance during the P&G Gymnastics Championships Opening Celebration at the Consol Energy Center on Thursday. It kicks off the four-day event, Aug. 21-24.

Local gymnasts get to see some of the nation's best in Pittsburgh

Local gymnasts thrilled to meet some of the best during P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center this weekend.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival opens Saturday

Renaissance Festival opens with new characters

The time has come again for a journey back to a medieval world alive with chivalrous knights, fair maidens and Washing Well Wenches.

1 week ago

 Shadyside ... The Art Festival on Walnut Street runs Saturday and Sunday. The work of Santa Fe sculptor Lorenzo Ortega is among the artwork.

Weekend Hot List, Aug. 21-24

Shadyside ... The Art Festival on Walnut Street, Oddball Comedy Festival, Run Around the (Regent) Square, Pittsburgh New Works Festival ...

1 week ago

 Dorthia Jackson.

Century Club: Her secret to long life was never hidden

Hard-working, loving Dorthia Jackson turns 100 in Butler.

2 weeks ago

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The Next Page / 'Chutz-Pow': Ordinary superheroes of the Holocaust

The ToonSeum and Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh have produced “Chutz-Pow! Superheroes of the Holocaust.”

2 weeks ago

2Do this week, Aug. 17-23: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Associated Arts exhibition, hip-hop artist Chancellor Warhol, Lincoln Highway SupperMarket, The East Winds Symphonic Band and more

2 weeks ago

Online dictionary reflects changing times

The batch of cray new words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online is a hot mess of definitions that capture the zeitgeist of today.

2 weeks ago

Obituary: Fredia Hurdle / Among plaintiffs in Pa.'s gay marriage case

Fredia Hurdle, one of the plaintiffs in the case that led to the striking down of Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban, died Thursday.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Evangelicals cheer on Latin American culture wars

The many left-leaning governments in Latin America will not be easily swayed by U.S.-backed conservatives.

3 weeks ago

 Monroeville United Cricket Club's Santhosh Prasad, left, and Ravi Patel cross the pitch scoring during a game against the Classics at Edgebrook Field in South Park.

Cricket catches on: Pittsburgh players are making the game a magnet

For 15 years, the Pittsburgh Cricket Association has been giving batsmen and bowlers a bit of the game they played at home.

3 weeks ago

Peter McKay: Life on the cheap

When you pride yourself on getting through the week with the same $4 in your wallet, the living ain’t easy.

3 weeks ago

 At Jack Stack Pool in Brighton Heights, this 1982 sculpture by Anthony Vitale stands atop a shower for pool goers to rinse off before and after using the pool. The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council will be hosting a pool party there Saturday.

North Side pool party to celebrate public art

A marine sculpture that doubles as a shower at Jack Stack pool in Brighton Heights is focal point of a Public Art Pool Party on Saturday.

3 weeks ago

The Hot List of things to do this weekend

The Butler Farm Show and the Washington County Agricultural Fair are two of the events scheduled for the coming weekend.

2 weeks ago

 The Welsh and American flags welcomed worshipers to the 2013 Salem Homecoming.

Keeping Welsh church tradition alive in Ebensburg

Keeping up the annual rite, the faithful of Salem Homecoming Church will gather today in Ebensburg. A new generation is giving it a boost.

1 month ago

 Nghi Nguyen, center, at a meeting with other members of the Vietnamese Catholic community last month in O'Hara.

Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants / From Vietnam War refugee to Pittsburgh doctor: Nghi Nguyen's journey

A doctor typifies the first wave of Vietnam immigrants to Pittsburgh.

1 month ago


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