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 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.

about 19 hours ago


 Chris Jamison will appear Saturday at the Kickoff and Rib Festival at Heinz Field.

Hot List of events for the Labor Day weekend

Rib fest at Heinz Field, Gateway Clipper is $1 for kids, final First Fridays at the Frick, make cool stuff at Festival of Combustion ...

1 day ago


 Lillian Jeffrey.

Century Club: Life has taken centenarian from farmers markets to foreign capitals

Lillian Jeffrey, who sold produce for much of her life, lifts filled gallon water jugs over her head to stay in shape. She’s almost 100.

3 days ago


 Members of the Open Door Church at Garfield Community Farm gather under budding trees to worship in the open air. The open-air service mixed traditional worship and singing with chores at the urban farm. Among them were baking the communion bread in a wood-fired oven.

Faith leaders are 'planting' churches in new fields

As traditional congregations decline, some faith leaders are creating new venues of worship in unconventional spots.

5 days ago


 The Reverend B.J. Woodworth of the Open Door Church.

The Revs. Woodworth: father and son church planters

Rev. B.J. Woodworth is a second-generation church planter, founding Open Door in Highland Park.

5 days ago


 Pastor Brian Bolt, founder of CityReach Church on the North Side.

Brian Bolt: going to 'places nobody else will go to'

For Brian Bolt, the road to leading an ambitious church-planting network began in a bloody ambulance ride more than a decade ago.

5 days ago


2Do this week, Aug. 30-Sept. 5: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The Wilson/Barnes/Throckmorton Trio,  PSO’s “Neighborhood Week,” and a Festival of Combustion all scheduled for the coming week.

5 days ago


Hot List: Weekend of Aug. 27-30

Fairs, jazz concerts, art festivals, Tim McGraw and free films round out the last weekend of the month.

1 week ago


 Clara Thompson.

Century Club: At 100, teacher never stops teaching or learning

Clara Thompson, who was born Aug. 20, 1915, still corresponds with students she taught in school.

1 week ago


 Fans get a chance to skate on the ice at the new UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.

Mario's ice is hot at new sports complex that bears Hall of Famer's name

UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex’s two new rinks will be shared by the Pittsburgh Penguins and the public.

1 week ago


Peter McKay: A hot tub in my future? Some day!

He’s getting a hot tub and a sports car and new landscaping and ... Oh, that's right. He's a Person of Limited Means and unlimited dreams.

1 week ago


 Tyrell Coley, 21, holds his iPhone in 2011, displaying his Twitter account. A new poll finds African-American millennials are just as engaged in getting news online as their white counterparts.

Poll says no lag on tech use by black, Hispanic millennials

Findings suggest that most 18-to-34-year-olds of color are getting news from social media, although likely from nontraditional sources.

1 week ago


 Sister Mary Louise Gerber.

Century Club / Nun's secret to long life: 'Don't worry'

Sister Mary Louise Gerber taught thousands of kids over more than 50 years. Her favorites? Sixth-graders because “they thought they were

2 weeks ago


 Brenda Laylock, of Mars, Pa, and Julie Bish, of North Hills, pose for a photo Saturday with a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis with a "Terribly Faithful Towel" at St. Paul Seminary.

Pittsburgh pilgrims prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia

The Diocese of Pittsburgh held a “training” session at St. Paul Seminary for pilgrims journeying to Philadelphia for Pope Francis’ visit.

2 weeks ago


 In "Scandal," Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope continues to rebuild herself disaster after disaster.

A binge watcher's guide: TV shows to help you through the final lazy, hazy days of summer

Three Post-Gazette former interns give their take on the best end-of-summer TV binge watching.

2 weeks ago


 At Homewood Cemetery, the grave of Civil War veteran Maj. Gustav Schleiter is one of only two in the cemetery with a sculpture portrait. When the cemetery celebrates Founder's Day, several activities are planned.

Homewood Cemetery a melting pot

Homewood Cemetery in Point Breeze and Squirrel Hill celebrates its heritage and mix of ethnicities.

2 weeks ago


 Sharnay Hearn, 26, started the World Changers Fund at Pittsburgh’s Poise Foundation to give young African-Americans the opportunity to travel and study abroad.

Poise Foundation lifts message of black philanthropy

The Poise Foundation will sponsor a Twitter chat as part of Black Philanthropy Month to raise the profile of giving among African-Americans.

3 weeks ago


 Jim  Trigg.

Century Club: JimTrigg engineered a wonderful life

He isn’t shooting pictures anymore, but at 100 years old, he stays busy teaching at senior centers and attending meetings.

3 weeks ago


 As her mother Angie, right, checks their shopping list, Tori Slagle, 11, looks for back-to-school supplies Wednesday at Wamart in Collier. Tori will be in the sixth grade in Upper St. Clair in the fall.

Retailers expecting slower back-to-school rush

Deloitte expects spending will be flat compared to a year ago and expects families will buy items as needed through the year.

3 weeks ago


'Cinderella' dress drive seeks fairy godmothers

The touring company of “Cinderella” is asking for dress donations that allow financially strapped girls to attend formal events.

3 weeks ago


 Young men and women pray and sing during a pre- Mass session at the Steubenville Youth Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville in July. Around 2,000 followers attended the conference.

How Franciscan University fires up Catholic youth

The Rev. Michael Scanlan, Franciscan’s former president, determined that in the face of liberalizing trends, the school should shift right.

3 weeks ago


Peter McKay: Introvert or extrovert? He prefers meovert

If the whole world wants to be ambiverts, Peter McKay will settle for “meovert.”

3 weeks ago


 Competitors in the Pittsburgh Triathlon Adventure Race must complete a two-mile paddle in the Allegheny River.

Course changes make it easier to follow the triathlon

Where to watch this weekend’s Pittsburgh Triathlon athletes swim (or kayak), bike and run.

3 weeks ago


 Tyler Trimbur created his Facebook group July 16.

Butler County man's Smile Movement aims to lend helping hand

Tyler Trimbur of Center Township shares a smile on Facebook — and his world changes.

4 weeks ago


 Francisco Cervelli, catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, talks about his love of cooking and painting during an interview at PNC Park.

Cervelli to help teach his culinary and painting skills to kids

Pirates catcher to host cooking and painting camp at Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh today.

4 weeks ago



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