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The Karate Kid of Thom McAn

As a former shoe salesman, he knows that helping women choose shoes keeps you on your toes.

about 10 hours ago




 Dan Leary.

Century club: WW II vet found his bride during the war

Dan Leary turns 100 years old, remembers serving in World War II along with his three brothers and his wife.

4 days ago


 Ghouls lurk in the front yard of Chris Palmer 's Regent Square home.

Extreme Pittsburgh halloweens

Some local houses go to extremes for Halloween, with elaborately crafted homemade decorations.

6 days ago


 Carving pumpkins is a great activity for all to enjoy.

Host a pumpkin carving party this weekend

Pumpkin carving is a simple, fun affair for everyone to enjoy.

1 week ago


 Boz Scaggs.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s “A Chorus Line,” New Horizon’s “Queens of the Blues.” Music: Boz Scaggs, Judy Collins, the Meat Puppets ...

1 week ago


 Haunted museum.

Natural History Museum reaches out to over-21 crowd

Carnegie Museum of Natural History opens doors to the nightlife crowd with “Haunted Museum ... After Dark.”

1 week ago


 Selma Worman.

Century Club: A date in 1935 turned out to be quite unusual

A quick wedding during the Depression led to nearly 70 years of wedded life for Selma Breinig Worman.

1 week ago


 Dr. Bill and Donna Bookwalter use a honeycomb spinner to collect honey at their garage in Fox Chapel.

Brain surgeon Bill Bookwalter is also a beekeeper

Fox Chapel neurosurgeon Bill Bookwalter finds his hives a sweet sanctuary from the operating room.

1 week ago


Poll says Pittsburgh accent is 'America's ugliest'

Gawker.com’s bracketed competition came down to Pittsburgh vs. Scranton. Pittsburgh prevailed with 54 percent of the vote.

1 week ago


 A typical housing development in Markham has homes packed close together with small lawns, because land is at such a premium

An Asian magnet suburb is Canada's most diverse city

Ethnic Chinese residents comprise 40 percent of the population in Markham, Ontario.

1 week ago


 Deepak Gupta, head of the Applied Research and Innovation Centre at Centennial College in Ontario, says from his experience, the American immigration system works better for professionals like him.​

Indian immigrant says Canadian system better than U.S. for professionals

A chemical engineer with experience living in the U.S. and Canada gives high marks to Canada's immigration laws.

1 week ago


 A youthful group of pedestrians crosses the corner of Yonge and Dundas streets in Toronto. Nearly a third of the region's residents are under 20, compared with 22 percent in Pittsburgh.

Toronto: 'most multicultural city in the world'

Pittsburgh has a foreign-born population of just 4 percent, while nearly half of the Toronto area’s residents were born in another country.

1 week ago


 Jian Ghomeshi has become a celebrity in Canada as the host of Q, an interview program on the arts and public issues. But his identity has been strongly shaped by being a first-generation Iranian immigrant, he says.

Canada's 'Q' host Jian Ghomeshi speaks of life as an immigrant

Radio host Jian Ghomeshi, whose heritage is Iranian, is an immigrant who was born in England and arrived in Canada at age 7 in the mid-’70s.

1 week ago


 Casey Westbrook leads a team of people pouring molten iron in Detroit. You can watch the making of cast-iron plaques at the Carrie Furnace in Rankin next Saturday.

Cast-iron plaques at Carrie Furnaces will tell the tale of a post-industrial garden

Sparks will fly next Saturday as a team of ironworkers, sculptors and master gardeners cast plaques to tell the mill’s story.

2 weeks ago


Worst side effect of Ebola is hot air

Knowitallitis, Hypocritical Hysteria and other side effects of Ebola are what’s really killing him.

2 weeks ago


 Merrill Garbus (aka tUnE-yArDs).

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

ToonMuseum exhibit shows how super heroes use real-world science and engineering to save the day.

2 weeks ago


 Cardinal Angelo Scola, left, and Cardinal Baselios Cleemis are reflected on the glass door of the Paul VI hall Tuesday as they arrive for a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican.

Tone of family document energizes Catholics

Many Catholics of varying views on marriage and sexuality were energized by the document’s conciliatory tone and its call for mercy.

2 weeks ago


 Sister Mildred Boeh rode on the back of Dave Lubonovich's motorcycle around the Sisters of St. Joseph motherhouse in Baden to celebrate her 101st birthday.

Century Club: A motorcycle ride at 101; going strong at 102

Sister Mildred Boeh marks 101st birthday on the back of a motorcycle; Gertrude Welling Marshall, a farmer’s wife, celebrates 102 years.

2 weeks ago


 A  night view of the Fort Pitt Bridge.

Monongahela River bridges a cultural snapshot of Pittsburgh, its history and industry

Whether made of steel, wrought iron or concrete, they continue to span rivers and centuries, finding new jobs to earn a living.

2 weeks ago


 Drivers and passengers get a spectacular view of Pittsburgh as they enter the Fort Pitt Bridge toward Downtown, Pittsburgh.  The bridge opened in June 1959.

Fort Pitt Bridge: Famous for its view

It has lasted longer than its two predecessors, both named the Point Bridge, and is in the best condition of the Monongahela River bridges.

2 weeks ago


 A  night view of the the top of the Smithfield Street Bridge.

Smithfield Street Bridge: Triumph of innovative design

Its curvilinear form and its 10-foot-tall Gothic finials with spikes make it the reigning queen of Monongahela River bridges.

2 weeks ago


 A view of the Liberty Bridge from the South Side.

Liberty Bridge: Providing a direct route

The linking of the Liberty Tunnels with a bridge spurred development of streetcar communities such as Brookline, Dormont and Mt. Lebanon.

2 weeks ago


 A  view of the 10th Street Bridge with the South Side at bottom.

South Tenth Street Bridge: Pittsburgh’s only conventional suspension bridge

When it opened in 1933, it stretched for 1,275 feet and linked Downtown’s Second Avenue and Armstrong Tunnels with the South Side.

2 weeks ago


 A night view of the Birmingham Bridge with part of the Pittsburgh skyline.

Birmingham Bridge: Nicknamed 'the green elephant'

The new Birmingham Bridge cost $30 million and took more than 10 years to complete before opening in 1976.

2 weeks ago


 Cycling and auto lanes are separated on the  Hot Metal Bridge.

Hot Metal Bridge: An ideal solution for the steel mills

Western Pennsylvanians may not have invented the hot metal bridge, but it is certainly the perfect solution to the terrain.

2 weeks ago


 The Glenwood  Bridge is in the foreground, with the Waterfront complex to the upper right and the Homestead Grays Bridge to the upper left.

Glenwood Bridge: Pennsylvania’s first all-welded steel truss bridge

The Glenwood Bridge, which opened in 1966, offers a back-door route to Downtown Pittsburgh for South Hills motorists.

2 weeks ago


 A  view of the bottom of the Homestead Grays Bridge as it looms over part of the Waterfront.

Homestead Grays Bridge: Named for a baseball team

The Homestead Grays Bridge is known for its connection to the U.S. Steel Homestead Works, which stretched 430 acres along the river.

2 weeks ago


 Sunlight highlights the blue paint covering the the Rankin Bridge.

Rankin Bridge: A favorite route to Kennywood

The years 1928 and 1951 were popular for Monongahela Valley highway bridges. The Rankin, Mansfield and Elizabeth bridges opened in 1951.

2 weeks ago


 The Elizabeth Bridge was renamed in the ’80s for state Rep. Regis R. Malady, who pushed for a non-skid coating after 10 motorists died on its rain-slick surface in 1964-69. Its design mimics Gustav Lindenthal’s Hell Gate Bridge, built in the early 1900s on the East River in New York City.

Elizabeth Bridge: A sign of progress

The cantilever-arch, through-truss steel bridge with a hump in the middle was built in 1951.

2 weeks ago


 A night view of the Panhandle Bridge from the South Side.

Railroad bridges: Changing the landscape forever

While highway bridges over the Mon have come and gone since the early 1900s, every railroad bridge from that period still stands.

2 weeks ago


 Working with Alyssa Herzog Melby, director of education at the Pittsburgh Ballet, are, from left, Jacob Schmitt, Lauren Sodersten and Colton Vazquez. They were in a dance class at the ballet's headquarters in the Strip District.

Ballet classes geared to autistic students

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Autism Connection of PA offered a month of adaptive dance classes for students with autism.

3 weeks ago


 Singer Jason Mraz will play a sold-out show at the Benedum Saturday night.

The Hot List of weekend events, Oct. 9-12

From Oakland Forever to Monster Bash to Jackson Brown, there’s no shortage of things to do this weekend.

3 weeks ago


Catholic synod to address questions of marriage and sexuality

A group of cardinals, other bishops and lay people will gather at the Vatican for a two-week "extraordinary synod" called by Pope Francis.

3 weeks ago


2do this week, Oct. 5-11: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Author Robert Edsel, the Moth StorySLAM, Washington Symphony Orchestra, New Yorker classical music critic Alex Ross, Art on Tap and more.

3 weeks ago


Peter McKay: What's the hook-up app, Kenneth?

Hooking up? Better get the Good2Go app. Or you could just do it the old-fashioned way, by talking and getting to know someone.

4 weeks ago


 Comedy duo Tim and Eric (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim).

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Haunted houses, Tim and Eric the comedy duo, “Hip Hop and the Criminalization of Black Youth,” Pittsburgh Camerata, MXPX and more.

1 month ago


 See feathered friends for free -- the National Aviary of the North Side features free admission Saturday as part of the 13th annual RADical Days.

Check out free RADical Days events this weekend

RADical Days schedule of free events and activities this weekend.

1 month ago



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