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One reason for the ritual? Chinese restaurants and movie theaters tend to be open on Christmas, and most other places aren’t.
The Post-Gazette visuals staff members have compiled their favorite work. Come back as we add pages through the end of the year.
Even Santa Claus gets it wrong sometimes, hence the throng of customers who flock to shopping malls after Christmas.
Online shopping is on pace to rise 16 percent to $61 billion for the November to December period, according to researcher ComScore Inc.
Trees can be dropped off through Jan. 17. The trees will be mulched and used in the county parks.
As fervor for the trappings of Western-style Christmas enveloped this nation, the defenders of traditional Chinese culture have fought back.
The pope emphasized the plight of children in areas of conflict, while Britain’s monarch advocated reconciliation, especially in Scotland.
A story comes to life when the people in it are drawn vividly. Most of these interactive stories do that.
Our days are inconsistent. No two are alike.
Instead of working on several local projects, I focused my energy on a story on Bhutanese refugees from Nepal and the journey to Pittsburgh.
It's easy as a newsman to focus on tragedy. But sometimes, as photojournalists, we bear witness to acts of kindness, hope and love.
As visual journalists, we are tasked with photographing many assignments. But one event I never covered was the union of same-sex couples.
I don’t take pictures, I capture the moments that cannot be staged.
Being reminded of greatness, our special section on Mario Lemieux brought back so many memories.
Men who for months had been trying to kill each other traded gifts, drank and even played soccer on the no man’s land between the trenches.
The painting shows a Downtown street as it was a century ago, before construction of the current City Hall and Oliver Building.
The city’s growing economy feeds a dynamic food scene. Here’s how we can do better next year.
Xante, the four-legged friend of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newsroom, is missing. Can you help us find him among the Pittsburgh luminaries?
If you have a little anxiety this Christmas Eve, stay calm: A trove of gift suggestions awaits, starting with “cocktail kits.“
Many communities and churches produce Nativity scenes as a remembrance of what it may have been like on that first Silent Night.
On Christmas morning, opening presents isn’t the only sweet treat.
For years, kids have been using SparkNotes and similar academic resources to shortcut their way through classes.
Last week Sidney and Bette, a nesting pair of African penguins at the National Aviary, had their third successful nesting in as many years.
Swon Brothers, Girl Talk, Harlan Twins all party on New Year’s Eve.
Aunts showed the true meaning of being “goodfellows.”
Drones, flying devices that often carry cameras and can be navigated remotely by smartphones or controllers, have “taken off” as gifts.
Santa, that bearer of gifts and magic, has had many names, nationalities and shapes.
Bethlehem, jammed with traffic, mulls digging a tunnel under Manger Square.
A list of things to do after the Christmas presents are opened.
Try Pittsburgh Popcorn Co., Simple Sugars Scrub, Boyd & Blair Vodka, cookies from Merante’s, Hip Modern Soap and Reg Henry’s “Wry World.”
The zoo will shut its doors from Jan. 5 to Feb. 13 for routine maintenance and construction of a new restaurant at Safari Plaza.
A record-breaking 98.6 million travelers are expected to hit the road starting today, and for the most part the weather will be cooperating.
The Steeler has been helping a Pittsburgh shelter and groups in his Florida hometown years before domestic abuse was in the NFL spotlight.
Plan the menu for the holiday party based on the people who’ve RSVP’d, but buy a bit more just in case more people show up.
The national Marine Toys for Tots Foundation sent a truckload of toys to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
The Downtown construction site that will become The Gardens at Market Square is being spruced up with an art installation.
The restored parking lot has reopened at Mile 0 of the Montour Trail, providing room for about 30 vehicles.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Food-section contributors share their must-have holiday flavors.
What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Two great party options for New Year’s Eve.
For her and other Poles, the Vigil involves a meatless feast.
From the runway to the red carpet, Lupita to de la Renta, here’s a recap of some of the year’s top style hits, misses and headlines.
Plus: Shop for a cause at Primadonna Collection, Style Week seeks designers, trunk show at Glitter & Grit and more news and events.
Here are some of the ways the Steel City flexed its style muscle this year.
Add to someone’s collection with this Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt gear.
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh offers “Tough Art” that can stand up to kids.
Pittsburghers brought the fashion hits, one party at a time!
Amachi Pittsburgh aims to break the cycle of generational incarceration by supporting children who have a parent in jail.
The winter solstice brings unexpected warm temperatures and not much chance for a white Christmas, at least in the morning.
John Davis is a volunteer at the Hill District Center for Nurturing Families. He could use a hand this Christmas.
Mars has been a fixture in our evening sky since going into opposition and coming as close as 56 million miles to Earth.