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 Caption Contest No. 263

Caption Contest No. 263 ... and the winners of No. 262!

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

about 20 hours ago


 Peter Leo

Peter Leo: Visit to Hungary proves unsettling but inspiring

Hungarians have the mindset of an occupied people, we are told, which hasn’t changed all that much since the fall of Communism.

about 20 hours ago


Portfolio: Scrabble updates revive war of words

Pwn (8 points, to dominate an opponent). Thanx (15 points, thanks). Bezzy (18 points, several meanings, not all of which are printable).

1 day ago


 Fans claim pieces of Forbes Field after the last game there.

Portfolio / Baseball Lore: Nothing topped Forbes Field, especially on last day

June 28, 1970. A daytime doubleheader against the Cubs. We won both. All was right with the world. And then it hit me ...

2 days ago


Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Women have it tough, especially in Pennsylvania

It was upon reading the Business section of Wednesday’s Post-Gazette that I experienced true pangs of guilt about being a man.

3 days ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Generosity brightened thoughts

Also, read about how help came after some items were all locked in a car.

3 days ago


Want to write for our Portfolio?

Portfolio is a showcase for quality essays related to Western Pennsylvania, 600 to 750 words.

3 days ago


 The former Nixon Theatre, soon after its 1903 opening.

Storytelling: Nixon Theatre was spectacle itself for young usher

April 1950 holds special memories for me.

4 days ago


 The restored Skinny Building.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Skinny Building’s restoration mustn’t be overlooked

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, the city and fans of the Skinny Building celebrate its facade restoration.

5 days ago


Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Seeing all Pittsburgh’s events has become real pickle

Pittsburgh’s new problem: Too many things to do.

6 days ago


Portfolio: Inmates sing while seeking a little relief

On a wide stage in front of hundreds of people, two salsa singers danced in synchronized steps, belting out a catchy melody.

1 week ago


Sharon Randall: You can plan everything for life on paper, but ...

Real life is a lot messier than playing at it, and more interesting, too.

1 week ago


Random Acts of Kindness: City praised after returned wallet

Everyone credited for help to Ohioans with wheelchair; Others in restaurant made 92nd birthday feel special; She wants finder to know she

1 week ago


Raves: Mountain bike leads man on adventure of a lifetime

My mountain bike awakened me, at middle age, to a previously unknown world: the majesty of nature, and thrill of urban streets.

1 week ago


Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: A woman’s midlife change takes seed in Hazelwood

Inspiration and collaboration help Hazelwood woman open a new nursery in her neighborhood.

1 week ago


Gary Rotstein's Morning File: What’s my password? Why would you ask me?

We’ve invented a dumb way to play password.

1 week ago


Caption Contest No. 262 ... and the winners of No. 261!

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

2 weeks ago


I Remember Mama: Mom’s greatest gift: teaching how to overcome grief

Greatest lesson learned from Mom: how to retain optimism about life after experiencing so much grief.

2 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Group readily agreed to change its table

“We would have loved to have been able to treat these generous people to a second round of drinks...“

2 weeks ago


 Mary D’Angelo Reutzel

I Remember Mama: There was a lot to like about Mom’s final months

We were stunned when she was able to sustain her good spirits — and very grateful!

2 weeks ago


 A view down Smithfield Street, Downtown.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Upgrade of Smithfield Street could be a dream come true

CMU design students hatch a grand boulevard plan for Smithfield Street Downtown.

2 weeks ago


 Some poker face: Professional poker player Douglas Polk up against a mere machine at the Rivers Casino.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Playing poker against a computer does not compute

No thanks to CMU, poker with computers somehow doesn’t sound like as much fun.

2 weeks ago


Utah test site might as well be on Mars

A rocky corner of Utah bears such a resemblance to the red planet that it has become a hot spot for scientists and engineers.

3 weeks ago


I Remember Mama: Mother’s work, rather than words, showed her love

Mom didn’t speak of love as much as she showed it.

3 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Man crawled beneath car to help

Plus: Someone took time in Ohio to return glasses to owner; and a large group of do-gooders assisted an injured woman.

3 weeks ago


 Spectators encourage the participants in the 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon.

Local Dispatch: Marathon motivates the crowd as well as runners

As a member of Steel City Greyhounds, the Pittsburgh Marathon has become an event I look forward to each May.

3 weeks ago


 Jeff Wateska, left, and Marty Schiff are partners in UKnowme, a global media distribution company.

Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: A little Spring Hill activity is enough to cause a stir

A video distribution company has turned the lights back on in one of Spring Hill’s few commercial properties.

3 weeks ago


 Caption Contest 261

Caption Contest 261... and the winners of 260

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

4 weeks ago


Kids’ smiles at hospital are due to tutus

Doctors, nurses, technicians and receptionists don the colorful layers of tulle as they go about the business of tending to patients.

4 weeks ago


I Remember Mama: Mother of grace taught so much despite no training

Though never trained, mother full of grace knew how to teach a lot about life.

1 month ago



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