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 day 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.”

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

4 days ago

Poll says Pittsburgh accent is 'America's ugliest'’s bracketed competition came down to Pittsburgh vs. Scranton. Pittsburgh prevailed with 54 percent of the vote.

3 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days ago

Worst side effect of Ebola is hot air

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

6 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

 The Hmong-American family of Sia Her gathers each week in her parents' home in St. Paul, Minn., to share ethnic food and connect across the generations.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: The Twin Cities diversified with an influx of Hmong, Somali refugees

In Minneapolis-St. Paul, refugees from Asia and Africa lead the way in creating a multicultural region.

3 weeks ago

 Sia Her, left, came to America when she was 4. Here she reads a book with her niece, Izzy Lee. Behind her are two other nieces, Maddy Lee, at left and Natalie Lee, right, on either side of Ms. Her's mother, Khou Yang.

A Hmong-American leader describes the changing role of women

Sia Her, who directs a council to support Asian Pacific Minnesotans, represents the changing role of Hmong women in America.

3 weeks ago

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Hmong are shaped by flight from homeland

The Hmong people are haunted by memories of escaping through the jungles of Laos.

3 weeks ago

 A participant in Pittsburgh Abides 2013 party plays John Goodman's character.

Preview: Fans throw robe and white Russian bash for 'The Big Lebowski'

The Coen brothers movie classic featuring "The Dude" continues to spark a festive fan community.

4 weeks ago

 Carla Bianco will perform at the Renaisssance Hotel at 5 p.m. Friday as part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Gallery Crawl.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates the 10th Gallery Crawl with a special night

The 10th annual Gallery Crawl Downtown will feature art openings, dance, film and music.

4 weeks ago

 Music duo Les Nubians -- Celia Faussart and Helene Faussart -- will perform during the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 10th anniversary Gallery Crawl from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, which is also part of RADical Days.

Welcome to RADical Days

RAD, the Regional Asset District of Allegheny County, gives back to taxpayers with free events.

4 weeks ago

 Poet Lucie Brock-Broido will open the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Poet returns to her roots in Pittsburgh after 26 years

Pittsburgh native and poet Lucie Brock-Broido will speak Thursday night in the Frick Fine Arts auditorium.

1 month ago


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