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Brian O'Neill: Let’s not just laugh off N. Koreans’ anger

North Korean anger over “The Interview” is not very funny.

about 13 hours ago


Dan Simpson: Torture is un-American

And it encourages enemies to torture our people

1 day ago


Reg Henry: Playing sports can be an odd thing to do

There is no "i" in team or unusual

1 day ago


Tony Norman: Bill Cosby issues curious call to black media

The comedy icon made a request of black media, who must cover his scandal thoroughly.

2 days ago


 A West Oakland Light Up Night event  at The Corner

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: The Corner is one special place for West Oakland

West Oakland’s The Corner plans to enhance amenities for little, cut-off neighborhood.

2 days ago


 Brett Keisel and Cameron Heyward celebrate after forcing Browns quarterback Jason Campbell to fumble during a game last season at Heinz Field on Sunday, December 29, 2013.

Ron Cook: Keisel molds Heyward into a force

Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward is turning into a star, but friend and mentor Brett Keisel saw that coming long before it happened.

2 days ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Black officers who walked the thin blue line

Listening in as two retired city police detectives, both African-American, talked straight to a room of black teenage boys.

3 days ago


 Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown stiff-arms Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant Sunday in Atlanta.

Ron Cook: Antonio Brown the gift that keeps on giving for Steelers

Antonio Brown's statistics are staggering, but it's his work ethic and consistency that make him the tough call for Steelers MVP this year.

3 days ago


 MoonMail lets you "immortalize your keepsakes on the Moon." Forever.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Astrobotics' MoonMail: the gift that keeps on orbiting

The time has come to send something other then men to the moon, like locks of hair.

3 days ago


David M. Shribman: All is not calm

This holiday season is full of contention, including within the incoming Republican majority.

4 days ago


Brian O'Neill: The city’s parking game takes a new, costlier turn

The higher street fees are expected to be part of the Monday budget. Let the games begin.

4 days ago


Jack Kelly: Rape story falls apart

Rolling Stone and UVA acted irresponsibly.

4 days ago


 Ben Roethlisberger

Ron Cook: Value of QB evident today

Let the Atlanta Falcons’ situation with quarterback Matt Ryan serve as more evidence Ben Roethlisberger is worh every penny to the Steelers.

4 days ago


 William Gay steps in front of Atlanta receiver Harry Douglas and returns an interception for a touchdown in the Steelers' 27-20 win.

Gene Collier: Shaky Steelers defense covers up holes

Once again Sunday, the Steelers defense wasn’t great, but it did enough to help secure a victory against the Falcons.

3 days ago


 On National Signing Day Pitt head coach Paul Chryst names the students who intend to join the Pitt football team during a press conference on the South Side on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Ron Cook: If Chryst leaves, Pitt needs to get next hire right

Don’t knock Pitt coach Paul Chryst if he takes the same job at Wisconsin, but his departure would trigger many significant issues.

5 days ago


Tony Norman: CIA does brutal harm to America’s image

The CIA’s torture techniques bear some un-American comparisons.

6 days ago


Samantha Bennett: After yoga retreat, it's good to be om

A retreat offers three days of serenity and not a burger in sight.

1 week ago


 According to a recent survey, the average Pittsburgher awakens at 7:45 a.m.

Brian O'Neill: Testy Pittsburgh sleepers get late wake-up call

Pittsburghers just may be the crankiest, latest sleepers around.

1 week ago


Dan Simpson / Dealing with hostages in the Mideast

My experience in Lebanon makes me question the rescue attempt in Yemen.

1 week ago


 Francisco Liriano delivers against the Cardinals at PNC Park in August.

Ron Cook: Liriano's deal a sign of (good) times for Pirates

Pirates will make a good move at good price with the re-signing of starting pitcher Francisco Liriano.

1 week ago


Reg Henry: How the elves came to hate Santa

Looks like the elves get at least basic cable: Fox News’ “War on Christmas” campaign has got to them.

1 week ago


 Dan Iddings in his new store, Classic Lines Bookstore.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Librarian branches out with own homey bookstore, Classic Lines in Squirrel Hill

A second independent bookstore opens in Squirrel Hill, providing the personal touch that’s drawing a trend in niche shoppers.

1 week ago


 See all that resilience?

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: 'Pittsburgh: Someplace Resilient'? If the slogan fits, wear it

The Rockefeller Foundation last week named  Pittsburgh one of the world’s most “resilient” cities. If that’s a compliment, thank you kindly.

1 week ago


David M. Shribman / History comes in all sizes

But there’s a big debate over ‘Big History’ vs. the history that humans have written down.

1 week ago


Jack Kelly / Misconstruing Ferguson

White cops are not victimizing black youth.

1 week ago


 The Bengals' A.J. Green pulls in a pass as he's defended by Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake in the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday afternoon.

Gene Collier: Steelers defense leans on short memory

The Steelers defense was awful at times Sunday, but ultimately good enough for a win -- though the Bengals certainly helped in that regard.

1 week ago


 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell celebrates his touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

Ron Cook: Picking your poison against Steelers stars? Good luck

Whether it's Antonio Brown at receiver or Le'Veon Bell at running back, the Steelers have the best offensive duo -- or trio -- in the NFL.

1 week ago


 Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, left, speaks with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin in preparation for their game against the Saints last week.

Ron Cook: Tense times for Steelers defense, Dick LeBeau

Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is far from the Steelers' biggest problem, but his coaching career could soon end if struggles continue.

1 week ago


Brian O'Neill: It might sound screwy, but it's a better way to get peanut butter

Young entrepreneurs have a screwy idea for peanut butter and other jars, and it could work: “Jar With a Twist.”

1 week ago


Tony Norman: Grand jury system tainted by police bias

It’s time to have something more objective than grand juries to review alleged police abuse.

1 week ago


Dan Simpson / Bad news from Africa

And one of the continent’s problems is that the United States isn’t helping much.

2 weeks ago


 Tamir Rice in an undated photo provided by his family.

Tony Norman: Two seconds ended Cleveland boy’s life

A lot of horror went down in two seconds in Cleveland shooting.

2 weeks ago


 Albert's Sale & Service, Downtown, in the early 1970s

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Plaque for Downtown gas station honors the little guy

Point Park University marks the spot where Gene Albert plied his trade as an auto mechanic for more than 40 years.

2 weeks ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: A prayer for Ferguson, U.S.A.

In Ferguson, we know that the two main characters in this tragedy are flawed humans — making them more or less like the rest of us.

2 weeks ago


 Saints wide receiver  Kenny Stills pretends to wave a Terrible Towel as he mocks Steelers fans after pulling in a touchdown pass in the third quarter Sunday at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Saints WR Stills burns Steelers defense

New Orleans receiver Kenny Stills had five catcher for 162 yards, or 27 percent of his output for the season.

2 weeks ago


 The Saints' Keenan Lewis tries to stop Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the first half of Sunday's game at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: For once, blame falls on Ben in ‘must-win’ game against the Saints

You'll never hear him admit otherwise after a loss, but Ben Roethlisberger needed to be better Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

2 weeks ago


David M. Shribman: The colors of politics

Democrats face a black-and-white choice for 2016; Republicans a multitude of hues

2 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: Review Pittsburgh police SWAT team usage -- now

Family’s ordeal shows potential pitfall of overusing a SWAT team.

2 weeks ago


Jack Kelly: Focus on ‘Islamists’

We must know what motivates our enemies

2 weeks ago


Ron Cook: College football a downer this year

Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia have pretty much gone from bad to worse in 2014.

2 weeks ago


Tony Norman: The stranger and Darren Wilson

Ferguson’s Officer Wilson is chilling long after the shooting of Michael Brown.

2 weeks ago


 Saints quarterback Drew Brees prepares to throw against the Baltimore Ravens in the second half Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Ravens defeated the Saints, 34-27.

Ron Cook: Win won't come easy against Saints

Everything points to a Steelers win Sunday vs. the New Orleans Saints, but don't expect it to be easy.

2 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: Thankfully, litter’s getting harder to find

Pittsburgh update to famous anti-littering ad comes at a time when we seem cleaner.

3 weeks ago


Dan Simpson / Giving thanks for this and that

The wars go on, the 0.1-percenters still rule, but not all is lost.

3 weeks ago


Reg Henry: Thanks to America for inventing holiday

Give thanks for America inventing Thanksgiving.

3 weeks ago


Tony Norman: Pittsburgh’s ever so far from Ferguson

Fears of Ferguson’s unrest arising here always felt overblown.

3 weeks ago


 North Siders celebrate the third annual "Friendsgiving" at the Elks Club.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: A community gathers to give thanks for friendship

Annual ’Friendsgiving’ brings North Siders together for turkey, strengthens neighborhood ties and contributes to a food pantry.

3 weeks ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Ferguson, immigration and disrespect for rule of law

The issues and attitudes that the immigration and racial conflicts have in common certainly make for odd timing.

3 weeks ago


 Husband-to-be Charles Manson

Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Charles Manson wedding might challenge any planner

Will there be bridesmaids? How to arrange a guest list for the incarcerated? A menu based on prison food?

3 weeks ago


David Shribman: Who do we thank for Thanksgiving?

In a nation with fewer and fewer shared experiences, one remains resilient, rich and redolent of memory.

3 weeks ago



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