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A gaffer finds her light in Pittsburgh

Point Breeze resident Celeste Gainey, who broke ground in the 1970s by being the first female gaffer admitted to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, reflects on her past in her first full-length poetry collection, the GAFFER. The book will be released on March 10.

Slide the City slips toward Pittsburgh

Plans underway for charity pipeline to slide into town

Summer in the city still seems a long way off, but Pittsburgh's gearing up to welcome the best way to stay cool since the water steps. This thousand-foot slip 'n slide promises awareness for local charities and a backyard cooldown in an urban setting.  

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Bus meets bike: How the next wave of commuters is changing the urban landscape

In Pittsburgh and across the state, the humble bicycle is mobilizing efforts to usher in a new era of public transportation. In Part Three of our three-story series on transportation, Pop City navigates the connection between buses, bikes and the commuters who depend on them.

disarmingviolence

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Disarming Violence: SPACE Gallery event combines art and activism

Disarming Violence brings together the thought-provoking art of SPACE Gallery's "Unloaded" exhibition with important programming featuring several prominent social justice organizations discussing community violence. 

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Thomas Edison

The Henry Ford shares inspiring stories that showcase change-makers and the possibilities for future progress. Celebrate the birth month of Thomas Edison by taking a virtual tour of the workshop where he profoundly changed our world. 
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