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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Laugh into the abyss with the Wham City Comedy Tour

Baltimore's Wham City Comedy Tour brings their deconstructive, multi-media sketch comedy show to Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room on Wednesday.

What's on your Pittsburgh bucket list?

There are so many wonderful things in Pittsburgh that have nothing to do with fries on a sandwich. Here's a short list of what repatriated Pittsburghers said they missed most about Steel City, and would be on their list of things to do should they ever leave again. Also, we want to know, what's on your Pittsburgh bucket list?

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Conservatory Theatre Company rocks out with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

History, politics, romance and rock music will converge in Point Park Conservatory Theatre Company's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, running through March 2 at Pittsburgh Playhouse. Don't miss this raucous chance to experience America's seventh president (aka Old Hickory) re-imagined as a contemporary rock star.

Photo slide show: Carnegie International

Featuring 35 artists from 19 countries, all of whom visited Pittsburgh before the show, the 56th Carnegie International opened last week to great acclaim. See highlights here then see it for yourself soon--and often.   

Behind the 2013 Carnegie International

It's more than bringing international art to Pittsburgh; it's bringing the artists to Pittsburgh, too. The 2013 Carnegie International is a sensation on its own but this year the CI is tying into the community with cool ventures, from an Art Lending Library to photo portraits of 200 residents in Homestead.

Q&A with Dr. Vonda Wright, the Mobility Doctor

She's a rock star, appearing on Dr. Oz and The Doctors, and writing books and blogs on why it's so vital to stay in good health. UPMC's Dr. Vonda Wright, who wants to change the paradigm on aging, thinks there's nothing better than aging well. You can be an athelete into your 50s and beyond, she says. Her question: how far do you want to go?

Impressions of Pittsburgh: what the arts delegates had to say about our city

Recently, 1000 or so arts delegates from around the country converged in Pittsburgh to meet and to experience our arts scene. When we kept hearing them gush (like the newly turned-on fountain) about our city, we asked some to go on record with their impressions. From the president of PBS to the Director of the Austin Ballet, here's what they had to say.

Mentoring women business owners in Pittsburgh

There's no better time for women to own a business in Pittsburgh. More than ever, resources for mentoring women are helping them bust through barriers and grow, grow, grow.

What's next for The Pittsburgh Promise?

With a new infusion of funding and more evidence that it's working, The Pittsburgh Promise launches a new phase with the same outstanding promise to each city student who qualifies: $40,000 in college scholarships.

The Rise of the Rest

Has Silicon Valley jumped the shark? Ask many keen observers of technology communities from coast to coast, and they'll tell you that 2013 is prime time for startups to bloom in unexpected cities—like Pittsburgh.    

The best milkshakes in Pittsburgh

You'll gain weight just reading about the mouthwatering milkshakes to be found around Pittsburgh, from the the salty caramel shake to the chocolate raspberry truffle and the very trendy red velvet shake. How to decide? We aim to help.

Pittsburgh and beyond: How anchor institutions are shaping our cities

Oakland has long been a hub of commerce and spinoffs due to the concentration of universities, hospitals and research centers. Now the influence of these anchor institutions' is being felt in many other neighborhoods. We take a look at what's  happening in other cities, as well as Pittsburgh, as public-private partnerships increase and neighbors are getting more of a say in the shaping of their communities.

How to get connected to Pittsburgh

Want to meet more people and get better connected in your city? Here's an informal guide to get you started, from finding events you'll enjoy to networking to help your career and helpful tips along the way.

Some standout 20-something Pittsburgh entrepreneurs

Meet a new breed of young Pittsburgh entrepreneurs -- some still in college -- who hope to make a mark on the world. So far so good.

More top tech companies to watch in 2013

In this second of a two-part series, Pop City presents the Top 10 life science companies to watch in 2013, all home-grown endeavors, many developed in the research labs of our universities. Among them they promise to take on some of the most daunting challenges of our time, from halting Alzheimer's Disease to battling cancer and streamlining surgical processes.
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