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Best brunch spots in Pittsburgh

From E2 to Meat and Potatoes, Pittsburgh's brunch scene is better than ever. Find out who's doing what in the way of Sunday brunch (and is it too much to ask for Saturday, too?)

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Social innovation eXchange on civic design and placemaking

Our first SiX event is sold out but not to worry. We'll cover it here in Pop City and we'll have more Social innovation eXchanges to come this year. For those already registered, here's what to expect. 

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Your all-local guide to great holiday shopping

Want to make a difference this holiday season? Give a gift to Pittsburgh and support your local, independent shops. You'll help boost our neighborhoods and contribute to the overall vitality of our city. And it's fun when you have this great guide to cool stores in town.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The Sprout Fund marks 10 creative years with TENACITY retrospective

How to mark 10 massively successful years supporting game-changing artistic, entrepreneurial and community-based projects in Pittsburgh? What began as a "10 artists, 10 minutes each" presentation has evolved into a one-night-only festival-style powerhouse featuring the city's most compelling and cutting-edge performances. Move over Hothouse, TENACITY is in (down)town.

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My ideal Pittsburgh weekend: Renee Piechocki

When her artist friend visited Pittsburgh, the director of the Office of Public Art showed her the artsy side of town, from a tour of the newly installed Romare Bearden mural at Gateway Station to a ceramic studio in Carnegie and two visits to the world-class Carnegie Museum of Art. Follow the fun with Renee and her group of friends.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Out Of Rubble premieres at Downtown's SPACE

One month after the US marked 10 years of war in Afghanistan--the longest war in our country’s history--a compelling new exhibition and publication is transforming Downtown's SPACE Gallery into a venue for thinking about the representation and the aftermath of deadly conflict--as well as the hope for survival and peace. And you are invited to make, think, act, and discuss.

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The Talent Dividend: How more college grads can add to Pittsburgh's bottom line

What's the best thing a city can do to achieve more economic success? Increase its number of college graduates. The most prosperous cities have the highest number of college grads. Read how the Talent Dividend calculates just how much college degrees add to a city's bottom line--think billions--and why Pittsburgh is one of 57 cities competing for the million dollar prize to boost college attainment.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Light Up Night transforms Downtown's Golden Triangle

The weekend before Thanksgiving is synonymous with one of the country's largest holiday celebrations, Pittsburgh's Light Up Night. Come experience the city's magical side as Pittsburgh's stars take the stage--and the bridge--to transform the Golden Triangle into a holiday playground with world-class performances, shopping, activities, and fireworks.

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New Girl in Town: A wish list for Pittsburgh

New Girl first wrote about falling in love with our city a few years ago and she's been writing about it every since. Now in an attempt to raise the bar, she offers a wish list to keep our city thriving and vital. What's on your list?

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10 burgers, two guys, one day: the quest to find the best burger in Pittsburgh

When they said they would sample up to 10 burgers, they didn't say they would do it all in one day. Read the entertaining story from this adventurous duo, watch their hilarious video then comment on your own favorite--or one of theirs. From Hidy's to Eleven, it's quite a romp.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Three Rivers Film Festival

Marking its 30th year, the Three Rivers Film Festival is back with 16 days of visiting filmmakers, top documentaries and international films, live music, and a not-to-be-missed opening bash. With more than 50 films lighting up three city theaters, we've got your hot ticket.

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Cheap and fun things to do with kids in Pittsburgh

The co-founder of Pittsburgh's bargain website clues us in on really fun and inexpensive things for kids in Pittsburgh once the summer ends. From "the coolest place on earth", according to her son, to climbing the walls in a good way, here's a great guide to helping parents have fun without busting the wallet.

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Why I live and work and play downtown Pittsburgh

When Jen Blodgett returned to Pittsburgh, it was with a dream of opening a business downtown. She found and renovated a three-story building on First Avenue, turning it into very cool space for her spa and above, a great space for her to live.

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What's working in other cities: Placemaking

In this monthly series, we take a look at people and organizations in cities across the country that are driving change. From Campus Martius in Detroit which now attracts a million visitors yearly to Pittsburgh's lively Market Square, the focus is on placemaking and public places that are not only well-designed but also meaningful.

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Picturing the City: a preview in photos

In a project funded by the Heinz Endowments to document the changing face of Downtown Pittsburgh, the work of photographers Melissa Farlow, Jim Judkis, Richard Kelly, Kenneth Neely, Annie O’Neill, Mark Perrott, Martha Rial, Renee Rosensteel, and Dylan Vitone will open at the Carnegie Museum tomorrow. Catch a preview here and look for more details in the Pop Filter Hot Pick.
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