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The Carnegie International: Life On Mars, Here in Pittsburgh

With a longer run and a projected attendance of 250,000, the Carnegie International will draw visitors from around the world -- and tackle some big questions about life and the art of being human. This time, we're all invited to get involved and share our own perspectives. But first, you  gotta see it.

Leadership Series: Patrick Dowd, City Council

Patrick Dowd, young, energetic, impressive, is the host of the first Leadership Salon hosted by cityLIVE! and sponsored by Pop City. As a newly-minted City Councilman, Dowd is an advocate for cost-efficient government and for education as the key to reinvigorating our city.

The Vegetarian's Guide to Pittsburgh

Where to go for great vegetarian and vegan food--from restaurants that feature nothing but, to places revered for their selections. Go forth and eat well!

Pop Star: Judy Robinson

Poet Judy Robinson spearheaded a new book of poetry and photographs celebrating Pittsburgh, Along These Rivers. From emerging poets to stars, it's a fitting tribute to a city known for its literary nature.

Campus Art Galleries: Free, Cool, Waiting for You

Want in on a well-kept secret? Pittsburgh's many schools and universities offer top notch art in galleries that are free and open to the public.

Q&A with Richard Florida: Who's Your City?

In his new book, Richard Florida argues that the world is not flat but spiky, with concentrated areas of activity. In this Pop City interview he tells us why he thinks Pittsburgh is  well-positioned to thrive.

Pop Star: Robert Qualters

Artist Robert Qualters documented a place in transition, the Mon Valley, and the people who not only survived, but prevailed. Want to talk change and hope? Start here.

Red Whittaker is Out of This World

It's a mindblowing proposition. Design a robot to withstand the moon's rocky terrain and temps of 200 degrees while directing it from earth. But if anyone is up to the challenge it's the legendary Red Whittaker and his team from Carnegie Mellon. The prize? $30 million.

Changemaker: Pat Ford

Pat Ford, new head of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, has many goals and an action plan but the bottom line is making Pittsburgh a truly great place to live, work and play.

Angel Investors Bearing Good News

Pittsburgh's new #2 ranking in venture capital growth  will come as no surprise to these angel investors. Based in California, they visited Pittsburgh recently and were wowed by what the region offers. It's just a matter of time, they say, until the big players in VC set up shop here.

Young Entrepreneurs: Choosing Pittsburgh

Thinking like entrepreneurs led three Carnegie Mellon grads to launch two successful companies, both in Pittsburgh. With college students on every corner, affordable office space and a chance to buy a house in your 20s, they had many reasons to stay.

About Us: Pop City

For 100 issues we've reported the good news about Pittsburgh in technology, sustainability, development and arts and culture. Now we take a moment to tell you about us, and answer your most frequently asked questions.

Pop Star: Leslie Bonci

Dynamo nutritionist and national health expert Leslie Bonci works with the Steelers and just about every Pittsburgh sports team as well as the Pittsburgh Ballet. Her message? Good nutrition can lead to increased athletic performance. If she had her way, we'd be living in a place called Fitsburgh.

250 & Fit: Power in Numbers

There's no better time to get in shape, suggests writer Jennifer McGuiggan. Why? Because there is power in numbers, people. And with 250 & Fit, this is our year to turn things around. Read on then get moving!

Changemakers: Bill Strickland

With a new book, and new initiatives here and abroad, Pittsburgh Changemaker Bill Strickland has influenced the lives of thousands, including the writer of this article who has been his buddy for decades. Get new insight on one of Pittsburgh's most admired citizens.
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