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  • Lynn Cullen Leaves 4802 - And The P-G Leaves Out Some Important Stuff

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    22 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    From today's P-G:Longtime Pittsburgh talk show host Lynn Cullen confirmed Tuesday she is quitting as a panelist on WQED-TV’s “4802.” Ms. Cullen echoed her sentiments from a day earlier, when she said on her Pittsburgh City Paper podcast, “I am not again ever going to do that show.” A tense verbal exchange with panelist Heather Heidelbaugh, attorney and Allegheny County councilwoman, was the last straw.You can watch the last-straw exchange here. And here's how the P-G characterized it:The program kicked off with a discussion on recent protests to raise the U.S. minimum wage. Ms.
  • 2Do this week, April 26-May 2: Cultural events around Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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    25 Apr 2015 | 9:06 pm
    2Do this week, April 26-May 2: Cultural events around PittsburghPittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' BYOB (“Bring Your Own Bard”) presents “Shakespeare's Murders” at Te Cafe, 2000 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill, at 7:30 p.m. In this informal scene night, professional actors and non-actors alike can take a crack at
  • Designer brings delicate style to Holy Communion accessories

    Pittsburgh News
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Easter, with all of its frills and bonnets, is just one of several sacred springtime occasions on which style and spirituality intertwine. In the weeks ahead, First Holy Communions will follow, with young girls and boys donning their Sunday best.
  • Must-see: Obama’s 'anger translator' steals the show at #WHCD

    MedleyStory
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:16 pm
    President Barack Obama delivered his White House Correspondents' Dinner speech with the help of a surprise guest – his "anger translator," Luther, aka Keegan-Michael Key from Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." >> Mobile users: Click here to watch the segment Scroll down to read the transcript: Obama: Anyway, as always, I want to close on a more serious note. You know, I often joke about tensions between me and the press, but honestly, what they say doesn’t bother me. I understand we’ve got an adversarial system. I’m a mellow sort of guy. And that’s why I invited…
  • Furry Tails: Cubby & Chloe Belle Are Searching For A Good Home

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    hlang84
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________ Chloe Belle & Cubby Animal Friends The dynamic duo! Cubby and Chloe Belle are unique, loving kitties very much in need of a good home. Cubby (Photo…
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  • 2Do this week, April 26-May 2: Cultural events around Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:06 pm
    2Do this week, April 26-May 2: Cultural events around PittsburghPittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' BYOB (“Bring Your Own Bard”) presents “Shakespeare's Murders” at Te Cafe, 2000 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill, at 7:30 p.m. In this informal scene night, professional actors and non-actors alike can take a crack at
  • Buzzword Pittsburgh gets the word out in Homewood - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Pittsburgh Post-GazetteBuzzword Pittsburgh gets the word out in HomewoodPittsburgh Post-GazetteSaturday's program, hosted at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Homewood branch, is the first in a $1.5 million, two-year partnership between the PNC Foundation and six other Pittsburgh organizations focused on early childhood education. The and more »
  • Crown prince of Serbia seeks Pittsburgh medical expertise for his homeland - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Pittsburgh Post-GazetteCrown prince of Serbia seeks Pittsburgh medical expertise for his homelandPittsburgh Post-GazetteAnd when he was recruited five years ago from Harvard, “we followed him to Pittsburgh, to this famous health care facility and now every time I have a situation in Serbia, I say, 'Don't worry, I'll call Dr. Friedlander.' The doctors now know he is
  • It's business, but not as usual in Pittsburgh - Tribune-Review

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:12 pm
    It's business, but not as usual in PittsburghTribune-ReviewBusiness owners are unlikely to relish the quarterly or annual taxes they pay to the city, but one study shows it could be worse. Pittsburgh placed 14th among 51 international cities in a tax favorability ranking from KPMG, a global accounting firm, in
  • Pittsburgh Steelers need to avoid mid-round bust in 2015 NFL Draft - Behind the Steel Curtain

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Steelers need to avoid mid-round bust in 2015 NFL DraftBehind the Steel CurtainIn looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers' draft history under Mike Tomlin, the team has accomplished some extremely successful late round draft picks, but have often times struggled in the mid-range draft picks. In fact, in every draft class since Tomlin 2015 NFL Mock Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers Select SS Landon Collins at No. 22Dawgs By NaturePittsburgh Steelers 2015 Draft PreviewFox NewsNFL Draft: Steelers' search for outside linebackers getting tougherPittsburgh…
 
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  • Designer brings delicate style to Holy Communion accessories

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Easter, with all of its frills and bonnets, is just one of several sacred springtime occasions on which style and spirituality intertwine. In the weeks ahead, First Holy Communions will follow, with young girls and boys donning their Sunday best.
  • Japanther's Ian Vanek making music as Howardian (listen), touring,...

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Ian Vanek , who is one half of Japanther, also records low-fi fuzzpop under the name Howardian . An album, Land of the Low Tides , came out back in January and you can stream a couple tracks from that below.
  • Fresh fish, fast casual: Sushi Fuku is rolling out expansion

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    It's called Sushi Fuku. And it's a restaurant that's been designed from the start to take a fast casual approach to the Japanese culinary delicacy, matching an emphasis on quality with some automation to pare down serving times and build volume.
  • 'We Can Do It!' at Heinz History Center looks at homefront, battlefront

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Visitors to the "We Can Do It!" exhibit at the Sen. John Heinz History Center will be able to hear the voices of Pittsburgh people who helped win World War II. The 10,000-square-foot museum show devoted equally to the homefront and the battlefront includes a "Veterans Voices" room.
  • Del's Italian restaurant in Bloomfield is closing

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Del's Bar and Ristorante DelPizzo has been a fixture on Liberty Avenue for decades. Pittsburghers are sad to hear the restaurant will close its doors May 2. AN ICONIC PRISON IN BLOOMFIELD'S NEIGHBORHOOD IS CLOSING THEIR STORES.
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  • Must-see: Obama’s 'anger translator' steals the show at #WHCD

    25 Apr 2015 | 11:16 pm
    President Barack Obama delivered his White House Correspondents' Dinner speech with the help of a surprise guest – his "anger translator," Luther, aka Keegan-Michael Key from Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." >> Mobile users: Click here to watch the segment Scroll down to read the transcript: Obama: Anyway, as always, I want to close on a more serious note. You know, I often joke about tensions between me and the press, but honestly, what they say doesn’t bother me. I understand we’ve got an adversarial system. I’m a mellow sort of guy. And that’s why I invited…
  • WATCH: Cecily Strong wasn't very nice at #WHCD

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:05 pm
    "It is great to be here at the Washington Hilton — is something a prostitute might say to a congressman," Cecily Strong said. Strong was the headliner at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night, and we just have one question for her: How did we get from this … >> RELATED: Obama’s 'anger translator' steals the show at #WHCD “I don’t want to be mean,” Strong told CNN.  ... to this? "I still see so many negative portrayals of black and gay people out there. I mean, it’s 2015 and we still have TV characters…
  • Best lines from Obama’s WHCD speech

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:41 pm
    President Barack Obama performed some stand-up comedy, cracking up journalists, politicians and other guests at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night. Here are some of the best lines from Obama’s nearly 20-minute speech: >> RELATED: Obama’s 'anger translator' steals the show at #WHCD "After the midterm elections, my advisers asked me, 'Mr. President, do you have a bucket list?' And I said, well, I have something that rhymes with bucket list." "Welcome to the fourth quarter of my presidency... The fact is I feel more loose and relaxed than ever. Those Joe Biden…
  • Penn Hills fire leaves person in serious condition

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:56 pm
    A fire left one person in serious condition Saturday afternoon. The two-alarm fire started just after 3 p.m. at 225 Alcoma Blvd., according to our news partners at the Tribune-Review. FREE APPS | NOW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Stories of the day... Nanny accused of stealing from Pittsburgh Penguins player's home VIDEO: The singing cop is at it again .. this time, as a duet! McDonald's to close 900 stores amid falling profits GALLERY: Bruce Jenner through the years The fire started after food being cooked was left unattended. A female resident was taken to the hospital and police officer also…
  • Report: Pens not looking to make major coaching, roster changes in postseason

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Following Friday’s season-ending loss to the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs, the Tribune-Review is reporting that the jobs of coach Mike Johnston and general manager Jim Rutherford are safe.“We're not looking at major changes,” Penguins President David Morehouse told the Tribune-Review. “Jim Rutherford's our general manager, and Mike Johnston's our coach.” FREE APPS | NOW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Stories of the day... Nanny accused of stealing from Pittsburgh Penguins player's home VIDEO: The singing cop is at it again .. this time, as a…
 
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  • Furry Tails: Cubby & Chloe Belle Are Searching For A Good Home

    hlang84
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family! _____________________________________________________ Chloe Belle & Cubby Animal Friends The dynamic duo! Cubby and Chloe Belle are unique, loving kitties very much in need of a good home. Cubby (Photo…
  • Playground Badly Damaged By Fire

    sarbear1987
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:17 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A playground was badly damaged by fire in Beltzhoover Saturday afternoon. The fire started around 3 p.m. at Warrington Field, right next to the Warrington Recreation Center. Flames melted the rubber mats and plastic on the playground set. Officials say the safety mats are very expensive and the damage to the playground is estimated to be worth $75- to $100,000. The city says it’s self-insured and isn’t sure where the money will come from or when they’ll be able to fix it. It’s unclear who started the fire, but a witness said she saw some kids…
  • Senator, Former Gov. Endorse Presidential Candidates

    sarbear1987
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge is endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential election. Ridge says he will campaign in support of former Florida governor and fellow Republican, Jeb Bush. Ridge says Bush’s time as governor in a “complex” state makes him the most qualified candidate. “I think sorting out the candidates over the next several months will be a very important part of the political process to that extent,” he said. “I’m going to be supporting Gov. Bush, but I do think we have some very attractive candidates as alternatives to…
  • Trial Ordered For Man In Shooting Deaths Of 2

    sarbear1987
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    PITTSBURGH (AP) – Text messages that included emojis or digital ideograms were cited as evidence in the charges against a man accused of homicide in the deaths of two people in a shootout in western Pennsylvania last fall. Michael St. Clair, 24, of Beaver Falls was ordered Friday to stand trial in Allegheny County on homicide charges in the deaths of 17-year-old Diondre Dozier and 18-year-old Martin Brown Junior. He also faces robbery, conspiracy and firearms counts. Police allege that the defendant, who was also shot himself multiple times, told them that he and a friend went to buy…
  • Report: Rutherford, Johnston, Crosby & Malkin All Staying

    sarbear1987
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Penguins’ General Manager, coach and star players Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are all staying, despite the team’s disappointing elimination from playoffs. Team President David Morehouse told the Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review that the GM and coach will stay, nor is the team planning to trade its star players, reports CBSSports. As CBSSports points out, last night’s loss and elimination from the playoffs marks the fifth time in six years the team didn’t make it beyond the second round of playoffs. Join The Conversation On The KDKA Facebook Page Stay Up To…
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  • Colors: Print Vs. Web

    Andy Quayle
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
      Thanks to Brandi Hussey for the graphic
  • How Technology Has Improved Common Age-Old Industries

    Andy Quayle
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    Isaac Newton famously stated in his letter to Robert Hooke that his ability to see further came from standing on the shoulders of giants. Technology changes, but what the young may miss is that the breakthroughs of today are because of the engineering of yesterday. Industries change, grow, and transform. If done right, they do it for the better. Communication Anyone who has ever penned a letter on stationery or turned the dial on a rotary phone understands the profound changes that the communication industry has undergone. Cell phones, email and text are some of the obvious ones, but now…
  • Bindo Labs Bundles Epson Printers With Its iPad POS Platform For Retail

    Ben Oaks
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    LONG BEACH, Calif., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, today announced that Bindo, a mobile POS retail platform provider, has chosen the Epson OmniLink TM-T88V-i  smart printer, and Epson TM-T20II and Epson TM-T88V tablet POS-friendly printers, to bring a completely integrated retail POS solution to their customers.  OmniLink’s TM-T88V-i unique ePOS™ technology will enable Bindo’s iPad POS platform to communicate directly with connected peripherals such as scanners, scales and customer…
  • PayPal’s Influence on Start-ups on Their Way to Web Success

    Andy Quayle
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    To many, PayPal is an e-Wallet system that helps out when we’re making online payments to websites. Not many are aware that PayPal also invests heavily in a lot of start-up companies and is the sole cause of a lot of smaller brands hitting the market in the last couple of years. These smaller companies, often referred to as ‘unicorns’ because of how rare they have become, receive over $1billion from private firms and the majority of that financing comes from PayPal. But this backing doesn’t come directly from the PayPal brand as a whole; instead it comes from a select…
  • A brief history of the Vacuum Cleaner

    Andy Quayle
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Before doing this research little did I know about the rich history of the vacuum cleaner that started all the way back in the 1858 when Hiram H. Herrick invented the first carpet sweeper. It was patented but wasn’t much of a success because it was hard to use with so many moving parts. Different types of sweepers where also invented by imaginative individuals invented and subsequently patented their own versions of carpet sweepers in the late 1800s. In 1876 Melvin Bissell invented a push powered sweeper that he called the Grand Rapids. He would later establish the Bissell Company.
 
 
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  • Fresh fish, fast casual: Sushi Fuku is rolling out expansion

    Tim Schooley
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Ting Yen is rolling out a fresh and fast formula to turn a single sushi restaurant into a chain. It’s called Sushi Fuku. And it’s a restaurant that’s been designed from the start to take a fast casual approach to the Japanese culinary delicacy, matching an emphasis on quality with some automation to pare down serving times and build volume. “If you know what you want, you can come into our restaurant and order sushi in less than a minute and be out the door,” he said. “ You cannot achieve…
  • UPMC surgeon to operate on man who lost 650 pounds

    Kris B. Mamula
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    UPMC plastic surgeon J. Peter Rubin will operate on a 330-pound man who is 650 pounds lighter since he had an operation to reduce the size of his stomach. The remaining excess skin will be removed April 28 in an operation that could take six hours at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said Rubin, who chairs the Department of Plastic Surgery at UPMC. Fifty-four-year-old Paul Mason tipped the scale at 980 pounds before gastric bypass surgery five years ago. “We have a longstanding experience…
  • IPO lifts Rice Energy executives' long-term compensation

    Sam Kusic
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    Rice Energy Inc.'s initial public offering — and regulatory reporting requirements — are likely to propel five of its leaders onto the list of the area's most highly compensated public company executives in 2014, according to Pittsburgh Business Times research and the company's proxy statement. According to the proxy statement, Rice's five named executive officers, none of whom is older than 34, each received total compensation listed at between $14.5 million and $28.8 million. Based on proxy…
  • Mylan makes formal bid for Perrigo

    Kris B. Mamula
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    The three-way skirmish in the generic drug industry continued Friday with Mylan N.V. making a formal offer for Perrigo Co. plc valued at about $33 billion in cash and stock as Teva renewed its offer to acquire Mylan. Under terms of Mylan’s offer, Perrigo shareholders would receive $60 in cash plus 2.2 ordinary shares of Mylan for each of Perrigo’s 140.79 million shares. If the offer is accepted, Mylan shareholders would own about 61.8 percent of Mylan’s shares and former Perrigo shareholders…
  • New company offering Indianapolis, Milwaukee flights

    Sam Kusic
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    A startup air carrier has announced that it will begin offering nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Indianapolis and Milwaukee, starting in May. The service, OneJet, is scheduling four flights per week to Indianapolis, Monday through Thursday. The flights, which will be on a seven-seat Hawker 400, will depart Indianapolis at 7 a.m. and arrive in Pittsburgh at 8 a.m. Returning flights will depart Pittsburgh at 5 p.m. The flights begin May 11. The Milwaukee flight also will fly…
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  • Different Ways to Grow Your Company Using Local Business Marketing

    Dorothy Collins
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
      If you’ve started your own business it is to be expected that you’ve started a small business. And given that you’ve just started it, you almost certainly don’t have too much cash for marketing and are reliant on your frequent customers. Nonetheless, you can make the most of your marketing potential by using local marketing sources, and through it, start relationships with people in your business community. This can be done in various different ways, and we are going to show you some of them in order to help you grow your business. 1) Local Marketing Preparation First of all,…
 
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  • A truly very good day. Make Room for Kids Install 2015.

    Virginia
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    “This makes it feel like you don’t even have anything wrong with you.” — Taylor, 19, undergoing an infusion treatment at Children’s while playing on the new XBOX just installed in her station. Taylor has been coming to Children’s for eight years for treatment, and each one lasts hours and hours. Before yesterday, she did not have gaming to occupy herself while sitting in a treatment chair in the Infusion/Dialysis unit. But this beautiful, soccer-playing young woman saw we had soccer games like FIFA in the box, and her eyes lit up and she got busy playing.
  • My thoughts on Troy

    Virginia
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Troysus managed to remain a shining diamond of decency and goodness in the increasingly putrid pile of dog crap that is the NFL. Respect. — Virginia Montanez (@JanePitt) April 10, 2015   I am writing so many pieces right now. My annual Burghy Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the magazine, so you can buy your mother something meaningful and local. My annual Pittsburgh Magazine City Guide column in which I will astound you with even more things you probably didn’t know about our fair city. A post on the new Clemente Bridge bike lane, how some people aren’t happy about…
  • Chicken Dinner Winners

    Virginia
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    If you haven’t received an email from me yet with the subject line of WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER YOU LUCKY DUCK, then sadly, no, you did not win any of the great Make Room for Kids prizes. [sad trombone] You’ll notice we sit $500 away from the goal, but not really. You see, the kiddos in the cancer, transplant, infusion, NICU, adolescent medicine, etc. sent us lists of new games and movies they wanted. I posted all of them to an Amazon wish list, let my Twitter and Facebook followers know, and in 18 hours, $2,000 worth of titles were purchased and on their way to Mario Lemieux…
  • Heavy.

    Virginia
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    I would say that every day is a gift, but I don’t actually agree with that. I will say that every day is a chance to love, and my best guess is that love is what it’s all about. I can honestly say that there is no story or person I’ve written about in my ten years of blogging that has stuck with me more than Amy’s. I think about her at least once … every single day. Maybe while driving. Or as I pray. Or as I lay in bed at night with my thoughts. Brushing my teeth. Almost always as I tuck my children in or watch them climb onto their school buses. She flits across…
  • In which I read 197 ridiculous comments about deer so you don’t have to.

    Virginia
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    First, I’m very angry with myself. I went back to read my last post about the flu virus where I was talking about how you simultaneously fear and want to French-kiss death, and I didn’t say, “Like if Ryan Gosling was portraying Hannibal Lecter.” For shame. Flu virus just sucked the good writing out of me for a while. Moving on, let’s talk about all those bonkers people in Mt. Lebanon who are still collectively losing their elite elitist shit over the deer cull AKA OPERATION BAMBI EXECUTION. Not only did someone spray urine on the deer bait, but the residents are…
 
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  • A brief history of IheartPGH the t-shirt, the blog & the PGH t-shirt show

    Lindsay
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Thursday, April 23 is the 5th annual PGHTee, a celebration of Pittsburgh t-shirts. This event suits me to a T, well to a T-shirt.  Bad t-shirt puns aside, this blog is the direct result of a t-shirt.  Before I give you the not so brief history of why I love Pittsburgh t-shirts as much as I love Pittsburgh, here are the details on the Pittsburgh Tee Show: PGHTee 2015 – A Celebration of Pittsburgh T-Shirts An event showcasing the best t-shirts of the ‘burgh The PghTee is a T-shirt show and sale. This is one of the many events for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, so yes there will be…
  • Pittsburgh’s RedRaven Studios one of 25 Artists at NASDAQ for Etsy IPO

    Lindsay
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Congrats to Amy Hamley, a Pittsburgh artist who runs RedRaven Studios, who was one of 25 artists from around the globe that joined the executives of Etsy.com in Time Square today to ring the opening bell in honor of Etsy’s IPO. .@Etsy rings the @Nasdaq Opening Bell in celebration of #IPO! #sellerbration $ETSY pic.twitter.com/inpQYRSl8h — Nasdaq (@NASDAQ) April 16, 2015 Canyon Series: Bryce Hand Painted Porcelain Espresso Mug with 14K Gold Luster RedRaven Studio has been making porcelain jewlery and home decor in Pittsburgh since 2006. You can purchase RedRaven’s wares on their…
  • Don’t forget about Dave & Andy

    Lindsay
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    Today, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s locations around the US.  That means everyone who walks into the shop (usually after standing in line) get a free ice cream cone of your choice. I like to use Free Cone Day (I wrote about this last year) to everyone in Pittsburgh about Dave & Andy’s Ice Cream in Oakland.  This fine ice cream establishment has been making and serving ice cream to Pittsburghers since 1983.  If you want to skip the lines and spend a few dollars at a locally owned business, head over to Dave & Andy’s on Atwood Street…
  • What would be a good story for a Serial-like podcast about Pittsburgh?

    Lindsay
    12 Apr 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Last week I finally started listening to the uber popular Serial podcast.  I know, I know, I am late to the part on this one. I did a bunch of driving around Easter and all of that time in the car finally gave me the chance to listen to most of the episodes of Serial. It seems like every one I know (or at least most of my Facebook friends) are huge fans of the podcast. Since I have started listening to the podcast, I’ve been asking everyone I meet if they have listened to Serial as well.  I was surprised to learn that not everyone has listened to the podcast or even heard of it.
  • Celebrate space with Yuri’s Night Pittsburgh tomorrow!

    Catherine
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    Space is pretty awesome. Blockbuster hits like Gravity and Interstellar, privatized space exploration such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and incentives like Google’s Lunar XPRIZE, which awards $30 million to the first private company to send a robot to the moon, have renewed our interest beyond our atmosphere. And Pittsburgh has great representation with local NewSpace company Astrobotic leading the race to the moon, having won initial milestones of the Lunar XPRIZE and currently accepting payloads to be sent to space on their first launch. And lucky you– you…
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  • Pirates sneak past Diamondbacks to earn 2-1 win

    By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:05 pm
    PHOENIX — Starling Marte snuck a seeing-eye single past a diving shortstop to score Neil Walker with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Pirates slipped past the Arizona Diamondbacks late for a 2-1 win Saturday night at Chase Field.
  • Hurdle expects velocity to return soon

    By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:19 pm
    PHOENIX — Closer Mark Melan­con pitched a per­fect ninth in­ning Fri­day, in­duc­ing three weak ground balls for his fourth save of the sea­son and sec­ond in as many days. His cut­ter ve­loc­ity sat in the high 80s (mph), where it has re­mained in each of his nine ap­pear­ances this sea­son.
  • Cole leads Pirates over Arizona, 4-1

    By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    PHOENIX — Gerrit Cole was rock-solid on the mound and in the batter’s box Friday night at Chase Field, and the Pirates scored four runs, all with two outs, to open a 10-day, nine-game road trip with a 4-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Pirates notebook: Polanco heats up after talk with Hurdle

    By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:46 pm
    PHOENIX — Caution: El Coffee is piping hot.
  • Pirates notebook: Two early season milestones for Liz, Lambo

    By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    The previous time Radhames Liz won a game in the major leagues, Aubrey Huff and Ramon Hernandez were in the Baltimore Orioles lineup. The second-base umpire in that Sept. 14, 2008 game against the Minnesota Twins, Kerwin Danley, was behind the plate Thursday at PNC Park.
 
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  • Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's MLB games (Reuters)

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:11 pm
    (Adds late games) April 25 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Giants 5, Rockies 4 (11 inninngs) A well-placed bunt by Joe Panik enabled the San Francisco Giants to beat the Colorado Rockies in 11 innings. The Giants avoided a record sixth straight loss to the Rockies and beat them for the first time in five games this year. - - - Rays 4, Blue Jays 2 Third baseman Evan Longoria tied his career high number of hits and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied with three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays. ...
  • Marte's single in 9th lifts Pirates over Diamondbacks 2-1 (The Associated Press)

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:29 pm
    By getting important contributions from just about everyone on the team, the Pittsburgh Pirates have put together their best April winning streak in seven years. Neil Walker doubled with two outs in the ninth inning and scored on Starling Marte's single, sending the Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. We have seven or eight guys that can on any given night, and we do what we can to win.'' The Pirates have won four straight in April for the first time since 2008. ''It's another thing we had on our to-do list coming in,'' manager Clint Hurdle said.
  • Baseball-Highlights of Friday's Major League baseball games (Reuters)

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:50 pm
    (Adds late games) April 24 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's Major League baseball games: - - - Yankees 6, Mets 1 Michael Pineda pitched effectively into the eighth inning and first baseman Mark Teixeira homered twice, leading the New York Yankees to a victory over the New York Mets, who had their record-tying 11-game winning streak snapped. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a solo home run and second baseman Stephen Drew lifted a sacrifice fly for the Yankees (10-7), who won a home game against the Mets (13-4) for the first time since June 10, 2012. ...
  • Pirates-Diamondbacks Preview (The Associated Press)

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:45 pm
    The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of baseball's best starting rotations and now their offense is starting to come around. The goal now is to get the lineup going in one of A.J. Burnett's starts. Hindered by a lack of run support, Burnett again goes for his first win while trying to spur the Pirates to a fourth consecutive victory Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pittsburgh (9-8) has a 2.89 ERA from its starting pitchers, the third-lowest in the majors.
  • Gerrit Cole pitches Pirates to 4-1 win over Diamondbacks (The Associated Press)

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Gerrit Cole is on a roll that goes all the way back to early September. The right-hander pitched into the eighth inning for his third win this season, and Josh Harrison and Neil Walker each drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Friday night. ''I just kept a good delivery throughout the game and tried to stay in a good rhythm,'' Cole said. ''It gives you a little bit of confidence to attack in the zone.'' Harrison lined a two-out double to right-center in the second inning, driving in Jordy Mercer and Cole to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead.
 
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  • Pew - The Trib Editorial Board Needs To Read Deeper

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    In case you missed it, the braintrust published this yesterday:A new Pew Research Center poll suggests that 52 percent of Americans say protecting gun rights trumps the need for gun control. Replace the word “gun” in both references with the words “speech” or “press” or “religion” and gun-grabbers who can't fathom the poll results might better understand why so many Americans feel as they do about the right to bear arms. [Bolding in Original.] Let's set aside the specious First Amendment argument and ponder (as always) what the braintrust decided not to tell you, its loyal…
  • Happy Openly Secular Day!

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    This is David, I'm openly secular, and today is Openly Secular Day:So what does that mean?  Openly Secular?From the website:The mission of Openly Secular is to eliminate discrimination and increase acceptance by getting secular people - including atheists, freethinkers, agnostics, humanists and nonreligious people - to be open about their beliefs.Of the above list I would count myself among the agnostics, though that's more a definition question than anything else.  That is to say, it's how one defines each of those terms that delineates who's in which set.For example if I were to…
  • Lynn Cullen Leaves 4802 - And The P-G Leaves Out Some Important Stuff

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    From today's P-G:Longtime Pittsburgh talk show host Lynn Cullen confirmed Tuesday she is quitting as a panelist on WQED-TV’s “4802.” Ms. Cullen echoed her sentiments from a day earlier, when she said on her Pittsburgh City Paper podcast, “I am not again ever going to do that show.” A tense verbal exchange with panelist Heather Heidelbaugh, attorney and Allegheny County councilwoman, was the last straw.You can watch the last-straw exchange here. And here's how the P-G characterized it:The program kicked off with a discussion on recent protests to raise the U.S. minimum wage. Ms.
  • A Chuck McCullough Update - What's Known So Far

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:08 am
    For those happy few not following the trial of former County Council member Charles P. "Chuck" McCullough, let me bring yinz up-to-date, en at.While I have spent a few hours watching the trial from the back row of the court (and most of it is absolutely fascinating), I fear I lack the necessary journalistic/legal background to adequately and fairly comment on everything I've seen.  Lucky we have some competing newspaper reporters (Paula Reed Ward of the P-G and Bobby Kerlick of the Trib) covering the event as well as a smattering of TV coverage.So let's see what the local press has had…
  • More On Joey Farah And His Birthers' Hypocrisy (Marco Rubio Edition)

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Hey, remember this?That's the blogpost where I assert that if the birthers' invalid criteria for Barack Obama's presidential ineligibility were valid, then they'd also have to question the presidential eligibility of the Republican (and Canadian-born) Senator Cruz as well.For the record I was not questioning Cruz eligibility, just pointing out the birthers' hypocrisy for not protesting the Republican as much as the Democrat.Well, now that Senator Marco Rubio has announced his presidential campaign, he has exactly the same problem with the birthers as neither of his parents were US citizens…
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  • The Ants Go Marching

    burghbaby
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:14 pm
  • 'Twas a Good Year

    burghbaby
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:32 pm
  • Second Kids are Useful

    burghbaby
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Every spring I am reminded that Alexis is the gift that keeps on giving. I survived 30 years of my life just fine without seasonal allergies before her, but then BAM. After she was born, I suddenly had them. I adore the kid to pieces, but she really didn't have to leave me with that gift. No matter how much I read about the phenomenon that is pregnancy and what it can do to change you, I will never understand how it is that I went from mocking people who were all "The pollen! Oh dear!" to suddenly being one of those people who sneezed, sniffled, and generally stumbled through spring. I mean,…
  • Sometimes There Are Reasons For Things. Maybe.

    burghbaby
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Schedules being what they are, I've only picked the girls up from daycare/after school twice. It's kind of a bummer because pickup was always one of my favorite things when Alexis was tiny. There's something about that pure glee that spreads across a little person's face when they first see you that is just plain magical. Alexis may be a super cool 9 year-old at this point, but she's still happy to see her mommy at the end of the day. That means the two times I've picked the sisters up, she has been all smiles. I know it won't always be that way, so I like to take a mental picture of her…
  • Embracing All Four Eyes

    burghbaby
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Sometimes the oddest things stick with you, and sitting on the bus listening to a friend complain about how terrible her school photos were is one of those things. I thought she looked fantastic. She thought she looked AWFUL. Mostly her issue was with her glasses. I was YEARS  from getting contacts at the time, so of course I was willing to embrace glasses on everybody. But. Still. She really did look good. It bugged me that she didn't see it that way. She didn't see it that way to such an extreme level that she managed to convince her parents to let her get contacts. She redid her…
 
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  • What MATTers : 2014-2015 a Year to Remember for Pitt Basketball

    sluggermatt15
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
    What MATTers: 2014-2015 a Year to Remember for Pitt Basketball - The 2014-2015 season will be a year to remember for Pitt basketball. Boy, will it ever. Shattering expectations, 20 victories, and a berth in March Madness are just a few accomplishments. Wait a minute. Pitt didn't play in the NCAA Tournament! What team am I speaking of? That's right, Pitt women's basketball. Your 2014-2015 Lady Panthers had quite a successful campaign. Did you know the Ladies were selected to finish dead last in the ACC preseason polls? Despite this, Pitt clawed its way to a 20-12 record, including 9-7 in…
  • More Boras

    exNCite
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    Quote: Super-agent Boras says Pirates will have opportunity to re-sign Alvarez, Cole Pirates/MLB Videos Scott Boras stood on the crushed brick track behind home plate at PNC Park prior to Tuesday's game and marveled at the view. A former minor league teammate of Pirates first base coach Nick Leyva, the super agent said he would love to play at the Pirates' home — if he were still playing. The question for Boras is: How long will some of his clients in the home dugout play in Pittsburgh? Boras represents Pedro Alvarez and Gerrit Cole, as well as Cubs uber prospect Kris Bryant. Boras told…
  • Kiper's pick at #22

    exNCite
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    http://espn.go.com/blog/pittsburgh-s...ive-mock-draft Can't see how they can NOT pick a CB in the first round. They might even trade up to get one.
  • Steelreign : Brown's Wanting A New Contract Is Nothing To Worry About

    Steelreign
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Let's start out by saying that Antonio Brown has been nothing short of a hard working, team first, class act since he arrived in Pittsburgh as a sixth round draft pick. Antonio has come through for the Steelers in clutch situations, as often as the sun rises and has never shown any signs of being a "me first" kind of player on or off the field. He leads by example and has taken young receivers like Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant under his wing, much like Hines Ward did for him. In short, Antonio Brown is the quintessential Pittsburgh Steeler. In the last few days, it has come out that…
  • Rossi: Rutherford falling apart, too

    itsonlyagame
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    http://triblive.com/sports/robrossi/...#axzz3XwrsbMf9
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