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Rising costs of dying has led Americans to turn to crowdfunding campaigns for funerals. How is that affecting Pittsburghers?

Rising costs of dying has led Americans to turn to crowdfunding campaigns for funerals. How is that affecting Pittsburghers?

“Most families don’t shop around … that’s a mistake. Every time we do surveys of price, we find a huge variation for the same service, all within the same city.”
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Rising costs of dying has led Americans to turn to crowdfunding campaigns for funerals. How is that affecting Pittsburghers?

“Most families don’t shop around … that’s a mistake. Every time we do surveys of price, we find a huge variation for the same service, all within the same city.”

Can Community Land Trusts slow gentrification in Pittsburgh?

A new study from Texas A&M University shows CLTs significantly decrease the likelihood of gentrification in neighborhoods.

Sara Innamorato and Summer Lee say their victories can open doors for non-traditional and minority candidates in Pittsburgh

“It's not true that a black candidate can only win in a majority black district.”

Music

HIRS Collective refuses to stop existing

The music is a road map for a queer future

The 46th Pittsburgh Record and CD Convention takes place at the Bridgeville VFD, Sat., May 26

Organizer Tony Medwid chats about the differences in 22 years of conventions

The Local releases Reverie

The songs hint at Brit-rock but are delivered with more of a laid-back energy


Arts

Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs, at Mattress Factory, explores the common spirituality, oppression and strength of people of color in South Africa and the United States

The exhibit includes Pittsburgh-based artists Alisha B. Wormsley, Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson and Chris Ivey

Top 5 Things about 3 Rivers Comicon

We stopped by this year's 3 Rivers Comicon, hosted by New Dimension Comics at Century III Mall on May 19-20

Stage

A New Brain at New Hazlett Theater

At some point, Front Porch Theatricals is going to stop presenting one glorious production after another … but not yet

Blak Rapp Madusa brings her autobiographical one-person play to Alloy Studios on Fri., May 25

Memoirs of an Artivist touches on different nuances of surviving as a black woman in America

Escape Velocity at New Hazlett Theater blends of dance, music and the art of the circus

“People coming should be prepared to be interacted with."


Food+Drink

Finally, it’s farmers market season in Pittsburgh

A number of new farmers market programs are trying to make healthier food more and accessible accessible for low-income people

Drink Me: Red

Learn Your Bourbon Terms

After decades languishing in the shadow of vodka, bourbon is cool again.

Screen

Hello My Twenties! on Netflix

The South Korean series accomplishes the rare feat of blending extreme drama and warm comedy

A new home for microcinema in Pittsburgh

Out of the ashes of Pittsburgh Extreme Radical Video came Blockbuster Video, a hub for short DIY films.

Blogs

Bill Peduto skeptical of Uber’s plans to resume autonomous-vehicle testing

Peduto wants Uber to have autonomous-vehicles drive slower than 25 mph before the company resumes testing in Pittsburgh.

Sen. Toomey bill repeals Obama-era anti-discrimination regulation in auto industry

The guidance was meant to ensure racial minorities weren't over charged; Toomey said it threatened auto dealers' ability to negotiate.

MP3 Monday: Mike Hitt

Mike Hitt is back after a three-year hiatus, with "Eulogy"


Views

Lynn Cullen Live - 5/23/18

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Savage Love

“Hosting a sex party doesn’t give someone the right to insert himself into someone else’s scene.”

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