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Holiday Magic! brings lights and festive flora to Oakland

Holiday Magic! brings lights and festive flora to Oakland

Photos from Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden

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Holiday Guide 2017

Gift ideas, stories, events, recipes and more to brighten your 2017 holiday season

Bang a gong: A look at Pittsburgh-centric holiday traditions

Pittsburghers love a good tradition, and the quirkier, the better

Culinary traditions are a big part of holiday celebrations

“It’s the vanilla ice cream of latkes.”


Problems at Pittsburgh’s Shuman Juvenile Detention Center reflect larger issues in the integrity of the juvenile-justice system.

“... This facility and every facility has a responsibility to ensure that young people in their care are safe and not subject to violence.”

Holiday Greetings from Pittsburgh

Support local artists this season with these festive cards made in Pittsburgh


Louis Hayes takes New Hazlett Theater on Sat., Dec. 9, and Nels Cline performs at Spirit Dec. 11

Two ends of the jazz improvisation spectrum roll through Pittsburgh

Black Marble performs at Spirit, Wed., Dec. 13

“There was a real handmade quality to it. That appealed to me.”

Off With Their Heads performs at Howlers Sun., Dec. 10

“It can get really heavy, but that’s life.”


Farhad Moshiri: Go West, at The Andy Warhol Museum

Totems from one half of the globe rest adjacent to those from another


Love, Love, Love at Kinetic Theatre Co.

The characters are small, dull and whiny, with lives as unimportant as they are uninteresting

Point Park’s Winter Dance Concert

The program includes one of the season’s very best productions

Short List

Short List: Dec. 7 - 14

Nathan James’ one-man Growing Pains; Midnight Radio tells A Christmas Story; Second Saturdays finale; Phat Man Dee and Liz Berlin’s Social Justice Disco


In Homestead, Eighth & Hays provides dining between swank and casual

The atmosphere, service and execution of its menu were all top-notch

Homemade French Cries

“I recommend adding lots of fresh parmesan and bleu cheese, though really, any kind of cheese will make a potato exponentially tastier.”

Merante Bros. Italian-American Market is open again in Uptown

“You give these guys a chipped-ham sandwich, and they are happy.”


The Disaster Artist

James Franco’s film affectionately recounts how the cult movie The Room was made

Bill Nye: Science Guy

The former TV educator still wants folks to care about science

Film Kitchen screens new work on Tue., Dec. 12

Series features shorts by Holly Hey, Ivette Spradlin and Adrienne Wagner


This week in Pittsburgh Sports History

A look back at events that you’ve either forgotten about or never heard of in the first place

The Duquesne women’s basketball program is looking to take a big step toward the big time

The Dukes are quickly becoming the best team in the Atlantic 10


The Healing Center breaks ground on medical-cannabis dispensary that will bring relief to ailing Pennsylvanians

The Healing Center recently broke ground on two medical-marijuana dispensaries.

State rep. candidate Emily Skopov wants Daryl Metcalfe out of committee chair seat

Daryl Metcalfe heads state House committee in charge of civil-rights bills, but expressed blatantly homophobia during a Dec. 5 meeting

Pittsburgh City Paper exclusive: state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe does touch other men

Please enjoy these photos of state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe touching other men.


Lynn Cullen Live - 12/8/17

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Lynn Cullen Live - 12/7/17

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Cameron Barnett’s debut poetry collection, The Drowning Boy’s Guide to Water

This collection highlights a writer who’s found his own voice


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