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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 12:23 PM

click to enlarge Mik Pappas at his July 13 campaign event in East Liberty - CP PHOTO BY RYAN DETO
CP photo by Ryan Deto
Mik Pappas at his July 13 campaign event in East Liberty
A February article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette portrayed Allegheny County’s Magisterial District Judges as lighthearted peacekeepers that mainly solve neighborhood disputes. Mik Pappas, a civil-rights lawyer running for judge in the county’s 31 magisterial district, feels this assessment was undervaluing a judge's importance.

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Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 11:41 AM

Last weekend, a teenager's summer bucket list left behind in an Urban Outfitters dressing room went viral. Reading the list, it's immediately obvious that this teen is a Pittsburgher, as she includes local activities like "go to Kennywood" and "Randyland." The list gained popularity because it perfectly encapsulates the blind optimism and chaos of being a teenager with hilariously NSFW items like "get crossfaded 17 times" and "give 2 blowjobs" alongside adorably sweet ones like "pet a giraffe" and "tie a message to a balloon and let it go." The list is a piece of found art, posted everywhere from Jezebel to Elle UK, but it also shows what it means for teenagers today to live in a culture of virality.


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Posted By on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 4:47 PM


Throughout the history of professional wrestling, what a performer can do on the mic is often just as important as what they do in the ring. Each afternoon, Smark Attack will highlight a wrestling promo that shows off the best, and sometimes the worst, in pro wrestling microphone work.

And we're not just looking for classic promos. If you're a local wrestler or if you've always wanted to be a pro wrestler and want to show off your mic skills send your best promo: 45 seconds or less to info@pghcitypaper.com. If we end up running it on the blog, we'll give you a City Paper t-shirt.

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Posted By on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Sir Sly at Stage AE on Sun., July 16 - CP PHOTOS BY JORDAN MILLER
CP photos by Jordan Miller
Sir Sly at Stage AE on Sun., July 16

Sir Sly’s sophomore album, Don't You Worry, Honey, broke the silence, revealing events that have troubled lead singer Landon Jacobs since the band’s first album You Haunt Me. The indie-pop group, based in Los Angeles, stopped at Pittsburgh’s The Club at Stage AE on Sun., July 16.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Posted By on Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 4:22 PM

click to enlarge SCREENSHOT FROM YOUTUBE.COM
Screenshot from YouTube.com

Throughout the history of professional wrestling, what a performer can do on the mic is often just as important as what they do in the ring. Each afternoon, Smark Attack will highlight a wrestling promo that shows off the best, and sometimes the worst, in pro wrestling microphone work.

And we're not just looking for classic promos. If you're a local wrestler or if you've always wanted to be a pro wrestler and want to show off your mic skills send your best promo: 45 seconds or less to info@pghcitypaper.com. If we end up running it on the blog, we'll give you a City Paper t-shirt.

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Posted By on Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 2:52 PM

CP PHOTO BY RYAN DETO
CP photo by Ryan Deto
On July 12, a group of left-leaning protesters rallied outside of U.S. Congressman Keith Rothfus’ (R-Sewickley) office in Ross Township. They were some 15 members strong, and they hooted and hollered for an hour, expressing displeasure with their representative for failing to hold a town hall and his support of the Republicans’ attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“We are here to keep the momentum going and show how [Rothfus] is not representing us,” said Michelle Raab of PA 12 Progressives, the group that organized the protest.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 5:12 PM

Throughout the history of professional wrestling, what a performer can do on the mic is often just as important as what they do in the ring. Each afternoon, Smark Attack will highlight a wrestling promo that shows off the best, and sometimes the worst, in pro wrestling microphone work.

And we're not just looking for classic promos. If you're a local wrestler or if you've always wanted to be a pro wrestler and want to show off your mic skills send your best promo: 45 seconds or less to info@pghcitypaper.com. If we end up running it on the blog, we'll give you a City Paper t-shirt.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Posted By on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Throughout the history of professional wrestling, what a performer can do on the mic is often just as important as what they do in the ring. Each afternoon, Smark Attack will highlight a wrestling promo that shows off the best, and sometimes the worst, in pro wrestling microphone work.

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 1:29 PM

Wrestling is an art form. It’s theater. It’s a stage for stories of friendship, betrayal, hope, dedication and fulfillment of dreams. The backstage promos, the interviews, the character development; they all draw you into a world where people are literally putting their bodies on the line to achieve a dream of earning a belt.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Posted By on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 4:12 PM

War on Women (at Warped Tour on Friday)
War on Women (at Warped Tour on Friday)
Here it is: a playlist featuring all of the artists in the music section of tomorrow's issue. In it, we cover Warped Tour (this Friday), so it's a bit punk-intensive. There's stuff from Anti-Flag, War On Women, Worriers, Gwar, and more. Enjoy!

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