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Friday, July 27, 2018

Replay FX brings pinball and arcade games to Pittsburgh

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 2:56 PM

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A pinball machine at the Pacific Pinball Museum.


It’s Mario time.


Replay FX, a festival dedicated to arcade, console and tabletop games makes Pittsburgh its home for the weekend.


The festival hosts the largest pinball tournament in history, Pinburgh. Over the three day event, 840 competitors will pinball on over 300 machines.


64 women will compete for a $5000 prize in the first ever women’s pinball competition. Catch the final on July 29 at 2:30pm.

Nostalgic? Replay FX has the classic, 1980 bad-graphic games. Beat your middle school high scores on games like Pac-Man, Tetris and Mario Bros. Bring back your skills from 4th grade with The Oregon Trail Challenge. Live out your NFL dreams on an Xbox 360.

This arcade and gaming extravaganza neglects nothing. Entire rooms of the festival are dedicated to tabletop games.


Take a trip through the Candyland forests or strategize over The Resistance.


Listen to seminars by pinball designers.


Dress your best to compete in the cosplay competition.


Hear some of your favorite theme songs reimagined through rock with Replay’s live music lineup.

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Replay FX has it all, no tokens needed.


Replay FX continues through July 29. Buy tickets and day passes here.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pittsburgh P-G cartoonist Rob Rogers fired after speaking out against anti-Trump cartoons being pulled

Posted By on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Rob Rogers (right) with City Paper's Lynn Cullen - Watch the video archive - SCREENSHOT FROM LYNN CULLEN LIVE
In a June 14 tweet, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers announced he had been fired.

Last week, Rogers had spoken publicly about the decision by the Post-Gazette editorial board to pull several of his recent cartoons. Many of them had criticized or satirized President Donald Trump, including Trump's immigration enforcement policies. 

"Sad to report this update: Today, after 25 years as the editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, I was fired," tweeted Rogers.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers critical of paper's decision to pull anti-Trump cartoons

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Rob Rogers (right) speaking with Lynn Cullen on June 7
  • Rob Rogers (right) speaking with Lynn Cullen on June 7
Rob Rogers doesn’t want to normalize this president.

Over the last few months, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board has pulled several editorial cartoons submitted by Rogers, a longtime cartoonist. Those pieces included criticism of President Donald Trump and his immigration enforcement policies and the NFL’s new national anthem rule that Trump fervently backs.

After initially opting for silence on the situation, Rogers continued going public Thursday with an appearance on Lynn Cullen Live. (Listen to the full interview on Cullen's podcast.)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

New editorial leadership announced at Pittsburgh City Paper

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Today we had to make the very difficult decision to part ways with our editor, Charlie Deitch.

Charlie has served Pittsburgh City Paper and the people of Pittsburgh incredibly well in his tenure here and oversaw many positive changes at City Paper, including our newest redesign.

We are very excited for the future of CP and feel like we have a team in place that will help to move CP into a future where we can encompass all of Pittsburgh, with a renewed focus on neighborhoods, the arts, food and drink, and of course, local news.

Change is always difficult, and this was a difficult day. We are committed to the employees of CP, who work hard every day to put together a publication that we can all be proud of.

We wish Charlie nothing but the best in his future endeavors.

We are excited to announce that Rob Rossi will now be joining us as Editor of City Paper. Rob has been a Pittsburgh media staple for years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. We look forward to Rob’s introduction to you in the next few days, and we are excited for you to all be a part of the City Paper’s bright future.

Vernon L. Wise III
President, Eagle Media Corp.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pittsburgh official Twitter account retweets a user with title "WHITE NATIONALIST"; city says it was in error

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 5:11 PM

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Sometime between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Pittsburgh's official Twitter account, @CityPGH, retweeted a tweet from an account named "WHITE NATIONALIST" in all caps. The user's handle is @FIGHT_4UR_RIGHT and the profile states, in all capital letters, "GLOBALISTS DESTROY BORDERS, LANGUAGE & CULTURE OF SOVEREIGN NATIONS. THEY WANNA DUMP TRUMP, HELP MUSLIMS & RULE THRU SHARIA LAW!"

The retweet in question was a reply to a video of actress Jennifer Lawrence saying "Hey Trump, fuck you," referring to President Donald Trump. The tweet from "WHITE NATIONALIST" stated "THAT PERSON IS THE ACTRESS, Jennifer Lawrence. I'M SURE HER PARENTS ARE VERY PROUD. ... #PENNSYLVANIA #PITTSBURG @dailypenn @PittsburghPG." Pittsburgh's official Twitter account was also tagged in this tweet.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pennsylvania state House candidate Dan Smith calls out state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe for post insulting Parkland students

Posted By on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 11:23 AM

Dan Smith Jr. (left) and Daryl Metcalfe (rigth)
  • Dan Smith Jr. (left) and Daryl Metcalfe (rigth)
On Feb. 14, 17 students and teachers were killed in a mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla. In response, Florida students are organizing walkouts and protests, hoping to encourage legislators to pass more gun-control measures, and their efforts are being joined from high school students across the country.

On Feb. 21, more than 100 students from the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School, Downtown, joined the effort by walking out and marching to Market Square.

But for Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Cranberry), those students are just left-wing agitators.


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Monday, February 19, 2018

Welcome to CP Extra

Served fresh from CP Marketing!

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM

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We know you like snackable content.  It’s okay – we do, too.  That’s why the Marketing Department here at City Paper put on its thinkin’ cap and decided our readers need a little something extra to get through the day – queue CP Extra

We’ve already started creating content for you – lists, quizzes, crazy Pittsburgh conspiracies, stories about what we had for lunch – but we’d love to hear your thoughts, opinions, angry comments, whatever it may be to make sure we deliver the best content just for you.  After all, yinz keep us going – and we want to thank you.

That being said, please take 3-5 minutes to answer a couple questions about what online content you love most, and we’ll get crackin’ on bringing it right to you.

Thank you,

City Paper Marketing Department

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette employees plan byline strike Thursday to protest stalled contract negotiations with management

Posted By on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 1:39 PM

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In response to stalled contract negotiations and company demands for steep concessions, newsroom employees of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will begin a byline strike against management.

Pittsburgh City Paper
confirmed the action through several P-G staff members, who wished to remain anonymous. CP also read the email alerting employees of the action.

The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh represents reporters, copy editors and photographers at the P-G. Employees with the guild have been working without a contract since March 31, 2017.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Pittsburgh’s African-immigrant group responds to President Donald Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment about African countries

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Attendees of 2017 Union of African Communities of Southwestern Pennsylvania Diversity Awards in Pittsburgh - PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK
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  • Attendees of 2017 Union of African Communities of Southwestern Pennsylvania Diversity Awards in Pittsburgh
On Jan. 11, President Donald Trump referred to African immigrants who utilize the U.S. lottery system as coming from “shithole countries.” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), who was in the Jan. 11 meeting discussing immigration with Trump, said during a Jan. 12 press conference that the president’s comments were “hate-filled, vile and racist.”

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

KDKA journalist Marty Griffin tweets meme making light of sexual misconduct

Posted By on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 6:11 PM

A now-deleted tweet from Marty Griffin's Twitter account - IMAGE COURTESY OF TWITTER
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  • A now-deleted tweet from Marty Griffin's Twitter account
KDKA television and radio personality Marty Griffin posted a tweet on social media Wednesday morning that appears to make light of sexual assault and harassment. The post comes in the midst of almost daily reports about men in positions of power sexually assaulting and harassing women.

At 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 6, Griffin tweeted from his account a meme of a toy elf recording four Barbie dolls sitting in a sink filled with bubbles with “elf on the shelf being investigated for sexual misconduct.” Griffin wrote on the tweet “Where does it end?”

Four people replied on Twitter and two of them didn't appreciate the post. One wrote “not funny” and another “Are you this dumb or are you playin' us?”

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape director Alison Hall says she is “disappointed” in Griffin’s tweet. “This is not a time to try to be silly about this topic. I would expect more of him.”

Pittsburgh City Paper emailed Griffin at 4:25 p.m. for comment and the tweet was deleted a short time after. CP has reached out to both Griffin and KDKA management for comment. We will post their comments when and if they respond.

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