10 Most-read Pittsburgh City Paper stories of 2021 | Pittsburgh City Paper

10 Most-read Pittsburgh City Paper stories of 2021

2021 was another dumpster fire of a year, kicking off with the Capitol insurrection, then continuing with the pandemic raging on as COVID cases grew amid battles over masks and vaccinations. Sure, there were some bright spots. (Check out our 2021 People of the Year winners for some examples.) But we're pretty sure most of us are in agreement that we're all just happy to see this year finally come to an end.

So what did Pittsburgh City Paper readers want to read about during this year of contention? Penises. That's right. A story about tiny penises was our most-read story of the year. (We love you for that.) But you clicked on some serious stuff as well, along with our writers' great arts and food stories. You also looked for advice on where to get out of town and, bless your alternative loving hearts, you were really into a painting of a duck.

Relive your favorites here:
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CP Photo: Ryan Deto
Mola's Pork Belly Bao

10. 13 Pittsburgh sandwiches that go beyond french fries and coleslaw

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CP photo: Jared Wickerham
Emily Anderson of Pittsburgh Fatties Social Club
9. Pittsburgh Fatties Social Club sets out to create a more fat-friendly city

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Image: Penguin Random House
Photo from the cover of The Demon of Brownsville Road
8. A famous Pittsburgh haunting to get big screen adaptation from New Line Cinema


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Photo: Courtesy of Reddit
7. GetGo apologizes, explains reason behind recent Moon Township closure

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CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
A man walks across the Wheeling Suspension Bridge in Wheeling, W. Va.
6. The essential day tripping towns from Pittsburgh

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CP Photo Illustration: Abbie Adams
5. How the pandemic has shifted Pittsburgh’s housing market

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Photo: HGTV
Leanne and Steve Ford
4. How a new Pittsburgh-based HGTV home renovation show almost made me buy a painting of a duck


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Bernie Sanders, devoted City Paper reader.
3. Parking chairs to city steps: The best memes of Bernie sitting in his chair in Pittsburgh

2. Criminal-justice advocacy coalition backs “slate of eight” for Common Pleas judge races in Allegheny County

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The first tiny dick posted on @412dickrescue
1. Tiny dicks descend on Pittsburgh