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Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

“If people look into their family trees, they might realize they have been a socialist all along.”


Proposed legislation could increase protections for victims of domestic violence

“Guns and domestic violence are a deadly combination, and the current law is just not enough.”

Old-time South Siders recall the community-building legacy of Charlie Samaha

“He really was the unofficial mayor of South Side.”

No One Left Behind gets combat interpreters out of harm’s way in the Middle East

“I worked with interpreters in Iraq when I was there and have seen the sacrifices they make.”

Sen. Pat Toomey’s reluctance to address his protesters appears to be fueling a progressive wave

“Even if it seems useless to be having these rallies, there are things going on behind the scenes.”

#ColorPoll2017 examines the way we see color

The process of naming colors inevitably reflects deeper ideas about culture and race

Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland: The Rivalry Issue

A joint project with Cleveland Scene

Everyone knows about the Steelers vs.Browns rivalry, but Pittsburgh is way better than Cleveland in other ways, too

If hearing the way Pittsburghers say “out” as “aht” or “you all” as “yinz” doesn’t bring a smile to your face, then you’re not human

Picturing South Side Slopes

City Paper teams with Instagram collective @SteelCityGrammers for a photo essay from South Side Slopes

Despite anti-immigration sentiments among conservatives, some say there are benefits to embracing a new Roma community in California, Pa.

“They are going to be shopping in our stores, they are going to be paying taxes, they are going to be revitalizing an area.”

A new program in Pennsylvania could be key to keeping non-violent drug offenders from re-offending

“These results point to the fact that this new approach is showing positive outcomes.”

Pittsburgh Citiparks employee Chuck Senft was a public servant in every sense of the word

Although Chuck is gone, his legacy lives on in the community

Our student travel guide and recommendations on walking, biking, driving, and using public transit and ride-hailing apps

Explore our wonderful city, with its scores of distinct neighborhoods, pleasant public parks and cultural institutions

According to a new report, Pennsylvanians graduate with highest student-loan debt

“I see the impacts that the Commonwealth’s higher-education policy has on our state’s families.”

It’s high time to conclude a long-unresolved debate over Oakland’s Stephen Foster statue

There could hardly be a more vivid representation of a white man keeping a black man down



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