Bridging The Point

Talking about "The Point Bridge" in old Pittsburgh is imprecise -- there actually were two of them, and at one time they simultaneously were...

Breaking Barriers: Chuck Cooper

Most people know the story of Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. If you ask...

Automobile Innovation In Pittsburgh

If you ask most Americans about the history of automobiles in the US, most people would make the connection to Detroit, and the longevity...

Pittsburgh’s Golf Scene is Still on Par After 100 Years

With the coming of Spring and warmer weather approaching, it’s that time to shake the dust off of the clubs and get back into...

A Family Serves Pittsburgh, Generation after Generation

At the start of the 1900’s millions of immigrants bid farewell to their countries to find opportunities in America. Make no mistake, though: then,...

Books and Bekezela: The Black Unicorn

Nestled in a storefront in Allentown along Warrington Avenue resides the Black Unicorn Project.  The first time I entered before I even ran my...

2017’s Festival of Combustion to Forge Art and History at the Carrie Furnace

Pittsburghers will have the chance to kick off the Labor Day weekend by literally playing with fire. River of Steel’s annual Festival of Combustion...

The Birth Of A Nation

May 30th, 1918 may not resonate with many Pittsburghers today, but on that date 99 years ago, a new nation-state was conceived at the...

Polio is Zero Fun, and This Pittsburgh Legend Made The Cure.

When you think about it, we’ve come a long way in the field of modern medicine. From the first time bacteria was observed through...

Alloy Pgh at Carrie Furnace

Every few years, the Carrie Furnace becomes a playground for artists where they produce temporary, site-based installations.  This residency program, called Alloy Pgh, is...

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