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Spotlight: A Global Exchange of Music and Poetry

City of Asylum invites the community to its Alphabet City venue for an expanded, and essential, Jazz Poetry Month.

Top Ten Things to Do in Pittsburgh in September

This month's best bets in the ’Burgh.

Pittsburgh's Can't Miss Concerts in September

This month's lineup includes Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Luke Bryan and Ed Sheeran.

September: Best of Culture in Pittsburgh

Check out some of the finest stage plays, dance performances and exhibits taking place this month in Pittsburgh.

Undercover: ‘The Schenley Experiment’

A little while after the average freshman enters Schenley, he is aware of a new feeling, which pervades the atmosphere of the place, something which makes him extremely proud to be one of the Schenleyites. — “The Schenley Experiment: A Social History of Pittsburgh’s First Public High School”

Pittsburgh Flicks and Nightlife in September

This month: “Weekend at Hogwarts” and “Your Life: the Musical.”
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Scoop

The Supply Shop for All Things Occult in Pittsburgh

Visitors come in to find “things they didn’t know they needed.”

Kaufmann's Clock: The History of Downtown's Iconic Timepiece

The Kaufmann’s Clock is not only a piece of urban decor and a massive, bronze timekeeper; it has famously been used as a meeting spot for generations of Pittsburghers.

Break It Down: Farm Aid

The annual fundraising concert to benefit family farmers returns to the Pittsburgh area on Sept. 16.

Two Pittsburgh Bars Listed Among Best Bars in America

Chicago and New York were the only other cities to have multiple bars mentioned.
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Buzzworthy

Best Restaurants 2017

This year Pittsburgh Magazine's independent Restaurant Review Panel recognizes 34 establishments as our regions's top restaurants. Our list includes All Arounders, Killer Casual, Fancy Night Out, Best Budget and Classic Comfort establishments.

Pittsburgh Chef of the Year: Bill Fuller

Bill Fuller’s portfolio includes overseeing five specialty restaurants — Eleven Contemporary Kitchen, Casbah Mediterranean Kitchen and Wine Bar, Soba, umi and Kaya — as well as 14 fast-casual Mad Mex restaurants and a full-service catering operation. Even in an increasingly competitive environment, his restaurants remain in-demand and relevant.

Pittsburgh's Best New Restaurant: Apteka

Apteka, operated by Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski, is a vegan eatery that draws on Lasky’s sixth-generation Pittsburgh roots and Skowronski’s Polish heritage.

City Guide: The Best Things to Do in the 'Burgh and Beyond

We scour Allegheny County (and beyond) and visit the region’s neighborhoods and municipalities to bring you our favorite things to do, eat, drink, buy and more.
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Sean Collier's Popcorn for Dinner

Kingsman Sequel Leans Into the Crazy (And Turns Out Fun)

Reviews of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," "Friend Request" and "Brad's Status," plus local movie news and notes.
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After Dark

King Arthur's Sword Turns a Spot in Baldwin Into an Entertainment Destination

IQ Escape's new South Hills escape rooms elevate Crafthouse Stage & Grill and Legacy Lanes.
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Culture + Entertainment

Pittsburghers Know ‘This Is Us’

Beth Wooke, set decorator for the first season of the NBC hit, turned to childhood memories (and Pittsburgh Magazine) to give the show realism.

Showtime Brothers: A Tale of Two Hollanders

In the 13 years since CBS’ ‘The Guardian’ went off the air, the Mt. Lebanon-raised siblings who inspired and wrote the series, Scott and David Hollander, have continued to export Pittsburgh nationally.

In the Frame: Julie Sokolow Sees the Future

After making films focused on Pittsburgh, Sokolow is rising through the ranks of U.S. women documentarians.
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Talk of the Tahn

Talk of the Tahn: Pittsburgh Symphony Has More Talent than Steelers

Maybe the Steelers have a few more big stars, but as a group, the PSO is one of the best in … the world. And when I say, the world, I mean, The Whole World. American football is big. Music is bigger.

Talk of the Tahn: The Consequences of Trespassing

I snuck into a steel mill. Bethlehem, Pa. I’d been bragging about how big Pittsburgh’s industrial ruins were when a woman in a bar told me, “Bethlehem’s are bigger.” Size matters.

Talk of the Tahn: The Gift I Was Given

My brother taught me how to ski on rented metal sticks. Boyce Park. It was the first thing we ever did together besides fight over the last slice of pizza.

Why You Can't Beat The Weather in Pittsburgh in The Winter

I’ve traveled a lot of miles, and I still stare in bewilderment at people who tell me they’ve moved to a place because “You can’t beat the weather.”

Talk of the Tahn: Memories of Holidays Past in the 'Burgh

How many prodigal sons and daughters have come back to Pittsburgh for the holidays and found that sometimes, in the best sense, nothing’s changed.
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Pitt Girl's Last Laugh

See Yinz: PittGirl Says Goodbye

After writing for seven years about the city for Pittsburgh Magazine and pittsburghmagazine.com, Virginia Montanez is discontinuing her blog and column.

PittGirl to Wooers: ‘Not Today Satan, Not Today’

It only takes one person, one jagoff, one childish, attention-seeking, discourteous jerk to send a woo through PNC Park.

PittGirl, Perseverance, Penguins And a Dream Come True

Dreams evolve — fade, even. But in Pittsburgh, with time and nurturing, they don’t have to die.
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