January 2017

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Top 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh in January

This month's best bets in the ’Burgh.

2016 Pittsburghers of the Year: The Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins' hoisting of Lord Stanley’s Cup in June year speaks to the ability of the team and the organization to persevere, to dig deep when things looked bleak, and to roll up their sleeves and go to work when tough jobs had to be done — traits Pittsburghers have always appreciated.

The Big Guy with the Big Voice

After joining the Penguins in mid-season, head coach Mike Sullivan instills the focus needed to win the Stanley Cup.

The TV Series ‘Outsiders’ Finds a Home in Millvale

Go behind the scenes to meet set and production designers and artisans who work magic, transforming neighborhoods into rural Kentucky.

Restaurant Review: Spoon in East Liberty Gets a Fresh Polish

Hiring Jamilka Borges as executive chef and a fresh interior design revive the East Liberty restaurant.

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.

Like a Boss. Springsteen's Ping-Pong Stop in Pittsburgh

Tales from Springsteen’s visits to the steel city — including a disastrous game of table tennis.

Daytripping: Wright in Buffalo

Before Fallingwater, there was Buffalo’s Martin House Complex — the roots of the great architect’s Prairie School.

Downward Dog: Making ‘Martin’ Feel at Home in Pittsburgh

“Downward Dog” has its share of human characters, but much of the focus is squarely on its title character.

High Style at High Point

Gem tones, brass finishes, luxurious velvets and colorful leathers are some of the hottest styles to come out of the influential furnishings trade show High Point. Oh yes, and the ’70s are back.

This Old Pittsburgh House: ‘If Only the Walls Could Speak’

From serving as a post office to becoming a rumored Underground Railroad stop, this home has been packed with history over the course of 200 years.
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Top 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh in January

This month's best bets in the ’Burgh.

Spotlight: A Visit to Pittsburgh's Three New Indie Bookstores

The recent opening of these bookstores makes a bookshop crawl a remarkably simple and worthy endeavor.

Pittsburgh's Can't Miss Concerts in January

This month's lineup includes Lauryn Hill, Matt Lorenz and Steve Gunn.

Pittsburgh Flicks and Nightlife in January

The skills acquired from practicing improv, we are told, can be applied to any human endeavor. Classes, though, can be expensive and time-consuming. For the curious yet uncommitted, Arcade Comedy Theater offers a monthly Improv Pop-Up Night.

January: Best of Culture in Pittsburgh

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

Book Reviews: “Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File”

​Wideman examines the little-known military trial and execution of Louis Till, who was convicted of rape and murder while stationed in Italy in 1945.

Hungry For Something Good, Pittsburgh? Where We're Eating In January

We're drinking cold-pressed juice in Lawrenceville, dining at a new Italian eatery in the Strip, an old favorite in the South Side and adventuring for Korean food in Beaver. Plus, we talk to Hidden Harbor lead bartender Max Stein.

A (Keith) Fuller Downtown Dining Experience

Keith Fuller, formerly of Root 174 in Regent Square, returns to Downtown with Pork & Beans.

Fencing with a Tween is All About Getting to the Point

A new fitness routine with Three Rivers Fencing Center brings stress relief but takes some skill.

Why You Should Know Samir Lakhani

His nonprofit organization, Eco-Soap Bank, collects used soap bars from guesthouses in Cambodia, transforming waste into potentially life-saving sanitation products.

Pitt Forward Kauai Bradley: ‘She is a Playmaker’

The sophomore carries a basketball legacy onto the court.

2016 Pittsburghers of the Year: The Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins' hoisting of Lord Stanley’s Cup in June year speaks to the ability of the team and the organization to persevere, to dig deep when things looked bleak, and to roll up their sleeves and go to work when tough jobs had to be done — traits Pittsburghers have always appreciated.
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