After writing for seven years about the city for Pittsburgh Magazine and pittsburghmagazine.com, Virginia Montanez is discontinuing her blog and column.
It only takes one person, one jagoff, one childish, attention-seeking, discourteous jerk to send a woo through PNC Park.
Dreams evolve — fade, even. But in Pittsburgh, with time and nurturing, they don’t have to die.
In 2016, our long nightmare is over. Kennywood is bringing back the whale and his squishy tongue.
Gatherings around the television for Steelers playoff games have made my family look like we’re filming the climactic scene of a Marx Brothers film. Change seats. Change socks. SOMEONE GO STAND ON THE LAWNMOWER AND LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
This third Renaissance has allowed us to be spectators as Pittsburgh changed from a city suffering the damages wrought by the collapse of its steel industry to a vibrant, active place known for its academic, medical and technology sectors.
If Oxford can decide that “matchy-matchy” is now a real word then we Pittsburghers surely can come up with some words for some very specific Burghy circumstances, people and things.
Thanks, Fred, for all of the smiles you put on my lips — because I could read yours.
It's okay to let yourself be a rose-spectacled Pollyanna for just a minute this Thanksgiving.
"Racism in Pittsburgh is real. Racial inequality is real. The playing field is not level."