Pitt-starter: Steel Town – A Film About the Homestead Steel Strike

“Captain Heinde emerges from the barge and steps onto the gangplank.” –pg. 17 of Steel Town

I love this Kickstarter project and I hope you will take a minute to watch their intro video.  Steel Town is a film about the Homestead Steel strike in 1892.  This strike led to a violent battle and in the end 12 people were killed.  The Homestead Steel strike had major implications for the labor movement and it all happened here, in Pittsburgh - near where you find the Waterfront shopping center. I sat down with the folks behind this Kickstarter and I'm really excited for what they are … [Read more...]

The 4 P’s of October (Pittsburgh, Pirates, Playoffs, Phil)

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It seems as if from a time immemorial my beloved Pittsburgh Pirates have been marginalized to somewhere between the Kansas City Royals and the Rockford Peaches.  And, maybe there is no crying in baseball.  I think "in" is probably the most important word in our previous sentence, because 20 years, 11 months, 3 weeks, and give or take a few minutes their were tears in a young mans eyes in North Hills of Pittsburgh. And, once again Monday night for completely different reasons those tears creeped … [Read more...]

8 Things to Store Around Town for Pittsburgh Events

If you're visiting Pittsburgh for the 1st or 500th time to attend a big event, you might travel with supplies and equipment. Luckily, you can use Spacefinity.com - an online marketplace to connect with friendly neighborhood residents to store your stuff around town. Here's a list of some of the big annual events and the stuff you can put in storage: Art - Over 10,000 visual and performing artists have presented work at the Three Rivers Arts Festival since the event started in 1960. With all … [Read more...]

Pittsburgh Zine Fair & Weekend Treadings

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Treading Art has been putting together an amazing list of weekend events around Pittsburgh.  Each week we feature one of the events from their Weekend Treadings list. This weeks Treader’s Choice event is the Pittsburgh Zine Fair on Sunday at the Union Project.  Check out all of Treading Art suggestions for this weekend here. Whether you’re into zines, cool affordable art or just want to meet some new and interesting people, we suggest you head over to The Union Project and do all three! But … [Read more...]

Help Wanted

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Do you love Pittsburgh? Do you love to tell stories? Are you interested in getting involved with a loveable crew of misfits searching for some new talent? We’re looking for some new writers and entrepreneurs to get involved with the IheartPGH family. Think you have what it takes? Check out what we’re looking for below. Storytellers- Are you a writer, podcaster, photographer, or videographer interested in telling the story of Pittsburgh and its amazing people? We need outgoing creative types to … [Read more...]