TEDxPittsburgh is looking for speakers!

TEDxPittsburgh

Got an idea worth spreading or know someone who does? Then TEDxPittsburgh is looking for you! TEDxPittsburgh Call for Speakers 2015 The 2015 theme is something that should resonate with all Pittsburghers– Bridges: Ideas that Connect the Region. TEDxPittsburgh is looking for speakers to nominate either themselves or someone they know who has big ideas that reflect just this thought. The theme is purposely left open to interpretation so let your creativity fly! Submissions are open … [Read more...]

2014 Art All Night is coming to Pittsburgh this weekend

2014 Art All Night Lawrenceville

Art All Night, Pittsburgh's annual free art event, pops up in Lawrenceville this weekend for its 17th year. The completely volunteer-run event is held non-stop from 4pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014 until 2pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Never heard of Art All Night? The idea behind the censorship-free, non-juried event is to encourage participation from all types of artists. Everyone is welcome to come, share, and experience a variety of local art and activities. Besides original artwork, … [Read more...]

Yinztern Catherine is applying for the Millennial Trains Project!

When I read

You might remember last July when Lindsay applied for the Millennial Trains Project with her idea The United States of Pittsburgh. She received a tremendous amount of support and I'm hoping you'll be able to donate to my campaign too! I'm going to explore local independent bookstores and public libraries at each of the stops along the trip. Libraries and bookstores are such cornerstones of communities and I want to discover what places in other cities are doing to engage their neighborhoods. … [Read more...]

Why Kevin Sousa’s Superior Motors Kickstarter campaign epitomizes everything we love about Pittsburgh

Chef Sousa at the Braddock Youth Project training class at the community bread oven. Photo from the Superior Motors Kickstarter.

Here's an obvious fact: Pittsburgh's identity was, and still is, deeply entwined with the steel industry. After all, we're nicknamed the Steel City, which we're reminded of whenever prime time football comes to town and floods our televisions with images of steel mills, by the numerous Pittsburgh-related projects that are given names referencing steel (for example, our own Steel of the Week), and whenever we pass through any of the formerly-thriving steel towns. But those of us who have lived … [Read more...]