Four Things To Do This Week


This week: Oscar season kicks off and one of the best musicals of all time visits Pittsburgh!   Steel City Poetry Slam Tuesday, ~9:30p, $5 Shadow Lounge, Shadyside The Steel City Poetry Slam is held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Shadow Lounge on Baum Blvd. Sign up sheet goes out usually between 9:15 and 9:30pm, and the slam starts shortly thereafter. More info:   Pittsburgh Job Fair Monday, 11a Holiday Inn, North … [Read more...]

Shakespere N'at – Sonnet-a-thon


( Image via Wikipedia If Shakespeare is your thing - check out this Sonnet-a-thon.  I have to say my first reaction to even the word Shakespeare is to run quickly in the other direction - it evokes memories of bad high school english papers.  Reading and writing were not my strength in high school days and I far preferred calculus and chemistry to anything literature related.  It is still amusing to me that I now spend many hours writing.   But event to a literary novice - this event looks … [Read more...]

Keystone Edge Video on Small Press Festival


Last month, OpenThread organized the first Small Press Festival here in Pittsburgh.  OpenThread is a regional arts collective that has been working on events to connect other writers and artists in Western PA.  The Small Press Festival was a month long celebration of the smaller publications here in Pittsburgh including a weekend expo of local small press publications. Filmmaker Ben Hernstrom has put together a nice little video about the festival for Keystone Edge (a sister site to Pop City … [Read more...]

The New New Yinzer on Myron Cope, Pork, This American Life, Full House and Phil Collins


The New Yinzer is not a person, it is an online magazine, and it is back with new content. It has been a while since I have heard anything from the New Yinzer folks. I was very happy to hear that the New Yinzer is back with a brand new edition. I am not sure if they are still using this logo but I like the logo so I thought I would include it here. This issue of the New Yinzer includes and article about Myron Cope's magazine work. The Yinzer Gourmet column offers up what looks to be a … [Read more...]