Yesterday, I headed over to the Hollywood Theater in Dormont to check out Davy & Pete Rothbart’s My Heart Is An Idiot Found Tour.
Davy Rothbart started Found 10 years ago to share the best of found notes, items, even grocery receipts. My Heart Is An Idiot is the name of Davy Rothbart’s new book which hit bookshelves yeterday. Pittsburgh was the first stop on their 79 city tour (if you are reading this and live in one of the other 78 cities on the tour – I highly recommend you spend an evening with the Rothbarts). Davy shared some… Read the rest
I am embarrased that I have not posted more about Wigle Whiskey here on IheartPGH. Earlier this summer, the folks who own Wigle helped me to plan a tour and tasting of their fine facility as a going away party for a friend. This was a tall order – I wanted the going away festivities to be something that would make my friend really want to stay in Pittsburgh. Meredith, of of the family members that owns and operates Wigle, went above and beyond – the tour was fun, funny and educational – and a nice alternative to you usual… Read the rest
Check out these special Cyber Monday promotions from some of these great local Pittsburgh businesses. We have picked out a gift or two from each of these shops – but make sure to click through to see more great items available. Some of the promotions end today and some run longer.
View the story “Cyber Monday Specials from Pittsburgh Businesses” on Storify]… Read the rest
Last week I saw the the Kickstarter project for Wear You Live – prints made with figureground maps of different US cities. We have been blogging about lots of map related things over on BlogLocal and I have been on the hunt for anything map related.
The maps that we use are called figuregrounds. This type of map is commonly used in the fields of city planning, design and architecture to study density and development patterns by depicting all of the buildings in a city as opposed to the streets, parcels or transit lines. Figureground mapping is almost 250 years… Read the rest
Jim Shearer, the mastermind behind the web-series “Yinz Luv ‘Da Guins” and “Yinz Luv ‘Da Stillers,” is answering a question he’s been asked ever since he started his homemade, YouTube sports shows three years ago: Do yinz luv ‘da Buccos? The answer is “yes.” In his Opening Day: Yinz Luv ‘Da Buccos exhibit on display at Wildcard through the month of April, Shearer pays homage to the Pittsburgh Pirates of his youth (back when it was somewhat customary to end a season with more wins than losses) in a series of portraits of beloved players. Using the same art tools… Read the rest