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Finding female podcasters

Ever since Sarah Koenig took up the cause of Adnan Syed in Serial, podcasting has enjoyed a resurgence. It’s been around for more than a decade, but suddenly…

Uber just celebrated its second anniversary in Pittsburgh…

…but drivers say working for the company is no party. Newer drivers like all the things Uber touts as plusses: flexible working conditions, steady income, the chance to…

Book Review: Fates and Furies

Lauren Groff’s third novel, “Fates and Furies,” is an astounding epic in the classical sense of the word: a Greek tragedy told in sweeping language that moves the…

Book Review: Braddock’s Defeat

Despite outnumbering the enemy by a significant margin, the history goes, many of [Gen.] Braddock’s men panicked, and the ensuing chaos gave the French and their Native American…

NEXTPittsburgh: Project_RE brings new life to old materials

It’s a building within a building, a classroom within Construction Junction. It’s Project RE_, a program of the Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) of Carnegie Mellon University’s School…

Philadelphia Mayor Nutter cuts loose at Pittsburgh improv night

Mayor Michael Nutter admitted to an audience in Pittsburgh that no, he is not a comedian. “I don’t tell jokes well,” Nutter said, “but I am funny.” Read…

A ‘Princess Party’ for everyone:

Three dozen girls got the red carpet treatment at the first-ever Princess Party on Saturday at City of Asylum on the North Side. The idea for the party…

Will 2016 be the Uber election?

As the 2016 campaign heats up, candidates in both parties are wrestling with the Uber problem. Do it and other companies of its ilk exploit workers or give…

Same-sex couple receive retroactive common-law marriage status in Pennsylvania

During their 12-year marriage, Sabrina Maurer says she and Kimberly Underwood faced little of the discrimination that other same-sex couples often experienced. The Doylestown, Pa., couple’s families accepted…

Pittsburgh goes for a ride (share)

When Lyft and Uber came to Pittsburgh, it was a bumpy road. But! I took a Lyft ride with Mayor Bill Peduto. Click here for more: Uber, Lyft & ride sharing…