Pittsburgh Magazine

Historical Days That Changed Pittsburgh

Mar 25, 2016
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2016 is a big year for Pittsburgh. As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of its incorporation, we’re spending some time sifting through some of the city’s most significant moments.  In a recent article for Pittsburgh Magazine, Robert Morris University editor and adjunct professor Mark Houser highlighted a dozen of those moments in an article called “Looking Back: 12 Days That Changed Pittsburgh.”

Does Offering Free Contraceptives Violate Religious Freedom?

Mar 24, 2016
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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week putting faith-based groups’ rights to adhere to religious doctrine up against a woman’s right to access free birth control. We’ll discuss Zubik vs. Burwell with University of Akron law professor Wilson Huhn.

Cruising The Lincoln In A Lincoln

Mar 1, 2016
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For Chuck Beard, art director for Pittsburgh Magazine, traveling the Lincoln Highway wasn’t about the destination, it was about the journey. Traveling east towards Gettysburg in a 20-foot-long vintage Lincoln Continental Mark V weighing over three tons , Beard was in search of two things - chili and pie.

Summertime in Pittsburgh, Sweet Simplicity and Spectacle

Jul 8, 2014
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The July Fourth holiday weekend saw a number of activities in the city, from the Regatta to the annual visit of the Furries.

Betsy Benson, publisher of Pittsburgh Magazine says big summer events, such as the reopening of the Point State Park fountain and the arrival of the large rubber duck of last summer, have been big in Pittsburgh because of the attention they receive.

She says Pittsburghers really know how to enjoy the simplicity of these events, no matter how small.

“More people are swarming into the city, through tunnels and across rivers, for weekday and weekend activities. Yes, there are a couple of big events coming to town this summer, notably the USA gymnastics visit in August, but a lot of the activity is small stuff that just adds up. Like hundreds of people showing up to do yoga in Market Square. And the Furries, their presence makes any routine trip downtown a potentially odd and remarkable experience.”

Exploring 80 Years of a Summertime Classic with 91.3 WYEP Host Brian Siewiorek

Part of what makes any summer truly great is a catchy summer tune. 91.3 WYEP production director and host Brian Siewiorek guides us through the historic popularity of a classic summer song composed 80 years ago, Summertime by George and Ira Gershwin.

The Top Stories of 2013 for Pittsburgh Magazine

Jan 8, 2014
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Billed as everything that makes Pittsburgh awesome, Pittsburgh Magazine’s 412 Blog is a combined effort by the publication’s staffers covering up to the minute trends and stories. While it’s a new year, we’ve invited Sean Conboy, online editor to tell us about three of the most popular stories on that appeared on the 412 blog in 2013.