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Matisse the Cat: The purrfect neighbor

Matisse the Cat: The purrfect neighbor

By Henry Glitz & John Hamilton

April 5, 2018


Filed under Silhouettes 2018, Top Stories

Bearing a name like Matisse might seem like an awful lot of responsibility for a lot of people — living up to such a well-cultured namesake can be a challenge. But on a stretch of Parkview Avenue in Oakland, from Oakland Square to the Boulevard of the Allies, you’d think the famous French painte...

Cats come into the spotlight at Pittsburgh’s first cat film festival

Cats come into the spotlight at Pittsburgh’s first cat film festival

By Prachi Patel / Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Culture

Laura Greenawalt tossed a handful of popcorn into her mouth and eagerly glanced up at the blank movie theater screen, waiting for the lights to dim, the film to begin and for her cat, Schuster, to become momentarily famous. Greenawalt and Emily Starr, both residents of Lawrenceville, came out to a Friday...

Cats cradled in Schenley Plaza for First Caturday

Cats cradled in Schenley Plaza for First Caturday

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

September 4, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture

On the grass by the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain, a crowd of several dozen people parted down the middle as a retired show cat, looking remarkably like a small lion, strutted down the path. The cat who stole everyone’s attention — Snickers — was later passed around gently from person to person ...

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