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Taco lovers lose their minds at Highmark Stadium

Taco lovers lose their minds at Highmark Stadium

By Delilah Bourque | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Food & Drink, Uncategorized

Think of your favorite food, the most versatile and delicious thing you think you could eat for every meal. Maybe for you, it’s pizza, pasta or sandwiches. For some, that food is tacos. Over the weekend of May 20, a mass of Pittsburgh’s most famous Mexican food descended upon Highmark Stadium near...

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...

Fast Films: UPTV hosts 24-hour film festival

Fast Films: UPTV hosts 24-hour film festival

By Siddhi Shockey / For The Pitt News

October 3, 2017


Filed under Culture, Movies

The screen fades to black after the character of Meriwether Lewis gets impaled — by his future self. Lewis uses a power strip as a makeshift time machine and travels back to when he launched a knife into the woods. When he arrives in the past, he appears in the woods and inadvertently becomes the tar...

Thrival revival: fall music fest returns to Pittsburgh

Thrival revival: fall music fest returns to Pittsburgh

By Dieer Hu and Luke Stambaugh / For The Pitt News

October 2, 2017


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

“Here’s to my city!” Wiz Khalifa said to thousands of elated festivalgoers as the melody of his Pittsburgh Steelers-inspired anthem “Black and Yellow” began to play. The Pittsburgh native and award-winning rapper performed as headliner of the 2017 Thrival Innovation + Music Festival this week...

GALLERY: Summer in Pictures

GALLERY: Summer in Pictures

By Pitt News Staff

August 21, 2017


Filed under Culture, News, Visual

In case you missed it this summer, a lot of things have happened in Pittsburgh. These are some of our favorite photos from the past few months. ...

GALLERY: Three Rivers Arts Festival

GALLERY: Three Rivers Arts Festival

By The Pitt News Staff

June 4, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Art, Culture, Visual

The annual Three Rivers Arts Festival is a free 10-day arts festival downtown which features a variety of food and art vendors as well as an eclectic selection of musical performers. ...

In its 4th year, VIA continues to evolve

In its 4th year, VIA continues to evolve

By Jeff Ihaza / Staff Writer

September 30, 2013


Filed under Archives

Artistically, Pittsburgh is one of the country’s burgeoning centers for innovation. The birthplace of Andy Warhol lends itself to creative types’ continued exploration of ways to engage their world. The VIA festival, now in its fourth year, is an embodiment of a playfully creative spirit that cou...

Pittsburgh’s riverfront plays host to giant rubber duck

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Archives

Pittsburgh’s early autumn days are among its best. The leaves turn into gorgeous myriad colors and the river seems even more pristine than usual. This weekend will surely be no different as pedestrians walking across the bridges downtown this Friday will have a multitude of stunningly beautiful vi...

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