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Cassettes make a comeback in local music scene

Connor Murray, a sophomore marketing and information system major, founded and runs the Pittsburgh-based, independently run label Crafted Sounds. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)
March 26, 2018

Popular trends tend to reappear every so often — and in the music world, this is especially true. Genres give way to post-genres, subgenres and genre fusion, and popular tropes of the past seem to pop...

Zaki defies genre in debut of self-titled album

 “Zaki” was the first album released by the band Zaki and consists of seven original tracks. (Photo courtesy of Jack Stauber)
March 12, 2018

Jesse Descutner, a 2016 Pitt graduate, heard the environmental term “urban heat island” in an undergraduate urban studies class and immediately thought it would be a good name for his band. In that...

Erika Strassburger wins District 8 special election

Erika Strassburger talks to reporters after greeting friends, family and staff at her victory party after winning Tuesday's special election (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)
March 6, 2018

Independent candidate Erika Strassburger will succeed Dan Gilman on Pittsburgh City Council after District 8 voters handed her a decisive victory Tuesday. Strassburger finished with 64 percent of the...

The Naughties focus on the fans

The Naughties perform at Oakland bars twice a month. (Photo courtesy of Jesse Wehner)
January 19, 2018

The audience at a typical Naughties show can expect anything from bass player Jad Hilal’s usual joke segment to a patriotic onstage reading of the Constitution — backed by red, white and blue stage...

Soda Club creates their own genre

Indie-pop quartet Soda Club performed in chilly temperatures at the Mr. Roboto Project Saturday evening. (Photo courtesy of Nick Seyler)
January 9, 2018

Jarrett Krause opened the doors to his classroom at Beth Shalom Early Learning Center in Squirrel Hill Friday morning. His prekindergarten students drew colorful, scribbly pictures and asked him about...

When environmental groups overstep, progress halts

Ginger Brooks Takahashi (right) protested during the Lawrenceville Steel Foundry Public Hearing Monday night at Arsenal Middle School. (Photo by Aaron Schoen | Staff Photographer)
December 6, 2017

The auditorium of Arsenal Middle School contained an eclectic mix of people Monday night. In the middle aisle, a sharply dressed younger crowd in scarves and thick-rimmed glasses conversed with representatives...

Editorial: Safe roads require more than just bike lanes

The City of Pittsburgh added bike lanes on parts of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard on Aug. 15. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)
August 27, 2017

From the lack of parking in front of the Cathedral, a safer Bigelow Boulevard crosswalk or the freshly painted white and yellow lines — the new bike lanes are pretty hard to miss. The City of Pittsburgh...

Pittsburgh goes green, despite what you might’ve heard

(Amanda Nichols | Staff Illustrator)
August 21, 2017

When President Donald Trump decided to pull out of the Paris climate agreements, he said that he was elected to represent the people of Pittsburgh, not Paris — a statement that was met with fiery outlash...

Traditional treats trump trends

(Illustration by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)
July 18, 2017

It's a sweltering Friday evening in Oakland as I sit on my porch. I'm craving something sweet, creamy and icy. I pull up Google and dig into my recent searches — yes, this is a weekly occurrence —...

What to do this summer: local events

TPN File Photo
May 29, 2017

June 9 through 11: Steel City Comic Con — Special Horror Fan Edition at Monroeville Convention Center 10 and 11: Pridefest in Downtown 11: EQT Equality March in Downtown 16: Urban Garden...

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