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Now Playing: Weekly Pittsburgh film roundup, Sept. 20-26
There are so many ways to watch things these days, but watching a movie on the big screen is still the best form, so to help keep track of what's playing, every Friday, Pittsburgh City Paper compiles a round-up of new releases and second-run films playing around the city. This only covers films that are new to theaters this week; check out what movies opened last week here.…

“I skipped my bio exam so I could be here right now": Students lead Global Climate Strike in Pittsburgh
Earlier today, hundreds of protesters, many of them local students who walked out of class, crammed into the block between Forbes and Fourth Avenue for the Pittsburgh climate strike, a local protest that's part of the Global Climate Strike. Starting with an event at the City-County Building, it culminated in a march led through Downtown.…

We Tried It
Sometimes life gives you lemons, and other times it gives you fried chicken in between two donuts. Pittsburgh was one of three test markets to get the new Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donuts Sandwich.…

Why we need more sober-friendly spaces in Pittsburgh
I vividly remember the first time in my 20s that I had fun sober.…

Pittsburgh 311 Response Center delivers a shit answer
I have crafted about three possible routes for my walk from the Wood Street T station to the City Paper office.…

Anti-union activity is heating up ahead of Google contractor's vote to unionize
Last month, more than 66 percent of Google tech contractors signed cards to hold a vote on whether to create a labor union at HCL Technologies, the contracting firm that works with Google’s offices in Pittsburgh. This is a fairly impressive feat considering the tech industry has virtually no labor unions.…

Mayor Bill Peduto wants to excuse students for todayís Global Climate Strike, but he likely canít
Today marks the start of a worldwide effort of young people taking to the streets to demand bold action be taken to address climate change. From Sept. 20-27, participants in more than 150 countries will be protesting to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels as part of the Global Climate Strike.…

RADical Days returns with 25 days of free or discounted admission to Pittsburgh cultural institutions
RADical Days returns with 70 free, all-ages events, performances, and activities at various cultural institutions around town. And to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its driving initiative, the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), the event will expand its offerings with discounted tickets and admission, special giveaways, and more.…

Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board orders second vote for Pitt Grad Union
In April, University of Pittsburgh graduate students voted 712 to 675 against unionization — a vote which has now been ruled illegitimate. Now, Pitt grad students have a second chance at forming a labor union.…

Illenium played guitar for the first time ever on stage last night, and he did it in Pittsburgh
Unintentionally, I saw Illenium twice within a week. First, last Friday in Las Vegas at Hakkasan Nightclub, and then on Wednesday at Stage AE.…

Patricia Dobler Poetry Award honors unpublished women over the age of 40
It's no secret that women become less publicly visible after a certain age. In Hollywood, female actors see their roles decline much more rapidly than men as they get older.…

Seven can't-miss dishes at Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival
This Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival returns to Kennywood Park for their seventh year of dumpling-themed food fun.…

Painting the corner: British artist on mission to live-paint all 30 major league baseball parks lands at PNC Park
PNC Park, Pittsburgh's baseball stadium on the banks of the Allegheny River on the North Side, has gotten accolades worldwide for its beautiful view of the Downtown skyline just beyond the outfield.…

Pitt Gets Alternative: the ins and outs of starting a DIY music festival
This weekend, music blogs The Alternative and The Grey Estates are teaming up with local booking collective Don't Let The Scene Go Down On Me! for Pitt Gets Alternative, a two-day DIY music festival taking place Friday and Saturday at The Mr. Roboto Project. The festival features local acts like Rave Ami and BBGuns, as well as national acts like Stef Chura and Wild Pink.…

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai: public schools are a monopoly and teachers are "special interest people"
In a video posted on Twitter today, Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Marshall) called two apparent public educators “special interest people” and said they “don’t really care about the kids.” The video was posted by advocacy group Pennsylvania Spotlight, a left-leaning nonprofit advocating for statewide issues.…


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