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Taylor Lautner’s New “Abduction” Movie Poster

Taylor Lautner and Pittsburgh: New 'Abduction' Poster!

Check out the Burgh sitting pretty behind Taylor Lautner in the latest version of the “Abduction” movie poster. It’s safe to assume that the designers read Boring Pittsburgh. Notice how Taylor’s leg is positioned in a way that blocks out the four ugly letters on the Steel Building? Awesome! Let’s hope they maintained that style throughout the entire film. The ... Read More »

Pittsburgh Celebrates Medicare’s Anniversary (video)

Pittsburgh Celebrates Medicare's Anniversary with a Demonstration

On Friday July 29th 2011, Pittsburgh celebrated the 46th anniversary of the passage of Medicare. Supporters of Medicare and single-payer convened outside of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey’s office and performed a skit which satirized the duel between UPMC and Highmark. The group then declared Smithfield Street Bridge the Medicare for All Bridge, satirizing Allegheny County Council’s decision to allow for ... Read More »

What Happened Last Week

@brooksstephens5 provides a meal to a man for a chance to win tickets from @tpolamalu

The mayor of Braddock, PA was arrested at the Steel Building on Monday. Reports claimed that John Fetterman was trying to get the attention of the UPMC execs that inhabit the penthouse of the historic (and now polluted) icon of Pittsburgh’s skyline. He was holding a sign asking “Please UPMC open an urgent care center like the one in Shadyside.” ... Read More »

Levi’s Opens Jeans Factory in Braddock, PA?

Levi's Braddock, PA ad campaign billboard in Oakland

No, Levi Strauss and Co. did not actually open a blue jeans factory in Braddock, PA. We drove all over the quaint dilapidated town of good ol’ Braddock and the only factory we saw was manufacturing steel. The company was founded in San Francisco in 1853. They started out with denim overalls and began manufacturing jeans (as we know them) ... Read More »

“The Steel Building Without UPMC” Gallery

The Steel Building the way it should be - without the UPMC logo!

The U.S. Steel Tower (aka the Steel Building) is a major part of Pittsburgh’s identity. It has been the tallest skyscraper in the Burgh’s skyline since 1970. On June 2nd, President Obama was at Carnegie Mellon University for an important address on the economy. During his speech, the President mentioned Pittsburgh’s beloved Steel Building, and the four letters that have ... Read More »

UPMC Braddock Hospital Protests @ Pitt

"UPMC Closes Community Hospitals - Keep Braddock Hospital Open"

Protesters gathered near the Pitt campus at the intersection of Forbes and Bigelow on Friday, January 8th. The group known as Save Our Community Hospitals was picketing against the closure of Braddock Hospital. Despite a winter storm with a blistering cold windchill, the peaceful gatherers stood strong together and delivered their message to thousands of pedestrians and drivers between 11:30am ... Read More »