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#1 Cochran embarks on expansion in Strip District

#1 Cochran's infiltration of the Strip District and Lawrenceville continues with the lease of a site that will allow the sprawling automotive dealership to create...

Drafting a nose tackle early likely not a logical decision in this age of game

The nose tackle is fast becoming the dodo bird of professional football. If the World Wildlife Federation tracked it as a species, the nose tackle...

Tuned In: No reason to look for Syfy's 'Hunters'

One of the schlockiest, most amateur series to come along in the #PeakTV era, Syfy's “Hunters” (10 p.m. Monday) delivers a mashup of a terrorist-tracking...

Gene Collier: 'Who's on first?' and other Pirates lineup memories

They are Pedro Alvarez (2015), Travis Ishikawa (2014), Gaby Sanchez (2013), Garrett Jones (2012), Lyle Overbay (2011), Jeff Clement (2010) and Adam LaRoche (2009). The...

Game: Phillies (3-3) at Pirates (2-3-1)

(blog)Scheduled to pitch: Tony Watson, Eric O'Flaherty, Jim Fuller, Trey Haley, A.J. Schugel, Jorge Rondon. Share with others: Grapefruit Game 6: Astros 11, Pirates...

Wrestling pairings: PIAA championships

James Strommer, Downingtown East, SE-4, Sr., 35-10; Aidan Burke, Council Rock North, SE-3, Jr., 33-7 vs. Brandon Rodriguez, Dover, SC-4, Sr., 25-5; Tyler ..... 120...

Tony Norman: Hooray for Chris Rock, Hollywood truth-in-jester

Mr. Manuel plays Alexander Hamilton, while Aaron Burr is played by Leslie Odom Jr. Christopher Jackson plays George Washington while Daveed Diggs, the son of...

Key shows playing in Pittsburgh in early 2016

The concert scene has been a little quiet here lately here, but that's about to change. Thankfully, there are a handful of major acts that...

URA vote puts Hunt Armory on track to become ice rink

Voting against the ice rink proposal was member Jim Ferlo, the former state senator who described the plan as “completely inadequate” and worried about its...

Pointe in Time Ball raises funds for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

She used the fabric from my gown to create it,” said #SEENBestDressed Mary McKinney (with Mark Flaherty), who stunned the crowd in a pink Monique...

City Theatre's 40th Birthday Bash held at Heinz Field Club East

Guests such as Larry Leahy and Jim Vandegrift enjoyed cocktails while bidding on auction items, which included a Duquesne Club Wine Cellar Dinner and a...

'Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent' dazzles at The Warhol

Her sources of inspiration and material were broad and ecumenical — global, historic and contemporary, high culture and populist, ranging from the psalms to a...

WQED Multimedia cuts jobs, trims hours of some workers

WQED Multimedia has announced another round of layoffs timed to the end of the public broadcaster's fiscal year Tuesday. Four jobs -- three full-time and...

TV reviews: Expect laughs from some debuts, groans from others

There's not an abundance of comedy on the networks' fall schedules, and much of what's new is pretty mediocre or worse -- see "Bad Judge"...

On the Steelers: Buccaneers stun Steelers, 27-24

So much for fast starts. Tampa Bay won for the first time this year, won for the first time ever in Pittsburgh and handed the...

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 9.15.14

Ray Fittipaldo: Lance Moore coming back from injury and likely to start ahead of Justin Brown. That's about it at this point. I don't expect...

On the Steelers: offense shows as little bite as defense

Yet a toothless defense — their main concern entering this season — has been joined by a suddenly ineffective offense over the past six quarters...

Ed Bouchette: Good afternoon, let's begin

Ed, How can so many on the defense not know the calls? Where is the veteran leadership? Thanks. Ed Bouchette: It wasn't that they did...

Moviemaking reality competition 'The Chair' pits two first-time directors

Pittsburgh first got on Mr. Moore's radar when he produced the 2012 Matt Damon movie “Promised Land” locally. Earlier this year Mr. Moore credited Mr.

Ed Bouchette: Good afternoon, let's begin

Ed Bouchette: I have taken a more skeptical approach because there are so many unknowns, especially on defense and at wide receiver. However, they have...

South Side man suing city over his 2012 robbery arrest

The robber told him to open the register and took around $100, according to an affidavit by robbery squad Detective John Johnson. Mr. Stewart said...

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 6.17.14

Ed Bouchette: No one is that fast. Markus Wheaton could be it or, if he comes up to speed fast enough, Martavis Bryant. SSA76: Do...

New playmaker finally gets to meet the Steelers' playmaker on defense

By Ed Bouchette / . The key playmaker of the defense will turn out Tuesday ... He turned 27 one week ago and joins a...

Go, steer, go! The Baltimore (former) bull that rambled

Yes, we're proud of our eds-and-meds economy, but for diversification to help survive a downturn affecting one of those sectors, wouldn't we be better off...

Stanford professor labels NCAA 'a cartel' on Day 2 of O'Bannon trial

He is straight out of central casting, a 74-year-old bespectacled professor emeritus of economics at Stanford University with wispy gray hair, a goofy smile and...

Echoes of Steubenville

We have worked as fast as we could work to bring an end to this case. But we did not work on Calhoun's time or...

On the Steelers: Ike Taylor is catching up fast

By Ed Bouchette / . Fashionably late for spring practices, cornerback Ike Taylor quickly covered the kind of ground Tuesday that made up for his...

Steelers notebook: Center's return reason to smile

Roethlisberger said the implementation of the no-huddle offense, which was so successful in the second half of last season, will be up to Wheaton and...

Cutting Edge: New ideas / Sharp opinions

Steven W. Thrasher at the Guardian wonders which state will be the last to introduce marriage equality: “States have been falling for marriage equality …...

Martavis Bryant is a tall catch for Big Ben

By Ed Bouchette / . A tall wide receiver who finally showed up wearing a Steelers uniform carrying a reputable resume was not nearly tall...

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 5.6.14

Ed Bouchette: That might be asking too much, but that also would be up to the player and how fast he picks things up. If...

Supreme Court backs public prayer

Washington Post Rev. Dr. Rob Schenck, of Faith and Action, right, prays in front of the Supreme Court with Raymond Moore, center, and Patty Bills, both...

Millennials are losing faith fast

Depending on the week and the op-ed page, we whippersnapping Gen-Yers are allegedly either aggressive, overachieving, overscheduled Organization Kids who want to muscle out our...

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre launches with Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit'

It's fraught with possibilities -- think Mary Tyler Moore's "Oh, Rob," on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." "I say it a few times but across...

Hollywood is ready to unleash the summer blockbusters with superheroes ...

“And So It Goes”: Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton are paired on screen for the first time in a Rob Reiner comedy about an offensive...

Wolf whistles at 50

Mr. Janes told Mr. Myers that at the end of filming “Bullitt,” McQueen offered him one of the three tricked-out Mustangs used in the movie,...

Begging to differ

Aware of the biblical admonitions about my responsibility to the blind, crippled and crazy — not to mention the lame and halt — as outlined...

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 4.7.14

Rob Gronkowski would have been a first-round pick if not for his injury concerns. The game is changing. ... <b>Ray Fittipaldo:</b> I just know those...

TV Q&A: WPXI shifts Benson; Bashir off after crude remarks

Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen answers reader questions online every Friday in Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv. Here's a selection of recent queries. Q:...

The Next Page: F=ma (or bringing the heat)

I played baseball competitively from grade school until I was a teenager (from 1971 to 1979, the period between the Pirates' most recent World Series...

I'm busier than you are

Then a woman bursts in, apologizing for being late to this focus group convened precisely to discuss the fast pace of modern life. She got...

Mike Tomlin says secondary key to defense

By Gerry Dulac / ... “I think in today's NFL it's about situational football and what offenses do, and how many receivers they have...

NFL to test new extra point in preseason

By Gerry Dulac / . ORLANDO, Fla. ... “It's an experiment, we'll see how it goes,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said this morning at...

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 3.25.14

Keith: What would the Steelers WR depth chart look like as of today? Ed Bouchette: Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Lance Moore. or Moore and then...

Steelers' Tomlin optimistic about signing a veteran running back

Steelers.com By Gerry Dulac / . ORLANDO, Fla. – The Steelers have one more hole they would like to fill before the NFL draft and Coach...

Ron Cook: Frustrating but encouraging loss for Penguins

Montreal Gazette The Blues were fortunate to get theirs when a slap shot by Alexander Steen deflected off teammate David Backes' leg and snuck past Penguins...

Cutting Edge: New ideas / Sharp opinions

'As I have said, this thing could get very ugly, very fast.' ” Pigeonholing girls. Kimberly Scott at Slate on how schools continue to discourage...

Paul Krugman: Too timid for too long

In Europe, for example, they're crowing about Spain's recovery: The country seems set to grow at least twice as fast this year as previously forecast.