There's nothing like walking with Joe Horne when you're among the nearly 1,000 photos in the Teenie Harris exhibit, because nobody knew the
A few days before President Barack Obama spoke of a future with cars powered by natural gas, Lutitia Clipper drove one of those through the
You almost know Shirley Gernsback is a retired teacher before she tells you.
It's been almost 23 years, but I still can't forget Joe LoCurto's incredulous look when I told him, as we were heading down to Pittsburgh's
You can learn a lot about a person by pouring a drink. You can learn even more by poring over what they drink.
To understand Pittsburgh Pirates fans, one must first understand "Gilligan's Island.'' Pitchers and catchers report today to the
We need to elect better poker players to represent us in Harrisburg.
Our schizoid winter is playing with Pittsburghers' minds. My neighbor Tom had the top down on his '66 Mustang convertible in January, when i
The Bonusgate scandal is winding down in Harrisburg even as the list of convicted lawmakers grows, but there's still one item that isn't
"In retrospect,'' Bill DeWeese told me over dinner last June, "I should have been more administratively punctilious.'' That's the way Mr.
Sometimes the connection between a front-page story and one in the Magazine section isn't immediately obvious, but I see the potential for
My bachelor uncle died last year at 97. When we sold his house in Queens, the one he bought in the 1940s with his long-since-departed siblin
A state House committee approved a bill Tuesday to downsize that chamber by 50 seats, potentially saving Pennsylvania's budget tens of milli
We know the Port Authority is dependent on state money for its survival, but consider how much the state reaps from the people riding the bu
Twenty years of pouring and more than 100 couples matched up between pints -- Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle will be celebrating its milestone
F. Scott Fitzgerald lied. The Jazz Age author said there are no second acts in American lives, but he never met John Murray or Marjorie Smut
I don't think Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr. has a political bone in his body, but his order this week is great politics. The Allegheny County
It's the tax cut nobody believes in. "Never has good news been so badly received,'' Chris Briem said of Allegheny County's massive reassessm
Back in May, I caught up with Rick Santorum by phone as he was riding an Amtrak train from Philadelphia to Washington, and he was already co
I was having breakfast at the Victory Grill with Micheal Sunie on Tuesday morning and he was telling me how lucky and blessed he feels.
Let's go around Pennsylvania and look for famous dead people. As retirement plans go, this one may be unique. A couple of Joes from Central
A week ago, I wrote parenthetically that Pittsburgh was at a higher elevation than Morgantown and touched off a new kind of backyard brawl.
Carlino Giampolo has a name for the families of Panther Hollow. He calls them Oakland's "pre-university settlers,'' and he's not at all happ
What if you lived along an enormous mountain range and nobody knew it? I sometimes feel that way about Pittsburgh. This is by far the larges
I have a decidedly old-fashioned view of cities, one that wouldn't be out of place in a Frank Capra movie, and it is that neighborhoods come