Before environmental regulations, Pittsburgh looked like the capital of…

After World War II, Pittsburgh finally enacted smoke control laws to curb the release of coal emissions into the city. But prior to citizens' grassroot environmental reform efforts, this industrial murk enveloped buildings and streets in darkness and transformed day into the inky evening. » 6/04/12 8:35am 6/04/12 8:35am

A Batman Tyrannosaurus Rex stalks the streets of Pittsburgh

Given that all things Dark Knight Rises have momentarily taken over the Pittsburgh news cycle, it should be unsurprising that pranksters at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (near the film's shooting) bestowed the cowl upon their campus' Tyrannosaurus Rex statue. And here I thought that dinosaur trophy in the Batcave » 8/10/11 8:45am 8/10/11 8:45am

Profoundly stupid carjacker blames his crime on The Dark Knight Rises

Pittsburgh was plunged into a Tinseltown tizzy yesterday when The Dark Knight Rises dropped by to film some fight scenes. Unfortunately, the shoot also brought out the city's criminal lot, which was less cowardly and superstitious and more unlucky and dumb. » 8/01/11 7:30am 8/01/11 7:30am

Ninja crime is on the rise in Pittsburgh

We've always trumpeted local news as the most exciting news, and this report only validates our claims further. A ninja in Pittsburgh enacted shinobi vengeance against some hapless parked cars last Sunday, and local news was asking the hard questions. » 4/26/11 10:55am 4/26/11 10:55am

TETSUOOO! The Gorgeous Animation Cels Of Akira

The Toonseum in Pittsburgh, PA is currently hosting the largest collection of art ever displayed from Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 anime classic Akira. The exhibit only runs until July 18th, so grab your Capsule jacket and ride to the Steel City. » 5/10/10 6:20am 5/10/10 6:20am

Cosplay Abounds at Zombie Fest in Pittsburgh

We've already shown you zombie Simpsons today, but where were Zombie Bride, Zombie Jesus, and Zombie Sarah Palin this weekend? They were chilling with over a thousand of their undead cohorts at the Monroeville Mall in Pittsburgh, where the horrific and the consumer-driven collided for a gory two days. There to… » 10/26/08 2:00pm 10/26/08 2:00pm

Meet Pittsburgh’s BigBots

If you've been putting off that trip to Pittsburgh, now might be the time to call your travel agent. Yesterday, the Steel City kicked off the Robot 250 Festival, a 17-day celebration of robot art and technology, featuring art exhibits, workshops, lectures, parties, film, and theater, all with a robot theme.… » 7/12/08 11:00am 7/12/08 11:00am