We Are Family: My Love Affair with a City That Loves Its Sports

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The Pirates’ run to the National League playoffs was just yet another reminder of how much Chelsea Cristine loves the sports-mad Steel City.

A Man With His Mission: Doctor Dresses Up as a Homeless Man to Help the Homeless

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Since 1992, Dr. Jim Withers has helped people living on the streets of Pittsburgh who are in dire need of medical services.

How Watching TV can be Good for a Man’s Soul

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Tsach Gilboa discovers that indulging a gloomy mood with cathartic television can have a surprisingly good outcome.

The Meister Piece: “St. Elmo’s Fire” Writer Carl Kurlander


Susie Meister catches up with “St. Elmo’s Fire” writer and University of Pittsburgh lecturer Carl Kurlander.

Fear and Loathing in Pittsburgh: The Online Mauling of a Parent Just Like You


Angry commenters rushed to persecute a woman whose son fell to his death at the Pittsburgh Zoo. If it’s true that horrific accidents could happen to any parent, why can’t we accept that?

The NFL’s Revenue-Sharing System Fails its Fans

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Liam Day wonders: What if any time a team loses a game, they have to pay a losing tax?

A Retrospective on the Pitt Bomb Threats: No Bangs, Lots of Whimpers

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The bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh appear to have come to an end. What did we learn from them?

Philly & Pittsburgh Sports: A Loathe Story


Ronald Metellus tracks his history through an interstate feud that just keeps getting uglier.

One More Medal for Scout


Bomb threats had been out of vogue for some time. Only minor thugs with bad imaginations – too many hours of Die Hard reruns and not enough love as a child – would stoop to something as pedestrian as “phoning in a blast.” Such enervated acts of terror were yawns, handled by a single old […]

The Pitt Bomb Threats: How Should a Good Man Respond to Terrorism?


The University of Pittsburgh has received nearly 60 bomb threats. Copycat threats have been made elsewhere in Pittsburgh. What should be done about this?

Fear and Trembling at the University of Pittsburgh


There have been 45 bomb threats received at the University of Pittsburgh since mid-February. Why should people outside of the campus community care?

Screw Tradition, Grab the Cash

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As conference realignment changes the face of the NCAA, Robert Steven Williams wonders, “But what about the children?”

The Charger and the Nerd

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“Yes. You read that correctly. I’m a geeky-ass, hoity-toity motherfucker, and I drive the most obnoxiously meatheaded car currently on the road.”

Good Men Picks: March Madness


From a completely non-objective standpoint, we’re helping you pick what teams to root for, today until the Final Four in Houston.

Wordless Wednesday–Crosby

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