Pittsburgh's Rap Scene Is Wounded But Optimistic
Following the deaths of two of the city's most prominent exports, Mac Miller and Jimmy Wopo, rappers like Benji. and My Favorite Color are doing their best to pick up the pieces.
After Pittsburgh, American Jews Are Mournful, Afraid, and Defiant
"We shouldn’t be shocked that something like this happened.”
Views My Own
A New American Civil War Feels Closer Than Ever After Pittsburgh
After the worst attack on Jews in American history, it's time to be afraid for the future.
A Weekend at Heavy Metal Summer Camp Reminded Us Why We Love Riffs So Much
The bands, the friends, the venue, the city, and even the free bottled water—Migration Fest was the summer weekend of our collective hesher dreams.
Why Being a Lesbian Stripper Is Harder Than You Might Think
Though most strip clubs are known for being aggressively heterosexual environments, many queer women are making waves on the scene.
Listen to Jimmy Wopo's First Posthumous Single, "Lane Life"
It's taken from 'Muney Lane Muzik 2,' a full-length release which is set to be released later in the summer.
Alex Robert Ross
Jimmy Wopo Shot Dead in Pittsburgh
Wopo's manager confirmed the news on Facebook.
Talking Beer, Bowling, and Gentrification in Pittsburgh
This three decade–old bar has seen some shit over the years.
How the Destruction of Appalachia Inspired Its Black Metal Scene
Stream the new LP from Pittsburgh's Slaves BC, and explore how Appalachian black metal artists find inspiration from beauty and destruction.
This Neighborhood Without a Grocery Store for 40 Years Is Changing How It Gets Good Food
Without a large supermarket to feed local residents, a movement of nonprofits and other initiatives took its place to provide fresh and healthy produce.
Metal Mary Is the Steely Backbone of Pittsburgh's Metal Scene
Bassist, mechanic, and lifelong hesher “Metal” Mary Bielich has made her mark on the world of metal with her work in Derketa, Penance, Mythic, and more.
A Retired Miner is Fighting for Those Left Behind When Coal Leaves Town
An unlikely activist is fighting for jobs and a cleaner city.