Pittsburgh restaurant takes US foreign policy to task

Francis Andrews Reader Find

By Francis Andrews in Cool Travel on Thursday 21 March 2013

This Pittsburgh-based takeout, Conflict Kitchen, switches cuisines every six months. For a while, it may be serving Cuban food; later it’ll be Afghan. Then Iranian. Why? Because all the countries it themes its food on have been on the receiving end of some sort of US punishment, whether armed invasion or sanctions. It’s a brilliant […]

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Mac Miller’s Down the Rabbit Hole

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Music on Friday 22 April 2011

If chilling out is on the agenda, or you’re a stoner in desperate need of finding a weed substitution, then this song’s for you. 19-year-old upcoming Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller created the tranquil tune with producer Blue of The Sore Losers.

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Tugboat Printshop

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Products on Saturday 12 December 2009

Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth, the couple behind Pittsburgh-based Tugboat Printshop, produce some of the nicest woodcut prints I’ve seen — the online images don’t do their work justice. I’ve seen their booth at several different crafts fairs on the East Coast, and you can wait until they show up in your area to pick up some relatively affordable pieces, or you can order directly from them.

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Lasers and Fast and Shit perform Pittsburgh

Dave Mata Reader Find

By Dave Mata in Video on Monday 2 November 2009

This band is one of the most promising acts to appear in Chicago in the past few years. Their live shows have set them apart from their stoner-spazz rock counterparts, with an elaborate light set up that they bring to each show. Yes, you see correctly, lead vocalist joe is ‘playing’ the lights. I can’t […]

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