Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Light in space, furniture from vintage adidas apparel, an underwater sculpture park and more

Outer Space Might Not Be Dark After All “Is space truly black?” Tod Lauer, an astronomer at the National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab, questions. Now, courtesy of research from NASA’s New Horizons team and their spacecraft (which is approximately 4,000,000,000 miles from Earth), we understand that no is quite possibly the answer. The team argues that if you were to remove all sources of visible light …

Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Gifts That Give Back

Presents with plenty of positive repercussions

There’s no denying the joy of giving the perfect gift to a loved one, but making that gift something that has far-reaching positive effects on other people and the planet is even better. All year, every year, we should be mindful of our collective consumption but, in 2020, with an unfathomable number of people across the globe facing hardship, it’s especially crucial. We encourage readers …

Word Mouth: Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville + Strip District Neighborhoods

Coffee shops, a spacious art studio, a sourdough pizza spot and more in the runway to downtown proper

Pittsburgh’s Point State Park sits at the top corner of a triangle that houses the city’s downtown. Two rivers, the Allegheny and the Monongahela, serve as the two downward borders. On the Allegheny’s edge, you’ll find the Strip District and Lawrenceville neighborhoods. They’re separated by a steep hill and a handful of intersections, but the former neighborhood’s thoroughfares flow into the latter. Bustling on the …