Holiday Gift Guides 2020: BIPOC-Owned Businesses

Some of our favorite products from Black-, Indigenous- and POC-owned brands, stores, artists and makers

Being thoughtful about where you spend your money may take extra time, but can go a long way. The gifts in our BIPOC-Owned Businesses Gift Guide (from covetable home goods to apparel, skincare products, jewelry and art) are from Black and Indigenous individuals and people of color—whether they are the store owners, the designers, artists or makers. When buying from BIPOC-owned businesses, you help to …

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 …

Five Thoughtful, New Vegetarian + Vegan Cookbooks

Filling and flavorful dishes that are better for the planet and for humans

Food lovers from professional chefs to aspiring cooks and eating enthusiasts know that vegetarian and vegan dishes can be just as flavorful, satisfying and vibrant as those that incorporate meat—oftentimes even more so. And there are positive consequences for the environment and our bodies when reducing our collective consumption of animal products. But even for accomplished home cooks, a little inspiration from experts goes a …