Pittsburgh’s thriving tech sector brings new life to post-industrial city

Academic and healthcare hubs eds and meds have helped attract technology companies such as Uber and Google, as showcased by the Thrival festival When Uber chose to test its robot-driven taxis in Pittsburgh, some may have wondered why the tech company had chosen Americas former capital of steel for its road test into the future.…

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A free market in tax is a groteseque reality | Nick Cohen

Donald Trumps tax affairs are as nothing compared to those of the great global corporations Donald Trump is offering himself as president of a country whose federal income taxes he gives every appearance of dodging. He says he is fit to be commander in chief, after avoiding giving a cent more than he could towards…

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The loudest sound in Birmingham was of doors being slammed shut | Andrew Rawnsley

The Tories are hurtling towards a hard Brexit and a riven Labour party is no position to stop them Seeking sustenance in a Brummie cafe to get me through the Tory conference, I heard myself request a full English Brexit. Thats what it does to your head: several days of close confinement with Conservatives salivating…

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A timeline of Donald Trump’s alleged sexual misconduct: who, when and what

At the second debate, Donald Trump denied ever kissing or touching women without consent. But a number of women have come forward to contradict that Several women have come forward in the last 24 hours accusing the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, of sexual misconduct, in multiple incidents spanning the last 30 years. The women spoke…

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Live by Night: how the gangster film went from top of the world to sleeping with the fishes

Mobster movies were once the pinnacle of film-making. Ben Afflecks homage to the classics could sound the genres death knell It is rarely a good sign to find yourself yowling with laughter while watching a film thats supposed to lull you into solemn contemplation. There are a few such moments in Dennis Lehanes novel (Affleck…

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How paella got punked and the Valencian chefs trying to save it

Paella is the history of Spain on a plate, so why did aficionados have to start Wikipaella to protect it? In this extract from his new book, Matt Goulding heads for Valencia in search of the perfect dish If you look closely enough, you will find the entire history of Spain within the perimeter of…

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What The ACA Means To Me As A Member Of The LGBTQ Community

Before 2014, I was the archetypal young invincible abandoning my traditional career path in favor of entrepreneurship, and often without health insurance. My decision to get (or keep) health coverage (or not) was a function of how my startup was performing and my ability or patience to navigate the enrollment process. Frankly, it was an…

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John Banvilles Dublin, a city lost and found

When John Banville embarked on a memoir of the city that shaped his early life, his recollections began to falter. He recounts the journey that led him back to the past Recently I spent a few nights in a New York hotel that I last stayed in a quarter of a century ago. In those…

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Chance the Rapper: 10 hip-hop stars who spit hot charity

(CNN)Money, meet mouth. Chance the Rapper met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner last week to discuss money for Chicago Public Schools, and the half-hour meeting left the three-time Grammy winner feeling a little empty. “He gave me a lot of vague answers,” Chance complained to reporters. Groups supported: Jackie Robinson Foundation, Tony Hawk Foundation, Prince’s…

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The Cherry Orchard review Diane Lane stars in disarrayed Chekhov comedy

Jumpy actors and an unusual vocabulary are among many jarring elements in a scattered adaptation that never gets out of the woods I dont know what to make of it, says Ranevskaya in the midst of The Cherry Orchard. Im losing my bearings. I could scream right now. Many spectators must sigh in sympathy as…

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