Meet the ‘Blonde Elvis’ of Mount Oliver: Tribute artists are alive and well

Dan Casne makes his living redesigning and rewinding electromagnets used on overhead cranes in steel mills. It’s a technical job, and not a bad-paying one. But his true calling just might be singing. He discovered this when he was well into his 50s. Watching karaoke one night at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in […]

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Mall tattoo studio finds acceptance

Getting a little ink etched into the dermis layer of the skin has become so mainstream that Pittsburghers can now get a tattoo at one of the most homogenized of American venues: the mall. Two months ago, Get Inked … In the Flesh, a 1,500-square-foot tattoo and body piercing studio, opened its doors a few […]

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Cleaning sucks: A review of four new vaccums

I’m the first to admit I’m not the best housekeeper in the world (or Pittsburgh, for that matter). But with three teenagers who’ve never once thought to wipe their feet and a messy dog, I do know a thing or two about vacuum cleaners. The best models are as good at sucking up dirt and […]

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