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  • Get your cheap on

    Can’t afford any Picassos to adorn your dorm room? Can’t even afford the $9.99 shipping and handling for that 1 cent Picasso print being auctioned off on eBay? Don’t fret — you can keep yourself out of white cinder block hell without breaking the bank. Try a few of the ideas below.

    Pillbox | August 27, 2007
  • Summer of glass

    Before steel and coal jump-started its economy and darkened its skies, Pittsburgh was known as the Glass City — shipping plate glass, tableware, and lighting fictures across the nation. If not for the influence of barons like Andrew Carnegie, Pittsburghers might be cheering on the “Glassers” at Heinz Field today.

    Pillbox | April 30, 2007
  • ‘Counting on bad weather’

    The second day of Carnival dawned unexpectedly sunny, and robot builders across campus cursed the beautiful weather, which threatened to derail the 13th annual Mobot races. “It’s so bright out — which is so not Pittsburgh,” said Leigh Ann Sudol, Ph.D. candidate in computer science, crouched on the sidewalk next to her robot, True, which was refusing to move. “This is the one event where we’re coun...

    Pillbox | April 23, 2007
  • Pittsburgh tea party

    There’s nothing like a good cup of tea to warm you on a cold morning, to soothe a sore throat, to energize you for a long day of class, or to accompany a good book and maybe a cookie or two. Whether you like your tea hot, harsh, and caffeinated or delicate, herbal, and laced with honey, you’ll find a good cup at these Pittsburgh cafés.

    Té Café, Murray Avenue, Squirrel Hill

    Pillbox | April 9, 2007
  • Some rights reserved

    Warhol. Duchamp. Picasso. Ray Charles. The Legendary K.O. All these artists — and countless others — were copyright criminals. If you’ve ever grabbed an image from Google, made a collage from cut-up magazines, or mixed up a wacky political satire for YouTube, then you’re guilty, too. Copyright law is an issue that brings together artists, musicians, programmers, filmmakers, and researchers — anyon...

    Pillbox | April 2, 2007