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William Gropper's "Joe Magarac," an imaginary folk hero, at the Westmorland Museum of American Art
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Pittsburgh Heart

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Holly Brubach is one of the most glamorous people I know:  Smart, sophisticated, incredibly stylish.  So when I re-read her wonderful piece on Pittsburgh, I had to smile: "What I hated most about Pittsburgh when I was a teenager is something I have since come to love: The absence of glamour now seems a welcome relief from what a colleague calls “the fabulousness that permeates life in New York.”  She's right. 

There's a directness to Pittsburgh, a straightforwardness that survives from the city's industrial past.  "The city’s age-old, blue-collar, shot-and-a-beer profile is deeply ingrained in its self-image, right down to the Steelers’ grinding style of football.... Modesty, dedication, generosity—in sports, these qualities constitute what’s known as 'heart.'” 

You can read the whole article here.  It's great:

https://www.departures.com/travel/travel/pittsburgh%E2%80%99s-authentic-attractions