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upgruv - (up•groove) - A personalized content service aimed at busy professionals that offers a mix of trending news from western Pennsylvania and beyond.


Wasn't that a cute little explanation? (Well, our lawyers told us we needed something to explain who and what we are.)

Because curiosity.

But we aren't under some delusion that we're a one-stop shop. No website should ever be.

But while you're here, we aim to be a bit of a diversion from the grind. A respite from whirlwind. A ...

Yeah.

We scan the internets for interesting stuff — from serious to ridiculous, shocking to awe-inspiring — to help you "start the conversation." (That's Mr. Kimbell's phrase — he loves that phrase. Happy, Mr. Kimbell?)

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We're snarky. Unguarded. Sometimes racy. (Banned by Google a couple times!)

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all of the swears

Hot takes from the Steelers-Patriots mess

Look, we know you probably don't want to relive it. We sure as hell don't. But we were on Twitter checking on AB's status, so we figured we'd compile some of the best takes.

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Ho Ho No

Criminal Claus gets himself stuck in chimney, forced to call 911

Guess he didn't really think it through.

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ENTERTAINMENT
Let's see now ...

First thoughts after seeing 'The Last Jedi' (Spoilers here!)

Wow, what a ride!

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SPORTS
watch yourself

Don't be that guy who buys fake Steelers-Patriots tickets

You could be out in the cold if you try to buy tickets for Sunday's game between the Steelers and New England Patriots at Heinz Field from a scalper.

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HOLIDAY
see the sights

10 places off the beaten path to take in Christmas in Pittsburgh

You probably know of the iconic places to take in the holidays in Pittsburgh — the ice rink at PPG Place, the windows at the former Macy's, the creche at the U.S. Steel Tower.

But how about taking a day and checking out some of the other sights?

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SPORTS
Far out!

May the Force be with the Steelers and this 'Star Wars'-themed team poster

So, did your favorite Steeler make the team's "Star Wars"-themed team poster?

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SPORTS
500 Days (of sellout hockey)

Longest home sellout streaks in sports

On the last Hockey Night In Pittsburgh that wasn't a sellout, America had the following: George W. Bush was President; Beyonce's Irreplaceable was the No. 1 song on Billboard's Hot 100 chart; gas costs averaged $2.24 per gallon; Mike Tomlin had been head coach of the Steelers for all of two weeks, and Apple was finalizing a television advertisement to introduce the iPhone.

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HOLIDAY
Holly jolly

Who does the best version of the top Christmas songs?

Christmas songs are like Christmas cookies: There's so many, we get them once a year, and everyone has an opinion on who does it best.

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