Here’s a neat little video from, the digital home of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (where I wrote about Harry Houdini a while back).

It’s a compelling short story whether you know anything about the city or not.

That casino at the end is a dominant structure on the North Shore these days. If you don’t know the city at all, the casino is right next to Heinz Field where the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers play football. It’s also just across the way from the college I’ve taught at for the past few years. Crazy to imagine an explosion like that rocking my city.