Pittsburgh is frozen in time. I'm not sure what time period is preserved. Perhaps the cultural dynamism left with all the people during the 1980s. Really, I'm not that cynical, but I do wonder how Pittsburgh (and the Pittsburgher) is changing. The local politics are mired in mistrust and there isn't much fresh blood to influence a novel outlook.
The New Yinzer thinks otherwise:
The New Yinzer is a literary organization whose mission is to question, develop, and embody the newly emergent identity of Pittsburgh by way of literary discourse while also providing regional writers with a working classroom in which to cultivate their writing from a fresh idea to a finished product.
What has Pittsburgh become? Pittsburgh needs an image makeover, but I don't think the folks at The New Yinzer are talking about the industrial image that settles as a thick layer of soot between the rest of the world and the region's "newly emergent identity."
Some saviors might want to market the essence of Pittsburgh, but I suggest joining those who would reinvent Yinzerville. I can see a time in the near future when locals remember nostalgically the good ole days of the late 1990s and early on in the new millennium, when the true Pittsburgh remained undisturbed.