Most of Dead City Radio takes place in and around Pittsburgh, the so-called “Paris of Appalachia.” Thad is still living there at the beginning of The Dualist, though most of his friends from art school have moved on.

Note: The gallery is a selection of the author’s favorite pictures taken during their time in Pittsburgh and does not reflect the canon era of the story. The Pittsburgh skyline seen in Dead City Radio is not 100% era-accurate; the USX and Mellon building were edited to resemble their appearance in the late 1990s.

Pittsburgh-related Glossary Topics

  • Allegheny Center
    Allegheny Center

    A commercial and residential development on the north side of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center contains an apartment building leased by the Art School and rented as student apartments to Jason, Thad, and other cast members...

  • Ceremony

    Ceremony is a Pittsburgh Gothic/Industrial/New Wave club night hosted by the DJs of The Night Shift. In the summer of 1997, Ceremony takes place Wednesday nights at Club Laga in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of...