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The practice of Hypnotherapy helps some, hurts others, stumps many

By Lauren Ortego, Point Park News Service Joseph Goth was in dental school when he first experienced hypnotherapy – his professor at the time successfully stopped blood flow in both of his arms during an in-class demonstration. Maureen Milligan found success in her weight loss journey after frequent visits to the PA Hypnosis Center, and after a brief stint working... Read More

Vintage mixer proves satisfying for vendors, community

By Amanda Myers, Point Park News Service Entering Teamster’s Hall for the bi-annual Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer is like walking into an overloaded vintage candy land. On April 7, the two-floor space crammed with turquoise jewelry, flower-patterned 70s mugs and outrageous light fixtures, had plenty for the dedicated collector or first-time shopper to choose from. “We want someone on a budget... Read More

Carnegie Library of Homestead reaches another milestone

By Amanda Myers, Point Park News Service Built out of the ashes of the Homestead Strike of 1892, the 120-year history of the Carnegie Library of Homestead is rooted in both triumphant and tragic times. As the staff and patrons celebrate the building’s anniversary in the fall, a look back at its current and past proceedings shows the intent of... Read More

Vintage Style in the Steel City

By Amanda Myers, Point Park News Service The racks of Avalon Exchange in Squirrel Hill are filled with vintage and prime second-hand clothes and young people looking for the best finds. In recent years, younger demographics are buying older, vintage clothing, showing a shift in culture and consumerism. The definition of vintage varies, but it is most often a piece... Read More

The Toonseum: A celebration of comics, characters and culture

By Casey Hoolahan, Point Park News Service Comics: you’ve grown up reading them and watching them on television, but have you ever thought about their cultural and artistic value? The Toonseum in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is just one of three museums in the United States focusing on exhibiting comic art. Established in 2007, the Toonseum was originally located at the... Read More

Part two: Fashion Bloggers Take the Pittsburgh Scene by Storm

By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service This story is the second part of a series about local fashion bloggers. Read the first part here. Jessa Gibboney, known as Wavy Alabaster (http://wavyalabaster.com), started blogging when she and her husband moved to Pittsburgh. “My husband Ben and I made a big life decision about a year and a half ago when... Read More

Fashion Bloggers Take the Pittsburgh Scene by Storm

By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service This story is the first part of a series about local fashion bloggers. Read Part 2 here. Sydney Carver took a chance starting a fashion blog after taking a marketing and public relations class at James Madison University. Forsaking the corporate world when she moved to Pittsburgh, Jessa Gibboney began blogging, styling customers... Read More

Turning Empty Storefronts into Art venues

By: Krista Marple, Point Park News Service Pittsburgh is one of the many cities that are making better use of empty storefronts by transforming them into art galleries joining cities like Chicago, Vermont, Connecticut and New York City making this cultural change. Artists are being offered temporary spaces to showcase their work at a discounted or even no cost price... Read More