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Walking Libations Tour

Informative and Sample Heavy Tour Offers Incite to Strip District By Hattie Charney Wigle Whiskey on Smallman Street kicks off the history and libations tour with their bourbon and rye whiskeys. Maggie’s Farm Rum and Pennsylvania Winery bring in groups of like-liquor minded people. Pennsylvania Libations is a roundup of the above places and of distilleries all across Pennsylvania. Marta... Read More

Historic Neighborhoods Slowly Vanishing

A Problem that Only the Natives Understand By Tiara Strong The $32 million Cap Park project is currently under construction in Downtown Pittsburgh. The park is said to reconnect the lower Hill District to downtown, bringing investment opportunities and jobs to the residents of the Hill District. However, not everyone is buying it, as Hill District residents have heard this... Read More

The Witch Journey Out of the Broom Closet

By Miriah Auth Anna Lyons hid her practice of witchcraft after being bullied as a child. When her peers dismissed and invalidated her belief in magic, she went into hiding.  Tatyana Johnson was told she was going to hell by a Tinder date when she invited him to a meeting of witches at Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop... Read More

Golden Souls: How local artists are changing the business of wearable art

By Matthew Ryan Miramontes Sarah Sindler always wanted to be an artist, but it was not until she began casting and working with fine metals like gold and silver did she find a career involving wearable art. Other artists like Sakony Burton might have been involved with his clothing brand Désir longer than he has been turning fine metals into... Read More

Body modification options, acceptance rise despite remaining stigmas

By Dara Collins The long history of body modification for Revina Lower started when he was a teenager piercing his ears and eyebrows on his own. In his mid-20s, Lower started tattooing his face, split his tongue and received implants. Now at the age of 44, Lower has lost count of his list of body modifications that includes many more... Read More

Carnegie Science Center unveils new mummy exhibit

By: Jordyn Hronec One of the many mummies on display at the Carnegie Science Center as part of the Mummies of the World exhibit. One of the many mummies on display at the Carnegie Science Center as part of the Mummies of the World exhibit. PITTSBURGH–In a glass case, there is the preserved body of a Maryland man, wrapped in... Read More

Finding Yourself in the Music

How music has helped local members of the LGBTQIA+ community By Sara Flanders This is the first installment of the Finding Yourself in the Music series. Music helped Jude Benedict-Ess through their transition into their non-binary gender identity and gave them a way to communicate with those around them. Adam Hawley found inspiration from a famous musician to find his... Read More