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WorkshopPGH: A do-it- yourself school taught by local makers right in the heart of Pittsburgh

By Bailey Penrod After recently founding a do-it-yourself craft enterprise called WorkshopSF in 2016, Kelly Malone found herself randomly visiting Pittsburgh. Heather Carson couldn’t wait to get to WorkshopPGH to continue building her own decorations and furniture for her house. Jenn Newara sews the inside seam of her halfway finished tote while taking a swig of her PBR and chatting... Read More

Pittsburgh’s Remaining Collectible Stores Offer Lifetime of Novelty Fun

By Jacob Berlin Jack Cohen wasn’t happy with the monotony of his day-to-day lifestyle of numbers-crunching math and science. It was work, not play. So he decided to open a toy store. “I used to be an engineer. I hated my job,” Cohen says. “My wife felt that there was no place to buy toys for the kids. And we... Read More

School Spirits: The Haunted Campuses of Pittsburgh Universities

By Nicole Pampena  When the ghost of Martha Jane Poe rocks the cradle in the Cathedral of Learning’s Early American Room, she does so slowly, and exactly four times — no more, no less. When conservatory students at Point Park University see The Lady in White, they learn she gets her name from the wedding dress she wears and the... Read More

Dahntahn Dialects: The Language of Pittsburgh

By Nicole Pampena It was 2011 when “Pittsburgh Dad” joined YouTube opening with that line, in turn introducing the world of Pittsburghese to the mainstream internet. The character was created by Greensburg native Curt Wootton, who stars as Pittsburgh Dad, and his friend and director Chris Preksta, where as many as two-hundred thousand viewers watch Pittsburgh Dad yelling at the... Read More

Pittsburgh Holiday Desserts You Must Try

By Lauryn Nania, Point Park News Service For Ethan Griffin, the holiday season doesn’t arrive until he heads to Market Square to sell his “moonshine” bars and other sweet delicacies at the Pittsburgh Christmas Market. Angela Carnicella loves selling Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte cake during the holidays as much as she likes to eat the treat called “one of the... Read More

“King. Me”

By Derek Malush, Point Park News Service  Life is habitually referred to as a game. Numerous pieces, various rules, and the board on which we play is the ground we tread on. Take chess for example. An intellectual’s game, which entails limitless hours of practice to mature one’s strategy. I often amused the thought of chess as just being an... Read More

Coffee Lovers Buzz by the Beehive Coffeehouse One Last Time

By Alec Ebeling, Point Park News Service “The world around it has changed, but this place has stayed the same.” That’s how Joff Kulig described the Beehive Coffeehouse, the stalwart café and artsy hangout located on East Carson Street in the South Side. The coffeehouse will soon be closing its doors. Kulig has been a barista there for two years,... Read More