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

Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot?

By Trina McConnell, Point Park News Service Everyone wants to know if you’re vaccinated, from your doctor to your employer, even the cashier at the drug store is asking, “Have you gotten your flu shot?” As a mother of two boys, Kat Schnur counts herself lucky neither of her sons have gotten the nasty flu that’s currently filling hospital emergency... 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

Restricted Release Inmates face years alone in a cell

As reform slowly moves through corrections system, are the “worst of the worst” forgotten about?   By Gary Lenigan and Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service In 2010, while testifying in his own defense on a rape charge, Robert Polzer stabbed himself in the neck with a pen and screamed “I love you” to his victim, erratic behavior that continued in... 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