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Handmade Arcade inspires attendees and expands opportunities for crafters

| November 13, 2012 | 1 Comment
Handmade Arcade inspires attendees and expands opportunities for crafters

By Ligaya Scaff Point Park News Service Visitors to a Downtown marketplace in December will find quirky screen-printed T-shirts, handcrafted plush toys and letterpress greeting cards in styles ranging from homespun to avant garde to retro-inspired chic. Crafters and consumers alike can exchange trade secrets, and perhaps a first time vendor’s collection of $8 handmade […]

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Pittsburgh residents gear up for Diwali, “The Festival of Lights”

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh residents gear up for Diwali, “The Festival of Lights”

By Ligaya Scaff Point Park News Service Later this month, bursts of fireworks will light up the sky as children excitedly wave flickering sparklers. Families throughout the city and across the globe will prepare mouth watering sweets and exchange gifts of silver and gold jewelry. This is not some out of sync Independence Day celebration […]

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Underground supper club excites guests with daring dishes and covert dining venues

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Underground supper club excites guests with daring dishes and covert dining venues

Underground supper club excites guests with daring dishes and covert dining venues By Ligaya Scaff Point Park News Service Michele Marrinan still remembers the multi-course feast buzzing with energy as guests, at first, politely savored such appetizers as pork cheek meatballs and hearts of palm. After a while, she noticed everyone diving in heartily, some […]

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Pittsburgh students and foreign relations experts respond to ‘Innocence of Muslims’ trailer

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh students and foreign relations experts respond to ‘Innocence of Muslims’ trailer

By Ligaya Ganster Point Park News Service When Hanan Alshubbar saw numerous expressions of love for the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook last week, she soon learned that the posts were in response to the now-infamous “Innocence of Muslims” YouTube video. For Alshubbar, a 20-year-old Biological Sciences major at Point Park University, the video shows inaccurate […]

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New Carnegie museum exhibition focuses on ‘shocking’ artist Whistler

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Carnegie museum exhibition focuses on ‘shocking’ artist Whistler

By Ligaya Ganster Point Park News Service In one popular lithograph, a shadowy, indiscernible figure emerges from the darkness of a metalworking shop. A second shows how the infamous, if not controversial, artist drew the ire of 19th century art critics because only the hazy outlines of boats are seen floating mysteriously on a river. […]

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