Pittsburgh History of Halloween 1858 – Pittsburgh Daily Post

Pittsburgh Halloween History 1858

Very interesting account from 1858 about the Halloween traditions from the times of Robert Burns (1759-1796) Mon, Nov 1, 1858 – Page 3 · Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Pittsburgh History of Halloween 1890 – The Pittsburgh Press

Pittsburgh Halloween History

Fri, Oct 31, 1890 – Page 2 · The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com Fri, Oct 31, 1890 – Page 2 · The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Harrisburg Halloween History 1889 – Harrisburg Daily Independent

Harrisburg Halloween 1889

Thu, Oct 31, 1889 – Page 1 · Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Pittsburgh’s Halloween History 1889 – Pittsburgh Dispatch

Halloween 1889 Pittsburgh

Reading about Halloweens of yesteryear. We start with a November 1, 1889 wrap up of various events and celebrations that are a far cry from current festivities. Note that language in this article reflects the sensibilities of the times. Fri, Nov 1, 1889 – Page 6 · Pittsburgh Dispatch (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Tomorrow is my birthday. I’ll be 48. 

Tomorrow is my birthday. I’ll be 48. Last night, I dreamed about being homeless, cast away, and shunned because of my flaws. I woke up several times choking, unsure if it was due to allergies or stress. I’m exhausted and dismayed. Birthdays in the sense that they are indicators of getting older do not bother […]

Pittsburgh City Council Unanimously Calls for Pittsburgh Marathon to Remove Chick-fil-A Sponsorship

On Wednesday, October 17, all nine members of Pittsburgh’s City Council signed a request to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon organizers (P3R) requesting that they remove Chick-fil-A as a title sponsor. We, the undersigned, are writing to respectfully request that P3R remove Chick-Fil-A as the title sponsor of the 2019 Pittsburgh Kids Marathon. The […]

Quick Q&A with Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett Pittsburgh

  Courtney Barnett will be in Pittsburgh Friday night at Stage AE at 7PM. Tickets available here. She took a few moments to answer quick questions for us. How does intersectionality inform your work?  “I am not free while any woman is unfree. even when her shackles are very different from my own” – Audre […]

Pittsburgh Public School Board Proposes Terminating Official Involvement in Pgh Marathon Because of Chick-fil-A Sponsorship

Wednesday evening, the Pittsburgh Public School Board met for a Special Legislative and Agenda session. One of the topics was a proposed resolution explained by District Solicitor Ira Weiss as follows “The District will not support, officially, the Children’s Marathon so long as those sponsors are involved. The schools will not be authorized to participate officially, […]

AMPLIFYing LGBTQ History Month: Q&A with David DeAngelo

To date, the AMPLIFY project has published over 270 Q&A’s from the Western Pennsylvania region. These stories capture important moments in LGBTQ History, from the current day and extending as far back as the Kennedy Administration in terms of lived experiences of LGBTQ people.  I’ve asked some folks to weigh in on the impact of this project […]

Review: Pride and Prejudice at Pittsburgh Public Theater

The Pittsburgh Public is staging Kate Hammill’s adaptation of one of the most beloved works of fiction Pride and Prejudice. In a rather madcap take on the games of love, eight actors whirl across the stage tackling at least 14 roles, costume changes, set changes, and more. I enjoyed Pride & Prejudice, but I didn’t love […]