Winter 2019-20|volume 13|Issue 2

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    Magarac is a word beaming with the steel history of Pittsburgh. Local artist John Walter adopted this legendary name to embody an offshoot of his   Read More ...

    When journalist Carmen Gentile returned to Western Pennsylvania, he was on a new mission. Back in Pittsburgh, not far from his hometown in New Kensington,   Read More ...

    After KQV Radio ceased its operations in 2017, George Dukovich was convinced that also meant the end of his popular long-running Moneyline Show, a live   Read More ...

    Recently, while on assignment in the Strip, I was drawn to someone who had a small crowd gathered around her in front of Parma Sausage.   Read More ...

    The 22-block-long Strip District is emerging as the Pittsburgh region’s land of opportunity as hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial space, thousands of   Read More ...

    Magarac is a word beaming with the steel history of Pittsburgh. Local artist John Walter adopted this legendary name to embody an offshoot of his Iron Eden home-and-garden ironworks studio. Forged from Pittsburgh’s past, Magarac Gallery & Gathering Space (Magarac) brings to fruition John’s vision of creating an industrial-furniture line with many one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect the evolution of our Steel City. But the Magarac space on Liberty Avenue actually   Read More ...

    When journalist Carmen Gentile returned to Western Pennsylvania, he was on a new mission. Back in Pittsburgh, not far from his hometown in New Kensington, Gentile has some dramatic professional adventures to his credit. He suffered a life-threatening injury while working as an embedded journalist in Afghanistan. In 2018, Gentile and colleague Matt Stroud co-founded Postindustrial, a new media venture with an office at 2519 Penn Avenue in the Strip.   Read More ...

    After KQV Radio ceased its operations in 2017, George Dukovich was convinced that also meant the end of his popular long-running Moneyline Show, a live call-in financial talk show where he had provided financial advice to callers since 1990. His business grew over time, and Dukovich attributes some of that success to Moneyline. Due to the show’s popularity, his account representative, Phyllis Fenn, who moved over to WISH radio, convinced   Read More ...

    Recently, while on assignment in the Strip, I was drawn to someone who had a small crowd gathered around her in front of Parma Sausage. I thought, “What is she doing—what’s the attraction?” As I approached closer, I saw the appeal. Here was a woman sitting at a typewriter typing away. I just had to find out more. I learned pretty quickly that I was watching a most unusual and   Read More ...

    The 22-block-long Strip District is emerging as the Pittsburgh region’s land of opportunity as hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial space, thousands of workers, and hundreds of new residents are showing up. Some say the city’s long-overlooked Strip District sparked to life when the world-renowned Heinz History Center opened in 1996 at 1212 Smallman Street, showcased in an ancient, massive-walled repurposed icehouse that set the model for much   Read More ...

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