Winter 2018-19|volume 12|Issue 2

    From the Publisher

    Chuck Shane, Publisher

    Happy Holidays. The saying that “time goes fast when you’re having fun” is certainly true in my case. I have the distinct feeling that we published a holiday issue just a few months ago and we’re already doing it again. Well, we’re not going to stop having fun—especially the kind of fun we had in assembling this issue.

    For starters, we garnered an exclusive interview with internationally famous graphic artist and Pittsburgh native Burton Morris. Mr. Morris was gracious enough to spend a considerable amount of time with writer Cynthia F. Weisfield discussing his early life and subsequent success. I should also add that my personal contacts with him revealed him to be one of the nicest people I have ever met. We thank him again for his generosity of time and his interest in participating in this issue of The Strip!

    Another person famous in his time, Father Cox, is presented by Ann Curran in a look back to the Depression 1930s, when this Pittsburgh priest led his Jobless Party “army” from the Strip District to Washington, D.C. In addition to our annual Holiday Gift Guide, we continue in the holiday spirit with a sampling of beautiful Christmas ornaments—via our ongoing Collectors of the ’Burgh series—and a visit by Denise Artman to a business familiar to many Pittsburghers, Nancy B’s Bakery.

    Of course, there’s lots more inside that we hope you enjoy. We at The Strip! thank you for your encouragement and support throughout the year and wish everyone a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.

    “This holiday season, no matter your religion, take a moment to reflect on why it’s better than all the others.”

    —Guy Endore Kaiser