Hip-Hop Ink

Comic-book artist Ed Piskor of Munhall, Pa. continues to win critical acclaim and international fame with “Hip-Hop Family Tree.” Ed’s upbringing in Homestead, Pa. during the decline of the steel industry shaped who he has become and is displayed in the graphic novels he produces. Watch the full feature for Pittsburgh Magazine.

 

Migrant Struggle in Shanghai

In the midst of rapid growth in Shanghai, there are neighborhood pockets where thousands of people struggle every day to get by. These stories of hardship are particularly common among migrant communities, such as the QiaoJia Zha community in Shanghai. 

 

Bear’d Up

Clairton is typical of the economically depressed communities in the Monongahela Valley, south of Pittsburgh — a shadow of the booming industrial community that existed in the heyday of the American steel industry. But the town shakes off the doldrums on Friday nights during the fall to cheer on their Bears. Produced on a team with Katherine Rodriguez and Steve Osborn.

 

The Duck Stops Here

Shot for Pittsburgh Magazine, as part of the coverage of Florentijn Hofman’s rubber duck visit to Pittsburgh.

 

Pittsburgh's First Same-Sex Marriages

Pittsburgh Magazine story about the officiating of the first same-sex marriages in Pittsburgh's history.

Talking to Becca

James Avery is retired and lives just just outside of Gettysburg, Pa. where he spends his time as a ghost storyteller. Avery spends much of his time researching paranormal history through his study of “parageneology,” a term he coined.

 

Keeping the Standards Fresh

Music always has, and continues to be, the lifeblood for Arthur Goldstein. Goldstein has travelled the country sharing his jazz piano and even in his late sixties, after battling health-related issues, he continues to perform.

 

Strong Newspapers, Strong Communities

A look into the state of newspapers in communities across Pennsylvania. Produced while working as the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association’s video fellow.

 

Theatre of Politics

Charles Dumas is a Penn State University Professor in the School of Theatre and ran for United States Congress as a Democrat representing the 5th District in Pennsylvania in Fall 2012. The largely-rural congressional district has been held by a republican since 1973.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Steel City

The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is a Pittsburgh tradition attracting as many as 250,000 spectators downtown. Pittsburgh Magazine photo story from the parade.