Arts and culture

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Seiko Sisco, chemist-turned-maker of adorable goods

Today’s Locals to Know makes some of the cutest baby goods you ever saw. Seiko Sisco is a chemistry Ph.D. who now runs Waku Waku Baby, a boutique baby goods business that purveys adorable slipper sets, bibs, burp cloths and much more. “Waku waku” means happy and excited in Japanese, and we’re happy and excited […]

/ October 19, 2022

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet DS Kinsel, artist, agitator and family man

Courtesy of DS Kinsel This morning’s interviewee is an artist, community organizer, activist and then some who co-founded BOOM Concepts and has shown his art everywhere from the streets of our city to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. In addition to making vivid multimedia art, he funds other creatives and holds the powers that […]

/ September 28, 2022

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Dana Bishop-Root, museum educator

Our Local Favorites: 2022 Arts & Culture Guide is here! See you who made the list, from your favorite museum on the North Shore to your favorite concert venue in Homestead. From the Pittsburgh Glass Center to Unblurred, your picks represent the bold, diverse and ever-innovative Pittsburgh arts scene. Apropos, this week’s Local to Know […]

/ August 23, 2022

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Staycee Pearl and Soy Sos, dance innovators

Today’s Locals to Know keep their organization’s calendar full with dance classes, showcases and collaborations: meet Staycee and Herman “Soy Sos” Pearl, founders of PearlArts. Staycee and Soy Sos, as well as the artists they support, use dance to explore identity and social issues while pushing the boundaries of the artform to include immersive sound experiences and striking […]

/ August 3, 2022

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Patrick McGinty, the author imagining Pittsburgh in 2030

Courtesy of Patrick McGinty Hi Patrick! Who are you? What do you do? I’m a Morningsider and also an assistant professor in the English Department at Slippery Rock University. My debut novel about Pittsburgh’s driverless car sector, TEST DRIVE, will be published on May 24th by teeny, heroic Propeller Books. Wax poetic for a second […]

/ May 17, 2022

🗣️ Locals to know: Meet Valentina Scholar, the woman challenging you to walk (or bike!) the ‘Burgh

(📸: Val of @walktheburgh) We’re back with another edition of The Incline’s Locals to Know series. It’s when we cede the spotlight to a local person or organization who’s made their mark on the larger Pittsburgh community. Keep an eye out over the weeks to come for more of these interviews, and if you know […]

/ February 23, 2022

Sowing hope through Pittsburgh neighborhood garden prints

After meeting each garden caretaker, taking notes, and snapping pictures, Charlie made a thoughtful design depicting each place of refuge. His illustrations capture places where neighbors could still gather, find peace, and nourish themselves during a profoundly stressful time.

/ October 27, 2021

Meet Cat Luck, local nomad and creator of Collarbone Jewelry

About 10 years ago, Cat Luck hopped in her Volvo wagon to sell her jewelry up and down the West and East Coasts. The Salt Lake City native eventually made her way over to Pittsburgh, the place she’s since called home for the last six years. 

Cat creates her two jewelry lines under Collarbone Jewelry at her studio in South Side’s Brew House and sells her creations throughout the ‘Burgh and beyond.

/ September 15, 2021

Meet Ebtehal Badawi, the artist behind “Pittsburgh Builds Bridges”

Ebtehal’s goal? To use Pittsburgh as her canvas to spread the message of Pittsburgh Builds Bridges. She is looking for a Downtown location for her mural and many different people to help. It seems only right for a mural about the Pittsburgh community to be created by the Pittsburgh community. At World Square, 200 people joined in to paint the smaller version of the painting, and 154 wrote down their information for when it comes time to help create her mural. 

/ June 29, 2021

How City of Asylum is bringing the jazz poetry to you this year

This year’s International Jazz Poetry Month festival from City of Asylum will look a little something like this. (📸: Courtesy of City of Asylum) You’ve never seen an International Jazz Poetry Month like this. And that’s because City of Asylum has never done an International Jazz Poetry Month like this. For the first time in […]

/ September 8, 2020