Happy Halloween! This week we are talking about horror movies with a local expert. Prefer books to movies? Meet the Pittsburgh author who has published two horror novels. Looking to get into the Halloween spirit? Stop by Pittsburgh’s creepiest store (or shop online).
For some not-so-scary political history, learn more about the spot in McKeesport where JFK debated Nixon in 1947. And a treat for those who live south of the city, a new brewery is opening in Peters Township this weekend.
Daylight saving time ends this weekend. You get an extra hour of sleep. [Did you know that back in 1918 it was a Pittsburgh councilman who helped to create daylight saving time? Learn more from Rick Sebak’s story for Pittsburgh Magazine.] And, Tuesday, Nov. 3 is Election Day. Have voting questions? We’ve got answers.
Podcast: Meet David Hood, Horror Movie Aficionado
Strip District resident David Hood has built quite the (online) community focused on a deep love for horror films. Starting in 2013, Hood – better known as Cinemonster – began a horror movie viewing challenge: 31 films, 31 days. We talk to David about the challenge, get horror movie recommendations and a history of horror films made in Pittsburgh.
Worth a click
A few of our favorite links from this past week:
- 📸 Photos of Allegheny Cemetery from photographer Pat Bruener.
- 🛋 Pittsburgh food stylist Quelcy Kogel’s apartment was featured on Apartment Therapy this week. (Quelcy is also the author of a gluten-free cookbook and she has been a guest on our podcast.)
- 🎨 If you are a fan of murals, check out these photos of Trace Brewing’s legal graffiti wall. (Check out our preview story on Trace Brewing which is set to open in Bloomfield this fall.)
- ☕️ Redhawk Coffee opens their new spot in Sharpsburg today.
Know of a local business with a story to share? We’d love to hear from you!