Education is not a waste for the modern woman

January 22, 2019 Recently, I watched a video from ABC News’ 1961 archive – an episode of Woman’s World titled “Is education a waste of time for married women?” The segment featured two educated women debating whether women should educate themselves. The school teacher believed, quite ironically, that highly educated women were frustrated and unhappy…

NPR’s David Folkenflik speaks at Playhouse

CMI kicks off media speakers series January 23, 2019 On Tuesday, Jan. 16, David Folkenflick, a media correspondent for NPR news and a host for NPR’s “On Point,” spoke in the PNC Theater at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The event, presented by the Center for Media Innovation (CMI), Pittsburgh Playhouse and 90.5 WESA, is the first…

Letter from the Editor: A nostalgic reflection

The Globe has instilled trust and responsibility in staff January 8, 2019 Walking into The Globe office this past Monday brought a whirlwind of nostalgia for me that I can only describe as a confusing stasis of relief and tension. I had watched three editors before me make their mark. Now it’s my turn. I…

Defining attributes of youth

Lawyers for three Pennsylvanians serving life sentences for crimes committed at 18 argue recent neuroscience findings prove they should be punished as juveniles, not adults April 7 2018 ~ Published in Postindustrial Avis Lee was 18 years old when she was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for acting as a lookout…

An everlasting debate over gifting pets

December 2018 Alyssa Fine and her sister stopped at a gas station in Ohio to meet a breeder and pick up a border collie puppy as a gift for their parents several years ago. The sisters knew their parents’ aging collie, Oreo, would benefit from having the puppy around, but they also knew the parents…

“Old Man and the Sea” tests Playhouse as innovative space

Directors conducted coast-to-coast search to cast actor for lead role December 4, 2018 The Pittsburgh Playhouse will be the location of the worldwide stage adaptation premiere of Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, “The Old Man and the Sea” this February. The show, adapted for the stage by A.E. Hotchner, one of the late Hemingway’s closest…