Arts & Culture

Magdalene Sanchez’s “Homesick.”

Art exhibit by LGBTQ+ college students graces the walls of Pa. governor’s residence

BY: - July 16, 2023

'These shows are important to queer artists so that we have our own space,' art student Magdalene Sanchez said.

Your guide to Juneteenth events in the Philadelphia Region

BY: - June 19, 2023

This year, Juneteenth will be marked with free admission to several museums, community events, music performances, art showcases and festivals throughout the city and the Greater Philadelphia region.

Defying national backlash, Philadelphia’s drag performers press on

BY: - June 17, 2023

'If you go back to the founding fathers, weren’t all those people wearing powdered wigs? Is that not drag?' performer Deej Nutz said.

Giovanni’s Room: The Booksellers who built a community

BY: - June 12, 2023

Philadelphia's landmark gay and feminist bookstore celebrates its 50th anniversary.

A crowd gathered to photograph the bronze statue of author Willa Cather after a dedication ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Statuary Hall on Wednesday June 7, 2023. The Cather statue is Nebraska's second added to the National Statuary Hall Collection. Ashley Murray/States Newsroom

Statue of renowned Nebraska author Willa Cather unveiled in U.S. Capitol

BY: - June 8, 2023

Cather began her writing career in Pittsburgh, where she worked as a journalist and teacher for a decade.

Pride in Philadelphia and beyond is a celebration for all. Here’s what’s happening across Pa.

BY: - June 5, 2023

June is pride month in Pennsylvania. The calendar is full this month and beyond in Philadelphia and across the state.


What book bans and the Hollywood writers strike have in common | Heather MacDonald

BY: - May 23, 2023

If all else fails, I have to imagine it would be easier to replace studio execs with ChatGPT than the writers.

The cover of author Richard Rothstein's new book (submitted).

‘Government at all levels created segregation’: author Rothstein says ahead of HBG appearance

BY: - May 15, 2023

Richard Rothstein speaks at Harrisburg’s Midtown Scholar bookstore on June 3 at 6 p.m.


Gay people and people of color aren’t a threat. Education isn’t indoctrination | Opinion

BY: - April 25, 2023

What is the cost of a book ban? Are student’s voices being considered in the fight for curriculum control?

Gerardo stands behind the bar at Italo’s (Capital-Star photo by Patrick Abdalla).

How Scranton’s Hispanic community is driving the rebirth of the city’s South Side

BY: - April 18, 2023

'When you drive through the streets it seems nice, everyone smiles,” merchant Michelle Lloyd said.

The red curtains of the stage are opening for the theater show

Report: The arts contributed $28.6B to Pa.’s economy in 2021 | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 23, 2023

Contributions from the state's creative sector were up 8.5%, employing more than 165K people full-time.

Poverty infringes on all our prosperity, author Matthew Desmond says ahead of HBG appearance

BY: - March 22, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize winner speaks at Harrisburg's Midtown Scholar bookstore on Wednesday at 7 p.m.