As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 is ushered in, we all reminisce about the year's events and the wisdom we've gained. It is no different for us here at Harrisburg Magazine & Lehigh Valley Magazine. Our staff...
by Harvey Freedenberg If we’ve connected on Twitter or Facebook you know this isn't the only place where I review books. Of all the books I reviewed anywhere this year, these are the dozen that brought me the most pleasure. FICTION 1....
WORDS BY CASSIE MILLER Snarky, quick-witted and limitlessly talented, Richard Reilly may be a Midstate resident, but he's also a treasured relic of a time long past. Reilly, a musician, founded first-wave punk band  Victims and played with the Misfits...

Curious Burg

From There to Here: The Making of a Professional Artist Words by Diane McDonough Tucked into a cul-de-sac off of Wertzville Road lies an art studio opening doors to a variety of people interested in new forms of artwork and joining...
BY JACQUELINE RUPP Perfectly groomed show horses, jump gracefully, almost without effort, over high hurdles, as their perfectly paired riders, in their traditional tailored boots and jackets, ease them into the perfect landing — If you’ve never stopped by the...

Inspiration. Art. Application.

One Artist's Desire to Give Back WORDS BY CHELSEA HESS- MOORE Art is an expression that comes in many forms and stems from numerous inspirations. Some artwork comes from happiness and others from mourning. But, what is at times the most...

Bookmarks

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead Books, $26, 231 pages) WORDS BY HARVEY FREEDENBERG According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as of the end of 2015, 65.3 million people -- one of every 113 people alive on this...
Words by Scott Campbell The Harrisburg area has recently witnessed the demise of several private and public golf courses.  No longer in existence are Felicita, Hershey Links, Monroe Valley and Silver Spring. Hershey Parkview was an earlier casualty. And, in...

Dark Money

The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer (Anchor, $17, 576 pages, Paperback) WORDS BY HARVEY FREEDENBERG Only a few months removed from the 2016 election, I read one of the most troubling...

Gallery Space

New Cumberland Woman is Lauded Practitioner in Region’s Visual Arts Milieu Words by Scott Campbell Barbara Passeri Warfel is well-known in the capital region’s fine arts community. Her reputation is, in the main, the culmination of 30 years laboring before an...