1839 Mag

Welcome to 1893!

1839 is a digital magazine that explores the intersection of race, politics, the arts, community and culture while celebrating the nuanced totality of Black life.

1893 is inspired by the life, work and legacy of Pittsburgh native, playwright August Wilson. The magazine serves as a nexus for the Greater Pittsburgh area’s writers and artists of color, providing a space to create, collaborate, cultivate and publish our thought, opinions, histories, and work.

  1. KST Welcomes Joseph Hall as Executive Director

    KST is thrilled to welcome Joseph Hall back to Pittsburgh as the new Executive Director of Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Hall’s first day on the job was Monday, March 2. Check out the short message from Hall below and join us for his official community welcome reception as a part of Neighborhood Happy Hour on Thursday, March 19 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Kelly Strayhorn Theater. HUNY will be there DJing sounds! Check back for more details on Hall’s first 100 days with KST and exciting news about the future of the institution.

    Neighborhood Happy Hour: Homecoming and Welcome Reception for Joseph Hall

    Thursday, March 19
    7:00pm – 9:00pm

    Kelly Strayhorn Theater
    5941 Penn Ave. 15206

    Free & Open to the Public
    RSVP Now!

    This monthly social at the KST Lobby Bar brings the people of East Liberty together! Grab a drink, meet your neighbors and chat over a snack from a local food truck. Invited guest speakers spark conversation and each event offers community members an opportunity to share news, announcements, and information about other East Liberty happenings, events, and concerns!

    This season’s first Happy Hour will be a Homecoming and Welcome Reception for KST’s new Executive Director, Joseph Hall. Join us as we invite East Liberty and all of Pittsburgh to welcome Hall back to town! Enjoy music by one of Pittsburgh’s hottest DJ’s “HUNY,”  delicious appetizers, KST Lobby Bar cocktails and more!