Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Election Fallout Comedy Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 11/29/16

VIDEOS: Election Fallout Comedy Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 11/29/16

The 2016 presidential election divided the United States down the middle, and now that it’s over, opposing political sides and even friends and family are still at each other’s throats arguing about the results and what’s to come over the next four years. We felt like we needed to break the tension and just have […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Keep your post-election safety pins – we need action now against bigotry

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Keep your post-election safety pins – we need action now against bigotry

The past few days have been extremely difficult for me. My feelings come in waves, and they revolve between anger, depression, fear, and despair. I literally quaked in fear on Tuesday evening as I sobbed and had to have a friend drive me home. I did not sleep for at least 24 hours and, when […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Satirical short film ‘Scary Floating Thing’ makes election season even more ridiculous

Election season is almost over, but if you need something to help you survive the next few weeks, the funny and creative guys behind Big Idea Photo and Video Productions in Scranton have you covered. Months before the inaugural Belin Film Festival, which ran this past weekend at the Waverly Community House, the Dietrich Theater […]

 Rich Howells

Photo of Bloomsburg Fair vendor with Nazi flag hung next to Trump flag goes viral

Photo of Bloomsburg Fair vendor with Nazi flag hung next to Trump flag goes viral

This time of year, many residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania make their annual trip to the Bloomsburg Fair for family-friendly fun, and even those who don’t attend watch their social media feeds blow up with photos of delicious fair food, farm animals, live music, carnival rides, games, and more. Over the last 24 hours, however, a […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Don’t give up on government just yet – passing LGBT equality in Wilkes-Barre

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Don’t give up on government just yet – passing LGBT equality in Wilkes-Barre

Last night, I did something that I have only dreamed about my entire life. I stood up, as myself, and faced the establishment. I made my voice heard. I made a difference. And it felt wonderful! On Aug. 11, Wilkes-Barre City Council met for a regular session where they would vote on a proposal brought […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Bands and young voters talk about the 2016 election at Vans Warped Tour in Scranton

When the Vans Warped Tour made its annual stop at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Monday, July 11, HeadCount asked young voters and bands playing the festival what they think about the 2016 presidential election, what issues matter to them, and who they will be voting for in November, producing a variety […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Sarah McBride is another woman who made history at the DNC

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Sarah McBride is another woman who made history at the DNC

They’re calling it the first time an openly transgender woman has addressed a major convention. Indeed, on a night of firsts, I was brimming with pride to see Sarah McBride take the podium at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday. The first time I read about Sarah was her heartbreaking story of courage […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: 10 minutes with Bernie Sanders in a basement dressing room in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 10 minutes with Bernie Sanders in a basement dressing room in Scranton

“Are we really going to interview Bernie Sanders in a bathroom?” It was actually a dressing room, but with long horizontal mirrors, a row of sinks, and stalls off to the side, essentially, yes, it was a bathroom. While taking pictures as the presidential candidate’s supporters packed the main auditorium of the Scranton Cultural Center […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: NEPA elections, politics, teachers’ strikes, and education

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: NEPA elections, politics, teachers’ strikes, and education

Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The seduction of Donald Trump

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The seduction of Donald Trump

The aroma of pumpkin spice is filling your Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and local coffee shops. Oktoberfest beer kegs are being tapped left and right. Children are learning their “three Rs.” Pundits are on our television screens while politicians are traversing the country. Not only is it autumn, it must be campaign season again and, just […]