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 […]