Visual Essay A Portrait of Scranton Additional photographs from Chris Hedges and Alan Chin’s visit to Scranton, Pennsylvania By Alan Chin·Oct. 10, 2012 The intersection of Pittston Avenue and Hemlock Street, south of Courthouse Square in Scranton. Evening on the streets of downtown, near the University of Scranton. Inside Brennan’s Pub in the Hill district of Scranton. One of twenty-eight remaining employees at Avanti Cigar, a family business that decades ago employed seventy Scrantonians. Wyoming Avenue, reflected in the glass entrance to the Steamtown Mall. Nearly half of the stores have been shuttered. An American flag flies at half-staff downtown, honouring victims of the Colorado movie theatre massacre in July. A defunct convenience story at midday. Laura Solomon at the Electric City Tattoo Gallery, where she had her septum piercing repaired. A concrete walkway bridges two abandoned buildings, part of the Scranton Lace Factory grounds. A quiet evening at the South Side Bowl. A US Army veteran at the Bog bar in downtown Scranton. Jacquard punch cards, once used to make Nottingham lace, litter a derelict room in the abandoned factory. This appeared in the November 2012 issue.