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Miscalculations

by Milena Nigam

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Investing in a Rigged Market

by Greg Curtis

The asset management business as we know it today got started in the mid-​19th century. The impetus for investment management firms separate from banks arose out of the awkward fact that …

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Pittsburgh Quarterly Readers’ Top Garden Photos

by PQ Staff

We asked our readers and the Pittsburgh community to submit photos of their gorgeous gardens and unique backyards. The results are in! Below is a selection of our favorites.

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Architecture & Neighborhoods

The Fate of a Prison

by Charles Rosenblum

For a sprawling building in an ambitious Romanesque style on a conspicuous riverfront site, Western Penitentiary has spent most of its life in architectural obscurity. After an auspicious start, it fell quickly from prominence. Now, ...

Health

Sepsis Alert

by Keith Gillogly

By the time Nancy Schollaert Nichol arrived to see her family doctor after experiencing abdominal pain for five days, the visit didn’t last long. She was immediately sent to the UPMC Northwest emergency department in Cranberry ...



Leadership

A Question of Leadership

by PQ Staff

Pittsburgh Quarterly asked three local leaders: “What’s the toughest leadership dilemma you’ve ever faced; how did you handle it; and what did you learn from it?”

Arts

What Lies Beneath: The Frick Gets Undressed

by Matthew John Milligan

It’s the first article of clothing you put on and the last one you take off. It comes in all shapes and sizes, colors and textures, ranging from exceedingly comfortable to helplessly imprisoned. …

Nature

Golden Eagle: High, Wild and Here

by Ben Moyer

Imagine the view from a thousand feet up. Snow-​mantled ridges cloaked in barren forest, angling southwestward as far as an eagle can see. On the northwest horizon stands a crisp urban skyline above the …

Energy

Drilling for Answers

by Julia Fraser

Well pads, compressor stations, diesel truck traffic. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves many moving parts, some of which have the potential to vent pollutants into the air southwestern Pennsylvanians breathe.

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To Experts: a Few Words of Wisdom

by Greg Curtis

I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone book than by the Harvard faculty.” –William F. Buckley

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Back to the Middle Ages: A Century of “Expertism” in America …

by Greg Curtis

The vast Federal regulatory apparatus that we know and love today got its start early in the 20th century under President Woodrow Wilson. Appropriately, Wilson was the only President in U.S. history …

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Meet Me at the Station Event Supports Community Revitalization

by PQ Staff

On the evening of September 30, the Wilkinsburg Train Station lit up with performances of many kinds to promote the revitalization of Wilkinsburg through the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation.

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Allegheny Health Network Holds First-​Ever Gala

by PQ Staff

The Allegheny Health Network “In the Spotlight” Gala was held on Wednesday, September 27 at Stage AE. The Network’s first-​ever gala included a cocktail reception, dinner, and entertainment by The Elite …

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Blue Bra

by Liane Ellison Norman

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All Quiet on the Ohio — Just the Way He Likes It

by Kate Benz, photography by John Altdorfer

There’s a lot of sitting and waiting, on a day like this. The water in the Ohio is calm, running chocolate-​brown like something out of Willy Wonka’s Factory. Clear, blue sky. …

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Diamond Horseshoe Ball Kicks Off Pittsburgh Opera’s season

by PQ Staff

Pittsburgh Opera officially started off its 201718 season with the Diamond Horseshoe Ball at the Omni William Penn on Friday, September 22.

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