Between the Issues

Marital Secrets

by Elizabeth Wiethorn

If there is one thing I have learned after being married for 17 years, it is that every marriage has secrets. Anybody who tells you different has never been married. …

Between the Issues

Capital Preservation Paul, Part IV

by Greg Curtis

Last week we observed how our investment competitors fared as they navigated a boring, so-​so market environment. But this week things get more interesting.

Profiles

Elsie Hillman, Political and Civic Leader

by Jeff Sewald

My husband, Henry Lea Hillman, is seven years older than me. He is the son, of course, of Pittsburgh steel mogul John H. Hillman, Jr., an industrialist who built Pittsburgh …

2017 Spring Issue

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China: The New Normal

by Dennis Unkovic

“All is flux, nothing stays still.” –Heraclitus (540–480 BC). China in 2017 only vaguely resembles the China I described in a 2006 overview for Pittsburgh Quarterly. Few countries have ever changed so much ...

Arts

Josh Gibson on Deck

by Matthew John Milligan

Pittsburgh's greatest but still relatively unknown sports hero is about to get a curtain call of a different kind. This spring, Pittsburgh Opera unveils “The Summer King,” the world premiere of Daniel Sonenberg’s tale of the remarkable, ...



Opinion

Pittsburgh Dark and Light

by PQ Staff

Depending where you look, you can get two different views of Pittsburgh’s economy. On the gloomy side of the street, Pittsburgh dramatically underperformed its 15 benchmark regions last year. We had virtually zero job growth. …

Sports

Hard Hitter

by Marino Parascenzo

They’re not really going to miss Ralph Cindrich, those suits with the NFL’s 32 teams. If they think of him at all, it’s in vulgar adjectives attached to the devilish contracts he extracted from them for …

Leadership

Aftermath of a Strike

by Douglas Heuck

When Melia Tourangeau joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as President and CEO in July 2015, she immediately faced a problem she hadn’t anticipated: massive debts from a nearly insolvent pension program. Last fall, the PSO endured …

Travel

Secrets of Oakmont

by Barbara Eichenlaub

With the gaslights along the brick-​paved Allegheny River Boulevard, the small, independent shops and the 1889 Carnegie Library, visiting Oakmont can feel like a welcome trip back in time.

The Latest

Between the Issues

Poetry

by Ed Ochester

I too dislike it
the mystified truisms
the dusty puzzle-​prunes
the theatrical exaggerations:
“the brutal crescendo of woodworms”–

Between the Issues

Quantum Strikes Again with “Collaborators”

by Stuart Sheppard

Just as Colette could say, “There are no ordinary cats,” one could say that there are no ordinary productions from Quantum Theatre. “Collaborators,” the 2011 play by John Hodge (who also …

Between the Issues

Value Investing: Putting Time on Your Side

by Kim Forrest

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.” Throughout my 17 years watching markets and investing on behalf of high-​net-​worth individuals, families and organizations in the Pittsburgh area, I’ve …

Between the Issues

Investigating a Suicide. Me?

by Tim Menees

As the sergeant drank cheap whiskey one night at the NCO Club on Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, his wife overdosed on pills. Because suicide is a homicide, the Office …

Between the Issues

Capital Preservation Paul, Part III

by Greg Curtis

Last week we asked Mr. Market to establish the playing field for our investment contest. This week we’ll check in to see how our contestants are faring.

Between the Issues

Warhol Brings Báez’s Powerful “Bloodlines” to Pittsburgh

by Vicky A. Clark

The Andy Warhol Museum’s first two exhibitions of the year are a great pairing. Jessica Beck’s excellent My Perfect Body brought together work from Warhol’s entire career that focused …

Between the Issues

A Doctor’s Face on a Billboard

by Dave Macpherson

After retiring from medicine, I drove across most of the southern and western United States to explore national parks and visit relatives. Every day, I would drive by billboards showing faces …

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