Business

Whistleblower

by Jennifer Papale Rignani

In 1991, the smell of Nabisco saturated the air in Pittsburgh’s eastern neighborhoods. The cookie factory was still just that, years away from its second act as a Google anchor. Sears was closed, but its …

History

Christmas in Utopia

by Tom Imerito

It’s early morning on Christmas Eve in the town of Economy, Pennsylvania. The year is 1828. Twenty-​seven-​year-​old Catharina Langenbacher awakens to the five o’clock gong of the grandfather clock in the sitting room downstairs. …

EDUCATION

Remaking Learning

by Gregg Behr

In retrospect, the gong makes a lot of sense. It was 2009, and a packed crowd huddled in the basement theater of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, watching and laughing as one …

2017 Summer Issue

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Higher Education

Facing the Future

by PQ Staff

For this special feature, we invited the presidents of the region’s leading institutions of higher education to respond to the following: It’s a time of unprecedented challenge for higher education—with declining enrollment, ...

Obituaries

Steger, Sunseri, Sculley, Livingston, Wilkinson, Croce, Cenk

by PQ Staff

Wilbur Steger, 87: Will Steger was the creator and driving force behind Consad Research, a consulting firm that tackled practical and prospective problems from the streets of Pittsburgh to the White House. After working ...



Retirement

The Silver Tsunami

by Evan Pattak

Editor’s note: The Allegheny Conference on Community Development claims that as many as 760,000 people in the 10-​county southwestern Pennsylvania region will be heading toward retirement in the next 20 years. …

Recreation

The Lure of Fishing

by Douglas Heuck

One of my earliest memories was Christmas Eve at my grandmother’s big home with its very high ceilings in Cincinnati. I was 4, and my aunt gave me a tackle box. …

Homes

Home & Gardens

by Marylynn Uricchio

There’s a hand-​drawn map of old Fox Chapel that shows the original estates, scattered here and there on the great pieces of property they once commanded. Many of the homes were weekend or country places the …

Nature

A Belted Kingfisher

by Daryln Brewer Hoffstot

From the porch at dusk I watched a kingfisher wild in flight he could only have made for joy…” —Wendell Barry (from his poem “Before Dark”)

The Latest

Between the Issues

Capital Preservation Paul, Part VII

by Greg Curtis

Well, the best-​laid plans…I’d intended to interview the contestants in our little investment contest to get their take on the markets and on how well or badly they, personally, had navigated …

Between the Issues

Steelers Draft: Matt Milligan Gives the Scoop

by Matthew John Milligan

The theatrics of the NFL draft reached new heights this year. Between a touching tribute to the late Dan Rooney and a pandemonium-​inducing tirade by former Cowboys Wide receiver Drew Pearson, …

Between the Issues

Gods & Goddesses Theme Ignites Pittsburgh Public Theater Gala

by PQ Staff

The Pittsburgh Public Theater wowed patrons of its Gods and Goddesses-​themed gala on May 5 with a shimmering evening that began with producing artistic director Ted Pappas awaiting the arrival of …

Between the Issues

Healthcare On Demand: There’s an App for That

by Valentine J. Brkich

We’ve all been there. You think you might have the flu, and you need to see a doctor, stat. You call your PCP but she’s booked solid for the next three …

Between the Issues

Spring Hat Luncheon Welcomes 600 to Schenley Park

by PQ Staff

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy raised $530,000 during its annual Spring Hat Luncheon on May 6, welcoming more than 600 guests to Schenley Park.

Between the Issues

Phipps Celebrates Super. Natural. Exhibit with Opening Night Party

by PQ Staff

Behind the scenes technicalities of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ latest exhibit, Super. Natural. involved 500 pieces of hand-​blown glass that had been meticulously packed into 122 boxes for a cross-​country …

Between the Issues

Haute Wired Gala Toasts Fashion Exhibit

by PQ Staff

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion,” the first exhibit of its kind to grace one of the main galleries of the Carnegie Museum of Art, drew 210 guests for the Haute Wired …

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