Between the Issues

A Baker’s Ways

by Kate Benz, photography by John Altdorfer

Calling it “Joe’s Bakery” would never work. Who wants to buy pastries from some guy named Joe?

Between the Issues

From Pittsburgh to Venice, Through the Looking Glass

by Steve Mendelson

Maybe my 6th or 7th Biennale. I can’t remember anymore. The art, the parties, the timeless beauty of this most impractical, magical city blurs my vision, my memories.

Between the Issues

Explaining Donald Trump, Part VI

by Greg Curtis

I have met the enemy, and he is me. (What Trump, channeling Pogo, should be saying to himself every morning.)

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Travel

Bring on the Meat!

by Barbara Eichenlaub

Years ago, the Sunday roast inevitably came from the neighborhood butcher. The relationship between the homemaker and butcher was once so significant, that the television series “The Brady Bunch” included “Sam the Butcher,” who was both meat purveyor and ...

Nonprofits

A Friend Indeed

by Valentine J. Brkich

In 2012, PNC Marketing specialist Shannon Tremblay brought her beagle mix, Crockett, to Animal Friends to have it neutered and take part in their puppy kindergarten program. “I just fell in love with the place,” says Tremblay. “There was something ...



History

Pittsburgh to Gettysburg

by Kellie B. Gormly

During a muggy June in 1863, Civil War-​weary Pittsburghers panicked at rumors that Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was marching his Army of Northern Virginia toward Pennsylvania.

Arrivals

Lyke, Harvey, Niepa, Snowden, Oplinger, Dambrot, Rutenbar

by PQ Staff

Heather Lyke is athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh. She comes to Pittsburgh from Eastern Michigan University where she has been athletic director since 2013, overseeing 21 varsity sports teams. A native of Canton, Ohio, she previously was …

Birds

The Scarlet Tanager

by David Liebmann

A bird on fire, a male scarlet tanager perched just above my eye level. He was in a tree at the edge of the Upper Fields Trail at Fox Chapel’s Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve. Normally …

History

South Park Cascades, Circa 1931

by Jennifer McNulty

South Park, a 2,013-acre Allegheny County Park in the South Hills has all the features one might expect: trails, picnic groves, ball fields, and even a golf course. In more recent years, modern updates …

The Latest

Between the Issues

Latin Mass

by Jim Daniels

A hawk taloned to a light post
above the frozen pond.
Two boys shovel a rink.

Between the Issues

Explaining Donald Trump, Part V

by Greg Curtis

Donald Trump has been such a disruptive agent during his first few months as President that it’s easy to dismiss him as hopelessly incompetent. That would be a mistake: one common …

Between the Issues

Mattress Factory Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by PQ Staff

A party 40 years in the making drew a sell-​out crowd of 1,400 to the Mattress Factory on June 16, during which founder Barbara Luderowski offered a good-​natured response to whether …

Between the Issues

Walking the Dog with Dave

by Kate Benz, photography by John Altdorfer

Dave has his boss’s dog on a leash. A yippy little black and brown dog the size of a football that is completely oblivious to its unimpressive size, snorting and slobbering …

Between the Issues

Three Simple Questions on the Markets, Part III

by PQ Staff

We asked a group of the region’s leading wealth managers to pen a response to three questions about the markets and how they approach current conditions. Here are their responses to …

Between the Issues

Explaining Donald Trump, Part III

by Greg Curtis

I’m claiming to be able to explain Donald Trump — and predict his actions as President — by reference to only two of his characteristics. The first is that he’s what I’ve called a Mega …

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