Profiles

Dan Rooney, Steelers Chairman and 30th United States Ambassador to Ireland …

by Jeff Sewald

The Irish like to say ‘it’s a long way from Newry’ — where my family comes from originally — ‘to Phoenix Park,’ where I now live and work as the U.S. ambassador to Ireland. But …

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 …

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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 ...

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. ...



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.

Travel

Glendorn Aglow

by Marylynn Uricchio

On a pristine morning after the season’s first snowfall, determined anglers cast their flies into streams not yet frozen. Eight inches of snow blanketed the landscape, but inside the Big House a fire crackled as …

Nature

A Waterway Renewed

by Thomas Saunders

A beautiful place to enjoy nature this spring is approximately two hours north of Pittsburgh along the banks of the Bennett Branch in Elk County. The Dr. Colson E. Blakeslee Memorial Recreation Area includes 24

Region

Real Estate Tug of War

by Evan Pattak

The holiday revelers, about 150 strong, gathered at East End Brewing Company to enjoy a different sort of Christmas celebration, neither family gathering nor office party. Rather, this soiree was hosted by Walnut Capital for …

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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 …

Between the Issues

A Night of Reflection

by PQ Staff

More than 200 guests gathered last month at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel for the 15th Annual Saint Alexis Catholic School Gala, benefiting the privately funded Catholic elementary school in Wexford. …

Between the Issues

Antarctica, Wonder that Inspires

by James Hilliard

There are times in your life that mark changes in your composition. Our trip to Antarctica was one of those times. It’s a continent without native people, but where wildlife thrives …

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