Between the Issues

The Art of Taxidermy

by Bridget Fertal

The Victorian Era is known for its décor, literature and scientific developments. However, alongside the works of Dickens and the birth of photography, a long-​dead style of art re-​emerged in …

Between the Issues

What Will You Do in the Crisis?

by Greg Curtis

The world is in the throes of a Bull Market in everything.” –The Economist. No, I am not — not, not, not — predicting a market crash. (On the other hand, if the market collapses just …

Between the Issues

It Only Made Sense

by Joan E. Bauer

After my mother died,
my sister found a bundle
of yellowed letters:

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Science

Looking Inward, Way Inward

by Douglas Heuck

Until about six weeks ago I never fully appreciated that, just like all the strange characters in science fiction movies, I am a mutant.

Homes

On a Sophisticated Note

by Marylynn Uricchio

When Jim Spencer decided to move the headquarters of his renewable energy business from New York to his native Pittsburgh, finding the right house became a priority. His partner, attorney Michael Lin, remained in Manhattan so their daughter ...



Architecture & Neighborhoods

An Artful Blend

by Charles Rosenblum

At their best, cities cultivate relationships among buildings across time. Destroy too many historic structures, and you lose memory, craft, and persistent cultural value. Fail to build new buildings well, and you risk stasis …

Technology

What Drives Red Whittaker?

by Christine O’Toole

In January, Carnegie Mellon University professor Red Whittaker set a goal that had nothing to do with robotics: to best a field of competitors in an indoor rowing race. The ergometer competition, a …

Leadership

Leading the Way

by PQ Staff

We asked five high-​profile executives: What do you believe to be the most important ingredients of successful leadership?

Opinion

Standing Tall

by PQ Staff

This fall’s NFL national anthem controversy was an opera whose bloated cast of characters would be hard to match — from President Donald Trump, to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, to team owners across the country to rich …

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Between the Issues

The Trouble with the Elites

by Greg Curtis

C. P. Snow titled his last book, written shortly before he died, “A Coat of Varnish.” What he meant, as he put it, was that “Civilization is hideously fragile.” Civilization, that is …

Between the Issues

It Only Made Sense

by Joan E. Bauer

After my mother died,
my sister found a bundle
of yellowed letters:

Between the Issues

Exploring Millennial Romance and the Brave New World of Dating Apps …

by Emily Brindley

You can find articles, video clips and nearly every type of media content deriding dating apps as the death of romance and the downfall of traditional dating. For some, that translates …

Between the Issues

What a Rack! The True and Weird Story of Antlers

by Bridget Fertal

Doug Lovstuen saw movement first, then his quarry. The average buck’s antlers are seven points, but this one had the biggest antlers he’d ever seen.

Between the Issues

Pittsburgh Mercy’s Reindeer Ball Dazzles Children with Storybook Characters

by PQ Staff

Pittsburgh Mercy’s 14th Annual Reindeer Ball, a spectacular children’s gala and evening of holiday fun for families with young children, was held Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m., …

Between the Issues

Passion and Independence: Two More Critical Requirements for Leaders

by Tom Flannery

In a recent essay on leadership for Pittsburgh Quarterly, I listed several characteristics that I believe define great leaders. Among them were courage, vision and the ability to communicate. I realized …

Between the Issues

Europe Fails to Build the New Man

by Greg Curtis

Since human beings settled into communities — that is, since most of us stopped being hunter-​gatherers — a primary goal of mankind has been to improve how we are governed. We wanted governments that were …

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