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Latin Mass

by Jim Daniels

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 ...

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 ...



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

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 …

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, …

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”)

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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 …

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Aaron Smith Takes on Big Issues in Readable “Primer”

by Fred Shaw

Dualism, a philosophical concept, asks thinkers to consider the relationship between mind and body, often leading to inquiries such as: What is the self? What is consciousness? Do the physical

Between the Issues

Explaining Donald Trump, Part IV

by Greg Curtis

There is so much emotionalism about Donald Trump — both pro and con — that I’m trying to explain his behavior by looking at issues outside the man himself. I’m looking at how people behave …

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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Rich Performances Buoy City Theatre’s “Ironbound”

by Stuart Sheppard

Imagine “Waiting for Godot” set in a New Jersey bus stop. It’s hardly a rarefied trope, as I’m sure many of us have thought we might as well be waiting …

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