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Hornets’ Nest

by Dave Macpherson

Anyone looking at the back of my house would see it — the lamp just outside my back door stuffed with hornet accretions, the nest shaped like a rugby ball but twice the …

Between the Issues

Democracy, Populism, and the Tyranny of the Experts, Part XI

by Greg Curtis

As far as reigning in annoying experts is concerned, Congress and the judiciary are a bust, albeit with a few tiny bright spots on the distant horizon, twinkling away like dying …

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala 2017 Raises $4.1 Million for Cancer …

by PQ Staff

The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala 2017, “A Future Without Cancer,” recognized nearly 900 of the region’s leaders and longtime supporters in attendance who are responsible for raising more than $4.1

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Living in Harm’s Way

by John Allison

Lynda Schuster has had quite a life. now safely squared away in Squirrel Hill, she spent the 1980s and ’90s in one danger zone after another. She reported on wars, insurrections and misery in ...

History

Beechwood School Garden, 1916

by Jennifer McNulty

Over the past 10 years, school gardens have been cropping up across the Pittsburgh region. Spurred by chef-activist Alice Waters’ 1995 Edible School Yard, the school garden movement has been praised for yielding both ...



History

Sept. 17, 1862 — The Day Pittsburgh Exploded

by Kellie B. Gormly

Tread softly, this is consecrated dust. Forty five pure patriotic victims lie here, a sacrifice to freedom and civil liberty. A horrid memento of a most wicked rebellion. Patriots! These are patriots’ graves.” –Inscription on …

Opinion

Breaking the Ice

by PQ Staff

When Apple co-​founder Steve Wozniak takes the Carnegie Music Hall stage Oct. 10, it will mark the 10th anniversary of what started as the Pittsburgh Middle East Institute and has grown to become the American …

Retirement

“And… Action!”

by Evan Pattak

Editor’s note: Studies show that hundreds of thousands of people across southwestern Pennsylvania are nearing retirement or already have left the workforce. What the studies don’t tell us is how these new …

Opinion

Sailing into the Fray

by Douglas Heuck

In May, my older sister emailed, wondering if I’d be sailing in the nationals, which this year would be where we spend summers in Michigan. I’d been considering it, but there were two impediments — pulling …

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Harvest Celebration Commemorates From Slavery to Freedom Garden

by PQ Staff

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Harvest Celebration on Friday, September 15th commemorated the first season of plantings in the From Slavery to Freedom Garden at the Frick Environmental Center. The new, …

Schools

3 Not-​So-​Simple Questions, Part IV

by PQ Staff

Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final part of a feature that began in the pages of the Fall issue of Pittsburgh Quarterly. We invited the heads of the region’s …

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Rock ’N Soul Gala Remembers The Stanley Theatre

by PQ Staff

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 2017 Rock ‘n Soul Gala raised $458,000 and 450 seats were sold. Lead sponsor of this year’s Gala was KeyBank and Presenting Sponsor, UPMC and UPMC Health …

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When Experts Judge the Experts

by Greg Curtis

In my last post we examined the (pathetic) attempts of Congress to control the tyranny of the experts. Fortunately, Congress isn’t the only weapon in the battle against expert oppression, even …

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Garden Warfare

by Elizabeth Wiethorn

Having a vegetable garden sounds like a gentle, relaxing and easy hobby. Dig a few holes in the dirt, put a few plants in, water, and before you know it — bushels and …

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Will Someone Please Tell Me What This Bitcoin/​Blockchain Thing Is All …

by Thomas L. Wentling Jr.

Everyone has heard of Bitcoin by now (by convention, it’s capitalized when used as a protocol and lower case when used as a unit of exchange, like a dollar), but very …

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