“Every simile’s an insurrection” (unknown) Her phone is like a cordless baby. Her children are a blur of programmed digits. Each week she learns new rituals to survive, from toothbrush to spoon. Her softball glove, her Raleigh 3-​speed are not even memory. Her new sports are dress, food, hygiene. A slalom course to…

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  • Issue Year 2017
In my last post we looked at the need for “change” in one controversial domestic sector, education. But since that wasn’t nearly contentious enough (I only got about 400,000 death threats), let’s move on to something really controversial: climate change.

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Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama manages to combine some of the strongest and rarest elements of great theatre in their production of Christopher Marlowe’s “Edward II”: rawness, mystery, risk and precision. This is the kind of performance of a classic play that eschews the pitfalls of tired masterpieces, and instead, evokes its…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2017
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“He’s one of those CEO’s in Pittsburgh who makes everything better,” said Epilepsy Foundation Western/​Central Pennsylvania board member Joyce Bender. “He cares for all people with disabilities.”

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  • Sub Heading February 28, 2017
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