Between the Issues

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

by Greg Curtis

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers. (Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II, identifying the first step in building a better society)

Between the Issues

Animal Friends Celebrates Wellness Center Grand Opening

by PQ Staff

On Sat., July 15, Animal Friends celebrated the grand opening of the new Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center, an $8.5 million, 18,400-square foot facility on Animal Friends’ 75-​acre campus in …

Between the Issues

4th of July, Pittsburgh

by Kayla Sargeson

2017 Summer Issue

The Summer 2017 issue:

On newsstands now!

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Environment

Up in the Air, Part II

by Jeffery Fraser, Michael Wereschagin and Julia Fraser

At the Clairton Public Library in the industrial Monongahela River valley, patrons can check out “Moby Dick,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the adventures of Curious George and any number of Nancy Drew mysteries. They can ...

Nature

Building the Buzz

by Deborah Weisberg

On a brisk October morning, Dr. Bill Bookwalter dons a billowy, white beekeeping suit complete with veil and hikes up a hill behind his Fox Chapel home to harvest honey. Most days, you’ll find ...



Environment

Living Dangerously

by Julia Fraser

Despite the improvement in the region’s air quality in recent years, southwestern Pennsylvania still fails to meet federal health-​based standards for various major air pollutants, such as ground-​level ozone, sulfur dioxide and fine particulates, known as …

Books

Summer Reading List

by John Allison

The forces of the universe have a dark sense of humor. Just weeks before the publication of The Schenley Experiment, Jake Oresick’s revealing history of Pittsburgh’s first public high school, PMC Property Group began to …

Environment

Up in the Air, Part II

by Jeffery Fraser, Michael Wereschagin and Julia Fraser

At the Clairton Public Library in the industrial Monongahela River valley, patrons can check out “Moby Dick,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the adventures of Curious George and any number of Nancy Drew mysteries. They can …

Sports

A Modest Proposal

by Marino Parascenzo

Mother Nature has a sense of humor and the soul of Monet. The change in the yard was startling. In just a week it went from being a crabgrass plantation to a breathtaking carpet of fluffy, soft-​white …

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Between the Issues

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

by Greg Curtis

I launched this series of posts by taking a brief tour of a regrettable society called Acirema, in which a race of experts called Masters, though a tiny minority, lorded it …

Between the Issues

Night in the Tropics

by PQ Staff

The National Aviary’s 15th Annual Night in the Tropics attracted about 1,300 party-​goers on Saturday, July 8th.

Between the Issues

Democracy, Populism, and the Tyranny of the Experts

by Greg Curtis

Is it better never to put your ideas in writing and thus be thought a vacuous fool, or is it better to launch your own blog and remove all doubt?

Between the Issues

A Baker’s Ways

by Kate Benz, photography by John Altdorfer

Calling it “Joe’s Bakery” would never work. Who wants to buy pastries from some guy named Joe?

Between the Issues

Cash is King

by Greg Curtis

Since the end of the Financial Crisis eight long years ago, a notion has settled across the land that “cash is trash.” This is the bunkmate of the “TINA” principle: There …

Between the Issues

Explaining Donald Trump, the Conclusion

by Greg Curtis

I have met the enemy, and he is me. (What Trump, channeling Pogo, should be saying to himself every morning.)

Between the Issues

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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