Between the Issues

Silicon Valley — and the Rest of Us

by Paul Scripko

Last week I was in northern California’s Bay Area for a few days and, as I prefer to do when traveling even to familiar places, I make sure to read and …

Between the Issues

Loose Change, Part X

by Greg Curtis

Without courage all other virtues are useless” – Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

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Region

Going It Alone

by Jeffery Fraser

Most of the women who trust their children to Jamie Tabb’s cottage childcare business in Turtle Creek are struggling to get by under circumstances she knows well. She’s a single woman raising children on her own, as they are. ...

Obituaries

Pauli, Ruch, Delligatti, Goldsmith, Abraham, Armitage, Desmett, Towle

by PQ Staff

Chuck Pauli, 73: Pauli was the former CEO and president of Pittsburgh specialty coatings company Kop-Coat. He was vice president and general manager of the Koppers Coating Division when British company Beazer PLC took ...



Nature

Ode to an Ash

by Daryln Brewer Hoffstot

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder
lions hunker down in tall grasses
and even elephants lumber after safety…”
—Maya Angelou

Architecture & Neighborhoods

Looking at Lubetz

by Charles Rosenblum

Stand at the top of the angles stairs in the entry to the Squirrel Hill Library, and you are cantilevered out and over Forbes Avenue, beyond the facades of surrounding buildings. The way the …

Books

Short Takes: “Leave Me” “Perpetual Carnival”

by John Allison

Pittsburghers could read “Leave Me” for the same reasons they’d see a movie filmed and set here. It’s a kick to see the city as a backdrop, collecting references to your favorite coffee shop (Commonplace in …

Books

A Well-​Woven Contemporary Tale

by John Allison

For his second act, Pittsburgh novelist Jacob Bacharach has turned in another work of enormously entertaining literary fiction set in Pittsburgh. It’s less cosmic than his debut, the 2014 sci-​fi sendup “A Bend in the …

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Between the Issues

Green Gala Honors Sy Holzer

by PQ Staff

He’s what makes Pittsburgh go,” said Art Rooney II. “He’s been one of the spokes of Pittsburgh for the past 30 years or so, and we’re excited to give him his …

Between the Issues

Loose Change, Part IX

by Greg Curtis

Headline of the future: “Oat Bran — the Silent Killer.” (Woody Allen or David Letterman, I forget which.)

Between the Issues

Reflections on “1984” in 2017

by Stuart Sheppard

Critics have argued that we cannot evade Shakespeare’s influence on our conception of human nature, nor Freud’s influence on our understanding of psychology, and I would suggest, as a corollary, that …

Between the Issues

The Voice of…Living

by Kate Benz, photography by John Altdorfer

It’s that voice. Like smoldering embers from a raging bonfire, three ice-​cold rocks swimming in aged whiskey. No, make that scotch. Deep. Mysterious. Alluring. The no-​way-​in-​hell-​you-​can-​or-​want-​to-​ignore-​that voice.

Between the Issues

Kicking Off a Collaboration

by PQ Staff

More than 400 guests filled the August Wilson Center Thursday for the Private Performance and Premiere Party kicking off Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem’s two-​week collaboration celebrating the …

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Assisted Living

by Barbara Edelman

Between the Issues

CMU Brings Vivid Life to Marlowe’s Great Work

by Stuart Sheppard

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 …

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