Between the Issues

The Instability of Europe

by Greg Curtis

Between the first and second world wars, most of the European governments — Britain and, to a lesser extent, France, being exceptions — lived lives that were, to paraphrase Hobbes, weak, unstable, and short.

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Sarah’s Wisdom Behind the Counter

by Kate Benz, photography by John Altdorfer

Okay, what’s today’s joke?” The guy at the counter orders his Americano, sits down, lets the anticipation build for a few seconds. His eyes are dancing behind thick black glasses, grinning …

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Time Honored Party Celebrates Public Service

by PQ Staff

The first year event by the Jefferson Awards Foundation (JAF) Pittsburgh was held at Presenting Sponsor LUXE Creative in Point Breeze, on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The party featured the inaugural …

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Food & Wine

The New Way to Entertain

by Barbara Eichenlaub

As the holidays approach, so might a corresponding sense of dread—at the thought of entertaining.


Different Takes on Homelessness

by Matthew John Milligan

Given the unprecedented recent spate of destructive hurricanes, Contemporary Craft’s exploration of homelessness couldn’t be more timely.


Give a Little Whistle

by David Liebmann

It’s not until chapter 10 of Harper Lee’s famous novel that we are told of the magic of mockingbirds. Atticus Finch, lawyer and father extraordinaire, says, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can …


A Creepy Mill Town

by Nick Keppler

Calynn Lechner isn’t sure what’s looking back at her. The clay face she’s sculpting has a beak like a turtle and lobster-​ish whiskers. When she’s done, the skin will look gelatinous, like a …


The Union Project

by Lori Jakiela

Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread.” –Studs Terkel


Cokeless Steel?

by Mike Wereschagin

Power companies aren’t alone in their shift away from coal. Steelmakers, industry groups and the federal government are spending millions looking for a way to make steel without coke, the carbon-​rich form of coal …

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Things Seem Great with the Steelers, But…

by Matthew John Milligan

Something’s missing. That seems to be the general feeling among pundits of late, even as the Steelers sit comfortably atop the AFC North with a 3-​game lead over the Ravens.

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Just Because

by Jimmy Cvetic

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Nailed It

by Elizabeth Wiethorn

I recently received a nail salon gift card, which I thought was a bit unusual, because I have short, raggedy nails and giant “Man-​Hands.” My “Man-​Hands” are definitely passed down …

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On Populism

by Greg Curtis

Civilization is like a very fine suit of clothes that is just slightly too small for us. The term “populism” derives from the Latin, populus, meaning “people.” It doesn’t mean “people” …

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Seek, and You Shall Find … Conflicting Investment Advice …

by Bruce Zewe

The run of this current Raging Bull of a stock market has been exceptionally long: eight-​plus years. (The average bull market has lasted four years, nine months.) In response there has been …

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Pointe in Time Gala Raises $630,000 for the Arts

by PQ Staff

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre hosted a sold-​out crowd of 555 for its Pointe in Time Gala: West Side Story Suite, Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Westin.

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A Bold Look at Race Through Art at the Carnegie Museum …

by Vicky A. Clark

When Vogue lauded “20 /​20: The Studio Museum of Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art” as the most important art show in America, they guaranteed a critical response. Setting aside …

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