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Calgon Carbon’s Randy Dearth Crowned King of the 2018 Mardi Gras …

by PQ Staff

Balloons, boas, a sit-​down dinner, dancing, Dixieland-​style bands and a carpool karaoke video featuring some of Pittsburgh’s most influential corporate leaders were all showcased at what has become one of Pittsburgh’s …

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The Trouble with “Capital”

by Greg Curtis

In the summer of 2013 a remarkable event occurred in the publishing industry. A challenging, 685-​page economic text written by an obscure French economist and published by an academic press became …

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Annual Heart Ball Raises More Than $1.2 Million

by PQ Staff

More than 550 attendees celebrated the accomplishments of the American Heart Association on Saturday, February 17 at the 29th Annual Pittsburgh Heart Ball.

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Developing Young Minds

by Julia Fraser

On May 1, 1969, a western Pennsylvania native with a relatively unknown children’s program testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Communication. Public broadcasting faced having its $20 million budget cut in half, and policymakers were skeptical ...


Up in the Air: The Final Chapter

by Jeffery Fraser

Air polllution’s place in the history of southwestern Pennsylvania is as prominent as the region’s mighty rivers and the steel industry that once crowded their banks. For nearly a century, it was a ...


Air Rules

by Jeffery Fraser

Bluer skies over southwestern Pennsylvania owe a debt to local, state and federal regulations that have evolved over decades to spur technological advancements and investment in controlling air pollutants from industrial plants to the cars we …


Mobile Source Pollution

by Mike Wereschagin

Creeping into the Fort Pitt Tunnel, angling for space at the Parkway East’s Grant Street exit, or elbowing into a gap in traffic on the Veterans Bridge, tens of thousands of people drive or …

Higher Education

Firing on All Cylinders

by Douglas Heuck

When Paul Hennigan became president of Point Park University in 2006, he inherited an institution that a little more than a decade earlier was in danger of going out of business. One of his first …

Photo Essays

Saying Goodbye

by John Beale

As a child, my mother often reminded me that we all enter and leave this world the same way. It’s what we do between those two events that will define our lives. …

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Gentlemen’s Night Out Raises $180,000 for the National Aviary

by PQ Staff

The 2018 Gentlemen’s Night Out on the North Shore benefitting the National Aviary was held on Friday, February 9th.

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A Love Story

by Elizabeth Deiseroth

I met Rita on our mutual first day of employment in the kitchen of a suburban Pittsburgh family 13 years ago. Our boss, Betsy, was delighted with our installation, as it …

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Examples of What to Say

by Greg Curtis

Even small children love to hear simple stories about their ancestors, and as children grow into teenagers and then young adults the stories can become more complex and serious. For example, …

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A Peek Inside the Pittsburgh Playhouse

by David Aschkenas

The Pittsburgh Playhouse building in Oakland, which serves as the performing arts center of Point Park University and the Conservatory of Performing Arts, is nearing its end, as a new state-​of-​the-​art …

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Matter of Light

by James Brasfield

A matter of light,
part of the tree’s shade over the yard,
a zelkova leaf, narrow palm
of the rustbelt in April, green tints,

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Tell the Right Stories to your Children

by Greg Curtis

In the last few posts I’ve spent a lot of time talking about kids who grow up in wealthy families and the issues they face, as well as talking about how …

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Market Square Frankie Sings His Song of Life

by Kate Benz, photography by John Altdorfer

The stroller is one of those sporty, three-​wheeled versions, the kind that athletic moms like to push around suburban neighborhoods while huffing out a cardio burn. This one is parked in …

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