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Cold War II

by Greg Curtis

Roughly five years ago, my book, “The Stewardship of Wealth,” was published in the U.S. Almost immediately, it was translated into Chinese and was being readied for publication by Tsinghua University Press …

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Tragedy in a Box: A Review of “The Gun Show (Can …

by Stuart Sheppard

A refreshing pragmatism infuses Quantum Theatre’s production of “The Gun Show (Can We Talk About This?)” (2013) – a kind of low-​tech, iconoclastic exuberance that’s reminiscent of the early films of …

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Yeh, Taylor, Giovannitti, Chodos, Farmer, McQuaid, Zhao

by PQ Staff

Justin Yeh, M.D. is chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Medicine and co-director of the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He oversees the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit ...


Be Alert for a Fast and Active Winter Visitor

by David Liebmann

I was walking where the paved road turns to dirt at Hartwood Acres one winter day. The trees were creaking with cold. Dry leaves were tinged with a dusting of snow. ...


The Tionesta Natural Areas

by Thomas Saunders

The largest remaining uncut forest in Pennsylvania is the Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania. This remote 4,000-acre area is almost equally divided between the Tionesta Research Natural Area and adjoining …


The Bad Old Days

by John Allison

You won’t get depressed by reading Richard Gazarik’s “Wicked Pittsburgh.” The retired Tribune-​Review reporter does not seek to darken the name of our fair city. He merely wants to gather, in …


Short Takes: “Thank Your Lucky Stars” “Asia Ascending”

by John Allison

The pleasures of “Thank Your Lucky Stars” are doubled in the re-​reading. The 50 stories tucked into 189 pages encourage a binge. Most are short short, sometimes just a …

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Seamstress to the Stars

by Kate Benz

There are fittings on Thursday. Eight costumes still left to make and only two weeks to make them before the first dress rehearsal for The Great Gatsby. And Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre …

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Gentlemen’s Night Out Raises More Than $160,000 for the National Aviary …

by PQ Staff

The 2019 Gentlemen’s Night Out on the North Shore benefitting the National Aviary was held on Friday, February 8th at Heinz Field Champions Club. The event was hosted by Michael Mascaro, …

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A Valentine’s Day to Remember

by Judi Vitale

Valentine’s Day makes us think of all the different kinds of love there are in life, and this year the planets will be providing the perfect backdrop for all heartfelt activities. …

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Girl on the Move

by Lenore Blum

I arrived at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in the fall of 1959 as a 16-​year-​old first year student in the architecture department in the College of Fine Arts. I had …

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The Value of Living Separately

by Greg Curtis

We’ve talked a lot about De Rarum Natura, but we haven’t actually experienced the poem in these pages. There’s a reason for that — poor Lucretius has been unlucky in his translators.

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Soft-​Core Pathos: A Review of Pittsburgh Public Theater’s “The Tempest”

by Stuart Sheppard

Cleverness is not a Shakespearian trait. In fact, as we have found after more than 400 years, the more we try to shape him, using our own devices, the less he …

The Pulse

How Healthy are Allegheny County Residents?

by Jeffery Fraser

In their own view, people in Allegheny County are generally healthier than the nation’s population. They’re also smoking less.

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