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Pittsburgh Playhouse Opens Its Doors with a Gala

by PQ Staff

Point Park University’s new Pittsburgh Playhouse opened its doors in a big way on Saturday, October 13 with a black-​tie gala event for over 400 guests, including Oscar and Tony-​Award winning …

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History

Meadowcroft—Western Pennsylvania’s time machine

by Barbara Eichenlaub

Most people are aware of western Pennsylvania’s rich history, but few know just how far back that history reaches. A trip to Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village in Avella in Washington ...

Health

The Powder of Death

by Nick Keppler

Marley Fisher walked away from several overdoses during her six years of opioid addiction. The batch that finally killed her left her unable to even stumble out of the Point State ...



Arrivals

Cudd, Farmer, Schuler, Buford, Kraybill, Martin, Gunther

by PQ Staff

Ann E. Cudd is provost and senior vice chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, supervising the academic and research operations of more than 700 full-​time faculty and 7,000 students.

Schools

What’s the Big Idea?

by PQ Staff

Pittsburgh Quarterly invited the heads of the region’s top independent schools to address, in 200 words or less, this question: What is your school’s biggest challenge and how are you addressing …

Profiles

Ageless Wisdom: Abraham Twerski, 87

by Douglas Heuck

Try and find happiness in everything. And that’s not easy. There are a lot of things that cause you misery. Right now I’m disabled in a wheelchair. I’m dependent on other …

Arts

Internationals I Have Known…

by Vicky A. Clark

When the Carnegie International opens this fall, it may appear as if the world’s latest art elegantly touches down like an ethereal being whose time to visit us has come ‘round …

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Between the Issues

The Really Horrible Versus the Ordinarily Horrible

by Greg Curtis

By “PVCs” I don’t mean the stuff they make pipes out of. I mean “premature ventricular contractions.” When people have heart attacks, especially serious ones, heart muscle dies and turns into …

Between the Issues

Barebones’ “Lobby Hero” Combines Comedy with Tragedy to Stunning Effect

by Stuart Sheppard

Dichotomies in art usually succeed brilliantly or fail dreadfully. Bringing together disparate forms is inherently risky: it challenges the artist, but even more so, it challenges the audience.

Between the Issues

How Many Heart Beats Do You Want?

by Greg Curtis

So there I was, at the end of April 2015, off all my prescription meds. (I still took a baby aspirin and a multivitamin, don’t ask me why.) I was feeling …

Between the Issues

Pittsburgh at Twilight

by David Aschkenas

Some cities are known for spectacular sunsets. Photographer David Aschkenas finds that, in Pittsburgh, the most interesting light is just before sunrise. Experience Pittsburgh at twilight in this collection of intriguing …

Between the Issues

Pittsburgh Native, CNBC’s Epperson Raises Money, Awareness

by PQ Staff

CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson reminded attendees of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s 12th Annual Research Grant Symposium to always remain “present, mindful, and grateful” in their daily lives.

Regional News

Unemployment Holds Steady, Near Low Rate of the Year

by Julia Fraser

The Pittsburgh region’s unemployment rate in August remained at 4 percent for the second consecutive month, according to recently released data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Between the Issues

Austin’s Conundrum of Success

by Paul Scripko

Austin, Texas is one of a handful of cities in the world currently blessed in reputation — big enough to have almost all the cultural amenities of cities twice our size, yet small …

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