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PICT Conjures a Ghostly Godot with “The Woman in Black”

by Stuart Sheppard

The Woman in Black” is one of those rare creations, like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” that has found success in multivarious forms as a novel, play, and film. Based …

Creative Capital

Hong Kong Will Mean China’s Demise

by Greg Curtis

China’s disintegration is now under way.” —Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

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A Deeper Look at Health

by Kelly Casey

When Kelle Cunningham had her first appointment with David Lobur, M.D., it was unlike anything she had ever experienced. They talked for 90 minutes.


Finding Solitude in Westinghouse Park

by David Bear

Its pastoral charms are pleasant but unremarkable: 10 acres of well-tended lawn sprinkled with mature trees, a children’s play area and a utilitarian cement block park building. Other than the name, ...


Still Squonky After All These Years

by Matthew John Milligan

Leave your preconceived notion of an opera in the car. Whatever Squonk Opera is, it certainly isn’t what you’re thinking. A description that succinctly encapsulates this Pittsburgh native is futile. Not …


Exploring Andy Warhol’s Ancestral Home

by Jakub Mejer and Tamara Peterková

Andy Warhol once said that he came “from nowhere.” And if ever you find yourself exploring the Lower Beskid mountains along the Polish-​Slovak border, you might think he was right. At …


Thomas, Luke, Fragman, Huang, Tripathi, Woods, Gregerson

by PQ Staff

Mark Anthony Thomas is president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He is responsible for creating, developing and executing the region’s economic …


The Price of Nature’s Beauty

by Julia Fraser

Second in a three-​part series: Even modest exploration of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests reveals their gifts: hidden waterfalls that appear along hiking trails, imposing rock formations bolted with anchors …

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The Unlikely Factors That Led to the Steelers Surge

by Matthew John Milligan

Six teams got the week off on a Sunday full of whacky results. NFL parity was in full effect in week 10, as three different teams got nipped by one-​win bottom …

American Spirit

A Passion for Pasta

by Kate Benz

The handmade, white fettuccini pasta comes in 14 flavors like basil, hot red pepper, black pepper, chive, spinach, sun dried tomato, garlic basil, parsley and squid ink, which everyone always thinks …

The Pulse

Wolf Wants Pot Legalized, Most Local Residents Agree

by Jeffery Fraser

When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced his support for legalizing recreational use of marijuana among adults, he echoed the sentiments of the majority of people living in the most populous …

Creative Capital

The Waning Mao-​Xi Dynasty

by Greg Curtis

Without democracy, China will rise no farther.” —Jiwei Ci, University of Hong Kong

Regional News

A Slight Dip, but Workforce Numbers Hold Steady

by Bill O’Toole

Despite a slight increase in the unemployment rates, overall workforce trends in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area continued to mostly hold steady through September, according to preliminary figures from the Pennsylvania …

Regional News

Region Adds Jobs, But Growth Slows

by Julia Fraser

Employers in southwestern Pennsylvania continued to boost their payrolls in September, but at a slower pace than what has characterized the regional job market over the past year.


Is It Possible to Target Areas of Unwanted Fat?

by Joseph A. Luxbacher

Question: “I’ve been on a diet and lost several pounds but still want to get rid of unwanted fat in a few areas, primarily on the back of my arms and …

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