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Fourth Annual Great Futures Gala Celebrates Outstanding Youth

by PQ Staff

Over 250 guests recognized youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA’s Fourth Annual Great Futures Gala at the Sheraton Station Square on Wednesday, March 14.

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A Caregiver

by Rina Ferrarelli

I suddenly see myself
in friends who have not seen me
in months, years,

2018 Spring Issue

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Man’s Best Friend

by Douglas Heuck

There once was a dog named Stormy. When he was very young, a man became his friend and carefully introduced him to all sorts of people, places and situations. He kept little Stormy away from frightening things, and Stormy grew up to ...


Then and Now

by Vicky A. Clark

After a foray into fashion, The Frick Art and Historical Center has returned to its comfort zone with “Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of ...


The Economic Outlook for 2018

by Jeffery Fraser

Stronger hiring last year, rising wages and upcoming tax cuts lead those who read the economic tea leaves to be cautiously optimistic that 2018 could reward southwestern Pennsylvania with the largest increase in job …


A Foundation for the Future

by Marylynn Uricchio

The Benter Foundation has increasingly made a mark in Pittsburgh since it was founded 11 years ago by philanthropist Bill Benter. Dedicated to supporting “the leaders, organizations and ideas that help communities and individuals thrive,” …


A Life Caring for Fallingwater

by Douglas Heuck

Lynda S. Waggoner is vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and director of Fallingwater. On the occasion of her retirement, we asked her to look back on more than 50 years at Frank Lloyd …


An Open Letter to Amazon

by Douglas Heuck

With cities across the nation primping and preening to be the fairest of them all and win the prize of becoming Amazon’s second headquarters, I’d like to let the Amazon decision makers know about …

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How Private Capital Made America the Greatest Society

by Greg Curtis

Last week we discussed Fundamental Law of Private Capital #1 — that private capital is the secret weapon that allows some economies to out-​compete others. This week we’ll turn to Fundamental Laws #2

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Contemplating the Death of Mice

by Dave Macpherson

I sit in my living room on a quiet winter morning dimmed by an opaque, gray sky. I hear crunching, first thinking a squirrel is playing on my roof, or winter …


Moby Dick Spouts at Pittsburgh Opera

by Matthew John Milligan

When Herman Melville’s classic 1850 novel hits Pittsburgh March 17 for a four-​show run at the Pittsburgh Opera, audiences will set sail with Captain Ahab on his obsessive pursuit of the infamous white whale …

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Three Fundamental Laws of Private Capital

by Greg Curtis

A few years after “Capital in the Twenty-​First Century” exploded on the scene, the University of Chicago surveyed 36 well-​known economists, asking if they agreed with Piketty. The results? One yes and 35

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Trading Licks with Dave: The Wisdom from a Lifetime of Music …

by Kate Benz, photography by John Altdorfer

You want a speedball?” Dave asks. “No, not that,” he adds, laughing at the blank stares. “Not coke and Quaaludes like they used to offer us in L.A. Espresso and wine. …

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