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Job Growth Slows

by Julia Fraser

For the second consecutive month, job growth has slowed in southwestern Pennsylvania, and its peer regions posted job growth rates that are among the lowest of the year, according to the …


Gala Kicks Off PSO’s 124th Year

by PQ Staff

Glamour met classical at Heinz Hall on Saturday, September 14 when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Gala celebration “A Night in Black and White” kicked off the organization’s 124th year.

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A Slow But Continuing Decline

by Jeffery Fraser

Gavriel Popper-Keizer was living in sun-swept Santa Barbara when he decided to leave coastal California, where he’d spent most of his life. His girlfriend, Alison, also a lifelong Californian, was on ...


Randy Gilson, Genius of the Human Spirit

by Jeff Sewald

Life began for me on January 27, 1957, in Titusville, Pennsylvania. My dad was from there and my mom came from a dairy farm in Mercer. She was a little country ...


Pittsburgh: Buy, Sell or Hold?

by PQ Staff

We’ve asked a group of the region’s leading financial experts to give their opinion on the following question: “If the Pittsburgh region were an investable security, what changes, if any, would …


And the Finalists Are…

by PQ Staff

In the Spring issue, we launched a competition among our readers and residents to send in ideas to make Pittsburgh a better place to live. Ideas could range from something that …


Moment in the Sun

by Steve Schlossman

One hundred years ago, Pittsburgh native son S. Davidson Herron defied expectations that rising young superstar Bobby Jones was too much for him and won the prestigious National Amateur championship at …


Lost and Found

by Douglas Heuck

Some days are memorable for obvious reasons: births, deaths, weddings and funerals. Occasionally, however, a day is noteworthy not for any dramatic event but for what you suddenly understand.

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PNC Community Mutt Strut Benefits Medical Service Dogs

by PQ Staff

Hundreds of humans and dogs descended on Frick Park Saturday, September 14 for the fourth annual PNC Community Mutt Strut hosted in Pittsburgh to benefit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Inc., …


Over 200 Works of Glass Art Sold at Art on Fire …

by PQ Staff

Over 550 guests celebrated glass at the Art on Fire Celebration and Auction on Friday, September 13 at Nova Place. It was the most successful event to date benefiting Pittsburgh Glass …


Ideas for a Better Pittsburgh: Semifinalists, Part III

by PQ Staff

Pittsburgh Quarterly invited readers and neighbors to offer up their best ideas for improving the region through the Spring 2019 Pittsburgh Tomorrow Contest. The 13 finalists chosen by the Pittsburgh Today …


NFL Week Two: Quarterbacks Under Siege

by Matthew John Milligan

There are a number of variables that play into the Super Bowl equation. You have to win the close games — a win’s a win whether by 30 points or by 3. You …


A Few Disastrous Examples of Government Overspending

by Greg Curtis

History is the most humbling of subjects.” —Wilfred M. McClay, Woodrow Wilson International Center

Between the Issues

Family House Polo Match Raises More Than $220,000

by PQ Staff

The 36th Annual Family House Polo Match on Saturday, September 14 drew close to 2,000 attendees to Hartwood Acres.

Between the Issues

Barebones Brings Sam Shepard’s “True West” to Life in a Stunning …

by Stuart Sheppard

We tend to think of the American West as director John Ford portrayed it: a vast, mysterious space as cosmic as the Egyptian desert, with the Rockies as our pyramids. The …

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