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Fleeting Blossoms of the ’Burgh

by David Aschkenas

April showers bring May flowers, but May showers can quickly destroy the delicate blossoms on flowering trees. Sometimes the blooms only last a few days before a sudden downpour — of which Pittsburgh …

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Maecenas XXXIV Brings Contortionists to the Opera

by PQ Staff

Pittsburgh’s best-​dressed celebrated at Pittsburgh Opera’s 34th annual Maecenas Gala on May 12th in a crowd of 250. Local performing arts patrons Pat and Michele Atkins were presented with Pittsburgh Opera’s …

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Steelers Add Key Players Who Should See Playing Time

by Matthew John Milligan

The 2018 NFL draft is in the books. The league again elected to feature a number of former NFL players to make team selections, perhaps to quell the booing of Commissioner …

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New Age Nuances

by Barbara Eichenlaub

Spring. A time for renewal and rejuvenation, especially if you’re feeling tense. A great place to start your revival is with your body. The best defense against burnout is a peaceful, relaxed offense. There ...


The Roseate Spoonbill

by David Liebmann

Roseate Spoonbills are birds worth traveling for. Sometimes they even travel to us. Typically found on the Gulf Coast, the first time I spotted one was on a marathon birding adventure I took to south ...


What Do We Need to Make Western Pa. the Best Place …

by PQ Staff

We asked a cross-​section of regional leaders to respond, in 75 words or less, to this question: What do we need to do to make Western Pennsylvania the best place to live in the world?


It Wears You Down

by Jeffery Fraser

Caring for her father fell to Patrice Cottrell about nine years ago. It involved a few errands, at first. Doctor visits, marshaling his medications, coordinating health care and financial matters and scouting out and …


A Different Pittsburgh

by Julia Fraser

There’s an Andy Warhol canvas of a newspaper clipping with a photograph of a can of tuna fish and, beneath it, two middle-​aged women and the caption: “Seized shipment: Did a …


How My English Degree Helped Build a Tech Company

by Chris Allison

When I was 26, my dad got sick and asked me to take over as CEO of the tech company he started. I was armed with my English major from Allegheny …

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Play Unlimited: The Public’s Ambitious “Hamlet” Rewards on Many Levels

by Stuart Sheppard

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” is a monster of a play: at about 4,000 lines, it’s Shakespeare’s longest — full productions can easily run past four hours. (Hamlet himself has 1,500

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Don’t Dress Like a Hillbilly

by Greg Curtis

Last week we discussed one of the major hurdles recent immigrants from southeastern Kentucky faced when they tried to assimilate into middle class society in Ohio: they talked like hillbillies. This …

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Recalling Poet Muriel Rukeyser and her Work on the Hawk’s Nest …

by Jody DiPerna

When she was just 23, poet Muriel Rukeyser drove from her home in New York City to the hollers of West Virginia, fueled by a desire to investigate and document the …

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Why Were Pittsburgh’s Scots-​Irish So Successful?

by Greg Curtis

If Malcolm Gladwell is right that the cultural legacy of the Scots-​Irish explains the poor outcomes experienced by people in southeastern Kentucky, how do we explain the exceptional success of these …

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Family House Gifting Gala Raises $145,000

by PQ Staff

The Family House Gifting Gala was held Saturday, April 14 at J. Verno Studios. The speakeasy-​themed event was presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan and celebrated 35 years of Family …

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YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Celebrates 150 Years with Speaker Dr. Jill Biden …

by PQ Staff

Over 450 guests packed the Wyndham Grand in Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday, April 13 to celebrate 150 years of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh with featured speaker Dr. Jill Biden, former Second …

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