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Region Sees Very Slight Increase in Jobs

by Bill O’Toole

After two months of decline, jobs in the seven-​county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area increased by .08 percent from December 2018 through December 2019, according U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The …


Eleven Debutantes Presented at the 94th Cinderella Ball

by PQ Staff

The 94th Cinderella Ball was held on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 inside the Grand Ballroom at the Omni William Penn in Downtown Pittsburgh. After an introduction by ball chairs Mrs. …

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Barker, Jarzebowski, Henderson, Mustain, Breese, Interiano

by PQ Staff

Elizabeth E. Barker is the executive director of The Frick Pittsburgh and the first woman to lead the institution. Her appointment begins in December. She comes to Pittsburgh from Belmont, ...


Pretty in Peat

by Marylynn Uricchio

The Machrie Hotel sits on grass-covered peat fields, a low-slung array of modern buildings that sprawl across the landscape like an apparition. Just completed last year, the newest addition to the ...

Regional News

An Answer from Abroad

by Jeffery Fraser

If southwestern Pennsylvania is going to pull out of its long population slump, it’s likely going to happen with people like Khara Timsina. He arrived in Pittsburgh 10 years ago, one …

Regional News

The Economics of Population

by Jeffery Fraser

Last spring, the U.S. Census Bureau released data showing that the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County once again lost population. In what has become a ritual, public officials were pressed …


Bridging Ayn Rand and Pittsburgh

by Scott Holleran

While conducting research for “Atlas Shrugged” during a cross-​country train trip in 1947, Ayn Rand wrote in her journal what she saw when she came upon Pittsburgh while traveling east: …


Snow Birds Fly Away — to Pittsburgh

by David Liebmann

When we hear of snow birds this time of year, the first thing that comes to mind is probably grandparents in Florida. “At least,” we think to ourselves, “they have the good sense to fly …

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The Mystery Deepens

by Greg Curtis

My inauspicious arrival on the Isle of Arran seemed to have perturbed Lady Jean Fforde not at all.

The Hamlet Machine

City Theatre’s “Downstairs” Showcases Pittsburgh’s Dazzling Acting Talent

by Stuart Sheppard

The stage of City Theatre’s “Downstairs” is an open maw of things forsaken, a dirty basement stuffed with so many neglected and discarded items — tools and tires and crates and old clothes …


Liberty Magic: Magic on Liberty

by Matthew John Milligan

I know what you’re thinking.” It’s a common expression, an uncommon occurrence — you don’t actually know what somebody is thinking. Were that the case, we’d hardly do any thinking at all.

Creative Capital

Lady Jean

by Greg Curtis

As I dutifully did every morning, I listened to my overnight voicemails. My boss was saying something like this: “Stop what you’re doing and get yourself to the Isle of Arran, …

Restaurant Reviews

Introducing: PQ Restaurant Reviews

by Pittsburgh Quarterly Restaurant Review Board

The Pittsburgh Quarterly Restaurant Review Board recognizes outstanding restaurants and chefs, publishing the top 20 annually in “The List.” Diverse board members are chosen for their interest and knowledge of food …

American Spirit

The Fight

by Kate Benz

Tell me to be brave.” Jarrell “The Samurai” Brackett is in the basement of the Grand Hall of the Priory on Pressley Street in the North Side of Pittsburgh. Sparring. Pacing. …

Regional News

Local Unemployment Nudges Upward

by Bill O’Toole

Unemployment rates in the Pittsburgh region continued their slight but steady climb in November, according to preliminary figures from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

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