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Clancey Calms the Airport

by Kate Benz

Such a beautiful dog!” “Oooh! So cute!” “Look how sweet he is!”

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Cultural Trust Hosts Immersive Dance Party

by PQ Staff

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Summer Gallery Crawl culminated with “Footwork,” an immersive dance party in the heart of the Cultural District. From 9 p.m. to midnight on July 12, the Peirce …

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Architecture & Neighborhoods

History, Charm and Vitality

by Barbara Eichenlaub

Saxonburg was founded as a German farming settlement in 1832 by brothers Friedrich C. and John A. Roebling, immigrants from Mühlhausen, Prussia, who purchased 1,582 acres. Destined to become history’s most ...


Lisa Schroeder, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation

by Jeff Sewald

I was born and raised in Baltimore and lived in Pittsburgh, twice. The first time was in the 1980s, for just a few years. It was a challenging time for the ...


Beavers Don’t Get Headaches

by Daryln Brewer Hoffstot

“A beaver sits on the riverbank watching all of this unfold.” —from “Cairo” by Sara Miller


The Joshua C. Whetzel, Jr., Trail

by Thomas Saunders

There is a beautiful new trail to hike, just outside Confluence, a quaint town in the Laurel Highlands situated at the confluence of the Casselman River, Laurel Hill Creek and the …


Crown Jewels of the Commonwealth

by Julia Fraser

A stand of old-​growth hemlocks with trunks nearly four feet in diameter towers over a trail cut along a creek shrouded in mountain laurel that ripples through Laurel Hill State Park, …

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Earth Mother vs. Money

by Greg Curtis

Abbott Sekaquaptewa and I were sitting precariously on the edge of a mesa, the dark desert spread out below us, the night sky overcast and black.


“May We Live in Interesting Times”: The 58th Venice Biennale

by Steve Mendelson

I have just returned from my 10th (I think) Venice Biennale.

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Urban Garden Party Raises More Than $225,000

by PQ Staff

Urban Garden Party: Solstice was held on Friday, June 21 at the Mattress Factory. The event is the museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, the theme was Solstice, and …

Between the Issues

Cuckoo for Clocks

by Kate Benz

The guts of a very cute, very small, and very colorful cuckoo clock with Swiss Miss vibes are splayed out on top of the Whirlpool washing machine next to a container …

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An Evening with the Hopi Tribal Council

by Greg Curtis

The Hopi tribe is governed by an American-​style system of representative democracy more or less imposed on them by the Bureau of Indian Affairs back in 1936.

Regional News

Low Unemployment Continues

by Julia Fraser

Workers in southwestern Pennsylvania continue to find jobs as the region notched another month of unemployment below 4 percent in May. The region’s 3.8 percent unemployment rate held over from April, …

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