Between the Issues

Bernanke’s Blunders

by Greg Curtis

We’ve assessed the successes and failures of central bankers in the 1930s. Now let’s turn our attention to their modern counterparts.

Between the Issues

Riverlife’s Party at the Pier Raises Over $250,000

by PQ Staff

The forecast for Friday, August 17 called for nonstop rain, thunder and even hail. That didn’t deter a sold-​out crowd of 900 guests from dressing up in their finest Mediterranean-​inspired looks …

Between the Issues

Synagogues Around the World

by David Aschkenas

For the past seven years, a Pittsburgh photographer has been working on a personal project: Capturing the beauty of synagogues in Europe. Experience the architecture and history of synagogues from Prague, …

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Architecture & Neighborhoods

Car Cathedral

by Matthew John Milligan

Since its completion in 1931, the towering stone St. Helen’s Catholic Church has stood like a beacon atop Main Street in East Pittsburgh. Now it’s a car club and garage with ...

Obituaries

Montgomery, Macino, Vento, Capretto, Marcu, Widdoes, Luderowski

by PQ Staff

Ruth Mitchell Montgomery, 101: Five years after she and her husband moved to Pittsburgh for a job with the University of Pittsburgh in 1956, Montgomery started the effort to create the ...



Arts

An Ear for Music and Life

by John W. Miller

On a Tuesday morning in Squirrel Hill, Ceinwen (pronounced Kine-​Win) King-​Smith taps out notes on her piano. I stumble along, up and down the scale, straining my voice to match pitches. …

Profiles

Ageless Wisdom: Jim Roddey, 85

by John Beale

In part one of this video series, Jim Roddey, age 85, discusses his contributions to Pittsburgh as a businessman and first Allegheny County Executive.

Higher Education

Protecting Free Speech on Campus

by PQ Staff

For this special feature, we invited the presidents of the region’s leading institutions of higher education to respond to the following: The American Civil Liberties Union has written that “An open …

Health

A New Way to Fight Overdose

by Nick Keppler

When Dave Lozier campaigned to be the district attorney of Beaver County, one topic dominated conversation at every meet-​and-​greet and campaign stop.

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Between the Issues

Bob and Fritz Together

by Kate Benz, photography by John Altdorfer

Fritz is wearing a contraption. Two black, rubber wheels attached to a harness that allows him to bark and roll and bark and roll his way across the grass. He’s been …

Between the Issues

Why Gold Had to Go

by Greg Curtis

The “gold standard,” which prevailed in the developed world for many decades, simply means that some fraction of a country’s paper currency has to be backed by — that is, convertible into — gold. In …

Between the Issues

Rob Ruck Examines Football the Samoan Way

by Jody DiPerna

The thing to understand about Rob Ruck is that he’s a runner — a distance runner and a daily runner. He’s the type of guy to run the Pittsburgh marathon a bunch of …

Between the Issues

Central Bankers Then and Now, Part III

by Greg Curtis

Scholars of the Great Depression typically blame policymakers of the 1930s for failing to do four things:

Between the Issues

The Spirit of Animals Glows in Robin Becker’s “The Black Bear …

by Fred Shaw

There’s a favorite scene in Don DeLillo’s sprawling masterpiece of a novel, “Underworld,” where a priest asks his student to name the parts of the boots the pupil’s wearing. The young …

Between the Issues

Steelers Start Your Engines

by Matthew John Milligan

As summer moves along, the big NFL machine quietly starts its engine. Training camps kick off across the league this week, with the Steelers setting up shop for their 53rd season …

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