Between the Issues

The Attractiveness of the Peaceful Hopi Culture

by Greg Curtis

What Robert Redford did — how does he think this stuff up? — was invite the CEOs of Peabody and the four utility companies, along with the two tribal chairmen (Peter McDonald from the Navajo …

Between the Issues

17th Annual Night in the Tropics Sells Out With 1,300 Guests …

by PQ Staff

The National Aviary’s 17th annual Night in the Tropics fundraiser sold out with 1,300 guests turning up in tropical attire on Saturday, July 13.

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Short Takes: “Imagining the Modern,” “The Best Seven Years of My …

by John Allison

“Imagining the Modern” is a gorgeous book about a period that not everyone thinks is beautiful: the postwar design of Pittsburgh. It is a truth universally acknowledged that you don’t know ...

Higher Education

The Next Five Years and Beyond

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: What will be your strategy in the next five years ...

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 …

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Regional News

Job Growth Slowly Rises

by Julia Fraser

More jobs were added to payrolls in the Pittsburgh region in June, but not at the hot pace of the rest of the nation.

Between the Issues

Clancey Calms the Airport

by Kate Benz

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

Between the Issues

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 …

Between the Issues

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.

Between the Issues

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 …

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