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Allegheny Health Network’s “A Night Under the Stars” Held On-​Field at PNC Park

The Allegheny Health Network “A Night Under the Stars” Gala was held on Friday, September 28 at PNC Park, marking the ballpark’s third ever on-​field private event.

Terrance Hayes Tackles Current Life in “American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin”

“Prismatic” is how the late poet Wanda Coleman once described her smart, resonant American sonnets in a 2002 radio interview with writer Paul Nelson. The impetus of her avant-​garde style was to approach the old form in a new way, making it a more stimulating way to express anger and…

Who Says There’s Really “Prediabetes”?

I want to launch this post with a disclaimer — don’t do what I did. On the other hand, the usual advice — consult with your physician — might be even worse, for the reasons I’ll get to.

Animal Friends’ Black Tie & Tails Celebrates 75 Years

Animal Friends celebrated the biggest 75th birthday bash ever on Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at Black Tie & Tails. For two days, Animal Friends’ campus on Camp Horne Road was transformed into a party scene filled with confetti, streamers, birthday cakes and (of course!) the true party…

Death Becomes Her

“Why?” is the obvious question: dead bodies of all ages (arriving daily), grieving families, being surrounded by sadness and despair, not to mention dealing with the more unseemly but necessary “physical” aspects of the job. As a family business — sure, that makes sense — family pressure can go a long way, and there…

Diamond Horseshoe Ball Kicks Off Pittsburgh Opera’s 80th Anniversary Season

“Diamond Heist,” the 64th annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball, officially kicked off Pittsburgh Opera’s 80th Anniversary season Saturday night at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.

A Sunset Gala at Soergel’s Hollow

The sun was just about to bow out; an open sky brushed with fiery oranges and hot pinks. A few cars pulling out of the fields but most of them staying put as the din from inside the Barn at Soergel Hollow, tucked into the rolling countryside of Evans City,…

My Eureka Moment

So there I was in early 2015, six months after my heart attack and open heart surgery, taking 12 meds and being urged to add another two to the regime. Instead of rebelling, I was Mr. Goodpatient, passively doing whatever I was told, however insane it seemed.

Millennials Speak Out

Millennials are the face of the future. Born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, their ranks include doctors, teachers, students, CEOs, astronauts, mothers, fathers and future presidents. What are their aspirations, motivations, concerns and outlook? Are they happy? Pittsburgh Quarterly’s Alayna Jones visited Pittsburgh-​area places, ranging from the…

Look What’s Happening in Cleveland

With the opening of the Carnegie International less than a month away, I drove to Cleveland to see their inaugural international exhibition. Under the umbrella of “Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art,” projects happened as far away as Akron and Oberlin, but the majority were located in three Cleveland…

PSO’s “Voyage at Sea” Takes Guests on a Musical Journey

On Saturday, September 15, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra hosted its annual gala at Heinz Hall. This year’s theme, Voyage at Sea: A Passage to the Mediterranean, took attendees on a musical journey around the world.

35th Annual Family House Polo Match Raises $250,000

The 35th Annual Family House Polo Match was held at Hartwood Acres on Saturday, September 15. The match drew 2,000 guests. $250,000 was raised to support the Family House mission of providing affordable, home-​like accommodations to patients and families who travel to Pittsburgh for medical care.

Why We Don’t Take Our Meds (Again)

Recently, two journalists (Tim Harford and Simon Kuper) working for the Financial Times of London attended the FT Weekend Festival. The topic of their onstage conversation was “the nightmare of writing a weekly column.” Tell me about it.

Ten Minutes of Lovely

“Okay, so I’ll do two hundred of the Hey Rosemary,” Samantha says, tying a white, plastic apron around her waist before opening two, overflowing three-​ring binders. “Wait… three hundred Hey Rosemary. We are really low on Hey Rosemary. I need to make Lady Macbeth again… and I’m out of Gertrude!…

Fed Folly and its Practical Effects

“The… task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” –Friedrich von Hayek
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