Between the Issues

Anne is All About Cookies

Anne is going to bake some pizzelles, but you get the house tour first.

Family House Polo Match Raises More Than $220,000

The 36th Annual Family House Polo Match on Saturday, September 14 drew close to 2,000 attendees to Hartwood Acres.

A Few Disastrous Examples of Government Overspending

“History is the most humbling of subjects.” —Wilfred M. McClay, Woodrow Wilson International Center

Ideas for a Better Pittsburgh: Semifinalists, Part III

Pittsburgh Quarterly invited readers and neighbors to offer up their best ideas for improving the region through the Spring 2019 Pittsburgh Tomorrow Contest. The 13 finalists chosen by the Pittsburgh Today advisory board were published online and in the Fall 2019 issue of the magazine. But the ideas of another…

A Closer Look at the “Panacea”

People whose political opinions put them well to the left of the center of American opinion will naturally find themselves sympathetic to many of the policy proposals put forth by the Democrat Presidential candidates. People well to the right of center will naturally be hostile to those policies.

The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh Hosts Private Viewing of Access+Ability Exhibit

The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh was joined by friends and supporters on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 for an exclusive, private viewing of the Carnegie Museum of Art’s temporary exhibit, Access+Ability.

Ideas for a Better Pittsburgh: Semifinalists, Part II

Pittsburgh Quarterly invited readers and neighbors to offer up their best ideas for improving the region through the Spring 2019 Pittsburgh Tomorrow Contest. The 13 finalists chosen by the Pittsburgh Today advisory board were published online and in the Fall 2019 issue of the magazine. But the ideas of another…

Ideas for a Better Pittsburgh: Semifinalists, Part I

Pittsburgh Quarterly invited readers and neighbors to offer up their best ideas for improving the region through the Spring 2019 Pittsburgh Tomorrow Contest. The 13 finalists chosen by the Pittsburgh Today advisory board were published online and in the Fall 2019 issue of the magazine. But the ideas of another…

Modern Monetary Madness

When I think about MMT — Modern Monetary Theory — I visualize an odious miscreation squatting in its squalid swamp for decades, waiting only for an opportunity to erupt from the scum and devour the world’s economies.

Pasta with the Shimkos

There is spaghetti boiling in a big pot on the stove, Led Zeppelin playing on the radio and two silver bowls filled with thick, doughy, slices of bread on the kitchen counter.

The Allegheny County Parks Foundation Hosts Third Annual Twilight Picnic

The Allegheny County Parks Foundation treated the sell-​out crowd of 430 guests at its third annual Twilight Picnic for the Parks on Saturday, August 24 to a stunning celebration of the region’s nine parks, one of the largest public parks systems in the country.

Riverlife Celebrates 20th anniversary with Party at the Pier “Bold Paradise”

Riverlife has been working for two decades to bring parks, trails and quality real estate development to Pittsburgh’s riverfronts. On the evening of Friday, August 23, the nonprofit organization celebrated its 20th anniversary with a blowout Party at the Pier at the North Shore amphitheater at Rivers Casino.

Is Coronary Bypass Surgery Obsolete?

“You will die with exactly the same heart muscle cells you came out of the womb with.” —Consulting cardiologist, speaking to Your Humble Blogger

50 Years Ago at Woodstock

I was a skinny 20-​year-​old in August of 1969. My Woodstock Fever started on Monday of that week in Rochester, N.Y. I was working at St. Joe Paper Company, catching future cardboard boxes as they rolled off the corrugator. On the way home, I heard a radio ad for a…

The Amazing Human Heart

“Do-​it-​yourself cardiac bypass surgery: All you need is walking shoes.” —Harvard Medical School
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