Father Dam Nguyen presides over the flock at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Sorrowful Virgin in the South Hills town of Whitehall. Several in the congregation share his Vietnamese heritage, and more often these days he finds himself given the joyful task of presiding at the marriage or baptism of one of their…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Global City
Junior high woodworking class is as close as many of us have ever gotten to making something with our own hands. We developed a tactile awareness of the silky smoothness of well-​sanded wood and that need to run our fingers over the soft warmth of a finished piece of walnut.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh’s downed trees reemerge as carved treasures
Behold the beaver! Beady-​eyed, snubnosed and bucktoothed, it is hardly a thing of beauty, yet the pursuit of this oversized rodent across North America launched more ships (and keelboats, rafts and canoes) than the lovely Helen of Troy, for all her charms.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading “Fur, Fortune, and Empire“
When President George W. Bush tossed the ceremonial first pitch at the home opener of the Washington Nationals in April, it marked the return of Major League Baseball to the nation’s capital after a 34-​year hiatus. It also gave a newcomer from Pittsburgh millions of reasons to cheer for a team that plays…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Sports marketing: If you’re going to play, do it right
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