Standing in his new South Side studio, a patchwork of windows letting in the mid-​day light, glass artist Drew Hine reaches for a map to illustrate his connection to the early days of Pittsburgh glassmaking, an industry that emerged 210 years ago from a red-​hot amalgam of sand, ash, lime and coal.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading City of steel or city of glass? Pittsburgh shows its wares
To be in China now must be like witnessing the construction of the pyramids. In Beijing, the world’s most powerful totalitarian regime is preparing for next year’s Olympics. Shanghai, a garden of skyscrapers, is getting ready for the 2010 World’s Fair. New highways, airports, power plants, dams and towers are fueled by China’s…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading The observer: Summer ’07
Over the last six years that I have served as Allegheny County executive, we achieved momentous results by working together, putting taxpayers first and keeping our focus, making southwestern Pennsylvania an attractive place for businesses to invest and families to live.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading …Governor Dan Onorato
It seems that every autumn, I start worrying about my kids. My wife and I don’t have children, so “my kids” are my current and former college students.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading “Plastics” and other truths for those entering the workforce
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