Ten bucks says you didn’t know that Pittsburgh is a hotbed of small press activity.

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  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh’s small publishing houses are flourishing
Sometimes when trying to assess the importance of any one artist, I am reduced to playing the auction trick. What’s it worth? People who have pooh-​poohed Andy Warhol think twice when they hear one of his paintings sells for $14 million. It may be the wrong road to art appreciation, but in our…

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  • Sub Heading Carnegie Mellon’s art school enters a new century
It’s tough to make a non-​fiction work on paleoanthropology entertaining. The search for early forms of fossil man is commonly perceived as a dry one, figuratively and literally; comprising years upon years of tiresome labor by pedantic academics in wretched climates and occasionally yielding a fractured femur with which the average dog couldn’t…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading The hunt for the first human is dripping with drama
It might be on the desolate plains of North Dakota, a lowland plantation in South Carolina or a rolling field in Pennsylvania. Wherever, it doesn’t take a first-​time bird hunter long to realize the majesty and value of a good English pointer. The indefatigable dog zigzags in a euphoric trance through fields of…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Squirrell Hill is home to the best bird dog in the nation, an English pointer named Talisman
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