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

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh’s small publishing houses are flourishing
On a recent Friday evening, the balcony in the South Side’s Rex Theater was at a near fever pitch. Amid a buzzing crowd, models were sipping cocktails and slipping into their custom-​made outfits while a new rock band, Magdalene, jammed on the stage below.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Squeezed in after their day jobs, a collective of artists is creating a hotbed of out-​of-​way culture
Before Pittsburgh became a place, before it was an idea, before its stories, its heroes, its villains, its tales of exploration, adventure, discovery and struggle became part of the popular imagination and American life, it was a space defined only by the movement of water through mountains, valleys, forests and a dark wilderness.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Artists and historians discuss the region’s never-​ending quest to define itself
In an empty annex of the Strip District’s typically post-​industrial Gage Building, propped against a supporting beam on the hard factory floor, disparate objects sit like the sad leftovers from a garage sale. Karla Boos, founder and artistic director of Quantum Theatre, surveys the items with Jed Harris, veteran Pittsburgh written theater experimentalist…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading After 20 years, the Quantum Theatre is still seeking new ground
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