Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning last fall, students in Laurie Collier’s and Maureen Kedzuf’s fifth-​grade class lined up in escort position at Arlington Accelerated Academy and headed to the gymnasium to dance. They were among the more than 300 fifth-​graders from six elementary schools participating in Dancing Classrooms’ inaugural year in the Pittsburgh…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Ballroom classes effect change in local elementary schools
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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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Carnegie Mellon’s art school enters a new century
The wiper blades arched back and forth against the SUV’s windshield, sweeping away an icy rain. Over the narrow, cobblestone streets and vacant, littered lots of the Hill District, DeJuan Blair drove his grandmother’s Buick Rendezvous.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading A closer look at DeJuan Blair — home-​grown basketball phenomenon
Tuesday night, Aug. 25, 2009. There are 17,049 paying customers in PNC Park. If they are baseball fans, they are getting their money’s worth.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The path of the most exciting player on the Pittsburgh Pirates
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