The main entrance to the Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center off Second Avenue looks like the inside of a space ship. Neon blue and purple lamps wash the corridor with cool, luminescent hues, like a Death Star antechamber, and trapezoidal wall moldings recall Star Trek interiors. “Blast door” portcullises, complete with tooth-​like eaves…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
Pittsburgh has always left vivid impressions on the mind of the outsider. For some reason, however, visiting writers have been less kind to Pittsburgh than visiting artists.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh continues to fascinate visiting artists
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
Selected by owners Jack and Dale Duff from a small field of candidates, they have been operating the venerable Blackberry Meadows Farm all summer under a lease/​purchase agreement.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Young Slippery Rock grads are set to prove sustainability can sustain them
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