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
Have you ever stopped to ponder to what extent anatomy — or more correctly, topography — is destiny in the historical development and popular perception of Pittsburgh? Martin Aurand has. In an ambitious, new publication from the University of Pittsburgh Press titled “The Spectator and the Topographical City,” he endeavors to explain how…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Author Martin Aurand visits Pittsburgh’s topographical rooms
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
In 1882, Henry Clay Frick purchased an Italianate-​style mansion on Penn Avenue in Point Breeze. The “Coke King” named it Clayton, commissioning two major renovations for his growing family. Within 10 years, though, Frick and his wife, Adelaide, suffered the loss of two of their four children, 8-​year-​old Martha and infant Henry Clay…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Festivities at the Frick
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