You don’t need to love football in order to enjoy Art Rooney Jr.’s glowing tribute to his famous father. “Ruanaidh: The Story of Art Rooney and His Clan” is first and foremost about people — the odd and irascible, the magnificent and flawed, the drunk and devout — in the orbit of one of the greatest “people…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading The story of Art Rooney and his era
Corporate histories commissioned by the client are seldom (read never) impartial, and UPMC’s “Beyond the Bounds” is no exception. Author Mary Brignano lays on the praise in this glossy tribute to UPMC founder Thomas Detre, M.D., and his protégé, current President & CEO Jeffrey Romoff.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Reading Room
The increasingly popular genre of creative nonfiction has taken a new turn with the publication of “Shadows on a Wall: Juan O’Gorman and the Mural at Patzcuaro” by Hilary Masters (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005, $24.95). This book-​length essay combines fact and fiction with artistic metaphor, autobiography and imaginative technique to describe an…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Juan O’Gorman and the Mural at Patzcuaro
The recent celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh’s polio vaccine recalled one of the great moments in Pittsburgh history. Led by Dr. Jonas Salk, the scientists were armed with expertise, belief and will. I got to know Salk just 11 years ago and wrote a three-​part profile about him.…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading A turbulent interview
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