Creating a diversity survey for the Pittsburgh region is a tricky business. First, in this day and age, how should we define diversity? There’s racial and ethnic diversity as well as diversity of religion and of sexual preference, which has grown from “LGBT” to “LGBTQIA” (you can look it up). Should women fall…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Why should you take the regional diversity survey?
The first question a visitor usually asks is: “So… what was this place?” As curator of the 250-​year-​old Fort Pitt Block House, sometimes I feel that I have the most interesting job in the world. I get to take care of the only structure left of Fort Pitt and the oldest building in…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Fort Pitt’s key to Pittsburgh history
The founding director of the Andy Warhol Museum, Mark Francis, recounts this story: A few weeks before the museum opened, Francis had taken the distinguished curator, Walter Hopps, on an advance tour of the completed building. (Hopps was instrumental in putting on Warhol’s first Pop Art show, in June 1962 at the Ferus…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading The Andy Warhol Museum at 20
Pittsburgh has enjoyed some nice national media buzz in recent years. We’re so livable, we’re hipper than Portland, we’re the next foodie destination. But Pittsburgher Jacob Bacharach’s debut novel could blast the city’s profile into an otherworldly dimension. “The Bend of the World” — a highly enjoyable comedy of modern manners — imagines our cozy town as…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Jacob Bacharach’s debut novel pens Pittsburgh as a galactic vortex
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