On a cold spring night in April, arts traffic streamed along Penn Avenue in several frenetic directions. Downtown, patrons for the PSO’s performance of Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos poured out of restaurants toward Heinz Hall, dodging ticket-​holders for the sold-​out “Book of Mormon” at the Benedum Center. Four miles miles east, the cheap…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2013
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh arts initiatives create a national community development model
Sentimentality is not often associated with terrorism, yet authors Paul and Karen Averich display an unmistakable nostalgia for the so-​called first American Age of Terror in their wildly sympathetic history, “Sasha and Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman.“

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2013
  • Sub Heading Emma Goldman and the man who couldn’t kill Frick
Unusual and beautiful places lie just off the beaten path in Erie County — sites that even those who frequently travel to Pennsylvania’s northwesternmost county may not know.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2013
It’s a sunny summer Sunday afternoon and everybody’s out there. Pittsburghers in pairs and groups and alone, walking or running or being pushed along in strollers, with or without dogs of every size and breed — they lace the trails from Homewood Cemetery to Duck Hollow. An Ultimate Frisbee game electrifies the Fern Hollow playing…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2013
  • Sub Heading As Frick Park nears 100, planners and users seek to balance recreation with environmental awareness
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