Especially nowadays, you get a different kind of art in times of war, variously patriotic, indignant and escapist. When these elements exist together, they are best nurtured by the democratic postulate, which, in times of war, itself hangs only by the skin of its teeth.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading From the Carnegie International to Festival of Firsts
The tranquil beauty of the Allegheny River at its idyllic venue in Kittanning conceals restless ghosts and a violent history. Safe to say, the 18th-​century Native Americans who lived there never imagined it couldn’t be defended from a few hundred white invaders, or that the fate of two great Old World empires across…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Uncovering ghosts “at the Great River”
A thousand feet up the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the beautiful Laurel Highlands lies the city of Greensburg, an hour southeast of downtown Pittsburgh. A major business and cultural center, its 16,000 population doubles during work hours, giving it one of highest daytime-​growth rates in the country.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Home of the Palace Theatre
Raymond P. Shafer, 89: Pennsylvania’s Republican governor from 1967 to 1971, Shafer of Meadville extended the legislative term to two years, made Pennsylvania the first state to allow public workers to unionize and tried unsuccessfully to institute income taxes.He later chaired a national commission on drugs, which recommended the Nixon administration legalize possession…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
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