Winter 2018-19|volume 12|Issue 2

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    You know the work of internationally acclaimed artist Burton Morris. You’ve seen his designs for the United States Olympic Team, the 2006 MLB All-Star Game,   Read More ...

    As the topic of priests, good and bad, monopolizes the news, it seems like a fine time to look at the Strip’s most famous priest:   Read More ...

    I was excited when asked to write about Nancy B’s Bakery in West Homestead. Really—who wouldn’t want to describe cookies, especially with the holidays being   Read More ...

    Collecting is finding something of interest to enjoy, and often you can bring joy to others with your collection. There is no more beautiful a   Read More ...

    Perhaps there has been no greater trending growth in recent years than in the beer industry—especially regarding microbrews and craft beers. Microbrew restaurants, bars, and   Read More ...

    You know the work of internationally acclaimed artist Burton Morris. You’ve seen his designs for the United States Olympic Team, the 2006 MLB All-Star Game, and the 2016 US Open Golf Tournament. Or perhaps you saw “Poptastic! Two Decades of Pittsburgh Pop Artist Burton Morris” at the Heinz History Center in 2013. Given his stellar accomplishments, it should come as no surprise that exemplars of Morris’s work are in dozens   Read More ...

    As the topic of priests, good and bad, monopolizes the news, it seems like a fine time to look at the Strip’s most famous priest: Father James Renshaw Cox—once so highly regarded by his supporters, the Jobless Party, that they nominated him as their candidate for president of the United States in 1932. Fr. Cox was born on March 7, 1886, to a Methodist father and Catholic mother, in Lawrenceville.   Read More ...

    I was excited when asked to write about Nancy B’s Bakery in West Homestead. Really—who wouldn’t want to describe cookies, especially with the holidays being the season of baking? In all honesty, though, I was more moved to write about the owners, Nancy Bertram and her son, Mike Runco, whom I have known for quite a while. Many readers may be familiar with Nancy B’s Bakery from the publicity over   Read More ...

    Collecting is finding something of interest to enjoy, and often you can bring joy to others with your collection. There is no more beautiful a holiday than Christmas. Ornaments commemorate Christmases past—nostalgia, all beautifully wrapped in your very own tree. There is excited anticipation as you trek to the attic, retrieving ornaments and trim. Each opened box evokes a memory. With current and former Pittsburghers, Steelers ornaments and trees are   Read More ...

    Perhaps there has been no greater trending growth in recent years than in the beer industry—especially regarding microbrews and craft beers. Microbrew restaurants, bars, and pubs appear to be constantly opening in neighborhoods, and the amount of craft beers available has expanded exponentially to an almost overwhelming selection. Just when it seemed that nothing new and unique could possibly be added to the beer industry, Mad Hops did exactly that   Read More ...

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