By John A. Nau It’s mid October and the air has begun its inevitable plummet into the cold of winter. However, first we get to experience the beauty of fall when nature dawns her gown of golds, oranges, yellows, reds and browns. As she dances through the chilling days she paints the trees with a… Read More Fall Adventures at Raccoon State Park
By John A. Nau Do you enjoy a great book? How many of us recall searching through a bookstore with rack after rack of colorful novels? A long time ago our cities were filled with independent book sellers. These book stores were a part of the community. Sadly, most such places have faded into the… Read More Rickert & Beagle Books
By John A. Nau Pittsburgh, a night at the theater, and the genius of the playwright are not a group of words we would often fit together. Perhaps, however, a few of us walk to the beat of a different drummer and we know how synonymous these words actually are. In fact, on any given… Read More Bloody Hell
By Anne Marie Ellison Miller A bostock is the pastry you didn’t know you needed in your life. Another genius approach to day-old bread and an alternative to an eggy French toast, a traditional bostock is a slice of brioche topped with frangipane and almonds. It’s good for breakfast. Or dessert. Or instead of pretty… Read More One Small Perfect Thing: Five Points Artisan Bakeshop Raspberry Bostock
By John A. Nau So many of us think we know Pittsburgh? We know its historical reputation as the steelmaking mecca that helped build America, and all of us know Pittsburgh as the city of champions with our great sports teams. Yet, the city has treasures that are lost to the average citizen. There are… Read More St. Anthony’s Chapel: The Life’s Work of Father Suitbert Godfrey Mollinger
By Anne Marie Ellison Miller Elizabeth Raymer Griffin doesn’t usually let other people into her studio. It’s her workspace, her secret hideout, a virtual reproduction of her college studio apartment. But I’m lucky, because Liz is my friend, so when I ask if I can profile her, she just says “Yes, ma’am!” and invites me right… Read More In the Studio with Elizabeth Raymer Griffin
By John A. Nau Welcome to RANDYLAND, a place nestled in the depths of the residential North Shore of Pittsburgh in the midst of the famed Mexican War Streets. The North Shore? I know it as the North Side and to most Pittsburghers what else could it be. After all, Three Rivers Stadium once stood… Read More This isn’t Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly, or CandyLand? No, this is Randyland!
By John A. Nau Pittsburgh, a city at once enigmatic, bold, beautiful and filled with promise. So many of her sons and daughters have gone on to achieve fame and fortune. Her children have had tremendous impact upon American culture. Many of these stories we know, and still others have yet to be written, and… Read More Stand up horror? Only in Pittsburgh
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