SOURCE: The Metropole
by David S. Rotenstein
"Preservation is a fraught, power-laden process that reinforces racial, class, and gender biases. As old places become “historic,” they frequently get new names that are then inscribed upon space."
by Ed Simon
The author of a new book on Pittsburgh considers the first written history of the city and reflects on what preceded and what might follow the steel era.
SOURCE: Bloomberg CityLab
by Brentin Mock
White suburban women have been important liberal activists since Trump's election, but still face difficulty in creating coalitions with communities of color in metro areas like Pittsburgh where segregation and inequality are rampant.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Jill Lepore
From a 1958 synagogue bombing in Atlanta to the events of recent weeks, the bloody-mindedness of broken men can be countered only by principle and fortitude.
by Ed Simon
"I feel completely entitled to examine the poisonous fruit of our current political culture."
PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh bridge has been renamed for Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough on his 80th birthday.County officials gathered Sunday to rename the 16th Street Bridge in McCullough's honor. A Pittsburgh native and two-time Pulitzer prize winner, McCullough said no honor has touched him like the decision to rename the bridge after him.McCullough, who wrote a book about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, said he's had many honors."But no pat on the back has ever touched me to the heart, to the depths of what I am, the way this announcement of a bridge named in my honor has," the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette reported. "There's something magical about a bridge."...
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