On the cover: Photographer John Moyer documents Frick Park nearly every day. This snowy scene of Nine Mile Run was shot in February 2010. For this issue’s cover, the photo was turned into a graphic illustration—with added dog—by designer James Hilston.

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The arts equation
Making a creative career add up

What's cooking?
Sherrie Flick's new food column

Clan Carnegie
A visit with Andrew Carnegie’s descendants in Scotland

Putting Pitt to the test
During a crisis, the university faces its accreditation review

It’s a dog's life
A photo essay by John Beale

African Americans in Pittsburgh
The newcomer experience; A recent survey reveals racial discrepancies in our region

The retirement question
Local financial advisers weigh in on factors to consider when planning for retirement

A Christmas miracle
Pittsburgh's FedEx Ground delivers during holiday "peak"


What do I know?
Life lessons from former Governor Ed Rendell

Reading room
A consideration of Joe Paterno

On the wing
The Canada goose

A museum-quality home in Fox Chapel

Art thoughts    
A look at Carnegie Museum of Art's former director, Leon Arkus

Neighborhood joints
Kar Hing's hidden Chinese gem

Health insight
Cholesterol conundrum; Honing in on an Alzheimer’s cure; Screening for brittle bones

Worth the drive    
Oglebay: Wheeling's winter wonder

The Marcellus Shale
Finding middle ground

The CEO profile
Kim Tillotson Fleming of Hefren-Tillotson


Publisher's letter / E pluribus unum

Stocks & pedestal / The Penguins & the NHL; One Young World

Arrivals / Professionals new to Pittsburgh

Arts & events / Happenings in Downtown’s Cultural District

Last chapter / Noting the passing of Pittsburgh citizens

Place / Lost Turkey Trail, Somerset County

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