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On Saturday, one of Pittsburgh's pantheon of medical greats—organ transplant pioneer Dr. Thomas Starzl—died in his sleep. One of the best profiles ever written about him was penned by Jeffery Fraser for Pittsburgh Quarterly: “A Medical Giant in our Midst.”

If you’re concerned with either President Trump’s portrayal of the news media or with the media itself, read “Journalism 101,” a very brief voyage through the rocky waters of today’s sea of journalism. For a fascinating essay on local theater, Stuart Sheppard takes you on a tour of Christopher Marlowe’s 16th Century England via Carnegie Mellon’s recent production of “Edward II.”  

And finally, since his tackling of the problems of public education and teachers’ unions wasn’t controverisal enough, Greg Curtis zeroes in on the evolution of climate science into climate religion. You will not find four better written pieces on any Pittsburgh website this week. If you agree, let others know about the site—and enjoy your reading!

—Doug Heuck, Editor
Starzl
  PROFILES  
A Medical Giant in
our Midst

by JEFFERY FRASER
Dr. Starzl’s life work pushed the boundaries of organ transplantation, and he left his fingerprints on every major breakthrough along the way.
Journalism 101?
  FROM THE EDITOR  
Journalism 101?
by DOUGLAS HEUCK
Does any truth lurk behind President Trump’s claim that journalists are “among the most dishonest human beings on earth”? Why is the press losing the public trust?
A Crumbling Pittsburgh Treasure
  THE HAMLET MACHINE  
CMU Brings Vivid Life to Marlowe’s Great Work
by STUART SHEPPARD
CMU combined some of the strongest and rarest elements of great theatre in their production of “Edward II.”
Train Shows & Guys
  INKPEN FLYER  
Train Shows & Guys
by TIM MENEES
Some men buy a sports car or sailboat when they hit male menopause. Others take a cheaper and more benign route: buy electric trains and go to train shows.
Loose Change, Part VII
  CREATIVE CAPITAL  
Loose Change, Part VII
by GREG CURTIS
Somewhere between the randy adolescence of climate science and today, climate science stopped being science and started being religion.
Let the Good Times Roll
  EVENTS  
Let the Good Times Roll
by PQ STAFF
The Mardi Gras Gala toasted Covestro’s Jerry MacCleary King of the Mardi with pyrotechnics, beads, music and a cloud of 7,000 balloons.

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