Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Americans underestimate value of art here and in Iraq"

It was nothing less than the desecration of a civilization's history, and we watched the aftermath in our living rooms. 

"That piano and I, we could make beautiful music together (in theory)"

"Piano?" he said impishly, glancing at my nails.

"When nothing adds up"

Eleven days since the 11th. The first object in my home I had to remove because of what happened. (This essay was written before the exact number of casualties at the World Trade Center was known.)

"Where both the black tie and casual crowds fit in"

When it comes to culture couture, the black-tie crowd and the casual crowd should both be expected in the plush seats and plastic chairs of our local arts venues.