Category: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Standing ovations say more about the audience than the performance

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette James Johnson, College of Arts & Sciences You know the type. He is sitting down in a theater, attentively listening to a performance — a musical, an opera, a concert, anything. As the show starts to winds down, he prepares to stand up. Expert quote: “I don’t want to deprecate the enthusiasm people […]

Cleveland getting ready for Republican National Convention

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Tom Whalen, College of General Studies On the side of a Downtown building hangs a 10-story mural of LeBron James facing a crowd, muscled arms raised in swagger, the city’s name splayed across the back of his uniform jersey… Expert quote: “It’s going to be compelling television viewing.” View full article

Closing US embassies not right message to send

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Angelo Codevilla, College of Arts & Sciences U.S. diplomatic missions throughout the Middle East were closed Sunday in response to the threat of terrorist attack from al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) which may involve bombs surgically implanted in suicide bombers… Expert quote: “The intelligence on the basis of which the policy […]

Long-term brain damage at heart of huge NFL lawsuit

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy The massive legal action brought by former players against the National Football League has been known as a concussion lawsuit… Expert quote: “In all my years of looking at brains, I’ve never had anyone come to me and say, I think […]