Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
Bogus Andy:? An unknown silkscreen print supposedly by late Pittsburgh-born artist Andy Warhol goes on the auction block on Sept. 2 at a Columbia County gallery. But Tom Sokolowski says the unsigned print — titled “Of Thee I Sing — Nico” — doesn't look like a Warhol. And if anyone knows, he would know. Unless authenticated, this print should be pulled from the auction or sold as a non-Warhol work.
Time warp: The Toledo, Ohio, Block Bugler editorializes that Detroit's bankruptcy somehow is a clarion call for “a new urban agenda,” one that “can be a prescription for national prosperity.” But as the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy reminds, “Calling for a new urban agenda is just a dreamed up politically correct scheme to avoid dealing with disasters created by earlier statist schemes.”
It's that time again: Students soon will be heading back to school. Some kids are cringing. Many parents are rejoicing. And we would be remiss if we did not caution drivers to be alert for kids of all ages being out and about, especially in the early morning and again in the afternoon. So, here's the drill: Obey the crossing guards, stop for buses with flashing red lights and expect that kid to dart out from between two parked cars. But here's the very best tip we can think of for motorists — slow down.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.