The Fourth River

From There He Began Making: A Profile of Pittsburgh Artist Ryder Henry

By on December 5, 2014

  — by Taylor Smith, for The Fourth River   I am standing in the middle of an exhibit at the Mattress Factory in downtown Pittsburgh—the room is fully carpeted, and I am surrounded by nearly thirty brick-brown model towers.

Essay: “The Seedbank of Mount Sutro,” by Elizabeth C. Creely

By on May 26, 2014

  Mount Sutro, a hill in San Francisco, is difficult to characterize. At 908 feet, it’s a very tall hill that comes close to being a small mountain. (Another 92 feet, and it would have that distinction.) Many hundreds of