John Szwed’s first-rate biography puts the primary focus on the artist and her work, and not her addiction.
The action is sufficiently suspenseful to keep even a non-thriller reader’s interest, which makes up for the occasional uber-dramatic flair.
A new work by the author of “The Corrections” and “Freedom” comes freighted with expectations as a “literary event.” It is, flaws and all.
After 9-year-old Laurent Lepage disappears, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache confronts terrorism in the latest in the mystery series.
A first novel by former journalist K.T. Medina will appeal to anyone who admires “The Girl on the Train” by fellow Briton Paula Hawkins.
“The State We’re In” is brimming with grim wit from start to finish in that way only a Beattie narrative can.
Mr. Schickel reviewed movies for Time magazine from 1965 to 2009. He’s seen 22,250, and is most enchanted with ones before 1950.
Soul Line Dancing, Idina Menzel, Len Barcousky and comedian Sommore all on the schedule for the coming week.
A crop of new titles provides the perfect opportunity to calm nerves and prepare young scholars for the transition to school.
The prolific Pittsburgh writer chronicles the search for her birth mother, while peering closely (and unsparingly) at motherhood itself.
In America's Civil War, a wily British diplomat in the South, Robert Bunch, spied to battle slavery, and Christopher Dickey tells the tale.
Mr. Ghosh deploys the magical techniques of romance to tell human stories amid seismic history, the Opium War of the 1840s.
Clifford Thompson explores his family’s influential role without the dysfunctional tales many expect from a memoir.
Naomi Jackson’s debut novel is, at its core, a story about mothers and daughters, as two girls try to navigate two worlds.
Fear and loving: It’s hard to resist trying to figure out what’s real and what’s fiction in Cheryl Della Pietra’s “Gonzo Girl.”
Citiparks offers free Summer Soul Line Dancing lessons today and Saturday; author Mary Jo Sonntag appear at Carnegie Library on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh’s pop culture fest, in its 25th year, features “Batman” and “Karate Kid” reunions and female pioneers from sci-fi and fantasy.