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James Risen is a bona fide constitutional hero, apart from being an author who has written a very readable book on a fascinating subject.
James Green’s “industrial gothic history” shows a system at its worst, placing a higher value on output rather than miners’ safety.
Biographer Jonathan Horn writes that Lee’s sense of honor was bound to his being less an American and more a Virginian.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink speaks at Carnegie Music Hall Monday night; the PSO’s ’Play N’at“ series concludes Tuesday.
Performances on tap include Chatham Baroque, Buckwheat Zydeco, Pittsburgh Moth Grandslam and ArcAttack.
The granddaughter of the “Story of Civilization” creator found his long-lost manuscript of reflections on life. He comes off as a crank.
Attention to ordinary American speech is what allows this anthology to maneuver readers gracefully through the work of singular poets.
A collection of stories told from a female protagonist’s point of view is quite refreshing.
In his new book, the personal finance expert of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” fame says the information age will leave some behind.
Racial tensions to rise to a boiling point in award-winning author Sharon M. Draper’s new novel, “Stella by Starlight.”
The author speaks Sunday at the Hill House about her book “The Red Pencil,” inspired by the conflict in Darfur.
The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials found in 2013 in the author’s home in La Jolla, Calif.
“Prayers for the Stolen” shows how drugs and violence have made Mexico dangerous, especially for poor, pretty women and journalists.
Expanded from his powerful article in Time, Mr. Brill provides a thorough accounting of the discussions and maneuvers behind Obamacare.
From the writer who coined “mansplaining,” nine essays that cut to the root of what happens to women living in a patriarchal society.
Helene Tursten’s seventh novel in the Irene Huss investigation series exposes the underbelly of Swedish society.
Over 43 years of the International Poetry Forum, there were many incidents and remarks as memorable as the 400-plus readings themselves.
A powerful collection of essays that explore gender, aging, life, creativity, death and other milestones on the way to a meaningful life
An entertaining guide to neuroscience that features brain eating zombies as teaching assistants, by Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek.
Cleverly constructed short stories about unusual women mostly forgotten by history.
An intelligent literary treatise on accepting oneself while learning to be someone better.
The author of the seminal “Understanding Comics” trilogy returns with a triumphant 500-page graphic novel.
About 100 people — some of whom knew the Santorums personally — turned out at Barnes & Noble in Waterworks Mall.
The PG columnist holds forth on dogs, family, odd sports, Sewickley customs — along with politics and war — in a collection of his work.
Anne Tyler’s new novel continues to build upon the convincing characters she’s developed in her 50 years of writing.
Christian Appy explores American culture to show how our experience with Vietnam affected us.
The story of Asad Hirsi Abdullahi, as told to Jonny Steinberg over the course of three years, is a beautifully recounted memoir.
Translated from the Portuguese, Daniel Galera’s novel plays along the Brazilian coastline, blending the geographical and the psychological.
The St. Olaf Choir makes a stop at Heinz Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as part of its annual tour.
Jesmyn Ward, author of “Men We Reaped” and “Salvage the Bones,” speaks at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland on Monday. Feb. 9
“Go Set a Watchman,” written before her landmark 1960 novel, was discovered last fall. Fans are overjoyed to get the rest of the story.
The picture-book illustrator was best known for her cautionary ablutionary tale from 1956 that remains a staple of childhood.
Born with a gift: Edith Pearlman, 78, has been writing tales like this for decades.
A thoughtful and engrossing collection suitably memorializes the author and professor who taught at Carnegie Mellon for three decades.
Fat Alibi and the Cosby Fibs: No insight into sex allegations will be found in Mark Whitaker’s biography of the comedian.
Sax quartet Battle Trance at the Warhol, writers Craig Bernier and Scott Silsbe at Duquesne, PSO presents Play N’at chamber music series.