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 Karla Boos will speak at Wednesday's "Neighborhood Stories, Well Told" program.
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Karla Boos will speak at Wednesday's "Neighborhood Stories, Well Told" program.

Creative Nonfiction Foundation launches 'Writing Pittsburgh' project, seeking new narratives of the city

The "Writing Pittsburgh" project will open with neighborhoods and technology, publishing three books during the next five years.


 Paula Hawkins, author of "The Girl on the Train."

'The Girl on the Train': Paula Hawkins' instant best-seller is part mystery, part confessional

“The Girl on the Train” has earned comparisons to “Gone Girl,” but it’s also on par with Patricia Highsmith’s psychological thrillers.



 Toni Morrison, author of "God Help the Child."

'God Help the Child': Toni Morrison's 11th novel revisits themes of 'The Bluest Eye,' her first

Ms. Morrison explores what is learned too late about childhood trauma and how it can live on and reverberate for decades, for generations.



 It's artichoke season in Rome, says Elizabeeth Minchilli. The season lasts through May. Locals eat them deep-fried and braised, or served in lasagna and risotto.

Dine: Two new books illuminate the ways of Italians and Italian regional cuisine

“The Italians” and “Eating Rome”: Two books to better understand Italians and the art of eating like one


Movies »


Russia bans 'Child 44' movie

Russia has banned the showing of the new movie “Child 44,” which is set in Stalinist Russia.



Pittsburgh filmmakers dodge death in making documentary in Ukraine

“Crocodile Gennadiy,“ a vivid portrait of a Ukrainian pastor from the director and producer of ”Blood Brother,“ premieres at Tribeca.


 
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Disguises, no limit: How the Russian spies of FX's 'The Americans' change their looks

Wigs, glasses, mustaches and more are used to make the quick changes required of undercover KGB agents on the critically acclaimed TV show.



TV Q&A

Questions answered about “Under the Dome,” failed pilots, “Chicago P.D.” and more.


 


Breakfast With


Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Rosanne Cash

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash hates music as therapy but recognizes its ability to heal.



Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Ira Glass

The host of public radio’s “This American Life,” Ira Glass talks a bit about his own life and career.


 

Art & Architecture


Artist promotes her Monongahela 'hometown'

Tammy Sprinkle says the Mon Valley town offers outdoor concerts, antique stores, artists’ shops and “tons of history.”



Upper St. Clair display to offer taste of art — and chocolate

The 4th Annual Arts & Chocolate Spectacular is a free event that will feature students’ artwork, chocolate and local dancers and performers.


 

Celebrities


PEOPLE: Suge Knight, Gene Kelly, Britt McHenry and more!

Rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight is ordered to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges.



People: Chris Harrison, Rita Wilson, Billy Joel, Big Bird

Chris Harrison to host “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” this fall, but will still oversee run for the roses on “The Bachelor” franchise


 

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