From the absurd to the very real, Onion writers Matt Spina and Seena Vali are experts in fake news
The festival is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center of CMU in the Cultural District and Oakland venues.
Several books give young readers the opportunity to see realistic representations of themselves in stories.
Starting with “Legend of a Suicide” (2008), David Vann has built a solid reputation for bleak, violent stories of family breakdown.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a public intellectual unafraid of making audiences uncomfortable.
“The Doorposts of Your House and On Your Gates” is about a family of flawed but interesting people and their entanglements.
“Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life” is an entertaining informative look at the famed director, including his foibles, his neuroses and films.
“Moraine State Park,” available March 20, traces the transformation of this tract of Butler County by glaciers and man into Lake Arthur.
A Young journalist and a seasoned bartender team up for a book on the city’s “Cocktails, Nightlife, and Bartending Tradition" then and now.
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak turns a contract no one reads into the graphic novel “Terms and Conditions.”
Elif Batuman’s latest novel is the story of a young woman’s self invention.
“Ill Will” follows the family of Dustin Tillman, a psychologist in his early 40s living in suburban Cleveland.
“Universal Harvester” reads similarly to the author’s first book in many ways, but feels like a failed genre experiment.
In “Olive Witch: A Memoir,” Abeer Y. Hoque writes about a life spent moving from place to place.
Her newest work is “Jacknife: New and Selected Poems.”
Ms. Gay spoke Monday at a sold-out lecture at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
Shanthi Sekaran's second novel explores how innocent lives can change because of reckless decisions and complicated systems.
'The Branding of the American Mind': How colleges and universities turn student researchers into profit
Duquesne University professor Jacob Rooksby explains the mania for branding in higher education.
The fantasy writer retells the original Norse myths to make them even more accessible.
The Financial Times reports that Penguin Random House will pay more than $65 million for global rights to the memoirs of the Obamas.
Books by artists who have lived on the North Side, translated by City of Asylum, are for sale in its new Alphabet City bookstore.
Sarah Pinborough’s new book combines genres and moves swiftly to an unexpected and twisty conclusion.
“Everything I Need to Know I Learned In The Twilight Zone” is a thoughtful treatise on virtue based on Serling’s TV series.
Timothy B. Tyson’s details the death a 14-year-old boy that forced the nation to see itself reflected in an act of barbarism.
Author Christina Baker Kline, comedian Steve Byrne and the Fidelio Trio are on tap this week.
“A Piece of the World” introduces readers to Christina Olson, the subject of artist Andrew Wyeth’s most famous painting.
Her other works include “Bluets,” “The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning” and “The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial.”