Jeanne Laskas’ talk will take place at 7 p.m. at Peters Township Middle School auditorium, 625 E. McMurray Road.
Hanya Yanagihara’s novel ”A Little Life” was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2015.
Each story by Helen Maryles Shankman leads inexorably back to fundamental questions regarding blame, courage and responsibility.
Misha Glenny’s exhaustive, but somewhat colorless, chronicle of a notorious drug lord who once controlled a slum near Rio de Janeiro.
Jane Mayer peels back the layers of secrecy behind the efforts of billionaires David and Charles Koch to control American politics.
JazzLive presents jazz drummer James Johnson III at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, at 5 p.m.
Amazon in November opened its first book store in Seattle, revealing brick-and-mortar ambitions for the e-commerce giant.
Mike Lofgren critiques the ways in which American politics has been co-opted by the rich and powerful without regard for ordinary citizens.
Samantha Hunt’s third novel explores the crossover between motherhood and mysticism.
After a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer, Dr. Paul Kalanithi finds his voice and composes a very moving memoir.
February celebrates African-American history with features that include a film exhibition and a play about Emmett Till.
Elvis Costello tells an informative and entertaining account of his musical journey from young punk to rock elder statesman.
Bryan Stevenson, author of the best-selling memoir “Just Mercy,” will speak Monday at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
Gil Troy focuses on how Bill Clinton’s personality and presidency reflected, and made, 1990s popular culture. He’s too glib by half.
A story about murder, redemption, revenge and the search for the Holy Grail in Mexico.
Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes; vocal ensemble Ekmeles; and FUSE@PSO, the Pittsburgh Symphony’s mashup concert led by Steve Hackman.
Here are nine titles to curl up to over the rest of the season.
Kevin Henkes speaks about his works Sunday as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Kids and Teen Series.
The chef and restaurateur’s latest cookbook, “Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine,” goes back to the basics.
Despite the frisky set-up, no woman in the novel turns out to be as edgy as the premise might make a reader hope. Just roll with it.
The columnist and political analyst provides a sweeping, sophisticated and shrewd analysis of the radicalization of the Republican Party.
Veteran reporter John Thavis explores the world of Marian apparitions, relics, exorcisms and other purported supernatural encounters.
Melissa Yancy’s “Dog Years” is “smart, intricate, carefully crafted” in being named for the award from University of Pittsburgh Press.
This weekend look for The Segah Festival, PSO and Wild Child, comic Mike Epps, A Winterfest at Moraine and a new Phipps show.
Novelist Christopher Yates crafts a tricky, often confounding tale of university students caught up in a card game with dire consequences.
If you have been a fool for love, like this reviewer, then “Felicity” will speak to you.
Riad Sattouf delivers a graphic memoir that examines the first six years of his life when his family lived in Syria, Libya and France.
The Verse Envisioned project is a book and a gallery exhibition that is a celebration of Pittsburgh’s brilliant artists and writers.
'Amazing Fantastic Incredible': Marvel Comics impresario Stan Lee disappears in his own illustrated biography
Not what the title promises: Stan Lee authors a disappointing history of his life in comic books.
Kevin Barry’s fictional tale about John Lennon finds him seeking enlightenment on an Irish island he bought.
'Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll': How the Sun Records founder ushered in a rock 'n' roll dynasty
Peter Guralnick’s deep portrait of the producer who merged intellect with sharp business sense and a charismatic, near-evangelical persona.
A lively look at the heyday of Washington’s football franchise, based on more than 90 interviews with former team personnel and players.
Dave Newman’s latest collection of poems is a gritty, often surreal ode to the working class.
As a refugee crisis boils in Europe today, B.A. Shapiro’s second novel is all too timely.
Riding the riverboat of illusion: Andrew Levy sees a call for racial integration in the transgressive “Huck Finn.”
The established scholar Phillip Jenkins says that the suppression of non-canonical gospels has been a disaster for Christianity.
Embracing whatever came her way for a year inspired TV’s most successful producer.
Laura Malone Elliott’s new book for young readers tells the tale of Ginevra de’ Benci and her relationship with Leonardo da Vinci.
Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch; a book of Pittsburgh; a new hotel in East Liberty; National Aviary’s winter wonders; a new “Serial” season.
A therapy group in Northview Heights has found healing through self-expression in weekly writing sessions.
'The Triumph of William McKinley': Karl Rove shows what today's GOP can learn from the 25th president
A progressive era Republican’s 1896 victory over a Democratic populist holds lessons for today’s presidential candidates.
From a rising young writer, “Eileen” is a dark triumph about a complicated female relationship and a crime.
The prolific French novelist, now gaining an audience in English, recounts his life, which began in post-war turbulence.
The Creative Nonfiction Foundation will use a $10,000 grant to publish True Story, a new monthly magazine.
Journalist Wil Haygood explores the historic confirmation battle that swirled around Thurgood Marshall.
Street photographer Brandon Stanton explores the stories that come with being a denizen of New York.
The protagonist spends his days walking the streets of Istanbul, Turkey.
The author of “Far From the Tree” and “The Noonday Demon” speaks as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Series Monday in Oakland.
The final installment of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels is hefty and satisfying.
It is hard to imagine future books about French thought that ignore the anti-intellectual influence of radical Islamists.