I loved reading “The Plot to Scapegoat Russia” by Dan Kovalik, a lawyer with United Steelworkers of America in Pittsburgh, even though I disagreed with just about every page of it. We all benefit from hearing sustained arguments by serious people who challenge our beliefs and assumptions. In the end, Dan did not…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading Politics with a chaser of whiskey and comedy
The forces of the universe have a dark sense of humor. Just weeks before the publication of The Schenley Experiment, Jake Oresick’s revealing history of Pittsburgh’s first public high school, PMC Property Group began to advertise Schenley Apartments, which occupy the former school. “A truly unique historic property modernized to exceed your expectations,”…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Five excellent reads illuminate different shades of Pittsburgh
  • Sidebar Content Block Schenley

    The Schenley Experiment

    By Jake Oresick
    Penn State University Press ($19.95)

    Pittsburgh Drinks

    By Cody McDevitt and Sean Enright
    American Palate/​The History Press ($21.99)

    Railroaders Without Borders

    By H. Roger Grant
    Indiana University Press ($45)
    30 Days

    30 Days a Black Man

    By Bill Steigerwald
    Lyons Press ($26.95)

    Outspokenly Yours

    By Samuel Hazo
    Word Association Publishers ($20)
Readers, rejoice! Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, not everything in the world is getting worse. Novelist Stewart O’Nan, for instance, just keeps getting better and better.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Stewart O’Nan’s new book
It’s tough to make a non-​fiction work on paleoanthropology entertaining. The search for early forms of fossil man is commonly perceived as a dry one, figuratively and literally; comprising years upon years of tiresome labor by pedantic academics in wretched climates and occasionally yielding a fractured femur with which the average dog couldn’t…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading The hunt for the first human is dripping with drama
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