The pleasures of “Thank Your Lucky Stars” are doubled in the re-​reading. The 50 stories tucked into 189 pages encourage a binge. Most are short short, sometimes just a few paragraphs; about 10 are traditional-​length short stories (if size matters). But when you return to browse through the collection, images and phrases bust…

Additional Info

  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2019
  • Sub Heading New selections from Pittsburgh authors
  • Sidebar Content Block Thank Your Lucky Stars

    Thank Your Lucky Stars”

    By Sherrie Flick
    Autumn House Press, $17.95
    Asia Ascending

    Asia Ascending”

    By Dennis Unkovic
    American Bar Association, $35
You won’t get depressed by reading Richard Gazarik’s “Wicked Pittsburgh.” The retired Tribune-​Review reporter does not seek to darken the name of our fair city. He merely wants to gather, in one handy and readable volume, key stories of corruption, crime and skulduggery stretching back to the turn of the 20th century. The…

Additional Info

  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2019
  • Sub Heading
    Richard Gazarik’s “Wicked Pittsburgh” details a Pittsburgh
    teeming with vice and corruption.
  • Sidebar Title Wicked Pittsburgh
    “Wicked Pittsburgh”
  • Sidebar Sub Title By Richard Gazarik
  • Sidebar Content Block The History Press/​Arcadia Publishing, $23.99
“The Gone World” by Pittsburgh novelist Thomas Sweterlitsch is about nothing less than preventing the end of world as we know it. As is often the case in real life,Western Pennsylvania is at the center of the story.

Additional Info

  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2018
“Prismatic” is how the late poet Wanda Coleman once described her smart, resonant American sonnets in a 2002 radio interview with writer Paul Nelson. The impetus of her avant-​garde style was to approach the old form in a new way, making it a more stimulating way to express anger and satire, allowing her…

Additional Info

  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2018
Close Window Welcome to Pittsburgh Quarterly
Keep up with the latest

Sign up for our Newsletter, Pittsburgh Quarterly This Week.

We’ll keep in touch, but only when we think there’s something worth sharing. To receive exclusive Pittsburgh Quarterly news and stories, please fill out the form below. Be sure to check your email for a link to confirm your subscription!

View past newsletters here.

Don’t miss a story! Sign up for our newsletter to receive award-​winning journalism in your inbox.

Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your email address.
Invalid Input