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1. Undercover: “Shopping Mall” and “Allegheny Cemetery”
Reviews of a new book about the history of shopping malls –– with special attention paid to a Pittsburgh-area mall that was home to a bunch of zombies –– and another that is a must for graveyard enthusiasts and budding zombie hunters.
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2. Undercover: ‘The Schenley Experiment’
A little while after the average freshman enters Schenley, he is aware of a new feeling, which pervades the atmosphere of the place, something which makes him extremely proud to be one of the Schenleyites. — “The Schenley Experiment: A Social History of Pittsburgh’s First Public High School”
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3. Undercover: ‘The Decade’ is a Wonderful Pittsburgh Time Capsule
Cue up your old vinyl copy of “The Decade Presents LIVE from the Corner of Rock & Roll Like U Was There” and crack open an icy bottle of Iron City before sinking into the pages of this very welcome excursion into yesteryear.
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4. Undercover: Two Great Reads for the Summer
New books by authors Joyce Tremel and Jacob Bacharach will help get your summer off to a great start.
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5. New Book Recounts Pirates Rise and Fall in the 1990s
The Pirates' fortunes began to change with the arrival of first-time major league manager Jim Leyland and future superstars Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonilla and Andy Van Slyke. So what went wrong?
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6. Book Review: ‘The Madhouse Effect’
”Right there, we had a prima facie case that we were warming the planet and affecting Earth’s climate system.” The Madhouse Effect
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7. Book Review: “The Light on The Wall” & “Jackknife: New and Selected Poems”
The early poems here share much in common with the characters found in Bruce Springsteen’s “The River” and “Darkness on the Edge of Town.”
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8. Book Reviews: ‘We Show What We Have Learned & Other Stories’
Clare Beams leads her audience into a twilight middleground of the dark corners of the imagination in this her debut story collection.
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9. Book Reviews: ‘Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town’
Sports Illustrated senior writer S.L. Price has created not only a thorough history of high school football in Aliquippa but also a meticulous chronicle of the labor movement and the rise and fall of industrial America.
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10. Spotlight: A Visit to Pittsburgh's Three New Indie Bookstores
The recent opening of these bookstores makes a bookshop crawl a remarkably simple and worthy endeavor.
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11. Book Reviews: “Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File”
​Wideman examines the little-known military trial and execution of Louis Till, who was convicted of rape and murder while stationed in Italy in 1945.
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12. Book Reviews: ‘Becoming Andy Warhol’
The Warhol in these pages is avid in his desire for fame and success in the moneyed, chi-chi world of fine art, but he is also contemptuous of the arrogant pretensions of the taste-makers (gallery owners, critics, art patrons).
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13. Book Reviews: Michael Chabon's “Moonglow”
This is Chabon’s finest work in years. It is at once a story of the horrors of war and the compromises we make for love and family.
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14. Book Reviews: “Forsaken”
“Forsaken” is the story of horror writer Thad McAlister, whose latest novel sets terrible events into motion and causes awful consequences for his family.
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15. Pittsburgh's Stellar Lecture Series
The 2016-2017 season, which begins this month, marks a new chapter for Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.
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16. Book Reviews: “The Almost Sound of Snow Falling” & “Mother Russia”
“The Almost Sound of Snow Falling” largely is concerned with the notion of masculinity. “Mother Russia” recounts that journey and simultaneously explores the author's relationship to her mother and to motherhood in general.
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17. Book Reviews: The Return of ‘The Silver Ghost’
“The Silver Ghost” is a nostalgic evocation of a pre-1960’s America told breathlessly in prose lit with movie-marquee dazzle.
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18. Book Reviews: Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything, The Abundance
Nancy Martin's latest comic whodunit is a worthwhile summer vacation read.
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19. Best of the 'Burgh 2016
We scoured the region to bring you 53 items we’ve deemed this year’s “Best of the ’Burgh,” as well as 8 stellar local Instagram accounts you don’t want to miss.
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20. Best of the 'Burgh 2016: Style & Shopping
Our editors' FRESH TAKES on our favorite Pittsburgh things, including the best place to find dope threads and where to go to get groomed in style.
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