Local history professor explores the 19th-century origins of the Ku Klux Klan

Local history professor explores the 19th-century origins of the Ku Klux Klan

Though they failed as the Confederacy, these men felt that had this new thing, this new invisible “nation”

Local comics creator seeks funds for new universe centered on superheroes of color

“I want to produce positive role models.”

Charlie Brice’s debut poetry collection impresses

Flashcuts Out of Chaos offers memory cultivated into narratives acting as cinematic moments

Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum teams with West Coast publisher to issue works in translation by persecuted writers

Initiative will feature a book a year from City of Asylum residents

Two poets grapple with life-changing health issues

Jason Irwin’s A Blister of Stars examines life with birth defects; Ally Malinenko’s Better Luck Next Year looks at breast cancer

A Conversation with Mary-Louise Parker

“I wanted to put something out there that informed me or haunted me.”

That time when baseball players rebelled by forming their own league

Bob Ross’ The Great Baseball Revolt chronicles the little-remembered circuit’s lone season, in 1890

Reviews of new chapbooks by Lori Jakiela and Judith Robinson

Jakiela’s Big Fish explores everyday life, while Robinson’s When I Loved You gets more philosophical

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