Unexpected views. The top of California Avenue in Brighton Heights provides stunning views of the Ohio River through a smoke stack and an industrial complex; classic Pittsburgh.
A Brief History of Seven Killings. This novel by Jamaican author Marlon James explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley and takes the reader through decades of tumultuous Jamaican politics. It won the prestigious 2015 Man Booker prize for fiction.
Spinach and ricotta ravioli at Girasole. Served with a creamy tomato sauce, and in one of the coziest restaurants in Pittsburgh. 733 Copeland St., Shadyside
Chapo Trap House. “Minor Twitter celebs” Will Menaker, Felix Biederman and Matt Christman’s discussions of politics and the media are informative, hilarious and highly irreverent. Listen at soundcloud.com/chapo-trap-house.