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The Outbreak | Well, now I’m never going to read “Infinite Jest”

The Outbreak | Well, now I'm never going to read “Infinite Jest”

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor

April 2, 2020

Leah Mensch has lied about reading "Infinite Jest" more than she's lied about almost anything else.

Books I’m reading in the time of COVID-19

Isolation is the perfect reason to read.

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor

March 30, 2020

From classics to new releases, from poetry to fiction to essay and memoir, these are a few reads that have been keeping me sane in the time of COVID-19. 

African American her-story: Author talks new book on history of black women in America

Author and historian Daina Ramey Berry came to Pitt to discuss her new book, “A Black Woman’s History of the United States,” on Tuesday.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Faculty, students and community members gathered on Tuesday afternoon to hear Daina Ramey Berry discuss her new book, “A Black Women’s History of the United States.”

Books to look forward to in 2020

Suzanne Collins, author of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, will release her book “The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes” on May 19.

By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor

January 6, 2020

Though 2019 was such a wonderful year for books, the book gods are telling me that 2020 might be even better. My only New Years resolution this year is to read as many books as possible.

Opinion | The 10 best books of 2019

Opinion | The 10 best books of 2019

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

December 6, 2019

To close the year full of glorious reading, I present to you The Pitt News edition of 2019’s best books.

Satire | 5 classic novels to take to the beach this summer

The tragedy of “Romeo and Juliet” demonstrates the importance of communication in any relationship.

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

July 16, 2019

The Goodreads Popular Beach Read Books ranking has gone live, and there is only one thing to do with this list. Print it out, crumple it in a ball and recycle it.

Staff Picks: TPN summer reading list

“The Idiot” by Elif Batuman.

By The Pitt News Staff

June 4, 2019

While the days of required summer reading are far gone for college students, we here at The Pitt News want to share some of our favorite books to get you through the dog days of summer.

New Pa. prison policies only oppress prisoners

(Illustration by Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator)

By Jason Henriquez, For The Pitt News

September 19, 2018

PA Department of Corrections unveiled a set of bureaucratic policies for prisons designed to prevent recent drug trafficking incidents. But these policies won't protect citizens or inmates.

Podcasts and prose: TPN’s entertainment picks for the summer

Pitt News Staff chose their favorite books and podcasts. (Photos via Flickr)

By TPN Staff

July 19, 2017

When we’re not busy writing, some of us at The Pitt News try to find time to read a book or listen to a podcast. Here are suggestions to kick back with and enjoy before classes resume in a few short weeks. BOOKS “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” by Michael Chabon — Sarah Morris / For the Pit...

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