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Staff Picks: Books to cozy up with

Staff Picks: Books to cozy up with
November 1, 2020
It’s November, and a particularly melancholic winter looms on the horizon. But as long as we’re staying in, we might as well get cozy, and there’s no better way to do that than with a good book.

Local bookstores offer anti-racist books for all ages

The City of Asylum and White Whale bookstores created anti-racist booklists that contain books that discuss race, culture and what it’s like being black in America.
June 9, 2020
To help educate adults and children on racism, Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum and White Whale bookstores have created anti-racist booklists with books that discuss race, culture and what it’s like to be black in America.

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

The Outbreak | Well, now I'm never going to read “Infinite Jest”
The Outbreak is a new blog describing the different ways the coronavirus pandemic has affected our lives.
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.
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.
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.
January 5, 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
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.
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.
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)
September 18, 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.
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