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Native American author talks race, poverty, reading

Sherman Alexie, an author of 26 books, spoke at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his first young adult novel. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)
October 15, 2017

Sherman Alexie entertained an audience of fans Sunday as he talked about growing up with hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds up in the brain and swells the head. “My head is enormous and...

Food deserts require action, not shame

Aby Sobotka-Briner | Staff Illustrator
October 28, 2015

As Pitt students fill out the lines at Chipotle and Einstein’s, they might fail to realize that access to food is an issue playing out in our own backyards. Pittsburgh is riddled with food deserts —...

Editorial: Fund public defenders more, or pay for unnecessary prison sentences

September 14, 2015

According to the Social Science Research Center, more than 80 percent of people charged with felonies are indigent — or poor. These people cannot afford attorneys, and therefore, must rely on public...

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