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Trevor Thomas and Natalie Sacco pose for a portrait in the Mystery Lovers Bookstore in Oakmont, Pa. They moved back to the Pittsburgh area from Cleveland to buy the store. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Robin Rombach)

Books Outside the Big Box

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — At the time Dan Iddings opened the doors of Classic Lines Bookstore in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood last year, his greatest fear was …

On Poetry: Former Dartmouth Professor Was a Man of Orthodox Faith, but Unorthodox Humility and Insight

Friday, May 22, 2015

This column is distinctly different from any of its predecessors. In it, I will try to sell you on a book called The Grace of …

Book Review: Vivian Gornick and the Ghosts of New York

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir by Vivian Gornick; Farrar, Straus and Giroux (176 pages, $22) Vivian Gornick’s The Odd Woman and the …

If You Could Print Out the Whole Internet, How Many Pages Would It Be?

Friday, May 22, 2015

We all understand, courtesy of our daily contributions to social media and our search struggles with Google, that the Internet is huge, and only growing more huge. More than 3 billion people are now online. By the end of 2016, Internet traffic could eclipse one zettabyte a year. …

At Cannes, Attendees Watch, but Many Are There to Work

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cannes, France — “ I’m going to Cannes” can mean many things. For most festival-goers, it means ignoring the glorious weather in mid-May on the French Riviera to burrow into dark screening rooms, the better to catch the …

Some Christians Affirm Homosexuality, but Remain Celibate

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — Wesley Hill is convinced that taking a road less traveled doesn’t have to be a lonely journey. Hill, a professor at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Penn., and a small corps of other writers around …

Why Did Letterman Get the Love Viewers Denied Jay Leno?

Friday, May 22, 2015

When David Letterman signed off on CBS’ The Late Show Wednesday night, a bunch of A-listers turned up to bid him goodbye. But one celebrity who didn’t show? Letterman’s friend-turned-nemesis, Jay Leno. According to Letterman’s producers, the former host of NBC’s Tonight Show was invited but declined. There …

Ready to Swim

Friday, May 22, 2015

Todd Danis and his son Jake, 5, were on hand while John Aldrich of Mountain Milk fills the Danis’ 8,400-gallon pool in Bradford on Thursday. Danis said his children use the pool just about every day over the …

Split Maple

Friday, May 22, 2015

Larry Benoir, right, and his nephew Jacob Benoir, both of Randolph, were hired by Muriel Carpenter to split wood from a Maple tree that was felled by the power company in her front yard in Randolph on Thursday. …

West Lebanon Man Explores the Career of a Neglected Sculptor

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sally James Farnham isn’t a household name. She may not even be a name widely known in art historical circles — at least not anymore. But for 40 years, from the early 1900s to the early 1940s, Farnham …

Book Review: Vivian Gornick and the Ghosts of New York

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir by Vivian Gornick; Farrar, Straus and Giroux (176 pages, $22) Vivian Gornick’s The Odd Woman and the City is a book of ghosts. Ghosts of the past; ghosts of New York, which is for her both home and character; ghosts …

On Poetry: Former Dartmouth Professor Was a Man of Orthodox Faith, but Unorthodox Humility and Insight

Friday, May 22, 2015

This column is distinctly different from any of its predecessors. In it, I will try to sell you on a book called The Grace of Incorruption, written by a great man and a great friend who died in …

Books Outside the Big Box

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — At the time Dan Iddings opened the doors of Classic Lines Bookstore in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood last year, his greatest fear was that the technologies that ate up some of his largest competitors would swallow …