Footsteps: August Wilson’s Pittsburgh

August Wilson’s Pittsburgh August 15, 2017 The New Granada Theater, now vacant, was designed by Louis A.S. Bellinger, one of Pittsburgh’s first African-American architects. August 15, 2017 By JOHN L. DORMAN As soon as you emerge from the Fort Pitt Tunnel...

An Addict, a Confessed Killer and Now a Debut Author

By ALEXANDRA ALTER July 2, 2017 COLDWATER, Mich. — One October night in 2004, Curtis Dawkins smoked crack, dressed up for Halloween in a gangster costume and terrorized a household, killing one man and taking another hostage in a rampage that drew 24...

Summer Reading Books: The Ties That Bind Colleges

By DANA GOLDSTEIN July 1, 2017 Ohio State, the football-mad university of more than 60,000 students, could hardly be more different from Williams College, the prestigious liberal arts school in the Berkshires, or Loyola University Maryland, a Catholic...

New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality

By ALEXANDRA ALTER March 19, 2017 Angie Thomas started writing her young-adult novel, “The Hate U Give,” in reaction to a fatal shooting that took place some 2,000 miles away. But to her it felt deeply personal. Ms. Thomas was a college student...