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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Buyouts Another Sign Of Newspaper Trouble

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is offering buyouts to its newsroom employees in an effort to avoid layoffs.

But the result is the same – a major reduction in staff, this time with the most senior reporters and editors likely to accept, and the quality of the paper likely to suffer. 299 more words


Penguins' GM Rutherford: 'No interest from either side' in moving Malkin

Breathe easy, Penguins fans.

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has quashed any notion that superstar center Evgeni Malkin will be on the move in the near future, as told to Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 276 more words


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reviews "War" by Nelson Denis

Glen C. Altschuler, an American Studies professor at Cornell University, reviewed War Against All Puerto Ricans in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

The review covers many historical themes: including a revolution integral to Puerto Rican history, but virtually unknown to the American public…the Puerto Rican independence revolt of 1950. 181 more words


Malkin's agent on trade rumors: 'I don't know where this is coming from'

Any rumors suggesting Evgeni Malkin wants out of Pittsburgh did not come from the horse’s mouth.

After speculation emerged this weekend that the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar was unhappy with his club and would like to be traded, his agent JP Barry says the source behind the rumors is a mystery. 65 more words


Review, "The Meursault Investigation"

This review was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 30, 2015. You can read the rest of the review here.

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Review, "The Lives of Others," by Neel Mukherjee

Neel Mukherjee is a masterful stylist. I read his newest novel, “The Lives of Others”  with pencil in hand, underlining several sentences per page for their beauty. 43 more words

Review, "Skylight" by José Saramago

Portuguese author José Saramago won the Nobel Prize for Literature, but the first novel he submitted for publication, Skylight, languished in the rejection heap. Saramago, dejected at not hearing back from the publisher, didn’t write for years. 68 more words