BOOKS


MurdalandMurdaland: Crime Fiction for the 21st Century - Issue 01
Will wonders never cease.  This new book format, semi-annually published periodical that aims to revive the values of classic pulp fiction -- think Jim Thompson and David Goodis (whose long lost novella, "Professional Man," graces these pages) -- is edited right here in Pittsburgh, PA, by Michael Langnas, practically in our own back yard!  Here's what they have to say for themselves:  "Included are fifteen original stories from such masters of the form as Daniel Woodrell, Ireland's Ken Bruen and Latin America's new prince of noir, Rolo Diez.  Adding an air of utter veracity are an ex-con's autobiographical lament of botched stick-ups and lustful romance in the heartland and a former Sandinista rebel's tale of jealousy and fatal ambush.  Topping the debut off are an excerpt from Tom Franklin's new novel, Smonk, the picaresque tale of a murderous riverboat whore in the early 1900s and an unnerving work-in progress by literary icon, Mary Gaitskill.  Expect visceral scenes of violence, repercussion, mayhem and dread.  Dark moments offering an array of ugly insights you never asked for."  ISSUE #2 IS NOW ALSO AVAILABLE!!
retail price - $12.00@  copacetic price - $10.00@king of summer

 

King of Summer
The first novel by Pittsburgh comics-guy, Wayne Wise.  Check it out!
retail price - $21.95
copacetic price - $20.85
 
 

Pittsburgh Love Stories from The New Yinzer
The folks at New Yinzer take a leap forward with this one.  It is their most ambitious publishing effort yet.  Pittsburgh Love Stories is pretty much what the title leads you to believe: A collection of stories -- fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose -- about love in, of and around the 'burgh.  Check it out and get inspired to have your own work included in the next one, whatever it may be.
softcover; 220 pages
retail price - $10.00  copacetic price - $9.50

Next up we have a pair of books written, produced and published here in the 'Burgh by:

Incredibly Thin

The Book of Spiral
by Eric Sisak
retail price - $10.00
copacetic price - $8.50

The Ridiculous Concept of Smiling
by David Cherry
retail price - $10.00
copacetic price - $8.50

learn more at http://www.incrediblythin.com

And here's another Pittsburgh publisher.  This one specializes in poetry and all things French:

Air and Nothingness Press

currently in stock from AaN we have:

Calixto
by Robert Desnos
translated by Todd Sanders
Written in 1943 in France, Calixto "is a poem of resistance, epic in scale, combining a narrative language of classicism and Greek mythology with the argot of 1940s Paris.  In a world peopled with prostitutes and explorers, victims and murders, Desnos fuses together a poetic elegy, a cry in the darkness against evil unleashed on the world."  Also appearing in this volume is Notes Calixto, notes and commentary written by Desnos ihn the margins of Calixto during its creation.
hardcover; bi-lingual - French and English
retail price - $19.95  copacetic price - $16.95

The Secret Book for Youki and other poems
by Robert Desnos
translated by Todd Sanders
The poetry in this volume has been taken from two collections written for his companion Youki (Lucie Badoul): The Secret Book for Youki, composed in November 1932, and 1930 Youki Poési, completed in 1934.
hardcover; bi-lingual - French and English
retail price - $22.95   copacetic price - $20.00

The Circle and the Star
by Robert Desnos
translated by Todd Sanders
18 poems collected in a 64 page, letterpress edition of only 100 copies.  Includes four original tipped in woodblock plates. 
hardcover; bi-lingual - French and English
retail price - $65.00   copacetic price - $60.00

OK, this one's a transplant from Ohio via Georgia, but now it's a bonafide Pittsburgh Publisher:

Six Gallery Press

We currently stock four of their titles:

 The Pagan Ellipsis
by Che Elias
Experimental writing from right here in tha 'Burgh.  Fans of House of Leaves might want to give this one a look; or Kerouac's Subterraneans -- a lot of the writing here is all about rhythm and flow.  There's not much out there like this one.  328 pages.
retail price - $12.00   copacetic price - $10.00

Death By Water
by Tim Miller
This is an ambitious experimental novel that employs the classical tale of Orestes as a framework on which to hang meditations on the modern condition rendered in a montage of stream of consciousness prose, concrete poetry, Doré engravings, various images of artefacts from the aniquities of the world's cultures, and lots of footnotes.  There is, in addition, an explicatory afterword outlining the origin of the story along with the author's' intentions in adapting it.  It is, according to the back cover blurb, a "novel about the education of a soul."  This book is a agreat exampjle of what small press publishing is all about:  to take a chance publishing unusual work that larger publishers are scared away from.
retail price - $9.00   copacetic price - $7.65

Bedford
by Pat Lawrence
The novel as journal.
retail price - $8.00   copacetic price - $7.20

The Lakes of Coma
by Michael S. Begnal
retail price - $9.00   copacetic price - $7.65

 
BOOKS ABOUT PITTSBURGHERS

Samuel Rosenberg: Portrait of a Painter
by Barbara L. Jones
Samuel Rosenberg is perhaps most well known today for being Andy Warhol’s favorite art teacher at Carnegie Tech in the 1940s, but Rosenberg was a widely respected and exhibited painter in his own right, with a multi-faceted career that spanned seven decades.  This is the catalogue to the exhibition organized in collaboration between the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and the University of Pittsburgh Press, to compliment the exhibition currently on display and running through October 19, 2003 at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, PA.  A lavish hardcover, it opens with an in-depth, 126 page essay by Ms. Jones, the exhibition’s curator, and includes 82 full-color plates, a biographical timeline, and a catalog of all Rosenberg’s known paintings.
retail price - $37.50 copacetic price - out of stock

One Shot Harris:
The Photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris
hardcover
retail price - $35.00
copacetic price - $35.00

At long last, here they are: The classic photographs of Pittsburghers at their finest are herein collected and given the treatment they deserve.  Spanning the decades of mid-twentieth century Pittsburgh, the work of "Teenie" Harris is a local treasure that has finally emerged from its coccoon.  The quality of the reproductions will surprise and amaze.  An instant heirloom, this one's a keeper!  Learn more at the amazing Teenie Harris Archive.

 
Dream StreetDream Street:  W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Photographs
edited by Sam Stephenson
critical essay by Alan Trachtenberg
Here's another amazing book of Pittsburgh photographs.  This one's on sale for 60% off!  W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh photographs are widely considered to constitute one of the greatest city portraits in the history of photography.  Smith himself saw them as the central, pivotal work of his storied career, despite the fact that his ambitions for it were such that they were never fully realized.  Over the course of three years -- 1955, 56 & 57 -- spent on and off in Pittsburgh, Smith made 17,000 photographs of the city in his attempt to push beyond the limitations of the photo essay and expand the boundries of  the medium of photography to create a grand, unified work of art akin to a symphony or a novel.  Editor Stephenson has distilled the essence of this massive effort into the 175 duotone photographs that fill this 10" x 11" softcover volume.  Many of these will be instantly recognizable to any Pittsburgher as they have been reproduced so often, but they take on added meaning and new life when viewed in the context of the over-arching narrative created by the assemblage collected here, which presents an unmatched portrait of Pittsburgh, PA smack in the middle of the American Century.  This is a work that will be treasured by Pittsburghers, admired by artists, photographers, critics and connoisseurs, and valued by historians for many years to come.
retail price - $29.95  copacetic special price - $11.95
 

MUSIC

It's More Fun to Compete b/w You've Got a Lot - Master Mechanic (7" 45rpm single)
The latest by Pittsburgh garage rock legends.  This is an extremely limited edition, so if you're interested, don't delay! 

Plus, we have in stock their first CD, as well as their rare, home made CD, Compilation.


Outlaw Writers Tour (CD)
The Deliberate Strangers w/ Chuck Kinder & Lee Maynard
Hot off the burner, here are seven new tunes recorded live on 8/14/03 at The Empty Glass in Charleston, WV by Pittsburgh's own intrepid musical explorers into the haunted spirits of the hills known as Appalachia, The Deliberate Strangers, along with two lengthy live readings, one each by Kinder and Maynard, writers whose lives and works are also rooted in this region that is both geographical and spiritual.  Despite the low budget nature of this particular venture, the recording quality on this disc is excellent.  It just goes to show that if you put modest technology in the hands of someone who knows what they're doing, you can get great results.  This disc represents a rare opportunity to experience as well as support homegrown culture with a quite modest expenditure.
copacetic price - $6.00
 

The Jerks Win Again -- The Karl Hendricks Trio (CD)
And at the other end of the guitar-based rock spectrum comes the CD that marks the return of a Pittsburgh indy hero.  This disc find the group moving a bit into Neil Young territory, with longer, more musically complex songs, where the guitar playing says as much as the lyrics in addressing the songs' themes of being -- or at least feeling -- the outsider in a variety of contexts, and, when the album is taken as a whole, the relationship between these contexts and how they work togther in forming personal identity.  For  a nice review, click here or here .
copacetic price - $10.00

And Spirit of Orr Records has just re-released the trio's 1995 outing:

A Gesture of Kindness (and 10 Other Snappy Toe-Tappers, An Electrical Assault on the Human Auditory Canal) -The Karl Hendricks Trio (CD)
copacetic price - $10.00


yakov cdStraight Outta Squirrel Hill - Yakov Chodosh (CD)
Think of this as a two sided LP:  with side one featureing American jazz (mostly) & pop tunes -- standards as well as obscurities -- and side two featuring Jewish tunes -- standards, Israeli, and, yes, originals --  all performed by Yakov accompanying himself on piano.  Recorded in Aspinwall!  15 tracks total, all for a modest price tag.  More at Yakv.com.
copacetic price - $6.00


CINÉMA

Encyclopædia Destructica DVD issueEncyclopdæia Destructica:
Volume Bumba, Issue the Fourth
This, the final installment of "Volume Bumba," is the film and video issue.  It comes with its own DVD containing a whopping 38 original film and video works running a mind-bending three and a half hours ensconced in a 118-page illustrated catalogue that is hand bound in a hand-silk-screened hardcover.  Produced in a limited edition of only 500 copies, this is an excellent survey of the great variety of talent working in film and video in Pittsburgh, and an amazing value that you won't want to miss.  While, yes, some of the works here are amateurish and some are obviously student films, others are totally amazing.  We are still reeling from the experience of watching Gordon Nelson's 15-minute and 48-second "Sixties Teen Dance Party," which contains what is quite possibly The Greatest Found Footage of All Time, footage which has, in turn, been artfully optically printed by Mr. Nelson, who has also added an original soundtrack which itself was recorded live (although, you might find yourself unable to resist the temptation to turn down the volume on your TV and put some classic '60s dance music on the hi-fi and crank it up while you watch this amazing film).  "Sixties Teen Dance Party" alone is, in our humble opinion, easily worth the price of the entire package.  But there's so much more.  Other highlights include Suzie Silver's "Peggy Love 101," in which the lyric "love" has been excised from the catalogue of Peggy Lee songs and rhythmically edited along with found footage (yes, we seem to have a predilection for this...) of her performances to create an abstraction of pop love.  "Sports and Diversions" by Bum Lee, a series of black and white animations inspired by Eric Satie's Sports et Diveritissements, a series of short piano pieces that are performed (and quite well, too!) here by Pei Wei Lin, is quite a marvel and might very well be the single most original piece you'll see this year.  Watching Jessica Fenlon's "Crossroads" provides a meditative three and a half minutes that will lower your blood pressure.  And, we can't leave off without mentioning John Allen Gibel's "Pleromadromadhatu (trailer)" which is either a parody of or an homage to -- or both -- the films of Dusan Makavejev and Alejandro Jodorowsky.  We could go on and on here as there are still over  thirty pieces we haven't even mentioned yet, many of which we'd like to tell you about.  Suffice it to say that this is something that you'll kick yourself (hard) if you miss out on it.  So don't!
copacetic price - $15.00



foxCartune Xprez:
A Collection of Contemporary Animated Videos from the USA and Canada

This one -- while not technically a made-in-Pittsburgh production, at least has a Pittsburgh ex-pat at the helm, so we're going to cut it some slack and include it here in our just-getting-started local cinéma section -- is an amazing, eye-popping new anthology of, for the most part, new school, lo-fi, DIY animations that we're pretty confident you won't be seeing anywhere else anytime soon.  Not only that, you'll be hard pressed to find this disc anywhere else.  Artists on this disc include Paper Rad & Peter Burr (both Pittsburgh-connected), Amy Lockhart, Takeshi Murata, Phillippe Blanchard, Michael Bell-Smith, Christopher Doulgeris, as well as Hooliganship and Slow Dance Recyttal.   Get more details here.
Xprez 2PLEASE NOTE:  One of the shorts (Gretchen Hogue's Where's My Boyfriend?) is composed of a rapid-fire montage of still images -- most appear to have been cut out of magazines --  that includes quite a few that are pornographic in nature.  The on-screen time of these images is generally under one second, they are all employed to humorous effect, and one would be hard pressed to find anything of prurient interest here, but, nevertheless, it renders this entire collection inappropriate for unsupervised children and anyone who would be offended by this type of material.  You have been warned.
copacetic price - $12.77


Splendid RecipesSplendid Recipes (DVD)
And speaking of new school, lo-fi DIY, this brand-spanking-new, 60-minute, home-made-in-tha-'burgh DVD is so new school that we here at Copacetic have decided that it has created a school all of its own and we've dubbed it "Yinzer Stoner."   Splendid Recipes is the very first manifestation of this bold new way of representing reality through art.  So, get in on the ground floor -- it's cheap! -- on this new art movement.  This DVD contains the first two episodes of the "public access disgrace" also known as "The Dollar Store of television shows," and features "adolescent crime stories, ghetto special effects, horrible improvised dialogue, drunken karaoke and much more."
retail price - $9.99  copacetic price - $7.77

AND, NOW AVAILABLE:

Splelndid Recipes 2ASplendid Recipes #2
Yes, that's right:  two more episodes are now available on this brand, spanking new (and noticably slicker) DVD package.  55 minutes of made-in-Pittsburgh fun(k) that continues to extend the glorious reign of the Yinzer Stoner Nation™.  This time around expect "the worst noise super group ever to grace the screens of Pittsburgh," "Violence Jack's final drunken plea to save the bus routes of Troy Hill," "(the) North Side sock puppet disaster," "Remixed adolescent crime dramas," "The Underwater Culprit's public meltdown," animation, found footage, DIY video games and much, much more!  We are informed that you can visit the folks responsible at:  http://www.myspace.com/splendidrecipes
copacetic price - $7.77


Lydia & Her FriendsLydia and Her Friends
by Gretchen Neidert
Are you despondent and despairing? dragged down by dominating dodos, day to day drudgery and derelict dregs?  The antidote is at hand:  Lydia and Her Friends is a power-packed little wonder; a 10-minute burst of melodiously manic energy that situates the viewer in an endless loop at the edge of the galaxy from which vantage point it becomes clear that while time is passing all around us as we spin through space,  life is lived in the moment, and that moment is NOW!   An infinitely renewable pick-me-up for less than the price of a capuccino, made right here in tha 'burgh.
copacetic price - $2.00 (!)



AND HERE'S SOME LOCALS' LINKS:

 

Hey! It's Pittsburgh

Remember Pittsburgh: Photographs -- This is a great online archive of the Pittsburgh Photographic Library of historical photographs of the people & places of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Signs -- This is a fun site devoted to documenting and archiving all the great signage that signifies tha 'burgh.  Check out what they have up already -- 144 different signs and counting -- and then do your part and send them your own photo of the really great sign in your neghborhood that they missed.  Easy interface, nice design. 

I (Heart) Pittsburgh -- A site devoted to celebrating the nooks and crannies of Pittsburgh along with anything and everything that the site's creators and contributors love about the 'Burgh.

The Teenie Harris Archive. -- This amazing documentation of Pittsburgh is guaranteed to blow your mind.  It's an  electronic image gallery that has 1400 images currently posted, and plans on adding 100 images a month until 3600 images are publicly accessible.

Small Press Pittsburgh -- This is a wiki devoted to promoting literary creativity here in Pittsburgh, PA.  It is an ever growing storehouse of information that will hep you to the homegrown infrastructure of publishers, publications and the  shops that carry them as well as the  grassroots goings on in town -- for example, who knew that there were so many different reading series in Pittsburgh?  And because it's a wiki, you can be a part of it! 


Pittsburgh Blogs

Pittsblog -- "Pittsburgh has the potential to be a great city. But Pittsburgh holds back, captivated by its own history. The people of Pittsburgh can't stop talking about the wonders of its past. Very few in Pittsburgh talk about its future. That's why Pittsblog is here."

Digging Pitt -- A great blog for what's happening in the Pittsburgh art scene.

Serendipity -- Art, literature, comics and more.

Three Rivers Online -- The one and only Philip Shropshire gives his all to bring Pittsurgh up to speed.
 

Pitt Lit & Crit

The New Yinzer -- Pittsburgh's very own online magazine.  Plenty of fiction, poetry, essays, reviews and even -- yes -- comics!  By Pittsburghers, for Pittsburghers -- and, of course, for anyone else who's interested. ( And it's all archived online! with a user friendly interface!)

I Like Comics by Yakov  -- Now reformatted, remodeled and searchable, this site is devoted to the critical appreciation of those comics that the site author considers to be especially worthy of attention.  His instincts are good, so it's worth checking in.  Also, there's now a blog for his quotidian comics concerns.  And if you discover an item on his site that you think you'd like to pursue further (i.e. purchase, as in buy from The Copacetic Comics Company) let us know that Yakov sent you and we'll shove a couple shekels his way. >>Full Disclosure:  Yakov is a Copacetic Customer

Online Center for Gidean Studies -- If you're into André Gide then chances are you're already familiar with this site; if not, then you're in for a treat.  If, on the other hand, you're only superficially aware of Gide and would like to learn more, then this super site by local web-whiz Todd Sanders, is certainly the place to start.  And while you're at it, you might want to check out his other site, french lit. research

Wayne Wise's Web-Site -- Learn more about Wayne Wise-- the Pittsburgh area comic book store clerk who made good-- and his new novel, King of Summer, which is now available for purchase at the Copacetic Comics Company and other fine retail establishments, as well as direct from Wayne himself.

Pittsburgh On-Line Comics & Illustration

741.5 Comics -- You can spend an eternity here, at Dave "the knave" White's seemingly inexhaustible site.

Jim Rugg - There's plenty of fine comics and illustration work on view here from this amazing Pittsburgh-based talent.  Well worth a visit.

Skeleton Balls - A big bunch a far-freakin'-out comics and drawings are available right here, all done by a very talented artist working right here in the 'burgh.  Fans of Joe Coleman, Dennis Worden, Chester Brown, Jack Jaxon, and even Gary Panter may find themselves intrigued by the themes explored here, which are unique in their tranced out treatments of religious themes and iconography that use pen and ink to tie together the darkness and the light, the yin and yang, the black and white.   A word to the wise:  these are works that will bug your eyes out and might not be for everyone, as the imagery is strong and some may find it disturbing.

Planet Saturday -- A fun, all ages on line comic strip written and drawn here in Pittsburgh.  If focuses on the adventures of a father and daughter and has just (as of December 2008) been collected in book form.  Needless to say, Copacetic is carrying it, and offering it at a discount.

Wayno -- Veteran Pittsburgh comics artist and illustrator shows off his ample wares on this jam packed website.

Mark Zingarelli's House of Zing -- Whether you're an aspiring artist looking for some pointers, or an art director looking for pro, you'll find what you're looking for here.

Pittsburgh Music
>> all the following stations offer live streaming broadcasts on the web.  Just pick & click! 

WRCT -- The station devoted to music and programming from all over the map; music that you're not too likely to hear elsewhere in tha 'burgh and that you oughta check out.  Expand your musical horizons and more:   Tune in to WRCT now!

WDUQ -- THE jazz station in Pittsburgh, PA, and home to NPR!  What more do you need to know?

WYEP -- Pittsburgh's only listener supported independent radio station, "where the music matters."  They have an information rich interactive web-site that's well worth a visit and where you can learn about some of the many upcoming concerts that WYEP promotes.  Recent concerts include Patti Smith and Gillian Welch.

WQED -- Pittsburgh's one and only 24-hour classical music station.

Moving on to the music makers themselves...

The Deliberate Strangers -- Corrallng spirits driving hard out of Appalachia and points unknown, The Deliberate Stangers mix it up with the Dark Side to save your soul.

Reid Paley --  Well, yes, technically, The Reid Paley Trio is not a Pittsburgh band; but seeing as how Reid both penned and continues to sing the line, "I must've left my heart in Pittsburgh," after having resided here for over a decade, we'd say that he continues to be a part of the Pittsburgh music scene, if only in spirit, wouldn't you?

The Modey Lemon -- Check out these crazy rock 'n' roll kids!

Anti-Flag -- These guys have moved beyond the category, but since they're rooted in and still based in the 'burgh, here they are.  Punk's not dead!

The Boilermaker Jazz Band --  An honest to goodness home grown jazz dance band that performs hot jazz, ragtime and swing; standards and classics.

Douglas Levine -- Catch up with pianist, composer, arranger, musical director and man about town, Douglas Levine.

Cenotaph Audio -- Yes, it's true:   A local label specializing in music that is quite off the beaten path, some of which is actually produced here in the 'burgh.  Check it out and see if you think it's upn your alley.

The Pittsburgh Compline Choir -- The Pittsburgh Compline Choir is a mixed voice, auditioned choir of approximately 16-24 members, that exists for the purpose of singing and praying the monastic office of Compline.  Every Sunday at 8:30pm during the University of Pittsburgh academic year, the Choir performs at Heinz Chapel.
 

Pittsburgh Places

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh -- This is the home page for the entire Carnegie Museum system.  You can link to everything from here.  First and foremeost are the four museums themselves; but there's plenty more to check out on the filaments that emanate out from this hub -- including job opportunities, events calendars and more.  Most amazing of all is the recently posted Teenie Harris Archives --  1400 classic Pittsburgh photos all accessible from this page!  The folks at the Carnegie have done a wonderful job with here.  This is is an absolute must see that you'll probably end up bookmarking, as you're sure to end up going back for more.

The East End Food Co-op -- A member-owned natural foods store in Pittsburgh, PA since 1977.  Featuring organic produce, baked goods, packaged foods, cleaning and household goods, health and beauty products and an award-winning vegetarian cafe.  

Pittsburgh Filmmakers - The original regional media center is bigger and better than ever:  it's a school for photography, film, video, and all things digital; it's a membership organization with excellent facilities; and it's the coolest theatre chain in the 'burgh, with three theatres offering the best films in town.  Don't forget to check out their exhibitions schedule.

Mr. Small's Funhouse -- Theatre, recording studio, gallery, skate park, hostel -- this place has it all, and it's in Millvale!  (Don't know how to get there?  Don't worry:  Their site has an entire page devoted to directions.) Who would've thunk it?  Fall 2004 shows include punk pioneers The Cramps, and indy faves Yo La Tengo.

The Quiet Storm   --  Coffeehouse, Restaurant, Venue.  On Penn Avenue in Garfield.

The Roboto Project -- A Pittsburgh based site that you need to know about.  Make sure you check out the events page as they have tons of shows coming up in the months ahead and there's bound to be some that you're interested in!

The Toonseum -- Pittsburgh's own up and coming museum dedicated to all things comics and cartooning.  WOW!

Pittsburgh Activism

Pittsburgh Campaign For Democracy -- This site serves, to a small degree, as a hub site for activism in Pittsburgh.  It's primary aim is to support the broadcasting of the radio program Democracy Now, currently being aired on WRCT.

Keystone Politics: Pittsburgh --  Here's a site that will help you keep abreast of political goings on in and around town, helping you maintain an informed opinion about local politics.

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh -- A non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting greater understanding of important international issues throughout the community and especially within the region's secondary schools.

The Penn Avenue Arts Initiative  --  The Penn Avenue Arts Initiative's (PAAI) core mission is to revitalize the Penn Avenue Corridor, between Negley and Mathilda avenues, by using the arts to enhance public perception of the district, instill pride in the neighborhood, foster inter and intra community ties, and establish an artist's niche.


Pittsburgh Doing

Pittsburgh Craft Collective Blog --  The Pc2 blog dedicated to all things crafty in the pittsburgh region.  The blog is run by a group of crafters affectionately called the "Pittsburgh craft collective."  Their mission is to be a central gathering place for information about crafts, fun tutorials, classes, local meet-ups and other resources specific to the Pittsburgh area.  If you are interested in learning more about them, or would like to find out how to join this fun group, shoot an email off to: pghcraftcollective@gmail.com.

American Shorts -- Presented by Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, the American Shorts series give Pittsburghers a chance to have a night out with a difference: entertainment that actually has some substance; not only will you have a good time, but you'll come home smarter than you were before you left.  And all for the truly amazing low price of $3.00*!  How do they do it? (Well, to be honest, we think they've stopped, as there hasn't been much action in awhile...)
 

 

Pittsburgh News Sources

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh City Paper
 

Pittsburgh Resources
 
The Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh -- The greatest Pittsburgh resource of them all!  Especially valuable is their resources page.  Be forewarned, however, that sometimes their site is slow, due to the large amount of traffic  sometimes overwhelming their underfunded servers.

Carnegie Mellon University -- There's actually quite a lot to be found here.  Use the search bar and visit the libraries, just to start.

University of Pittsburgh -- Ditto, if not quite the same level of organization.

 

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Well, that's it for now.  We're just starting out with this and we are well aware that there are  glaring omissions.  Help us out and clue us in.

 

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