Damon Young looks back at his family’s journey toward homeownership, and what that can really mean when you’re black in America.
Shannon Reed thought she knew what kind of fan she was, until she moved back home to Pittsburgh.
“Travel writing, like pop music, abhors a vacuum,” Michael Meyer, author of several books on travel and associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, wrote in an email to City Paper. “There always has to be The Next Place to Go, or the Best City You’ve Never Heard Of. If it’s not Baltimore or Greenpoint or St. Paul, then it’s Pittsburgh.”
Alex Gordon surveys 150 years of writing about Pittsburgh and whether or not this type of boosterish frivolity helps the city’s residents — specifically people of color