Tag Archives: Pittsburgh

Book Review: The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor:  The Life And Work Of Fred Rogers, by Maxwell King I have to admit that this book made me like Mister Rogers and his show a lot less.  That was probably not the intention of this particular … Continue reading

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Book Review: Joe Turner’s Come And Gone (The Century Cycle #2)

Joe Turner’s Come And Gone (The Century Cycle #2) by August Wilson While I am unaware of any connections between this particular play and the rest of the series (this is the sixth of ten plays in the Century Cycle … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gem Of The Ocean (The Century Cycle #1)

Gem Of The Ocean (The Century Cycle #1), by August Wilson Here in the first play of a ten-play epic series of dramas about black life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the playwright sets up tensions and conflicts that will reverberate through … Continue reading

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Book Review: Radio Golf (The Century Cycle #10)

Radio Golf (The Century Cycle #10), by August Wilson In this play the author ends his century cycle where he began it, at the very same address, in struggling with the reality and the rhetoric of urban renewal in 1990’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fences (The Century Cycle #6)

Fences (The Century Cycle #6), by August Wilson I must admit that this is the first play I have read by the author that I have actually heard of, thanks to its somewhat recent film adaptation (that I have not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jitney (The Century Cycle #8)

Jitney (The Century Cycle #8), by August Wilson In this play the author manages to again provide a thoughtful look at the black experience, in this case looking at the gap between the hopes and aspirations of blacks in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seven Guitars (The Century Cycle #5)

Seven Guitars (The Century Cycle #5), by August Wilson I must say that as someone who reads plays a lot, it is somewhat surprising to me to think that this play is the first I have read by this particular … Continue reading

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Book Review: Striking Gridiron

Striking Gridiron: A Town’s Pride and a Team’s Shot at Glory During the Biggest Strike in American History, by Greg Nichols [Note: This book was provided free of charge by NetGallery in exchange for an honest review.] Every once in … Continue reading

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