I’ve always used the wild and crazy and fun and reader-pleasing journalism of the New York Post and the smug, serious, boring, good-for-you journalism of the NY Times as the two ends of the newspaper spectrum. In the interest of maximum reader satisfaction, during my 30-plus career in newspapers — you remember them, don’t you…

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Editorial Reviews Juan Williams at FOX News —– As a story from the Jim Crow past, Bill Steigerwald’s recounting of Sprigle’s mission . . . reminds us of what an honest conversation about race can accomplish as we continue on the path toward a more equitable future. Paul Theroux, travel guru — This is a…

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January 20, 1980 CALENDAR LAST PAGE PITTSBURGH: UP FROM THE SMOKY PITS BY BILL STEIGERWALD This is another in the running Calendar series on cultural scenes this one on Pittsburgh, whose Steelers probably will lose today’s Super Bowl game to the Rams. The writer, a native of Pittsburgh just back for a vacation visit, is…

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More than a hundred people jammed the International Poetry Room at the Carnegie Library in Oakland to hear me babble and rant about my Ray Sprigle book on Thursday July 6. I showed about 30 slides of Sprigle, his guide John Wesley Dobbs and various co-stars of my book. In the crowd was the amazingly…

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