“After the Lights Go Out” pulls you into…

John Vercher's new novel about a struggling MMA fighter grapples with racism and loss, loyalty and trauma. by Jody DiPerna Xavier, a 30-something, down on his luck MMA fighter at the tail end of a…

“Test Drive” is a wet and wild ride…

by Jody DiPerna Pittsburgher Patrick McGinty has written a wholly original novel that stings of reality  It's a few years down the road in the city of bridges as Pegs, a mechanic, spends all of…

New Book from Belt Press Asks What Does…

by Jody DiPerna In his new book, Craig Calcaterra wants you to know, you don't have to stay loyal to a team or a league in order to enjoy sports. Long-time baseball writer Craig Calcaterra…

Pittsburgh is Still a Contested Symbol

By Ed Simon In his book, 'An Alternative History of Pittsburgh' released by Belt Press this summer, Ed Simon considers the history of Pittsburgh from the geologic formation of the region, dating back to about…