Media

Under construction! Will eventually include links to reviews of work and podcast appearances.

“‘Burgh history by the bits” by Marylynne Pitz (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Dark Night Rises: Ed Simon’s Alternative History of Pittsburgh by Phillip Maciak – The Los Angeles Review of Books

“Why America Needs to Tell the Story of Pittsburgh” by John Miller at Moundsville.Org

Appearance on Danny Anderson’s The Sectarian Review

Interview with W&J Newsletter about “An Alternative History of Pittsburgh”

Littsburgh – Three Cheers for Summer Reading! (Features “An Alternative History of Pittsburgh”)

Publishers Weekly Picks: Books of the Week, May 31, 2021 (for The God Beat)

Book Launch for “An Alternative History of Pittsburgh” – White Whale Books (April 23, 2021)

Appearance on WANA LIVE! for the Writers Association of Northern Appalachia

“An Alternative History of Pittsburgh” – Lecture at Westmoreland Community College (April 19th, 2021)

Publishers Weekly (Starred) Review for “The God Beat: What Journalism Says About Faith and Why it Matters”

Appearance on “The Sectarian Review” – In Plushy Praise of Purple Prose

Newsweek – 21 Best Books to Read This Spring 2021 by Juliana Rose Pignataro (Features “An Alternative History of Pittsburgh”)

Mellon Humanities Lab, Lehigh University – “From Archive to Editorial Page: Writing for the General Public” (February 9, 2021)

Belt Publishing Winter Salon – “The Art of Ideas” (February 2, 2021)

Publishers Weekly Review of “An Alternative History of Pittsburgh”

Appearance at the 2020 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Appearance on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

The Los Angeles Review of Books – MENU Goodness Is a Triumph: On Ed Simon’s “Furnace of this World; Or, 36 Observations about Goodness” by Nick Ripatrazone

September Preview: The Millions’ Most Anticipated

Appearance on “Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen”

Berfrois – What Goodness Knows (Joe Linker)

The Los Angeles Review of Books – We Know Public Scholarship When We See It (Ben Railton)

Appearance on “Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen”

“On Orphic Criticism and Occult Poetics, AWP 2019” by Simon Calder

“Notes Number 5: Smells Like Berfrois Spirit” by Joe Linker

December Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated this Month