John W. Miller is a Pittsburgh-based writer and former staff reporter and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
Glenn Close as Mamaw in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (photo: Netflix)
Arts & Culture Film
John W. MillerNovember 25, 2020
Let’s unpack this critique, because how the poor are represented matters.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives with pizza as he visits Pittsburgh Local Fire Fighters No. 1 in Pittsburgh, Pa., Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Politics & Society Dispatches
John W. MillerSeptember 01, 2020
Catholics are crucial in all battleground states. In Pennsylvania they make up a quarter of the electorate.
A woman confronts riot police during a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington on June 1. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
John W. MillerJune 22, 2020
The Catholic Church and the U.S. law-enforcement are both powerful institutions with fiercely loyal agents who have covered up misdeeds.
Politics & Society Dispatches
John W. MillerJune 08, 2020
The pandemic will not prove to be an existential threat, but it is likely to change what and how Americans buy and eat. They may be forced to buy food closer to where it is grown or processed.
Politics & Society Features
John W. MillerMay 29, 2020
How to expand health coverage while containing costs is one of the great unanswered questions in American politics.
Arts & Culture Books
John W. MillerMay 15, 2020
Victor Pickard wants to help “reinvent journalism” by working out a new economic model based on some sort of public subsidy for reporting outlets all over the country.
Politics & Society Features
John W. MillerApril 03, 2020
Trump voters were holding firm in early March, reports John W. Miller, but Covid-19 may bring a sea change in the key states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Faith Faith in Focus
John W. MillerMarch 25, 2020
Baseball didn’t fall from the sky. It is a gift, made by humans. It is exciting. It could disappear.
Arts & Culture Books
John W. MillerMarch 06, 2020
Dan Bevacqua’s debut novel, the darkly comic 'Molly Bit,' follows the rise and fall of a Hollywood star.
Maria Alyokhina of the band Pussy Riot, the singer-wongwriter Ramy Essam and the rapper Childish Gambino (photo: AP/Wikimedia/America)
Arts & Culture Music
John W. MillerJanuary 25, 2020
Several political artists were been nominated for Grammys this year, including Rhiannon Giddens, bluegrass outfit Che Apalache and Kenyan folk singer J.S. Ondara.