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Bruce Norris’ ‘The Qualms’ Pam MacKinnon At Helm, Rounds Out Playwrights Horizons Season

Bruce Norris, whose Clybourne Park won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, returns to Playwrights Horizons next spring with The Qualms, which opens Sunday (July 13) at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The New York edition will begin previews May...Show More Summary

6 Quick Tips for Creating Useful Content Fast

You do not need to be a Pulitzer Prize winning writer to create content. You just need to be efficient.

Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Female Protagonists

McDormand, who will star as Olive, optioned the Pulitzer Prize winning novel five years ago. read more

Putting Numbers in Context: Give Dana Milbank a Pulitzer Prize

Regular readers of Beat the Press know that I go into the stratosphere when I see a news story or column that uses numbers in the millions, billions, or trillions and doesn't provide any context, like relating it to the total budget if it's a tax or spending item. Show More Summary

Leading Black Producers on Broadway Adapt Film ‘Black Orpheus’

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage and Tony-Award winner George C. Wolfe are looking to ride the Brazilian wave energized by the World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics by bringing the film Black Orpheus to Broadway, the Associated Press reports.

The Same Old March

Several years ago, Barbara Tuchman, an American Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, wrote a book about the "march of folly." Her idea was that there are many times when people pursue policies and decisions which are against their best interest in the long run. Show More Summary

Pulitzers have to ‘change with the times,’ new administrator says

The process behind choosing Pulitzer Prizes is pretty secretive, but the new administrator for the Pulitzers, Mike Pride, has been close to that process and seen the changes it’s been through in recent years. “When you see how it works, … Read more

Former Newspaper Editor to Oversee Pulitzer Prizes

Mike Pride, who edited The Concord Monitor from 1983 to 2008, will become the new administrator for the prizes, Columbia University announced.

Mike Pride Named Pulitzer Administrator

Mike Pride, the former editor of New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor, has been named the Pulitzer Prizes’ new administrator. Pride joined the Pulitzer board in 1999 and served as its co-chair in 2008, his final year on the board. During Pride’s tenure as editor of the Monitor, the paper won the New England Newspaper of the Year Award 19 times. Show More Summary

From the archives: Sig Gissler, Pulitzer administrator 2002-2014

Sig Gissler, left, is toasted by Seymour Topping during a reception honoring Gissler’s appointment as administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2002, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Sig Gissler announced his retirement as administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes in … Read more

Pulitzer names Mike Pride new administrator

Mike Pride is the new administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, Columbia University announced Tuesday. Pride, the former editor of the Concord Monitor “led his small New Hampshire newspaper to national prominence and served as co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board,” … Read more

Robo-Journo = Pulitzer?

Can a robot-journalist win a Pulitzer Prize? Will humans be sidelined in the media? "With DocumentCloud, journalists at newspapers such as The Guardian and The Washington Post have been easily able to plot dates from disparate documents...Show More Summary

What are the achievements of Gwendolyn Brooks?

Gwendolyn Brooks is the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Brooks poetry is influenced by the Great Migration and later the Black Power Movement.

Q&A with Mara Hvistendahl, author of And the City Swallowed Them

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Mara Hvistendahl, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Unnatural Selection, recently spoke to us about her new short ebook, And the City Swallowed Them, an excerpt of which we published on Shanghaiist last week. And the City Swallowed Them tells the story of Canadian model Diana O'Brien, who was murdered in Shanghai in 2008. [ more › ]

Lindsay Lohan Is Set To Make Her West End Theater Debut In A Part Madonna Originated?! STOP THE MATERIAL MADNESS!

So THIS is why she's been in London — even missing her brother's high school graduation! Lindsay Lohan has been overseas for many months, supposedly preparing for a potential appearance in Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s play Speed-the-Plow. Set to hit the West End in November, Lindz would probably play the small role of Karen, an ambitious [...]

Theater Review: The Ticks and the Tocks of The Who & the What

Every playwriting student sooner or later learns Chekhov’s dictum: A gun introduced in the first half of a play must be discharged in the second. Usually the gun is literal, but Ayad Akhtar, who won the Pulitzer prize last year for Disgraced, takes a novel approach in his follow-up drama,... More »

A tense reunion

On May 28, Columbia University photographer Eileen Barroso captured a historic, if uncomfortable New York Times moment at the Pulitzer Prize luncheon: the last portrait of former Executive Editor Jill Abramson and Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. in public together for what will likely be a long time. The luncheon was just two weeks after Abramson, the first woman to...

How Anne Sexton Won the Pulitzer Prize

If you happen to have a spare $159.60 you don’t know what to do with, you might want to consider purchasing Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry (available on It makes for some mighty interesting reading: the inside scoop on that most cherished of poetry prizes. The book covers the period between 1917, [...]

What Does a Poet Laureate Do, Anyway?

On Thursday, the Library of Congress named Southern poet Charles Wright the country’s 20th Poet Laureate. Mr. Wright, 78, has received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his past work.

New Livingston Awards Winners to the Fast Track

Not many of us get an invitation to design and direct "a Pulitzer Prize for the young," and I've never gotten over the opportunity. Since 1981 the judges have identified an amazing roster of talented people, some of whom became household...Show More Summary

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