NEW YORK (Reuters) - Playwright Tracy Letts created the plot and characters in "August: Osage County," the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning play about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family, and knew that adapting it for the screen would not be easy.
If you're into comic books or art, Art Spiegelman is a name you should know. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1991 for a graphic novel called Maus, which documented his father's survival through the holocaust. He's left indelible marks onShow More Summary
Thank Buddha-Mind (or "God", if you prefer) for journalists such as the Pulitzer Prize winner, Seymour Hersh. In case you missed it, and as reported in depth on the 12-9-13 newscast of Democracy Now, Hersh has an article out that challenges...Show More Summary
31 Jan 2014-08 Mar 2014 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2001 Tony Award for Best Play Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father Robert, a famous...
13 Mar 2014-19 Apr 2014 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2012 Tony Award for Best Play 2011 Olivier Award for Best New Play 2010 Evening Standard Award Are we addicted to...
This is a film based on the book "Death of the Liberal Class" by journalist and Pulitzer prize winner, Chris Hedges. It charts the rise of the Corporate State, and examines the future of obedience in a world of unfettered capitalism, globalisation, staggering inequality and environmental change.
Julia Angwin is joining ProPublica as a senior reporter. Her focus will be privacy, technology and the surveillance state. Angwin, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, comes to ProPublica from The Wall Street Journal, where she covered technology and media. Show More Summary
Washington Post researcher Julie Tate is among the winners of this year’s Eugene Meyer Awards at the Washington Post, Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth tells staffers in an email. Tate “began her career at The Post occupying a seat in the … Read more
Image courtesy of Blue Rider Press Last week, I sat in a dark room in the New York Public Library to hear an author read from his new book. Although a screen on the side of the stage advertised an upcoming event with Pulitzer Prize winners Toni Morrison and Junot Diaz, I wasn’t there to see a literary novelist read about the postmodern condition. Show More Summary
This was my first encounter with the work of award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver ("Her 1998 bestseller, The Poisonwood Bible, won the National Book Prize of South Africa, and was shortlisted for both the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner...Show More Summary
This week the world will be remembering the passing of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The 35th President of the United States of America. The only US President to have earned both a Purple Heart and a Pulitzer Prize. JFK was known for many things – before, during and especially after his Presidency. Show More Summary
There's a Pulitzer Prize in here somewhere, but investigative journalism is dead in this town - dead, dead, dead: A man on parole in three 2011 cellphone thefts on the Near North Side has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman...Show More Summary
David Mamet is one of the most acclaimed, and eclectic writers of our time. As a playwright, he has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow. Other plays have included The Duck Variations,...Show More Summary
When asked, "What would you want an audience to take away from this film?" Pulitzer prize winning writer, Tracy Letts, responded, "I don't know. I have no idea how to answer that question." That statement of ambiguity justifies the existence of film critics. Show More Summary
by SB Sarah The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri is $2.99 right now. This collection of short stories won the Pulitzer Prize. Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters...Show More Summary
This is Richard Cohen. He is, among other things, a columnist at one of the most prestigious daily newspapers in the country, a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, and as he has made painfully obvious, a white, straight, very privileged dude with some highly questionable views on significant portions of the American population. … Read More
Middlesex author and Pulitzer Prize winner (and Year in Reading alum) Jeffrey Eugenides has a new story out in this week’s issue of The New Yorker. Titled “Find the Bad Guy,” it may well be the first New Yorker story to show a character playing Words with Friends. Sample quote: “She had her arms around […]
For some reason, those who vote for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama over at Columbia University are often smitten by the mufti-generational family saga. It worked quite a few times for O'Neill and plays like Sam Shepard's Buried Child and...Show More Summary
(Author and playwright David Mamet won a Pulitzer Prize for "Glengarry Glen Ross." Below, in honor of Veteran's Day, an excerpt from his new book "Three War Stories," out today from Argo-Navis press.) For they asked. And why should I have lied? At the first, upon the book's...
George Clooney and Grant Heslov produced the highly anticipated family drama August: Osage County, and while it earned both a Tony and Pulitzer Prize as a play, we thought there might be another great reason these two decided to getShow More Summary