The finalists have been announced for this year’s National Book Critics Circle Awards. In the nonfiction category, last year’s National Book Award winner, Ibram X. Kendi, is recognized alongside Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, and the fiction section is filled out with literary stars like Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon, ... More »
UPI photographer Andrew Lopez won the Pulitzer Prize for his photographs of Jose Cipriano Rodriguez, a corporal of the deposed Batista dictatorship, going to his firing squad execution in the bloody first weeks of Cuba’s revolutionary conquest. Rodriguez had been found guilty of two murders by a snap tribunal that same day.
Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize when it first premiered in 1990, Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés’s What of the Night? is an important, but rarely produced, work of unconventional theater. Ambitiously presented by Cor Theatre and Stage Left Theatre, it thematically explores poverty and survival through a series of four unique segments. Show More Summary
Taylor Branch, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning America in the King Years trilogy, presents selections from his monumental work that recount the essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement. Jesse Kornbluth reviews here. The post What if You Could Actually Try, Convict, and Punish Criminals Who Never Got Caught? appeared first on The Good Men Project.
From a picture book to a Pulitzer Prize winner
This year we lost a Nobel laureate, several Pulitzer Prize winners, many writers with wide readerships, and many more who never achieved the acclaim or the audiences they deserved. The post Those Who Left Us: Select Literary Obituaries from 2016 appeared first on The Millions.
Stephen McKinley Henderson was cast by playwright August Wilson in several plays in Wilson’s American Century Cycle, a 10-play series that won two Pulitzer Prizes. Here, the SAG Awards cast in a motion picture nominee pays tribute to the “Fences” writer, who died in 2005. Were a sculptor to undertake...
Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham's intimate story of working with Bowie on the unfinished project.
Austin Playhouse is casting nonunion talent for its upcoming production of “Death of a Salesman.” The Arthur Miller classic, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949, will run Feb. 17–March 12 in Austin, Texas. Auditions will be held by appointment in Austin on Jan. Show More Summary
An amazingly geeky dream putting together today's politics and music history. The composer Miriam Gideon was the first woman to serve on the committee for the Pulitzer Prize in music.
If a newspaper had produced the documentation of political corruption that Wikileaks provided in the last year, it would be up for a Pulitzer Prize. The media should stop demonizing Wikileaks and the Russians and focus on what we learned from the records.
Earlier in 2016, Reuters' photography staff was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News Photography category, specifically for its coverage of migrant refugees fleeing the war in Syria. The incredibly talented team is stationed all over the world, documenting everything from the refugee crisis to the beauty of the Northern Lights. Show More Summary
The "Hamilton" writer-composer had a great year, winning a Pulitzer and several Tonys, a Golden Globe nomination, won the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, wrote music for a top movie, and inspired a best-selling book, a best-selling album of "Hamilton" covers and a popular PBS documentary.
Denzel Washington's Oscar-minded adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning play is a visually flat actor's showcase. Read more...
Winning a Pulitzer Prize and a clutch of Tony Awards in a single one year would be enough for anyone. Not Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not in 2016. The "Hamilton" writer-composer picked up those honors and also earned a Golden Globe nomination, won the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American...
"[He] won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1969 for his String Quartet No. 3, and the 1993 Grawemeyer Award for his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, and many other composition prizes over his career."
On January 25, 2009, a jubilant Meryl Streep stood before a gala crowd at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles, having just won an award for her role in “Doubt,” the film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about sexual abuse, race, and the Catholic Church. Show More Summary
The death has just been reported in Prague of Karel Husa, a composer who fled his home country in 1954 and became an infuential composer in the United States. Exiled in Baltimore, Husa won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969 and the Grawemeyer in 1993. He was one of few successful composers to persist with microtonality. […]
Berkeley Breathed created Bill the Cat. Bill the Cat, readers. Ack! And he won a Pulitzer Prize for Bloom County, which essentially means that Bill the Cat is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cat. Take that, Garfield. Appropriately, Berkeley Breathed has recently published The Bill the Cat Story: A Bloom County Epic....
MacKinlay Kantor, Pulitzer prize winning author of Andersonville, also wrote the novel that inspired The Best Years of Our Lives. So how come he never got credit?