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Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.

Pulitzer-winning photographer who captured the despair of war dies at 104

Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 captured the desperation of wartime and helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, has died at the age of 104. Desfor, who died Monday in Silver Spring, Md., volunteered...

Man Who Won a Pulitzer With This Photo Dies at 104

Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104. Desfor died at his apartment in Silver Spring, Md., where he'd been living in his retirement, said his...

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who captured wartime desperation dies at 104

His 1950 image of refugees fleeing Chinese troops by scaling a bombed-out bridge helped him win the highest prize in journalism.

Podcast: More With Pulitzer Prize Finalist Pete Earley

Pete Earley returns to talk more about mental health advocacy and lots of other things. He tells of how he came to co-author a book with Jessie Close and talks of his days writing his own spy novels and several books with former Speaker of […]

Pulitzer Prize Winning Politifact Now Fact Checking the Mechanics of a High Five

“A headline on a North Dakota political blog wrongly said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., high-fived Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., following a controversial abortion vote,” the Pulitzer Prize winning Politifact website writes today. The blog...Show More Summary

Aspen Words Presents: U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

'Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith reads excerpts from her work and discusses such topics as how poetry can bridge the gap between the things we experience and how to explain them.' -- The Aspen Institute

Robert Parry, Associated Press reporter who covered Iran-contra affair, dies at 68

He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1985 for his reporting on a CIA assassination manual.

Man-to-Man With Junot Díaz

Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz talks about learning from the negative example of his "stereotypical jerk-off irresponsible abusive womanizer" dad, the painful lessons of his own infidelity, and the ritual of getting clipped...by his barber. The post Man-to-Man With Junot Díaz appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Editor’s Note: City of the Future

In 2011, as part of Atlanta magazine’s 50th anniversary celebration, we invited all the living mayors to the Atlanta History Center for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Doug Blackmon. At the time, Kasim Reed, who was just 22 months into his tenure, said, “I view my job as a job of finishing things that […]

National security expert reveals why it would be impossible to stop Trump from starting a nuclear war

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Jonathan Capehart, the Pulitzer Prize winning opinion writer now with The Washington Post, reported on the potential of President Donald Trump starting a nuclear war while guest hosting AM Joy on MSNBC. “One hallmark of Trump’s first year in office has been the increasing isolation of...

Pulitzer winner’s pad for sale

Not every author who wins a Pulitzer Prize ends up sitting on a pile of money. But Herman Wouk seems to have done well for himself over the decades.

Reliving New York's glory days of junk bonds and hostile takeovers

Junk, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, recently opened at Lincoln Center. It is a fictionalized story inspired by the hostile takeovers and junk-bond financing that was... To view the full story, click the title link...

Revolutionary Writers -- The Poet: Tracy K. Smith

'American Masters sits down with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith to discuss the ideas that drive her writing. Considered among the best poets of her generation, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for her collection, Life on Mars, which melds science and science fiction with the discoveries, failures, and oddities of the human experience. Show More Summary

Katy Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017

Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan Read Laura Miller’s review of Manhattan Beach. Listen to Slate’s Audio Book Club discuss the book. Jennifer Egan reportedly wrote A Visit From the Goon Squad, her mesmerizing, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel in stories from 2010, to avoid working on a piece of “bad historical fiction” she’d started. Show More Summary

AP Photographer Recounts Elian Gonzalez Image

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

AP photojournalist Alan Diaz, whose coverage of a 6-year-old Cuban boy named Elian Gonzalez earned him the Pulitzer Prize, is retiring after 17 years with the wire service. Diaz recalls soothing the boy as armed federal agents burst in the home. (Dec. 1)        

Octavia's Daughters: Meet the New Queens of Spec Fic

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Miss the late, great Octavia Butler? Rejoice, for the Black female speculative tradition is alive and well and kicking all kinds of ass. (Sorry about your TBR pile.) Column by Susan DeFreitas The Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz, highfalutin'...Show More Summary

50 of the most amazing photos taken in 2017

This year, 600 award-winning Reuters photojournalists worked across the world to document both major historic moments and the human stories that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. The team won the Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News...Show More Summary

Lionsgate, Appian Way To Make Ulysses S. Grant Film; Option Ron Chernow Bio

EXCLUSIVE: Lionstate and Appian Way have acquired movie rights to Grant, the new bestselling Ron Chernow biography of Ulysses S. Grant. David James Kelly has been set to adapt. Chernow is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Washington: A Life, whose Alexander Hamilton was the inspiration for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony winning musical Hamilton. Show More Summary

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