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William McPherson, Book Critic and Novelist, Dies at 84

The Pulitzer Prize winner wrote for The Washington Post and was the author of the acclaimed novel “Testing the Current.”

Shorties (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Odds, Stream Vic Chesnutt's Cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," and more)

The Chicago Tribune shared odds for this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Stream Vic Chesnutt's cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts." Stream two new Big Walnuts Yonder (the band features Nels Cline, Mike, Watt, and Greg Saunier) songs. Rare Bird Radio...

Alex Tizon dies at 57; journalist told stories about America and won Pulitzer for exposing corruption

It wasn’t like Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Tizon to leave his readers puzzled. As a polished and distinctive storyteller, his writing brimmed with clarity But when the journalist, author and University of Oregon assistant professor died unexpectedly Thursday at his home in Eugene, Ore., his friends...

Roger Wilkins, civil rights champion in government and journalism, dies at 85

Mr. Wilkins shared a Pulitzer Prize for his editorials about Watergate for The Washington Post.

No Sweat: Factory drama hampered by New York Times staffing changes

Sweat, the new Broadway drama by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Lynn Nottage, has ridden a wave of publicity for its prescient portrayal of unemployed Pennsylvania factory workers who... To view the full story, click the title li...

David Haskell Speaks for the Trees

The Pulitzer Prize finalist spent two years visiting 12 sites around the world for an ambitious new book that reveals the surprising—and surprisingly fascinating—arboreal secrets hidden in the canopies of ordinary trees. Paul Kvinta meets with the real-life Lorax on New York's Upper West side and learns why white men never stand in the shade.

These Two Playwrights Have Been Prominent For Decades - Why Are They Only Now Getting To Broadway? (Is It Because They're Women?)

"They are two of the nation's pre-eminent playwrights. Each has won nearly every award their field has to offer, including the Pulitzer Prize. Each has written works that are staged around the world and have become required reading in college classes. And each has earned an admired position in the academy, teaching aspiring dramatists at […]

Great Job, Internet!: Wheel Of Fortune contestant not a theater fan, apparently

You don’t need a degree in theater or film history to know A Streetcar Named Desire, which, outside of anything by Shakespeare, is arguably the most famous play ever staged. It won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama in addition to three...Show More Summary

'Angels In America' To Return To The Bay Area Next Season At Berkeley Rep

It's the first time playwright Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning two-part epic has had a major production in the Bay Area in over 20 years, after it was first commissioned and premiered in San Francisco in 1991. [ more › ]

Peter Saarsgard Joins Hulu’s The Looming Tower!

Peter Saarsgard has joined the cast of Hulu’s forthcoming original drama series The Looming Tower. He will play Martin Schmidt, a CIA analyst who always believes he’s the smartest person in the room. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning...Show More Summary

Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Jimmy Breslin, Passes At 88

The hard-nosed, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Jimmy Breslin passed Sunday morning. He was 88. According to Breslin’s physician, the cause of death was due to complications from pneumonia. Breslin was hospitalized last Wednesday with pneumonia, but left the next night, his doctor William Cole told The News. His death came “suddenly,” Cole said. Show More Summary

New York Columnist Jimmy Breslin Dies

Jimmy Breslin -- the cigar-chomping, hard-nosed newspaperman who won the Pulitzer Prize for his [New York] Daily News' columns championing ordinary New Yorkers -- died Sunday morning. He was 88. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia, his personal physician said.... Show More Summary

Legendary Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin dead at 88

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The cigar-chomping, hard-nosed newspaperman who won the Pulitzer Prize for his Daily News’ columns championing ordinary New Yorkers.

We spoke to David Cay Johnston during the campaign — here's what he said about Trump's taxes

David Cay Johnston, former New York Times reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of "The Making of Donald Trump," has investigated Trump for nearly three decades. He discusses why we will likely never see Donald Trump's tax returns even if he's elected president. When asked for comment, Donald Trump's campaign responded with the following: "Mr. Show More Summary

The NY Times: Pompous And Arrogant As Always, But This Time With Even Less Self-Awareness

Photo courtesy of Moronette "WowPromo" [According to "WowPromo," these ads are all over NYC. She took this photo in Midtown.] This is the newspaper that has yet to disavow Walter Duranty's 1932 Pulitzer Prize. You know....one of their crack...

Finding Solace in Tracy K. Smith’s Prescient Poem “Solstice”

No poet makes me shiver like Tracy K. Smith, and her 2011 book “Life on Mars” makes me cry. The collection, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2012, is a wild, kaleidoscopic elegy for her father, Floyd William Smith, a black man who grew up in pre-civil-rights Alabama and went on to work on the Hubble Telescope as an engineer. Show More Summary

A Guy in Austria Tried to Enter a Court Building With a Jar of Roaches

The Associated Press, which was founded over 170 years ago and has won 52 Pulitzer Prizes in its illustrious history, reported Wednesday that a man in Linz, Austria, tried to bring a "sack full" of cockroaches into a court building before...Show More Summary

’13 Reasons Why’ Trailer: The Truth Will Come Out In Netflix’s YA Mystery

Spotlight director Tom McCarthy helms some episodes of Netflix’s anticipated Young Adult drama 13 Reasons Why, the series created by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey. The streaming service has now debuted the first official trailer...Show More Summary

A Bunch of Comedians Tested Korean Sheet Masks For the First Time

So, first things first, can someone please alert the Pulitzer Prize folks about this article? Because there's hard-hitting journalism and then there's "Sheet Masks: A Journey in Pictures." I know, guys, deep stuff. But truly, if youShow More Summary

Who Do You Think You Are?

Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts Jr cut through the noise and fury surrounding Donald Trump with an editorial column for the Miami Herald in which he said: “What you do ‘will not be questioned?’ Lord, have mercy. "Let's be brutally clear here. Show More Summary

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