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E-Readers and E-Books Are Becoming More and More Poem-Friendly

When John Ashbery, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, first learned that the digital editions of his poetry looked nothing like the print version, he was stunned. There were no line breaks, and the stanzas had been jammed together into a block of text that looked like prose. The careful architecture of his poems had been leveled.... Read More

A Michael Chabon Classic Is The 25th 'One Book, One Chicago' Selection

Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel joins the ranks of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'A Raisin in the Sun' to earn 'One Book, One Chicago' status. [ more › ]

Bill Dedman Leaves NBC News for Newsday

12 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Bill Dedman, the Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist, is leaving NBC News to join Newsday. Dedman had been with NBC News for the past eight years. In 1989, Dedman won the investigative reporting Pulitzer for his “The Color of Money”...Show More Summary

Tony Auth, cartoonist, is dead

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday.

‘Mad’ Woman Elisabeth Moss Will Star In Broadway Revival of ‘The Heidi Chronicles’

Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss will play the title role in a Broadway revival of  the late Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles next spring. The 1988 Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner about an art historian who finds herself too smartShow More Summary

Elisabeth Moss Will Star in The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway

Elisabeth Moss is returning to Broadway to star in a revival of Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles, the show's producers told the New York Times today. This is the first Broadway revival of the show, which won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony in 1989. Moss will play Heidi,... More »

If We Want Diverse Books, We Need Diverse MFA Programs

Recently, in the New Yorker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz described his experience in his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program: His first year, he almost dropped out because it “was too white.”

Watch: Frances McDormand and Bill Murray Stare at Rural Things in HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge” Trailer

Rural New England! Gun! The weathered stares of Frances McDormand and Bull Murray! Moody Martha Wainwright song! The words “Pulitzer… Read More

HBO Premieres First Olive Kitteridge Trailer

Here’s a spare, evocative first look at HBO’s forthcoming miniseries Olive Kitteridge, based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, directed by The Kids Are Alright’s Lisa Cholodenko and starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray. Get ready for a lot of long, silent walks amidst fall foliage, and presumably... More »

Extra, Extra: Is TMZ Poised For A Pulitzer?

Judge Judy admits to naughty photos, roast infestation haunting Queens home, Super Bowl predicting ape dies and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Shorter Thomas Friedman: All These Guys Really Want Is A Little R-e-s-p-e-c-t

[guest post by Dana] No, it’s not satire. But then again, none of us are Pulitzer prize winners, so perhaps that explains any disbelief at Friedman’s latest wherein he advises President Obama on what is necessary to simultaneously address ISIS and Putin (two peas in a pod in Friedman’s book). According to Friedman, the president […]

Morning Report for September 9, 2014

Could TMZ win a Pulitzer for its Ray Rice coverage? “Why not?” writes a veteran Pulitzer-watcher. (Joe Strupp) | “Fox & Friends” spends 13 seconds addressing yesterday’s “take the stairs!” comment. (huffingtonpost.com) Ad in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Won’t somebody please buy the St. Paul Pioneer Press? (sfweekly.com) Scott Pelley: News viewers … Read More

WSJ Cuts Awards Coordinator

The Wall Street Journal has cut its awards coordinator Debbie Luczak Hoffman. Hoffman — whose role was to nominate the Journal for various honors, including the Pulitzers — had been with the paper since 1992. As Jim Romenesko notes, Gerard Baker, the Journal’s editor, recently told Der Spiegel that winning Pulitzers wasn’t important. Show More Summary

Wall Street Journal axes its awards coordinator

The Wall Street Journal, which hasn’t had much luck with Pulitzers since it was acquired by Rupert Murdoch, has dismissed its longtime awards coordinator. Debbie Luczak Hoffman has had the job since 1992, according to her LinkedIn page. (She declined to comment, but I noticed that she posted Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” on … Read More

Meet America’s Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant On How To Define ‘American’

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who has been in the United States since he was 12. This summer he was detained by border patrol in McAllen, Texas and then released because he had no prior immigration or criminal record. He explained to me on radio the plight of people like him, and [...]

The Beast, the Eunuch and the Glass-eyed Child: Television in the 80's

In this lively & provocative collection of essays, veteran media critic Ron Powers, recipient of both a Pulitzer Prize & an Emmy Award, takes a searing look at a pivotal decade in TV history. He playfully presents some serious thoughts on TV, arguing that TV is a subject of utmost importance, perhaps the unifying & inevitable subject of our time. Show More Summary

On Friday’s Radio Show…

• Activist and Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas discusses why he was detained at the border and what changes he wants to make to America’s immigration system. • It’s the Friday Night Free-For-All!

Water By the Spoonful at TheatreWorks

TheatreWorks, one of my very favorite theater companies, has an amazing show now playing through September 14.    Water By the Spoonful is a Pulitzer Prize winning drama by the Tony Award winning playwright of In the Heights, Quiara Alegría Hudes.  It combines drama and comedy as it works through the never ending trials of being […]

Bard-yoncé

Beyoncé collaborated with Forrest Gander, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, to write a poem called “Bey the Light.” You can read that over here. (Bonus: This isn’t the first time Queen B has teamed up with a prominent write...

Japan's Disposable Workers

In honor of Labor Day this week, a project by MediaStorm, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and Japanese photographer, Shiho Fukada. Japan's economic rise post-WWII was the subject of vast commentary in the West among politicians,...Show More Summary

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