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Review: Alliance’s “Disgraced” tells a provocative tale of race and religion, and tells it really well

Both a Pulitzer Prize winner and a 2015 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, Disgraced is one of the most talked about, provocative plays around,

Leslie Bassett: You’d have thought they’d perform a Pulitzer-winning piece…

From Bruce Duffie’s interview with the late composer Leslie Bassett, who died yesterday: Bruce Duffie:  First, let me ask you about winning the Pulitzer Prize.  Has that had any great lasting effect on you or your composing? Leslie Bassett:    It brought me a better salary at the University of Michigan, which is nice, but it […]

Sad passing of an American composer

Former students are posing news of the death today of Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer-winning composer and professor emeritus at the University of Michigan. He was 93. Californa born, Leslie won the Pulitzer in 1966 for Variations for Orchestra, premiere by the Rai orchestra in Rome. His Concerto for Orchestra, a Koussevitsky Foundation commission, was premiered […]

Siddhartha Mukherjee to be Keynote Speaker at HOPA Annual Conference March 16-19, 2016 - Atlanta, GA

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and oncologist, Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D., will be the opening keynote speaker at the HOPA 12th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

You Need to Read The Bravest Woman In Seattle, the Story that Led to Eli Sander's New Book While the City Slept

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

While the City Slept is available today. Eli won a Pulitzer Prize for writing The Bravest Woman in Seattle. Click on that link, then read the story, then do whatever you have to do to recover from a piece of writing like that, from a...Show More Summary

Toni Morrison + Angela Davis Talk Frederick Douglas + Education + Liberation

Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison + activist and author Angela Davis, in a wide-ranging talk on Frederick Douglass, education, and liberation, recorded in 2010 at the New York Public Library.

Interactive comic: The GOP primary app! Now YOU can vote in any Republican primary!

x Embedded Content Can’t vote in a Republican primary because you don’t live in that state? No more!  Introducing the new, interactive GOP primary app!  Make your selection now and help save America! Created by Pulitzer Prize winning...Show More Summary

The 59 Best Things To Do This Week: February 1-7

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In 2012, The Stranger's Eli Sanders won a Pulitzer Prize for "The Bravest Woman in Seattle." He'll be at Town Hall on Wednesday to discuss his new book based on that story. Kelly O This week, our arts critics have recommended the best...Show More Summary

'Manchester by the Sea': The Story Behind Sundance 2016's Best Movie

If you've seen writer-director Kenneth Lonergan's work before — the handful of films and half-dozen one-acts and plays he's penned to date — you understand why he's racked up numerous theater awards, Oscar nods and a Pulitzer nomination. And if you're lucky enough to meet Lonergan, you'll understand where that...

White House sets dangerous precedent for future government workers, after refusing clearance for security expert Ashkan Soltani

Soltani was denied "necessary" security clearance likely because of his journalistic work with the Snowden documents, which won him a Pulitzer prize in 2014.

SAG Awards: Mark Ruffalo & Michael Keaton’s ‘Spotlight’ Acceptance Speech

Open Road’s Spotlight won the marquee Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture honor tonight at the SAG Awards. The win gives solid Oscar Best Picture momentum to the the pic, which centers on the Boston Globe‘s Pulitzer-winning investigation into the Catholic Church child abuse scandal in Boston. Show More Summary

White House bars its own tech researcher for past reporting on Snowden leaks

last weekNews : The Raw Story

By Danny Yadron Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and security researcher Ashkan Soltani says he has been denied security clearance for his new job with White House The White House has denied a security clearance to a member of its technology team who previously helped report on documents leaked by...

Former FTC CTO Ashkan Soltani Denied Security Clearance, Perhaps Because He Helped In Reporting On Snowden Docs

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Ashkan Soltani is a well known privacy expert who (among other things) worked with Barton Gellman at the Washington Post to analyze the Snowden documents for story worthy information -- an effort that won that series a Pulitzer Prize. Show More Summary

Pulitzer prize-winning security expert denied White House clearance

Ashkan Soltani was hired in Dec. by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy        

Adorable and Evocative: Lilly Pulitzer Has a New Spring Pattern Called 'Lolita'

Recently, a tipster alerted us to a curious decision by the 56-year-old resort wear purveyor Lilly Pulitzer: one of their new prints, as it appears in the above spring look book, is named “Lolita.” How youthful! We are curious about how this idea came to fruition. Read more...

A Magical Presence on the Stage and Screen: Condola Rashad  

Condola Rashad is making a name for herself. The young actress, who turns 30 this year, has largely made her mark in theater. For her debut, she nabbed a starring role in Lynn Nottage’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Ruined, and earned a Drama Desk nomination. Show More Summary

A Pulitzer Prize Winner Chats With Yale Students

Sheryl WuDunn was on campus Tuesday to accept a prestigious award and take part in a Master's Tea.

American Blues Theater announces 2016-17 season

American Blues Theater has announced its 2016-17 season, including the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn's "The Columnist." Slated to open the season is an evening of one-acts comprised of Amiri Baraka's "Dutchman" and Darren Canady's "TRANSit." Chuck Smith will direct "Dutchman"...

Lynn Nottage's New Play 'Sweat' Examnes Race + Immigration Amidst Industry Decline

'The aptly titled Sweat is all about work — and the fear of losing it. In the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, change is coming for workers at a steel tubing plant. "They've got buttons now that can replace all of us," one character says. Show More Summary

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