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Big City: Decades Since Wasserstein’s ‘Heidi,’ the Glass Proscenium Holds Fast

A revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “The Heidi Chronicles” feels as relevant today as ever, especially in terms of women’s success in the theater.

Politifact and Me

Politifact, which is published under the flag of the Tampa Bay Times, the chief executive of which, Paul Tash, is the chairman of the Poynter Institute, a member of the Pulitzer prize committee, and a disgrace to his trade, recentlyShow More Summary

“Stupid and irresponsible”: Glenn Greenwald slams Neil Patrick Harris’ “treason” joke

The Pulitzer prize winning journalist sounds off to BuzzFeed on the Edward Snowden Oscars joke

Friday news and notes: 2.20.15

Politics notes: An endorsement in the 4th district. Media: Mad Men and Pulitzer prizes. Place: Green sea turtles. And more.

New Study Says California Tech Giants Are Fueling Our Income Inequality

A new study published in an article by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Gary Cohn, are based on the research of former Harvard economist William Lazonick. Lazonick examines how large, publicly traded companies spending a...Show More Summary

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Last week, we were invited to preview a new documentary about the life of Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson -- August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, produced by the award-winning filmmaker Sam Pollard. The documentary will debut on PBS stations nationally this week. Show More Summary

Investigative Reporting Pulitzer entries up 50 percent since magazines were allowed in

Since The Pulitzer Prizes changed the rules to allow online and print magazines, the contest has seen a 50 percent increase in investigative entries compared to last year, Mike Pride, the administrator of The Pulitzer Prizes, said in an email. Feature submissions, meanwhile, have seen a 21 percent increase, Pride said. Show More Summary

Jennifer Connelly To Star With Ewan McGregor In His Directorial Debut

Jennifer Connelly is about to make a comeback alongside Ewan McGregor. American Pastoral is an upcoming adaptation of the bestselling novel by Pulitzer winner Philip Roth. American Pastoral is the story about a legendary high school athlete, Seymour “Swede” Levov (McGregor), who marries former beauty queen Dawn (Connelly). Show More Summary

Ewan McGregor to Make Directorial Debut with AMERICAN PASTORAL!

Deadline is reporting that Ewan McGregor is set to make his feature directorial debut with the upcoming adaptation of Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize winning novel American Pastoral. Read the full article on AICN Hey guys! Horrorella here... Deadline...Show More Summary

5 Great Poems By Philip Levine, Who Found Magic In Everyday Life

Philip Levine, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Poet Laureate of the United States, died Saturday at age 87. His early life in Detroit and his work on the auto assembly line inspired much of his poetry, which focused heavily on working-class middle America. He was, in the words of the New York Times‘ Dwight Garner, “an outsider archiving the […]

Taye Diggs' Favorite Song From 'Rent' Is 'I'll Cover You'

Before Taye Diggs was following you (and everyone else) on Twitter, the actor had a home on the Great White Way, starring in the original production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Rent." And while Diggs' character Benny is featured...Show More Summary

Still seeing that one great obstacle in Yasiel Puig becoming MVP

Here’s a question for you: Which do you think is more likely, that The Times’ Dylan Hernandez will win a Pulitzer or Yasiel Puig an MVP?

Nobody Was Writing Poetry of This World Like Philip Levine (1928–2015)

We are so sad to help report that Philip Levine—former U.S. Poet Laureate (2011–2012), Pulitzer Prize-winner and beloved professor—has died at the age of 87. A New York Times obituary tells us the cause was pancreatic cancer. From that piece: Mr. Levine was the first member of his family to earn a college degree. “When […]

A Ken Burns team views cancer through the lens of an honored book

last weekHealth : The Checkup

In 2011, an intelligent, readable and even compelling book about a disease won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. It was “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,” by oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee. Read full article >>

Philip Levine, former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner, dies at 87

Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former U.S. poet laureate who wrote elegies to American blue-collar workers sweating through despair-laced jobs, has died in Fresno. He was 87.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine dead at 87

Philip Levine's intimate portraits of blue-collar life were grounded in personal experience and political conscience.

Philip Levine, Former U.S. Poet Laureate Who Won Pulitzer, Dies at 87

Mr. Levine’s work was vibrantly, angrily and often painfully alive with the sound, smell and sinew of heavy manual labor.

Comedy Mountain: 40 Years of SNL

Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Tom Shales, who co-authored the book Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, looks back on the show’s 40-year history.

Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at age 87

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose intimate portraits of blue-collar life were grounded in personal experience and political conscience, died Saturday. Levine was 87.

Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner

Philip Levine, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Saturday in Fresno. He was 87. 

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