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Lionsgate Sets Release Date For Ewan McGregor’s Directorial Debut ‘American Pastoral’

Lionsgate has set its release schedule for American Pastoral, a crime drama based on Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, helmed by Ewan McGregor in his directorial debut. The film, which also stars McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, and Dakota Fanning, will open in limited release on October 21 and then expand the following weekend. Show More Summary

Musical Theater Nerd Alert: 'Hamilton' Cast Performs 'Sweeney Todd' Mash-Up

17 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Look around! Look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now! Musical theater nerds are finally getting some respect thanks to the success of the Golden Globe winning TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the Grammy and Pulitzer.....

Charles Blow On Ted Cruz's VP Pick Stunt Delusion

17 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Wherever you are right now, whatever you're doing, stop and watch NYT columnist Charles M. Blow go off on Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina. If they don't give Pulitzer Prizes for shade, they should—and they should give them all to Charles! (Hat tip to Slog reader Terry Miller.) [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

It is time to stop celebrating Jewish dissent in the Palestine solidarity movement

Pulitzer Prize laureate Michael Chabon's recent interview in which he describes the horrors he witnessed while on a tour of Hebron has been circulated amongst Palestinian-rights activists like brush fire, often prefaced with an explanation...Show More Summary

Well Played, Hamilton Cast: The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS performance

In which our intrepid Pulitzer winner and his cast reimagine the opening number of Hamilton to be about Sweeney Todd, Fleet Street’s worst hairdresser. It almost — almost – makes me wish everyone would use the Tonys to reinterpret each other’s musicals. Nobody does a loving ribbing of its own quite like Broadway. That’s why, for my money, the Read More...

The Real Reason Obama Plans to Send More US Troops to Syria

Many have been critical of Obama's decision to deploy additional troops to Syria. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh told Democracy Now that he was "horrified" by the announcement, while former UN Assistant Secretary-General Hans-Christof von Sponeck referred to it as a "tragic "development" that could hamper the Geneva peace process.

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Honor Watchdogs

Reading over the list of 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners makes clear just how essential journalism's watchdog role is to public health. In 2015, news organizations devoted considerable resources to researching, reporting, and commentingShow More Summary

The Story of a Slave Named Hero Has the Trappings of a Greek Tragedy

If Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks weren't already established in our 21st century pantheon of foremost American playwrights, Father Comes Home From the Wars would place her there. The first three parts of a projected nine-part cycle, Father Comes Home at the Mark Taper Forum is a drama of epic proportion...

What I Learned About the Washington Post From Four Years Collecting Data on Police Violence

Earlier this month, the Washington Post was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its project on police violence, “Fatal Force.” The Pulitzer Prize Board singled out the paper “For its revelatory initiative in creating...Show More Summary

Cartoon: North Carolina's Pecker Checker! Can you pass the roadside test?

x Embedded Content Created by Comigama Interactive Cartoons with Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Mark Fiore!  New interactive cartoons every Monday!  Follow us on Facebook! Play more cartoons! (Sources: “How States Compare in the 2016 Best High School Rankings”, USNews; “State of the Union 2016”, Politico)

The Plot Thickens: Did the Saudis Help Hide Osama Bin Laden?

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh has asserted that the Riyadh government was helping to hide Osama Bin Laden.

University of Arizona Celebrates Quartet of L.A. Times Pulitzer Grads

When the Los Angeles Times claimed this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Coverage, it created some additional breaking news on the Arizona University campus. Four of the reporters involved are recent journalism graduates. Sharing...Show More Summary

Missed It: Jack Ohman Won The Pulitzer Last Week

Jack Ohman of the Sacramento Bee won the editorial cartooning category in this year's Pulitzer Prizes, announced last week. Ohman was cited for "cartoons that convey wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style that combinesShow More Summary

Caribbean Club: Alexander Hamilton and Tim Duncan

Here is a story that, properly adapted, might earn a man a Pulitzer Prize, a Grammy award and more earnings—preferably doled out in $10 bills—than he might have ever imagined: A boy grows up in the town of Christiansted, on the Caribbean island of St. Show More Summary

Newswire: John Oliver nabs a Lin-Manuel Miranda performance on behalf of Puerto Rico

John Oliver, that sly fellow, managed to deliver another one of his trademark in-depth reports on an otherwise neglected subject while also securing an exclusive performance from Pulitzer winner and creator of the hottest ticket in town, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Show More Summary

Must Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda Passionately Rap-Splains Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

Hamilton creator and recent Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Sunday, where he delivered yet another history lesson (in rap form, of course). This time, Miranda - whose parents are...Show More Summary

Kristof: Hillary's Dishonest? Bogus Narrative

Nicholas Kristof, New York Times: One basic test of a politician's honesty is whether that person tells the truth when on the campaign trail, and by that standard [Hillary] Clinton does well. PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking site, calculates that of the Clinton statements it has examined, 50 percent are either true or mostly true. Show More Summary

How Did The Pulitzer Bump Fare This Year?

“The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen — which tells the story of a Vietnamese undercover communist agent in Los Angeles and the fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975 — won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Monday, and soon after began winning a very different kind of award: cold hard cash.”

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/23

By now many of you have heard that T.J. Stiles’s biography of George A. Custer won this year’s Pulitzer Prize. This was his second. I reviewed the book for The Daily Beast and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is Stiles’s second Pulitzer. As much of an achievement as that is, I am even more excited for […]

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