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Man calls publishing company to tell them how much he loves their books. They do not share his enthusiasm.

yesterdayOdd : Happy Place

"Tell me what you like..." Someecards editor Dan Wilbur is out to tell the world how much he cares. This time, he chose Hachette Book Group, the publishing house that brought us the Pulitzer prize-winning book, The Goldfinch. Listen as Dan tries to tell Hachette Customer Service how much he loves them and Donna Tartt: See more positive pranks here. See more of Dan here.

Sarah Palin - still delusional after all these years

By Richard K. Barry The Hollywood Reporter ran an excerpt recently from a new book about Saturday Night Live. It's actually an update of an old book. Live From New York is by James Andrew Miller and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post television critic Tom Shales (due out in September). Show More Summary

Reporter asks if U.S. Ransom Policy led to James Foley’s Beheading

WASHINGTON — This is not a joke, but a Reuters “two-time Pulitzer Prize” winning journalist David Rohde asked if the U.S.’s stance on ransoms led to the brutal beheading death of U.S. journalist James Foley. A video made by the radical Islamist militants Islamic State (known as IS, ISIS or ISIL) showed Foley being beheaded […]

16 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos That Shocked The World

Photography is a powerful medium. It can expose truths and show emotions that words never could. It can turn a mirror to our deepest fears and give us hope for humanity. It can change the world. Since 1942, the Pulitzer Prize has been awarded to the most excellent photographs and photo portfolios taken every year. Show More Summary

Pulitzer Prize Winner: Obama Is "The Greatest Enemy Of Press Freedom In A Generation"

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, James Risen is not just a phenomenal reporter, he is also an extremely courageous and honorable American patriot. His case is a very disturbing one, and it has justifiably received a great deal of national attention. Show More Summary

Risen Still Fighting, Calls Obama 'Greatest Enemy to Press Freedom'

There may not be another court to turn to for relief, but two-time Pulitzer Prize winner James Risen still won't back down in a fight to force him to turn over his confidential sources for his 2006 book, "State of War," which contained confidential CIA secrets regarding Iran's nuclear program.......

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Fox Developing ‘No Ordinary Time’ Limited Series With Stephen Frears & Bob Cooper

Fox has put in development No Ordinary Time, a 10-hour limited series based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's Pulitzer Prize-winning book chronicling President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third term during World War II. Stephen Frears (The Queen) is attached to direct the project, which will be written by Paul Webb (Selma). Show More Summary

“A helpless situation”: What happens after the bullets fall in inner-city America?

Pulitzer winner Trymaine Lee explains how our segregated nation wreaks such devastation -- and why we're missing it

What does mourning on Twitter mean?

"About seven years ago, Lauren Bacall showed up at my place for a party," the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Patrick Shanley tweeted Wednesday morning. "It was like having a yacht show up in your bathtub."

Many Pulitzer Prize Winners Demand DOJ Stop Threatening Reporter James Risen With Jail If He Protects His Sources

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For a while now we've been following the troubling story of NY Times reporter James Risen, whom the DOJ has been bullying and threatening with jail for daring to keep his sources confidential. Despite Eric Holder pretending to say that...Show More Summary

19 Pulitzer winners call on US Justice Dept. to end its pursuit of NYT reporter James Risen

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Today, a total of 19 Pulitzer Prize winners have issued statements in support of journalist James Risen and in protest of the Justice Department's attempt to force Risen to testify against his sources. Read the rest

Writing Your First Novel: Five Fundamentals for Your Path to the Pulitzer

Autumn is the season when word processors develop twitches in keyboards. Writers emerge from summers abroad, agents hunger for a new voice, publishers finally release the hidden gems that will save their industry. Book reviews burstShow More Summary

RootsAction Hosts Thursday News Conference on James Risen Case

On Thursday, RootsAction will host a news conference in support of New York Times reporter James Risen, facing prison for refusing to name a confidential source. Risen, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is the author of the 2006 book State of...Show More Summary

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists Show Solidarity With James Risen in Fight Against Justice Department

There is no indication that the Justice Department will not pursue testimony for its leak prosecution against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, and, as a result, fourteen Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists have come forward to declare...Show More Summary

Pulitzer Winners Call for End of DOJ Pursuit of Journalist’s Testimony, Not That the Feds Will Care

last weekNews : Reason

Given the way the Obama administration has treated journalists, they might be better off getting celebrities to speak out. Nevertheless, the Freedom of the Press Foundation has gotten 14 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists o speak out against the administration’s terrible treatment of New York Times reporter and author James Risen. Show More Summary

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton & More Find Tom McCarthy's 'Spotlight'

Before director Tom McCarthy decided to take on The Cobbler with Adam Sandler stepping into one of his rare turns of real acting, he was hoping to make the Catholic Church sex scandal film Spotlight, the story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston...Show More Summary

By The Way

"By the way...." Has any good news ever followed that opening? "By the way, you won the Pulitzer Prize." "By the way, my uncle wants you to have his Porsche." "By the way, we have plenty of bread and milk." "By the way, we don't need to go to that cocktail party." "By the way, the doctor said it's nothing to worry about."

Ursula Le Guin & Michael Cunningham Talk Genre in New Interview

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

There is an arbitrary division between “literature” and “genre,” according to legendary sci-fi author Ursula Le Guin. In a new interview with Le Guin conducted by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Cunningham, produced by Diversion...Show More Summary

“Fun Home” The Musical Is Officially Heading To Broadway, Thank Goodness

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

After months of rumors, after winning all the Off-Broadway awards you can win, after a Pulitzer Prize nomination, "Fun Home" the musical is FINALLY transferring to Broadway! YESSSSSSSS!

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