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Backstage Exclusive: ‘Fences’ Ensemble Delivers Heart and Soul

The following content has been sponsored by Paramount Pictures. “Fences,” August Wilson’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, has finally found its way to the big screen thanks to actor-director Denzel Washington and Paramount Pictures. Show More Summary

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Editing and Sequencing Your Work: Learn to Let Go with Stella Kramer Become a better photographer through editing and sequencing! Join Stella Kramer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor, as she teaches you how good editing and sequencing can help to do a better job of telling a story with your work. Show More Summary

Junot Diaz Discusses The 'Surreal' Lunch He Had With President Obama

Junot Díaz was one of five novelists President Barack Obama had lunch with last week, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author recently described the meeting as “surreal.” In a New York Times profile published Monday, Obama discusses the authors he admired and the books that shaped his presidency. Show More Summary

Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith Are Among the Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards

The finalists have been announced for this year’s National Book Critics Circle Awards. In the nonfiction category, last year’s National Book Award winner, Ibram X. Kendi, is recognized alongside Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, and the fiction section is filled out with literary stars like Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon, ... More »

1959: Jose Cipriano Rodriguez

5 days agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

UPI photographer Andrew Lopez won the Pulitzer Prize for his photographs of Jose Cipriano Rodriguez, a corporal of the deposed Batista dictatorship, going to his firing squad execution in the bloody first weeks of Cuba’s revolutionary conquest. Rodriguez had been found guilty of two murders by a snap tribunal that same day.

Review: What of the Night? (Cor Theatre & Stage Left Theatre)

Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize when it first premiered in 1990, Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés’s What of the Night? is an important, but rarely produced, work of unconventional theater. Ambitiously presented by Cor Theatre and Stage Left Theatre, it thematically explores poverty and survival through a series of four unique segments. Show More Summary

What if You Could Actually Try, Convict, and Punish Criminals Who Never Got Caught?

Taylor Branch, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning America in the King Years trilogy, presents selections from his monumental work that recount the essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement. Jesse Kornbluth reviews here. The post What if You Could Actually Try, Convict, and Punish Criminals Who Never Got Caught? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Does Climate Change Make Nuclear A Good Idea?

Is Nuclear Power the Answer to Climate Change? January 10, 2017 (Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting) “With the election of Donald Trump as president, the United States confronts a new era of climate change discussion…In a special issue...Show More Summary

The Strange Story Of David Bowie's Unfinished Broadway Musical (Told By The Pulitzer Winner Bowie Asked To Write The Book)

"When novelist Michael Cunningham got a call from someone claiming to be David Bowie, he thought it was a friend pulling a prank. He didn't know he was about to be launched into a yearlong collaboration on a musical involving space aliens, mariachi bands, and an imaginary trove of unreleased songs by Bob Dylan."

Those Who Left Us: Select Literary Obituaries from 2016

This year we lost a Nobel laureate, several Pulitzer Prize winners, many writers with wide readerships, and many more who never achieved the acclaim or the audiences they deserved.  The post Those Who Left Us: Select Literary Obituaries from 2016 appeared first on The Millions.

'Fences' playwright August Wilson set the stage for great theatrical moments - including a very personal one

Stephen McKinley Henderson was cast by playwright August Wilson in several plays in Wilson’s American Century Cycle, a 10-play series that won two Pulitzer Prizes. Here, the SAG Awards cast in a motion picture nominee pays tribute to the “Fences” writer, who died in 2005. Were a sculptor to undertake...

Open Thread: Any Journalists Up for Some High-Stakes Adventure?

(see bottom of post). Reality: If Trump wont let ethics office do normal vetting of nominees, reporters will be winning Pulitzers for 4 yrs exposing their secrets — Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) January 7, 2017 Next day: I fear that the reason Trump's nominees arent filing typical disclosures w/ ethics office is a competence […]

‘Superior Donuts’ Takes Dog-Whistle Questions On Race, Gentrification, Gun Control Storylines At TCA

Creators of CBS’ new sitcom Superior Donuts did not dispute one TV critic’s suggestion at TCA that the network will spend zero time marketing its impressive pedigreee: adaptation of Broadway play of same name by a Pulitzer Prize-winning...Show More Summary

The Onion Heads to Hollywood

"[W]e'll make room on our award shelf for some Oscars. To the basement you go, Pulitzers." The post The Onion Heads to Hollywood appeared first on

An early version of David Bowie’s Lazarus featured fake Bob Dylan songs and mariachi music

Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham's intimate story of working with Bowie on the unfinished project.

David Bowie's Lazarus Originally Involved Fake Bob Dylan Songs Written by Bowie

David Bowie’s Lazarus was not always a musical based around his 1976 album The Man Who Fell to Earth. In a new piece for GQ, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Cunningham has revealed that he and Bowie collaborated on a musical that featured an alien, poet Emma Lazarus, and a mariachi band. Show More Summary

Texas Now Casting: Nonunion ‘Death of a Salesman’ and Other Gigs

Austin Playhouse is casting nonunion talent for its upcoming production of “Death of a Salesman.” The Arthur Miller classic, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949, will run Feb. 17–March 12 in Austin, Texas. Auditions will be held by appointment in Austin on Jan. Show More Summary

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