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The answer, my Facebook friend, is not blowing in the wind (of ongoing digital disruption)

Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, the first American to be awarded the prize since Toni Morrison in 1993. Little is known about Dylan’s thoughts on digital innovation in journalism, but we tried anyway, because wall-to-wall election coverage means there’s nothing else of interest going on in the future-of-news game. (This...

Poets Respond To Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize In Literature

This week's announcement that Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature prompted passionate responses from working poets -- some positive and some negative: "Does a musician have any right to win the Nobel Prize in literature?" "Should...Show More Summary

Women Call for Israel-Palestine Peace

Though the Israel-Palestine conflict has been mostly off the mainstream media’s radar recently, this long-running crisis drew the attention this month of two women Nobel Peace Prize winners, reports Ann Wright. By Ann Wright On Oct. 5, two women Nobel…Read more ?

I WAS SO MUCH OLDER THEN; I’M YOUNGER THAN THAT NOW: The Left Turns on Bob Dylan for His Pro-Israel …

I WAS SO MUCH OLDER THEN; I’M YOUNGER THAN THAT NOW: The Left Turns on Bob Dylan for His Pro-Israel Views, Refusal to Acknowledge Nobel Prize. (Classical reference in headline.)

Which Bob Dylan Song and Album Means The Most to You and Why?

18 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature two weeks ago. You know what that means right? We've used up our One Good Thing that we're allowed to have in 2016. And you know what? It's more than worth it....

The Letter Bob Dylan Should Write To The Nobel Prize Committee

Unaccustomed to Silence: Bob Dylan (Photo: AP) During his five decades of writing and performing, Bob Dylan has mastered most forms of lyrical expression. Now it is his silence that is causing controversy. The 75-year-old has been awarded the $900,000 Nobel Prize for Literature by The Swedish Academy in recognition of ‘having [...]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 10.24.16

When Is a Climax Not One? The Yasmeen Godder Company from Israel mingles performers and spectators. … read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2016-10-24 Nobel Thoughts Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature this year, and discussions ensued: why him?  These discussions are understandable and mostly reasonable, and they are good discussions to have.  But […]

Poetry and music tell stories of universal experiences

Classic rock music lovers who think they don’t like poetry, and literary purists who think they don’t like popular music, may have been equally baffled to hear that Bob Dylan is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. As an unrepentant English major, I’m delighted. I can’t remember a time when Dylan’s music wasn’t […]

Unpopular Opinion: Bob Dylan Is the Most Deserving Nobel Laureate Since John Steinbeck

Unsurprisingly, when Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature last week, many critics took to their keyboards to cry about how Dylan didn’t deserve it. “Just another white male,” whined The Guardian, which has long been a parody of a real newspaper. Everyone I spoke to seemed to scratch...

Is the Cost Disease Dead?

Even though William Baumol didn’t win the Nobel prize this year it got me to thinking about the cost disease, as did the death last week of William Bowen, the co-author of Performing Arts – The Economic Dilemma which brought the cost disease to public attention. Show More Summary

Nobel Academy Member Calls Dylan’s Silence ‘Impolite and Arrogant’

Bob Dylan has not yet responded or reached out to the Swedish Academy regarding his Nobel Prize win. The New York Times reports that “[o]n Saturday, an academy member called Mr. Dylan ‘impolite and arrogant.’” More: “One can say that it is impolite and arrogant,” the member, Per Wastberg, a writer, told the Swedish newspaper […]

Expansion of the universe may not be accelerating after all

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In 1998, it was discovered that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, a finding that earned three astronomers the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011, but new research from Oxford University has prompted a rethink of that widely accepted idea. Show More Summary

Is Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Silence “Impolite” And “Arrogant” Or Just Another Dylan Protest?

Bob Dylan has been called “arrogant” and “impolite” by a Nobel academy member this week for Dylan’s failure to speak publicly about winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature. According to MSN, Nobel academy member Swedish writer Per Wasterburg was critical of Dylan, a coveted American singer and songwriter, for failing to return any phone... Show More Summary

Our Dark-Energy-Dominated Accelerating Universe --"Flimsier Than Previously Thought"

Five years ago, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three astronomers for their discovery, in the late 1990s, that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace. Their conclusions were based on analysis of Type Ia supernovae -...

Nobel Member Calls Dylan Snub 'Arrogant'

Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it. The 75-year-old singer was named the shock winner of the prize last week. But all efforts by the Swedish Academy to contact him have failed, and he has not acknowledged the win in public. Show More Summary

Nobel committee can just keep knock, knock, knockin’ on Dylan’s door

Per Wastberg, a member of the Swedish Academy that bestowed the literature prize on Bob Dylan, has said his failure to respond to the honour was disrespectful. The committee don’t even know if he will attend the awards. ‘One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is,’ Wastberg told Dagens […]

As it was in the '60s, Bob Dylan's truth-telling is needed today

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for literature is something even he could not have prophesied with his pen when we were young musicians together in Greenwich Village. I was astonished at the news, overjoyed. A sense of validation swept over me. It seems we built a long-lasting platform of sorts, a fortress...

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

The Swedish Academy cited Dylan for 'having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition' The post Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature appeared first on

Bengt Holmström and the black box of the firm

Bengt Holmström has been jointly awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver Hart “for their contributions to contract theory”. This column outlines his key contributions.

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