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Pulitzer Prize Awards

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  • Lincoln, JFK: Leaders now loved for the same reasons they were once hated

    Lincoln, JFK: Leaders now loved for the same reasons they were once hated
    This week, Americans from across the political and cultural spectrum have paid tribute to Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy with nostalgia-tinged reverence, a longing for a time when strong, inspiring leaders could bring us together in unity and move our...
  • Conrad Susa dies at 78; prolific composer of stage music

     Conrad Susa dies at 78; prolific composer of stage music
    Conrad Susa, a prolific composer for voice and stage whose works include the widely produced 1973 opera "Transformations," based on poet Anne Sexton's retelling of Grimm's fairy tales, has died at his home in San Francisco. He was 78. Susa died in his...
  • 'Art of Rube Goldberg' more than crazy contraptions

    'Art of Rube Goldberg' more than crazy contraptions
    I left "The Art of Rube Goldberg" on the kitchen table one morning to see if my 8-year-old would take the bait. It wasn't long before she was pulling the book closer to study the cartoonist's cockeyed, unnecessarily elaborate contraptions. Then she drew...
  • André Schiffrin dies at 78; publisher founded nonprofit New Press

    André Schiffrin dies at 78; publisher founded nonprofit New Press
    When André Schiffrin was fired in 1990 as editor in chief of Pantheon Books, it was regarded as a loud shot in the war between commercialism and quality in American publishing. There were protests by noted authors, including Studs Terkel and Kurt...
  • L.A. Phil tries something new with Green Umbrella Concert

    L.A. Phil tries something new with Green Umbrella Concert
    Now it's L.A.'s turn. Having been much intrigued in recent seasons by the burgeoning Brooklyn new music scene, the Los Angeles Philharmonic decided to stick closer to home for new material Tuesday night for the orchestra's New Music Group's Green...
  • Bells shatter a November morning

    Bells shatter a November morning
    SACRAMENTO — Five bells rang, followed by the clack-clack of paper spewing from the Teletype. It was a bulletin. "Dallas, Nov. 22 (UPI)—Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas." Five bells for a...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: His legacy to the arts

    Nelson Mandela dies: His legacy to the arts
    Many people know that Nelson Mandela’s life inspired novels, poems, plays and films, but few people know how powerful his effect on the theater was and how powerful the theater’s effect was on him. The theater served as a mirror to Mandela,...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: A photo showed the world the fury of South Africa

    Nelson Mandela dies: A photo showed the world the fury of South Africa
    South Africa was in chaos on Feb. 11, 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from incarceration after 27 years as a political prisoner. Perhaps no image encapsulates more powerfully the turmoil into which he was thrust than a brutal photograph shot...
  • Michael G. Kammen dies at 77; Pulitzer-winning American historian

    Michael G. Kammen dies at 77; Pulitzer-winning American historian
    Historian Michael G. Kammen began his career steeped in colonial America. But the era quickly proved too intellectually confining for a man who over the course of a prolific career examined such diverse topics as controversies over public art and the...
  • Jon Stewart goes toe-to-toe with Charles Krauthammer

    Jon Stewart goes toe-to-toe with Charles Krauthammer
    Anyone who's watched "The Daily Show" long enough will have seen plenty of Fox News clips of the perpetually disapproving scowl of Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer. So his appearance as a guest on Wednesday's show had all the promise of one of...
  • 'The Counselor': Cormac McCarthy's script stumbles, critics say

    'The Counselor': Cormac McCarthy's script stumbles, critics say
    As his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award attest, Cormac McCarthy has had plenty of success on the page, and several of his novels have also been adapted to the screen with good results, most notably "No Country for Old Men," which won four Academy...