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Pulitzer Prize Awards

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  • Interview: Author Junot Diaz

    Interview: Author Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a professor at MIT, a MacArthur "Genius," and the first Latino to sit on the Pulitzer Prize board of jurors. Still, the Dominican-American writer graciously took the time to answer a few of my questions via e-mail amidst a rigorous teaching schedule and a national paperback book tour (he'll be stopping by Yale University on Nov. 12 and Naugatuck Valley Community College on Nov. 14). We managed to cover the meaning of art, some of the quirks of his reoccurring narrator Yunior, and I even did my best to coax a little writing advice out of him.
  • Digital Savant: 'Nemesis' pushes into digital to crack mainstream

    This is a common Austin artistic performer problem. Performer creates a thing. It is small, perhaps not fully formed, but it's a different kind of thing nobody's done before. The performer's work gains a local following. The performer starts to get...

    Albert R. Hunt: Ferguson reveals blacks' unfinished journey

    Albert R. Hunt: Ferguson reveals blacks' unfinished journey
    The tragic shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., has sparked an intense debate about the state of race relations in America, but there's little indication much will change. This recalls the expectation that Barack...

    Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]

    Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]
    Hollywoodáhas come up with some fearsome swarms of monstrous villains -- think of the orcs in "The Hobbit" or the zombies in "World War Z" -- but those computer-generated creatures are nothing compared to the all-too-real swarm of monsters that have...

    Tana Hicken, actress and teacher

    Tana Hicken, actress and teacher
    Tana Hicken, a Baltimore actress and teacher who deftly portrayed a wide variety of characters on stage during a professional career that spanned more than four decades, died Aug. 17 at her home in Sparks of myositis, an autoimmune disorder. She was 70....