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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'

    In the current issue of Hadassah Magazine, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate for Peace since 1986, tells the story of a television interview in which he was asked what he would say to God if he could talk to him. His answer was: "I would say one word. Why?"...
  • Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power? South Florida's the place

    Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power?  South Florida's the place
    I write in praise of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, even though I will vote against her. I write in praise of Florida Senate candidate Ellyn Bogdanoff, even though I hope incumbent Sen. Maria Sachs defeats her. A brave Muslim girl whose full name I...
  • What's next for Chicago Humanities Festival?

    What's next for Chicago Humanities Festival?
    Call this interview "Festival 101," and think of it as the Chicago Humanities Festival event that's not on the schedule. In the organization's nondescript offices on North Dearborn Street, CHF Executive Director Phillip Bahar and Program Director Alison...
  • 'Zealot' at SCR continues playwright's topical work

     'Zealot' at SCR continues playwright's topical work
    Given how quickly circumstances change around the globe, Theresa Rebeck's new play may evoke some unplanned responses when it premieres at South Coast Repertory. But if it does, Rebeck has been there before — and so has Marc Masterson, the Costa...
  • Former Soviet leader Gorbachev warns against new Cold War

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev has warned Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin against dragging the world into a new version of the Cold War he helped to end a quarter of a century ago. Gorbachev, recently in...
  • Independent Russian newspaper receives 'extremism' warning

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's media watchdog has accused opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta of violating anti-extremism laws and issued it with a formal warning, the paper said on Friday. Novaya Gazeta, founded by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and...
  • China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Communist Party censors have blocked the website of Britain's national broadcaster, the BBC said in a statement, as tensions rise in Hong Kong between pro-democracy protesters and police.     The broadcaster said that the...
  • In Malala's hometown, pride over young Nobel peace laureate

    MINGORA Pakistan (Reuters) - Hours after Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, people in her hometown in Pakistan erupted in joy that a young woman from their conservative society had won global recognition for fighting for women's...
  • Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

    OSLO (Reuters) - Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian campaigner against child trafficking and labor Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on...
  • Should the National Book Award rethink its longlist?

    Should the National Book Award rethink its longlist?
    I'm not a fan of the National Book Award longlist. Created in 2013 as a way to provoke more buzz around the awards and literature in general, it seems to me, in its second year, to be having the opposite effect. Back in September, when the four...
  • The Nobel goes to whom? We investigate an obscure author

    The news that the Nobel Prize in literature has gone to an obscure author gives me the option of displaying either side of my persona: the pundit or the populist. This year's winner, Patrick Modiano, writes in French and is virtually unknown in America....