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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]

    Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]
    Columnist Jules Witcover claims that "many fellow Democrats" were of the opinion that President Barack Obama lacked a spine but that his recent call to the international community "to step up to the challenge of global terrorism" now suggests he has...
  • Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus

    Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus
    Ebola's exponential growth and extraterritorial reach has caused commentators across the ideological spectrum — from former U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Anthony Zinni to the Daily Kos — to describe the spread of the virus as an “...
  • Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'

    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?"...
  • 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...
  • Who is Patrick Modiano, the 2014 Nobel prizewinner?

    The 2014 winner of the Nobel Prize in literature is French author Patrick Modiano. A winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary award, Modiano has published more than 30 books, mostly novels. His debut was "La place de l’├ętoile," published...
  • 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....
  • David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State

    David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State
    The Nobel Peace Prize committee rightly cited the work that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi did to lead the "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education," but it was Malala's work...
  • Dark side of history: Celebrating Halloween at the museums

    Dark side of history: Celebrating Halloween at the museums
    "From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us," goes a traditional Scottish prayer. But at this time of year, a lot of people savor the possibility of a good fright. Several museums and...
  • Plunge in price makes LED bulbs 'a bargain'

    Plunge in price makes LED bulbs 'a bargain'
    Anybody venturing these days along the shelves of light bulbs at big-box stores is blitzed by "LED" everything. An Orlando home-improvement store now has a hot-deal display of 60-watt replacement LEDs — soft white — for $9.97 each that...