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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Sorry haters: Obama will be remembered as a successful president

    Sorry haters: Obama will be remembered as a successful president
      "[President] Obama faces trash talk left, right and center -- literally -- and doesn't deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful...
  • 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?"...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • VA secretary brings recruiting tour for medical professionals to Hopkins

    VA secretary brings recruiting tour for medical professionals to Hopkins
    The head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, visiting Baltimore on Tuesday, asked nursing students at Johns Hopkins to consider careers with the VA — part of a larger plan to combat the long wait times that have plagued the health care...
  • Obama: messiah or mess?

    Obama: messiah or mess?
    What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...
  • 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...