Being invited to serve on a Pulitzer jury is probably a little like getting accepted to Hogwarts: You receive a letter written on really nice stationary with instructions to show up at a certain place and time. 449 more words
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The Pulitzer Prizes, established in 1917 with a bequest from trail-blazing publisher Joseph Pulitzer, are marking their 100th year on Monday with the announcement of the winners of what are regarded as the most prestigious awards in American journalism. 271 more words
Now listen, everyone: Silence, please! Precisely, four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence, at Maverick Hall, near Woodstock, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 1952, rocked the musical establishment. 975 more words
So people sometimes ask me, “What’s the point of your Classics Challenge?”
I usually say something like, “It’s important to expand your reading list. You can’t just read the same authors over and over, there are so many great books. 838 more words
Husbands and wives come and go. Parents and children eventually reverse roles, kicking and screaming all the way.
Brothers and sisters, however, are stuck with each other and their own peculiar family dynamics — and it doesn’t matter whether you grow up to be a movie star or never actually manage to leave home. 839 more words