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Review: ‘The Pulitzer at 100’ Celebrates Awards More Than Winners by BEN KENIGSBERG


By BEN KENIGSBERG

A film about a prize for excellence in journalism and the arts shares some winners’ insights, but not enough.

Published: July 20, 2017 at 07:00AM… 13 more words

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Review: ‘The Pulitzer at 100’ Celebrates Awards More Than Winners by BEN KENIGSBERG


By BEN KENIGSBERG

A film about a prize for excellence in journalism and the arts shares some winners’ insights, but not enough.

Published: July 20, 2017 at 07:00AM… 13 more words

Movies

Harry Potter Nerds Rejoice: 2 New ‘History of Magic’ Books Coming This Fall

The books will appear on Oct. 20 as part of a 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition at the British Library. But they aren’t new novels or even plays. 73 more words

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No, Jane Austen Is Not Your Bestie

Treating the writer like a celebrity friend trivializes her work. Her novels should make uncomfortable reading.

Published: July 19, 2017 at 05:30AM

Opinion By HOWARD JACOBSON… 66 more words

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looking up

I’m not sure exactly what variety the flowers in the top picture are, but I am pretty certain they belong to the campanula family.

It’s not the same variety as the ones that grew along the stone wall in the garden of my childhood home, whose flowers were much shallower – their delicate papery petals spread wide like fairy crinolines – but something about the shade of blue betrays their kinship. 337 more words

Writing And Writers

Charting Literary Greatness With Jane Austen

Our Upshot editor is excited to do a data-driven piece for our special issue timed to the 200th anniversary of the author’s death. But where to start? 77 more words

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Jane Austen Wasn’t Shy

She was proud of her books. So why do we keep insisting otherwise?

Published: July 15, 2017 at 05:30AM

Opinion By DEVONEY LOOSER

from NYT Opinion… 63 more words

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