Monday, April 16, 2007

YOU'RE THE MAN NOW, DOG! Today marks the announcement of the Pulitzer Prizes, which recognize mostly reporting and books few have ever or will ever read published or produced between January 1 and December 31, 2006. A few of note this year:
  • Drama (after a "no award" last year) goes to Rabbit Hole, a surprisingly comic play about grief and finding your way after the death of a loved one (with a little quantum physics mixed in) that ran on Broadway last spring and is rapidly becoming a regional staple, over three plays I've never heard of (no nominations for Spring Awakening or Grey Gardens). (Interestingly, Playbill reports that the jury was overruled by the Pulitzer Board--the jury apparently wanted to give it to another play and not even nominate Rabbit Hole.)
  • Public Service goes to Wall Street Journal for its articles on stock option backdating.
  • Fiction goes to Cormac McCarthy's The Road.
  • The Looming Tower wins "General Nonfiction" over Fiasco.
  • Well-deserved "Special Citations" (aka "lifetime achievement awards") to Ray Bradbury and John Coltrane.

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