April 20, 2016 |
Chris Brown: I, monster Like they say, there's no such thing as bad P.R. Chris Brown uses his 2009 assault of then-gf Rihanna as fodder in his forthcoming feature film autobiography, Welcome to My Life: The Official Chris Brown Documentary . "I went from being on top of the world . . . to being Public Enemy No. 1," Brown crows in the doc, claiming it's "the first time I get to say anything" about the event. "I felt like a [bleeping] monster. I was thinking about suicide.
April 20, 2016
Journalism Public service: The Associated Press, for a series of articles documenting the use of slave labor in the commercial seafood industry in Indonesia and Thailand. Breaking news reporting: Los Angeles Times staff, for coverage of the San Bernardino massacre and the ensuing investigation. Investigative reporting: Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier, of the Tampa Bay Times, and Michael Braga, of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, for a project on escalating violence and neglect in Florida mental hospitals.
March 20, 2016
The Abundance By Annie Dillard Ecco. 304 pp. $25.99 Reviewed by Dawn Fallik Annie Dillard is not a quick read. Her writing jumps and twists and streams, and it's up to you to filter her words slowly and find meaning. Annie Dillard is not a simple read. It seems that way at first. She will spell things out for you, but then you've got to assemble the parts. And in her new collection of old essays, The Abundance , Annie Dillard is not for the surface fish.
March 6, 2016
While the City Slept A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness By Eli Sanders Viking. 336 pp. $28 Reviewed by Glen Macnow On a warm July night in 2009, three lives collided in a working-class Seattle neighborhood. Teresa Butz and her fiancée, Jennifer Hopper, were at home planning their future when a 23-year-old man in a psychotic spiral broke in through an open window. Over the next few hours, Isaiah Kalebu raped and then stabbed both women, eventually killing Butz, who tried to escape by diving through a second-story glass window.
February 24, 2016 |
Hundreds gathered at a Germantown church Monday to say farewell to the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Acel Moore, celebrate his life, and honor his lasting impact on the Philadelphia region. Husband, father, brother, writer, editor, soldier, mentor, artist, inspiration, advocate for justice and newsroom diversity - he was that and more, friends said, an indomitable and, it seemed, permanent presence among those who knew and loved him. At Grace Baptist Church, tears flowed. And stories, too - about how Moore traversed boundaries of color and age to change people's lives.
February 14, 2016
Artists nominated for classical Grammys with ties to Philadelphia groups or institutions: Best Opera Recording Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail Chamber Orchestra of Europe (Deutsche Grammophon). Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads; he has had a partnership with DG since 2012. Best Classical Instrumental Solo Rachmaninov Variations The Philadelphia Orchestra and pianist Daniil Trifonov (Deutsche Grammophon). Best Classical Composition Andrew Norman: Play Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP/Sound)
November 20, 2015 |
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose vibrant best-seller, Between the World and Me , was lauded in The Inquirer last month as a work of "uncompromising power" - "part memoir, part jeremiad, and part prose poem" - won the National Book Award for nonfiction Wednesday night at a banquet in New York. Adam Johnson, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for The Orphan Master's Son, his novel about North Korea, won the fiction prize for Fortune Smiles , a collection of short stories.
September 23, 2015 |
The University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy announced Monday that it will bestow its inaugural $25,000 Carnot Prize on Daniel Yergin, the energy historian. Yergin, vice chairman of the research firm IHS, will receive the prize Oct. 12 at the official opening of the center's new space in Penn's Fisher Fine Arts Library. The prize recognizes "distinguished contributions to energy policy. " The Kleinman Center, which is associated with Penn's School of Design, was established last year.
August 8, 2015 |
People here knew Dorothy Storck as an Inquirer reporter whose syndicated columns reached hundreds of thousands of readers across the nation in the 1970s. But she was, and did, much more, both before and after that time - a strong, swashbuckling presence who embraced life and its challenges. Ms. Storck, 88, of Chicago, died at home late Sunday, Aug. 2, after a five-year battle with cancer. In the 1950s, she joined the military and commanded an Air Force squadron, a link in the chain of her military family.