June 13, 2011 |
Until New City Stage Company's current effort, Marsha Norman's 'Night, Mother - the 1983 drama about a daughter's impending suicide - had never had a professional Philadelphia production. This Pulitzer Prize-winner seems just the sort of small-scale, emotionally charged piece companies wishing to highlight a pair of their favorite actresses would have sourced over and over. Another surprise: Though it has counted plenty of big names among its staged or filmed cast members throughout the years - Kathy Bates, Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Brenda Blethyn, Edie Falco - as far as I can tell, this is the first version performed by African American actors.
May 16, 2011
Jack Jones, 86, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who was part of a team that shared the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's coverage of the Watts riots and their aftermath, died of lung disease Thursday at his Oceanside, Calif., home. The Times received the Pulitzer for local reporting for its coverage of the several days of bloodshed and destruction during the Watts riots in August 1965 and for a follow-up series that ran the following October. When order was restored, Times reporters returned to the community to gauge "The View From Watts," a series of several articles that ran under Jones' byline.
September 21, 2010
Wallace Turner, 89, a tenacious investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 with the Portland Oregonian and later became a bureau chief in San Francisco and Seattle for the New York Times, died Saturday in Springfield, Ore., of complications from old age, said his daughter Kathy. Mr. Turner and fellow Oregonian reporter William Lambert shared the Pulitzer for local reporting for their examination of corruption involving Portland officials and the Teamsters union. He worked for the Times as a writer and bureau chief in San Francisco and Seattle from 1962 until his retirement in the late 1980s.
May 14, 2010
The crack reporting team of Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman, fresh from winning this year's Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, have hauled in another big award. The Daily News reporters have been announced as the winners of the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for their series, "Tainted Justice. " The award, given by the Institute on Political Journalism, carries a $5,000 prize. It will be presented June 30 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The "Tainted Justice" series, which exposed rogue narcotics cops in the Philadelphia Police Department, has won numerous other honors in addition to the Pulitzer.
April 16, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS TO Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker for winning the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for the "Tainted Justice" series! It was courageous reporting that was necessary. Honest officers have nothing to worry about. Dishonest ones, beware, you will be exposed. Shawna Holts Philadelphia
December 27, 2009 |
It was as if a rock star were standing a few feet in front of Alex Palmer, not a balding, soft-spoken man in a cardigan and sensible shoes. "I've never actually met a composer," said an excited Palmer, 15, motioning toward Aaron Jay Kernis, the musical celebrity in question. "I got to pick his brain. " For aspiring musicians at Palmer's South Philadelphia public school, the Girard Academic Music Program, it was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn from a legend. Kernis, born in Philadelphia and raised in Olney and Bensalem, is a Pulitzer Prize winner whose works are performed around the world.
April 5, 2005 |
Jim MacMillan, a longtime Philadelphia Daily News photographer who took a year off from the paper to work as a combat photographer for the Associated Press in Iraq, won a Pulitzer Prize yesterday. MacMillan, 44, was among 11 AP photographers who won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for their coverage of the war in Iraq. The AP group won for a submission of 20 photos taken in 2004 that showed the carnage, the bravery, and the costs of the conflict. The photos varied from pictures of an Iraqi child in his coffin to an Iraqi insurgent executing an Iraqi election worker to a burning U.S. humvee.
March 18, 2005 |
Kathleen Rowley, 80, of Collingdale, an award-winning journalist and Fulbright scholar, died Sunday at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill. Miss Rowley grew up in Collingdale and began her 36-year journalism career at age 18 as a "copy boy" for The Inquirer. She later became a general-assignment reporter and police reporter at the Courier-Post in South Jersey. "She was one of the few women reporters in the newsroom who worked hard news instead of features," said Renee Winkler, a Courier-Post reporter who covers courts.
December 11, 2002 |
Paul Vathis, 77, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who spent the last half-century chronicling presidents, sports figures, and Pennsylvania public officials for the Associated Press, died in his sleep yesterday at his Mechanicsburg home. A Marine Corps veteran who learned his skill aboard a World War II bomber, photographing wreckage that the aircraft left behind, Vathis was best-known for his poignant shot of President John F. Kennedy with former President Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp David in 1961.
December 24, 2000 |
In an early Bill Mauldin cartoon, five soldiers are crowded around a puny fire in the snow. One is holding a Very flare pistol pointed skyward while another reads from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and says, "Corp'l Ginnis an' his Very pistol will now contribute the Star o' Bethlehem. " That was the soldiers' Christmas to Mauldin, interpreter of World War II GIs to themselves - an occasion for hardy sentimentality. Christmastime in wartime meant not comfort, but the lack of it. A later cartoon, published on Christmas Day (and reprinted in Up Front, Mauldin's enduring World War II classic)