Pulitzer Prizes

20 Jul 19
Passionately Perusing

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 193 pages Published January 12, 2016 by Random House ISBN: 9781400067695 Genre: Contemporary/Literary Fiction Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Amazon | B&N | Goodreads SYNOPSIS:  Lucy Barton is in the hospital for what was supposed to be a very simple procedure. Complications arise, and she is stuck in the hospital […]

20 Jul 19
News Bakerrs

I loved my baby, and I always will. Published: July 19, 2019 at 05:30AM Opinion By MEGHAN MCCAIN from NYT Opinion https://ift.tt/2Gi5v96 Follow Bakerrs on Twitter We are Brrr..eaking News Across The World. About NYT The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated NYT and The Times) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in […]

20 Jul 19
DeMarco Writing and Editing, LLC

  J: With me today is paranormal Author and Professor of Exercise Physiology, Stanley P. Brown. Thus far, he’s published 3 novels, Fallen Wizard, Veiled Memory and The Legacy (links below) with one on the way for release November 16, 2019. He hails from Starkville, MS, and ever the gentleman, I’m told his better half […]

20 Jul 19
New York City Ticketron

The Pulitzer Prize–winning musical is set to begin performances in Massachusetts July 24.

19 Jul 19
New York City Ticketron

The Pulitzer Prize–winning musical is set to begin performances in Massachusetts July 24.

19 Jul 19
Rare Lust Movie

There were very few laughs in this phlegmatic film adaptation of the Oliver LaFarge’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Laughing Boy.

19 Jul 19
Boulder Daily Camera
By Frank Carrannante On July 4th we again watched the  Emmy- and Golden Globe-awarded miniseries “John Adams,” released a few years ago and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by David McCullough. This is a riveting movie about the very beginnings of our existence as a country, independent from the “ownership” of King George III and the British monarchy. John Adams, a Boston attorney, had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all, where the rule of law presided over personal beliefs. Most everyone is familiar with the Boston Tea Party and the frustration of “taxation without representation.” The colonists were told they could only buy tea from the East India Tea Company along with a high British tax. In the series’ first episode, there’s a scene where our Founding Fathers have just received word from King George III in response to their Olive Branch Petition. The British army’s presence in Boston was generally resented by local colonists and patriots. Upon hearing that patriot rebels had been stockpiling powder and weapons in Concord and Lexington, the British infantry went to arrest the rebels and seize the weapons. The British monarchy sent more ships and men to secure Boston and its valuable harbor. The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle of the Revolutionary War. The Olive Branch Petition was, yet again, another request for peaceful relations, and independent co-existence for the colonies. Efforts to reason with the monarchy and king about a long list of injustices wasn’t well received, and King George didn’t mince words, either. He told colonists in his official decree: Continue in your rebellion, and you’ll find yourself swinging from the gallows. Our Founding Fathers persisted in their dream of building a new nation, even though they faced public execution, lost fortunes and the uncertain fates of their loved ones. Yet, they fought and persisted nonetheless. A hardscrabble bunch of locals, under the leadership of Gen. George Washington, was transformed into the Continental Army. It took a total of eight years to gain our independence and create a Constitution to live by and defend. None of the freedoms we enjoy would be possible without the selfless sacrifices of our Founding Fathers and the now-forgotten patriots who fought so hard to make the United States of America a reality. Facts are a stubborn thing. Countries are always under threat from external invasions and intimidation to unseat the power structures. Maintaining independence in the world was a difficult thing. We may have been the first new nation to push back patriarchal authority, however, you must have a plan, a strategy, a blueprint. I think this moment was unique in history. The essential ingredients were: • Colonists were a tough, independent, resourceful group of people. • The parental, ancestral authority was not being fair or respectful. • Thought leaders. Respected scholars and leaders who have thoughtfully written down the very ideals of the rule of law, individual freedom, the framework of government, ethics, institutional power and other crucial topics for a vibrant ongoing conversation. The Federalist Papers was a collection of 85-thought provoking essays. A blueprint for our Constitution. Today, I’m passing along these history lessons to my family. So they understand that one idea — an idea whose time had come — can change the world for the better. What do you think is the most important factor that convinced the leaders of 13 colonies and their citizens to risk everything for an ideal? Could it be the rule of law, where everyone is equal under the law? Facts are stubborn things. We hold these truths to be self-evident. Frank Carrannante lives in Lafayette. The Daily Camera welcomes letters to the editor and guest opinions from readers. Read our guidelines, and send submissions to openforum@dailycamera.com.
19 Jul 19
The Fight and The Fiddle

Dr. Emily Rutter discusses Nate Marshall’s use of language in “Wild Hundreds.”

19 Jul 19
News Bakerrs

The rest of us can love America well. Published: July 18, 2019 at 05:30AM Opinion By DAVID BROOKS from NYT Opinion https://ift.tt/2O1veJr Follow Bakerrs on Twitter We are Brrr..eaking News Across The World. About NYT The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated NYT and The Times) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in […]

19 Jul 19
News Bakerrs

The rest of us can love America well. Published: July 18, 2019 at 05:30AM Opinion By DAVID BROOKS from NYT Opinion https://ift.tt/2O1veJr Follow Bakerrs on Twitter We are Brrr..eaking News Across The World. About NYT The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated NYT and The Times) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in […]