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OAK BROOK, Ill. , Dec.
NEW YORK – James Earl Jones had two questions he needed answered before agreeing to join the Broadway production of “Driving Miss Daisy.” He called up the director, David Esbjornson. “I said, ‘OK, am I going to have to dye my hair a little blacker?’” “Nope,” said the director.
(CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM) — The comic strip was originally called Sick Sick Sick, but it wasn’t about ghouls or horror or any of that “Tales from the Crypt”-type stuff. In the Eisenhower era, its subject matter was even scarier: Neurosis.
NEW YORK – Dominican-American novelist Junot Diaz has been elected to serve on the Pulitzer board, which awards the most prestigious prizes in journalism. Diaz, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” and teaches creative writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said Friday that it was an “extraordinary honor.” “It certainly taps into the thing I love to do best, which is to read,” said Diaz, who was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and immigrated to New Jersey as a child.