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26.4.09

In Brief: Misericordia Domini Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to good things in Blogville and Beyond.

  • Congratulations to Steve Reich, who should have won a Pulitzer Prize long ago, for his Pulitzer Prize. Hate to say it, but it strikes me that this is an award for lifetime achievement that just happens to be given nominally for the Double Sextet, a piece that did not impress me all that much at first hearing last year. Shows what I know. Also important: for the first time this year, several Pulitzer categories were open to entries from publications that are online only. The industry has seen the writing on the wall. [CNN]

  • Color me jealous: Prof. Michael Tinkler was recently standing in Hagia Sofia. [The Cranky Professor]

  • David Nishimura asks the burning question: why has the cost of running a university increased so much? Where is all that extra money going? [Cronaca]

  • The print media news continues to worsen. After Pierre Ruhe (and all the other arts critics) took a buyout from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bryant Manning shares the news that Time Out Chicago is shrinking. [Mysteries Abysmal]

  • It has been twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall? Daniel Barenboim, who will conduct the anniversary concert, spoke to J. S. Marcus about it. [Wall Street Journal]

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