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CNN Films’ ‘Life Itself’ Honored By Washington DC Area Film Critics Association

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 12.09.37 PMLife Itself, the CNN film depicting the life and career of Roger Ebert, was honored yesterday by the Washington Area DC Film Critics’ Association.

The film, directed by Steve James, was named ”Best Documentary” of 2014 by the DC based organization.

The documentary, which is in contention for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, chronicles his lifework as a film critic, his mentoring of filmmakers, and his tumultuous relationship with Gene Siskel.

Life Itself will premiere January 4th at 9 PM and 11 PM ET.

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National Society of Newspaper Columnists Names Winners in 2014 Columnist Contest

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Weingarten with Pulitzer (left) and junior high diploma (right).

Saturday night at Howard University, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists convened for its annual awards ceremony, which to our liking, was much more entertaining than anticipated.

Opening the ceremony was the announcement of several gag awards – including the Jeff Kramer Mystic Tie Award (recipient Amanda Bean, a columnist at the News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Indiana) and the Sitting Duck Award (recipient ‘drones,’ nominated by A Look On The Light Side’s Judy Epstein). The Lifetime Achievement Award was then presented to The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten by Weingarten’s co-author of I’m with Stupid: One Man. One Woman. 10,000 Years of Misunderstanding Between the Sexes Cleared Right Up Gina Barreca.

Barreca recalled the first time she spoke with the Post man; a call asking if she were an expert in feminism and humor. After responding ‘yes,’ she recalled Weingarten’s response as, “That’s like being an expert in oysters and accordions.” Read more

WaPo’s Mary C. Curtis Named Finalist by National Society of Newspaper Columnists

NEW SIG MUG FOR REDESIGN. Mug of Mary C. Curtis. PHOTO BY WENDY YANG.The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) named finalists for its 2014 annual column contest and just one person from the Washington media is among the list. The Washington Post’s Mary C. Curtis is one of three finalists in the “Online, Blog and Multimedia Columns” category for those with more than 100,000 monthly unique visitors, alongside LA Weekly’s Gendy Alimurung and the late movie critic and blogger Roger Ebert.

Curtis contributes to The Washington PostShe the People” blog – for which she was nominated – as well as TheRoot.com, theGrio.com, and NPR. Previously, she was a national correspondent for AOL’s PoliticsDaily.com and has worked at The New York Times, Charlotte Observer, Baltimore Sun, Arizona Daily Star and the Associated Press. Read more

Morning Reading List 02.04.09

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