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WaPo Scribes Dissect Sit Room Photograph

WaPo offers a unique look at the famed Situation Room photograph today by having a wide range of reporters analyze the drama in the room. For example, food critic Tom Seitsema assesses what they ate and why they ate it. Dance Critic Sarah Kaufman takes on body language while David Ignatius, espionage expert, tackles tech. But they don’t stop there. Judith Martin (a.k.a. Miss Manners) handles etiquette and what would be “unseemly” and TV Critic Hank Stuever takes on TV Situations Rooms versus the real one.

White House photog Pete Souza snapped the picture.

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Pulitzers Announced, WaPo Wins Big

The Pulitzer board released the names of prize winners today.

WaPo reels in several awards:

International ReportingAnthony Shadid . The prize was for his reporting on the lasting scars and legacies in Iraq of the American invasion and occupation. Shadid won the 2004 Pulitzer for International Reporting for coverage of the impact of the U.S invasion on Iraq’s people. Shadid left WaPo in 2009.
Feature WritingGene Weingarten. He won for “Fatal Distraction”, a report on parents who accidentally leave their children in cars, often resulting in death.
CommentaryKathleen Parker. The prize was for her twice-weekly column that runs in WaPo and 400 other newspapers.
CriticismSarah Kaufman. The prize was for what WaPo calls her “refreshing, original and conversation-kindling critical essays on dance”.

WaPo’s contributing editor David Hoffman, a former assistant managing editor for foreign news, won a Pulitzer for his book The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy

WaPo was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its reporting on the Fort Hood massacre, a rampage against the U.S. Army carried out by one of its own officers, Maj. Nidal M. Hasan.

National ReportingMatt Richtel and members of The New York Times Staff

Hank Williams received a posthumous citation for his “craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life”.

To see all the award winners from around the nation and to read the winning pieces visit here.

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WaPo? WaPuke…

Post theater critic Peter Marks recently got puked on by a little kid at the premiere of the Shakespeare Theater’s Major Barbara Monday night. The puk-ee? The son of Marks’ colleague: WaPo dance critic Sarah Kaufman.