The winners of the 2006 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday afternoon. Congratulations to these distinguished writers and artists... on their HOTNESS! My decidedly UNdistinguished colleagues and I have rated some of our faves on a scale of 1 to 4 Moleskine notebooks.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING Brett Blackledge of The Birmingham (Ala.) News AL.com
We'd like to investigate HIS story, given his distinguished salt-n-pepper beard and affable demeanor! Not your typical heartthrob, but like ZZ Top said, every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man. Rating: 2.75 out of 4 Moleskine notebooks.
LOCAL REPORTING Debbie Cenziper of The Miami Herald Miami Herald
Debbie Cenziper exposed waste, favoritism, and lack of oversight at the Miami housing agency. WE love the sheer blouse that's exposing a little bit of Debbie Cenziper! Love the smoky eyes and electroclash-hipster haircut too. 3 out of 4 Moleskines.
FEATURE WRITING Andrea Elliott of The New York Times, "An Imam in America" New York Times
Jennifer Connelly in Blood Diamond, watch your back! This freckle-faced hottie won for her insightful portrait of "An Imam in America". And the Preppy Handbook style? Genius! 4 out of 4 Moleskines.
COMMENTARY Cynthia Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Pulitzer committee lauded her "courageous, clear-headed columns". We're lauding her intelligence, common sense, élan, gorgeous features, and fabulous haircut! As WE see it, 4 out of 4 Moleskines!
CRITICISM Jonathan Gold of the LA Weekly Anne Fishbein
We love mischievous teapot-toting Bedouin food critics, but we love them even MORE when they sport a jaunty Dodgers cap! Black-shirt woman with glasses, get out of our way! 4 out of 4 Moleskines!
EDITORIAL CARTOONING Walt Handelsman of Newsday, Long Island, NY Comicspage.com
It takes a real man to sport a 'stache rivaling that of Lt. Jim Dangle from Reno 911. The lapel pin's gotta go, but we love the bold blue-and gold color combination and big smile! This trenchant political artist can "doodle" us ANYTIME he likes. 3.75 out of 4 Moleskines.
BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY Oded Balilty of the Associated Press War Photo Limited
A gutsy photojournalist is already sexy enough, but Israeli to boot? On the downside, he does have a somewhat metrosexual vibe, but his tan is divine. And is that a hint of a smile on his lips? 3.35 out of 4 Moleskines.
FICTION The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf) Knopf
He had us at BLOOD MERIDIAN, but this reclusive heartbreaker just keeps on dazzling us with his knowing smile, penetrating gaze, and gentlemanly style! 3.5 out of 4 Moleskines.
The Race Beat by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Alfred A. Knopf)
Gene Roberts Syracuse University
Hank Klibanoff Joey Ivansco, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
These two historians won for their gripping account of how reporters broke the Civil Rights movement to America and the world. We're in the thrall of Gene's wry podium 'tude and Hank's charming smile! They look like they'd be lots of fun to drink Scotch with, no? 3.25 out of 4 Moleskines.
BIOGRAPHY The Most Famous Man in America by Debby Applegate (Doubleday) Doubleday
She wrote The Most Famous Man in America, but we're calling Debby Applegate the most glamorous biographer we've ever laid eyes on! Even though the smile looks a little fake here, the sexy V-neck top and flowing tresses garner her 3.75 out of 4 Moleskines. Yeeow!