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The Power of the Prize

Noël Harmon | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
Noël Harmon

Prizes are not overly common as a motivator in higher education, but maybe they should be. Maybe the power of the prize is just what we need to move that proverbial needle just a little. And maybe just a little is a good thing.

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and the Jew

Beth Rosen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

Not only did I not have an ugly Christmas sweater for my first ugly Christmas sweater party, I didn't have a nice Christmas sweater, or even a red or green sweater, to fake it. But this glitch in the plan was not going to stop this crafty Jew from enjoying her first Christmas party. To the craft room!

Sexism vs. The Costa Prize

Foz Meadows | Posted 03.06.2013 | Books
Foz Meadows

If a female writer makes the claim that the literary establishment is predominantly male-centric on account of sexism, and your response is to claim that women are both inherently less interesting and worse writers than men, then congratulations! You are being sexist.

Innovators Over 60 Win $100,000 For Contributions To Communities

Evan Allis | Posted 01.07.2012 | Fifty

Each year, social think tank Civic Ventures awards the Purpose Prize to individuals over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social ...

How Saatchi Finds The Best Young Artists

Crane.tv | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Crane.tv

New Sensations was introduced to find and support the most imaginative and talented artists - taking the form of a nationwide (UK and Ireland) prize for 2011 BA and MA graduates. Now in its fifth year, the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4 scheme gave 20 artists the chance to exhibit their work in London during Frieze Week. Crane.tv meets the finalists of the much-coveted bursary - awarded to four selected artists, funding production of new work for the show.

WIN A Signed Copy Of 'Mockingjay'

Sammy Perlmutter and Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Over 150 fans gathered Thursday morning to hear Suzanne Collins read from "Mockingjay," the final installment in the author's blockbuster "Hunger Game...

Reclusive Russian Math Genius Rejects $1 Million Prize

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — He said nyet to $1 million. Grigory Perelman, a reclusive Russian mathematics genius who made headlines earlier this year for not im...

Washington Post Looking for "America's Next Great Pundit" -- Could It Be You?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Newspapers seem to be clinging to blandness as a viable business model in an exciting new world of opinions available to their potential customers -- to their detriment. And then they wonder why they're failing.