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Nobel Prize

  1. nobel prize
    The Literature Nobel Returns From Controversy to Court More ControversyAfter a year off due to a Me Too scandal, the committee awarded its 2019 prize to Peter Handke, who defended Serbian war crimes.
  2. awards
    Nobel Prizes in Literature Awarded to Peter Handke and Olga TokarczukTwo laureates were awarded at the same time due to a scandal last year.
  3. speeches
    Listen to Toni Morrison’s Remarkable, Transcendent Nobel Prize Lecture“Look. How lovely it is, this thing we have done — together.”
  4. the science corner
    7 Nobel Laureates on Whether TBBT’s Sheldon and Amy Should Win the Physics PrizeAs the show’s duo continues to struggle for Nobel recognition, we had to ask the physicists who know best.
  5. and the winner is...
    This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Sexual-Violence ActivistsNadia Murad, once held as an ISIS sex slave, is now a U.N. ambassador. Denis Mukwege is a surgeon who’s dedicated his career to treating rape victims.
  6. women in science
    Scientist Wins $3 Million Prize, Years After Man Won the Nobel for Her DiscoveryJocelyn Bell Burnell discovered pulsars — but her male supervisor won the Nobel for it.
  7. sexual assualt
    Nobel Scandal: French Photographer Faces Two Charges of RapeJean-Claude Arnault has been at the center of a sex-abuse scandal that has rocked the Nobel literature community.
  8. #metoo
    Nobel Prize in Literature Will Not Be Awarded Due to Sexual Abuse AllegationsIt’s the first time since World War II they’ve postponed giving the award.
  9. suspicious
    Was Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize Nomination a Fraud?The awarding committee is investigating.
  10. sexual harassment
    Former Member of Norwegian Royal Family Accuses Kevin Spacey of Groping HimDuring a Nobel Peace Prize event ten years ago in Oslo.
  11. literature
    Kazuo Ishiguro Is Sorry Margaret Atwood Didn’t Win the Nobel Prize“I apologize to Margaret Atwood that it’s not her getting this prize.”
  12. nobel prize
    Kazuo Ishiguro Wins the Nobel Prize in LiteratureHis most famous novels are The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go.
  13. Bob Dylan Might Have Used SparkNotes to Write His Nobel Prize LectureHis descriptions of Moby Dick seem awfully familiar.
  14. awards and honors
    There’s As Much Photographic Evidence of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Ceremony As You ThinkThe ceremony was small. The people were sparse.
  15. bob dylan
    Bob Dylan to Pick Up Nobel Prize This Weekend, As He Happens to Be in StockholmThe singer-songwriter will meet with the Swedish Academy to receive his Nobel medal and diploma.
  16. performance anxiety
    Patti Smith Explains Flubbing Bob Dylan LyricsShe definitely knew the words.
  17. honors and awards
    Bob Dylan Writes He Is ‘Truly Beyond Words’ in Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech“Being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature is something I never could have imagined or seen coming.”
  18. nobel prize
    Bob Dylan Wrote a Nobel Prize Speech Someone Else Will Have to ReadThe poet has (not quite) spoken.
  19. dgaf
    In True DGAF Fashion, Bob Dylan Skipped President Obama’s Nobel Prize Event, TooHe does want he wants.
  20. honors and awards
    Swedish Academy: Dylan Will Lecture Next YearAnd it might be a concert!
  21. rsvping
    Bob Dylan Won’t Attend the Nobel Ceremony After All“Due to pre-existing commitments.”
  22. gracious winners
    Bob Dylan Throws Us a Bone, Says He’ll Go to the Nobel Ceremony If He Can“If it’s at all possible.”
  23. honors and awards
    Nobel Academy Member: Bob Dylan’s Silence Is ‘Arrogant and Impolite’Shots fired from a Swede.
  24. bob dylan
    Bob Dylan’s Website Drops Sole Mention of Nobel WinHis reverse-snub continues.
  25. brand recognition
    Well, at Least Bob Dylan’s Official Website Has Acknowledged His Nobel Prize WinA full week later.
  26. two legends
    Leonard Cohen Talks Bob Dylan, Getting OlderHe also plans to “live forever.” Twist!
  27. nobel bump
    Bob Dylan’s Book Sales Skyrocket After Nobel Prize WinSales for his music have increased, too.
  28. predictable prizes
    The Simpsons Predicted a Nobel Winner in 2010These highbrow predictions have lowbrow ends.
  29. right-click
    Listen to Tim Heidecker Sing As Post-Nobel DylanThe comedian seems pretty sure Dylan’s not interested.
  30. radio vulture
    It Doesn’t Matter Whether Bob Dylan Is a Songwriter or a PoetHe’s both at once, and the Nobel Prize prompts a useful conversation.
  31. history
    Bob Dylan’s Uncomfortable History With Accepting AwardsHe’s not exactly the “thank you” type.
  32. nobel prize
    Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Is Both Shocking and DeservedHe’s one of the signal poets of the 20th century.
  33. the awards they are a-changin'
    Celebrities, Authors React to Bob Dylan’s Nobel“I’m a Dylan fan, but this is an ill conceived nostalgia award wrenched from the rancid prostates of senile, gibbering hippies.”
  34. amirite
    Every Woman Deserves a Nobel Prize This YearBut for some reason, no woman is getting one.
  35. nobel prize
    Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature“He is a great poet in the grand English poetic tradition.”
  36. Who Nominates Writers for the Nobel Prize?Previous Nobelists (among a few other people).
  37. A Nobel Prize–Winning Economist on Life in 2015What a time to be alive (but really). 
  38. ‘I Won the Nobel Prize!’An interview with the translator of the new Nobel laureate.
  39. nobel prize
    Belarus’s Svetlana Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize for LiteratureThe Belarusian historian is the 14th woman to win the prize.
  40. My Book-Prize Betting Addiction: A User’s Guide to Making Money Off Alice MunroUnlike most gambling addicts, I’m still in the black.
  41. she blinded me with science (and sequins)
    Nobel Winner Accepted Her Award in a Gown Studded With NeuronsRe-created in sequins.
  42. books
    Everything You Need to Know About Patrick Modiano, the Newest Nobel LaureateThe French novelist is relatively obscure outside his home country.
  43. books
    Patrick Modiano Wins Nobel Prize for LiteratureThe Frenchman is the author of Missing Person.
  44. the brain
    Let’s Take a Closer Look at Your Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’A conversation with a neuroscientist on the research that just won a Nobel prize. 
  45. standing ovation
    Schulz on Alice Munro’s Deserved NobelOur book critic “can think of no other writer so spare, so precise, so emotionally scrupulous.”
  46. kudos
    Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize for LiteratureSorry, Murakami.
  47. nobel prize
    In Another Controversial Choice, Nobel Peace Prize Goes to European UnionJust ignore all those protesters.
  48. kudos
    Chinese Author Mo Yan Wins Nobel PrizeSorry, Murakami.
  49. gambling
    Haruki Murakami Favorite for Nobel PrizeWith ten-to-one odds.
  50. nobel prize
    Nobel Prize Now Only Worth a Measly $1.1 MillionWhy even bother?
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