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William Safire

Name at birth: William Safir Conservative figurehead William Safire was an author and speechwriter for Richard Nixon before winning a Pulitzer Prize during his 30-year run as a columni…

Al Hirschfeld

Al Hirschfeld spent more than 75 years attending Broadway plays and sketching the stars for The New York Times and other publications. Full of wit and verve, Hirschfeld's distinctively…

Alvin ‘Shipwreck’ Kelly

Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly was the acknowledged master of flagpole-sitting, a nutty public fad of the 1920s. Alvin Kelly would clamber to the top of a specially-prepared flagpole and rem…

Wen Ho Lee

After growing up in Taiwan, Wen Ho Lee moved to the United States in 1965 to continue studying engineering. He became a U.S. citizen in 1974, and in 1978 he took a job as a scientist …

Craig Claiborne 2000 Deaths

Craig ClaiborneAge: 79 food journalist who served as The New York Times food critic and editor from 1959 to 1987. In that post, he devised an often copied ratings system and be…

2009 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Awards ranging from journalism to fiction to music Related Links Pulitzer Prizes Joseph Pulitzer Biography Book, Mag…

2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Awards ranging from journalism to drama to music Related Links Pulitzer Prizes Joseph Pulitzer Biography Book, Magaz…

Alan E. Cober 1998 Deaths

Alan E. Coberillustrator Newspaper, magazine and book illustrator who combined modern art with commercial art in works which appeared in The New York Times, Time, Life, and his…

Clifton Daniel 2000 Deaths

Clifton DanielAge: 87 managing editor of The New York Times from 1964 to 1969. As head of the news staff, he emphasized stylish feature articles and penetrating coverage of soc…

Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett is best known as the talk show host whose sophisticated wit and casual interviewing style made him seem too smart to be a talk show host. He got into that business by way o…