The Pulitzer Prizes were doled out yesterday and The Failing New York Times continued its precipitous decline with three awards, the most of any other publication. Sad!
Honoring the best in American literature and journalism since 1917, this year the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism went to Hilton Als of The New Yorker, which referred to his critiques as "provocative contributions to the discourse on theatre, race, class, sexuality, and identity in America."
One of Als's greatest contributions to that discourse came in his 2013 book White Girls, which was shortlisted for the National Book Award and should be required reading for everyone--especially queer men and queer men of color.
Check out Als's conversation with friend and fellow iconoclast Tilda Swinton from OUT's November issue: The Curious Case of Tilda Swinton: Showgirl in Wonderland.