Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan “has the status of an icon,” noted the Swedish Academy upon honoring the singer/songwriter with the announcement that he will be this year’s Nobel Prize recipient in literature. This statement is undeniable. From Dylan’s decade upon decade of musical—though arguably poetic—contributions and the movements that they spawned or spurned, his impact has been global. “For 54 years now he has been at it …

Belarusian Journalist Svetlana Alexievich Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

After a remarkable career spent reporting on the Soviet Union, Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Through a combination of literature and journalism, Alexievich expertly highlighted the lives of female Russian soldiers in World War II, the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the Soviet-Afghan War—among other critical events. The Nobel Prize committee acknowledges her for her “polyphonic …

Malala Yousafzais’ New Film “He Named Me Malala”

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai recently premiered the trailer for her upcoming film “He Named Me Malala,” directed by Davis Guggenheim. Whether showing her in class receiving her physics exam score or at the United Nations receiving a standing ovation, the film provides a powerful glimpse into the mind of the 17-year-old as she balances daily life as a normal teenager with her international …