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Lincoln Writer: Sorry I Changed History

Tony Kushner admits he fudged on Connecticut votes

(Newser) - It was only 15 seconds of fake history—but Lincoln screenwriter Tony Kushner owned up to them after a Connecticut lawmaker complained, reports Raw Story . Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney criticized the film for portraying two congressmen as voting against the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery. "Representative Courtney is correct... More »

Lincoln a Smart Political 'Masterpiece'

Critics heap praise on Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tony Kushner

(Newser) - There will be no civil war among critics about Lincoln. Steven Spielberg's latest is enjoying nearly universal praise for its intense portrayal of the man and of American politics. Here's what critics are saying:
  • "This is less a biopic than a political thriller, a civics lesson that
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Playwright Kushner Likely to Get Honorary Degree After All

CUNY will reconsider controversial move

(Newser) - CUNY officials will meet Monday to try to end the PR disaster that has erupted in a normally uncontroversial realm—the awarding of an honorary degree. The board of trustees at City University of New York made the surprise move Tuesday of withholding such a degree from Pulitzer-winning playwright Tony... More »

Kushner First to Win $200K Prize for Playwrights

Unusually large purse will allow him to spend less time in Hollywood

(Newser) - Tony Kushner will be the first recipient of a new biennial prize for playwriting, with a whopping $200,000 purse the benefactors hope will allow recipients to focus full-time on not-so-lucrative theater. Although Kushner is widely regarded as one of America's greatest dramatists, he has spent the past several years... More »

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