Globe arts writer Mark Feeney was awarded a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.
We live our lives horizontally. What verticality we do know - via leap or stair, elevator or airline - is by comparison severely limited. We can rise, but for only so long. What goes up really must come down, especially when it's us. Among the many virtues of "To Fly: Contemporary Aerial Photography," the marvelous exhibition that runs at the ... (Boston Globe, 9/30/07)
There aren't all that many candidates for favorite American painter. Winslow Homer? Norman Rockwell? Andrew Wyeth? Factor in artistic achievement, and none of them -- not even Homer -- quite rivals Edward Hopper . Note the size of the crowds at the Museum of Fine Arts for the large Hopper retrospective that runs through Aug. 19. A great American artist, ... (Boston Globe, 7/8/07)
The name is as it should be. Jeff Wall's photographs are just that, wall photographs: the pursuit of murals by other means. (Boston Globe, 3/11/07)
If Annie Leibovitz were any hotter these days, Vanity Fair would have to assign her to take a self-portrait. (Boston Globe, 1/3/07)
In Don DeLillo's novel "Libra," a CIA operative assigned to write an agency history of the Kennedy assassination comes to realize that "his subject is not politics or violent crime but men in small rooms." Men in small rooms (women, too) are also Philip-Lorca diCorcia's subject. Some 120 of his color photographs, spanning more than three decades, make up a ... (Boston Globe, 6/1/07)
During the many years between the rise of Jim Crow and the dwindling away of the civil rights movement, the "race man" was a sustaining concept in the African-American community. The race man was an individual of great personal accomplishment who was aware of himself as both explicitly representative of his fellow African-Americans and implicitly subversive of white American racism. ... (Boston Globe, 12/21/07)
Something astonishing happened over the second two-thirds of the 19th century and first decade of the 20th, something so unprecedented as to come almost immediately to be taken for granted. It was, quite simply, this: Optics and engineering combined to reinvent seeing. One would have to go back to Lascaux and the first cave paintings to find a comparable shift ... (Boston Globe, 4/20/07)
There's a moment in "Ball of Fire" (1941) that gives Barbara Stanwyck her due. A chorus girl on the lam, she somehow winds up in a house inhabited by eight bachelor encyclopedia-writers. (Don't ask.) The only female they regularly see is their housekeeper. One look at Stanwyck, and her finger starts to wag. "That is the kind of woman," she ... (Boston Globe, 7/15/07)
No one understands a great director as well as another great director. Which may explain why Robert Altman was so ticked off six years ago. (Boston Globe, 10/21/07)
AMHERST - Abelardo Morell straddles the uncertain border between dislocation and enchantment. He transforms the everyday, exalting it. He tames the exotic, domesticating it. And in his best-known photographs, which show camera obscura images superimposed on blank walls, he turns the world literally upside down. (Boston Globe, 11/2/07)
Recent Globe Pulitzers
2007 | Charlie Savage | National Reporting
Charlie Savage of the Globe's Washington bureau won the award for his work on President Bush's use of signing statements.
2005 | Gareth Cook | Explanatory Reporting
Gareth Cook won the Pulitzer for his coverage of the scientific and ethical dimensions of stem cell research.
2003 | Globe Spotlight Team | Public Service
Eight Globe reporters were honored for exposing the history of child abuse in the Catholic church.