Journalist Philip Kennicott DS’83 has been awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Phil is currently the art and architecture critic for the Washington Post which also announced the honor. The Pulitzer is considered the highest achievement in journalism. His award is based on articles about a photographic exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery, an architect’s work at the National Building Museum and an essay on graphic and violent photos. On staff at the Post since 1999, Phil has previously served as classical music critic and culture critic for the premier masthead in the nation’s capital.
In addition to his ‘day job’ at the newspaper, Phil writes extensively on general cultural subjects and is a contributor to Opera News and also a regular reviewer for Gramophone. You can follow his work at his website www.philipkennicott.com.