Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mary Schmich has a recipe for success — she says it stems in part from her desire to look, as she puts it, “one level under” the surface of the news. Sometimes that means channeling her reporting roots, going to “the place behind the place that happened.”
According to the Pulitzer Prize website, Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich recieved the award for commentary for “her wide range of down-to-earth columns that reflect the character and capture the culture of her famed city.”
Last weekend, Pulitzer-winning playwright Tracy Letts took in a show: his own Bug at tiny Redtwist Theatre. “He loved it,” says Jacqueline Grandt, who plays sleazy, tough-talking waitress Agnes. “He was very kind to all of us, the whole cast.