Writer Marilynne Robinson (Gilead, Housekeeping, Home), whose novels and essays offer moving, graceful, and thoughtful meditations on modern life, spirituality, science, and politics, will receive the 2016Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, organizers of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced this week.
In 2012, President Barack Obama, a self-avowed fan of her work, awarded Robinson the National Humanities Medal. They made headlines again in November 2015 when President Obama interviewed Robinson for The New York Review of Books. Their wide-ranging conversation, which touched on religion, fear-mongering, and the convergence of faith and democracy, went viral.
PKPR placed this op-ed on CNN today by Richard and Cecilia Attias calling for a large-scale, public-and-private partnership to significantly enhance public safety and security and prevent terrorist attacks.
In a perfect extension for the cult notebook brand loved by travelers, artists, writers, and creatives, Moleskine last week opened its first-ever centrally-located Moleskine Café, a two-story social and cultural hub offering food, coffee, retail, and space for exhibits by fans and artists.The café debuts in Milan, the hometown of Moleskine, with the goal of creating a new gathering spot for social, cultural and artistic life that can be replicated in the world’s great cities.
An office lobby in Washington, DC is going viral thanks to news coverage from around the world that PKPR secured for ESI Design.
A dazzling, 1700-square-foot, motion-activated mural in the lobby of Terrell Place has been covered in outlets from Slate and Architzer to DCist and Washingtonian and in countries as far-flung as Israel and Russia.. A video of the installation by Tech Insider has been viewed over 1 million times to date. ESI’s own video of the installation has been viewed over 40,000 times to date, making it by ESI’s most watched video of all time.
Check out the fantastic feature in the Wall Street Journal today on the rebirth of The Players, the historic private social club for actors and artists on Gramercy Park.