Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. Gene won for his chronicling of a world-class violinist who, as an experiment, played beautiful music in a subway station filled with unheeding commuters.
Gene Weingarten (born on October 2, 1951 in New York) is a humor writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. His column, Below the Beltway, is published weekly in the Washington Post Magazine and syndicated nationally by The Washington Post Writers Group. Weingarten attended the Bronx High School of Science and New York University; he was a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University in 1987-1988.
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