Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Angels in America," has been denied an honorary degree because of his views on Israel. City University of New York trustee Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld raised objections to the nomination in what may the first honorary degree candidate to be denied by the board. [more inside]
Homebody/Kabul Kushner play opens in New York, has controversial subject matter. "It's a mixed blessing to have written a play about a country with which one's own country has gone to war at the moment it opens"