MARTHA GOES BIG: The aesthetic onslaught of Times Square got slightly more orderly early Monday morning, as two of the video billboards promoted the launch of Martha Stewart's cobranded line with 1-800-Flowers.com. Not far from the seven-story rendering of her face, inside the Nasdaq MarketSite, Stewart herself presided over the opening bell with 1-800-Flowers chief executive Jim McCann and their respective senior staffs. Turnout among Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. executives was high, including chief executive officer Susan Lyne, who, when asked about the rumors of her pending departure that continued to surface as recently as two weeks ago, said simply: "I can't control them." — Irin Carmon
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The Washington Post swept the Pulitzer Prizes on Monday with a total of six awards, followed by The New York Times with two wins. Several of the Post's honors — in the public service, breaking news reporting, national reporting, international reporting, feature writing and commentary categories — were for already high-profile and lauded stories such as Dana Priest and Anne Hull's exposé of conditions at Walter Reed Hospital, as well as Jo Becker and Barton Gellman's series on Vice President Dick Cheney's behind-the-scenes power. From the Times, Amy Harmon won for explanatory reporting on the implications of DNA testing, and Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker won for investigative reporting for a story on toxic ingredients in Chinese imports; the latter was shared with the Chicago Tribune staff for reporting on faulty government regulation of toys, car seats and cribs. Reuters, the Boston Globe, Investor's Business Daily, the Concord Monitor and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel were also honored. — I.C.