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Ring

If a lady or gentleman is willing to marry, but not engaged, a ring should be worn on the index finger of the left hand; if engaged, on the second finger; if married, on the third finger; b…

The Spice Girls

The Spice Girls' sexy charisma, modest musical talent, and "girl power" philosophy made them pop music's Next Big Thing in the mid-1990s. The British band was created in 1994 by two would-be managers…

Kiss the Girls

Director: Gary FlederWriter: David KlassDirector of Photography:Aaron SchneiderEditors:William Steinkamp and Harvey RosenstockMusic:Mark IshamProduction Designer:Nelson CoatesProducers:David B…

Spice Girls

Spice Girlspop group This phenomenally successful girl group was formed in England in the mid-1990s when a group of housemates answered a newspaper ad. Victoria Adams, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunt…

Magic Rings

This superstition arose from the belief that magicians had the power of imprisoning demons in rings. The power was supposed to prevail in Asia, and subsequently in Salamanca, Toledo, and It…

Fairy Rings

Circles of rank or withered grass, often seen in lawns, meadows, and grass-plots. Said to be produced by the fairies dancing on the spot. In sober truth, these rings are simply an agaric or…

Girl

This word has given rise to a host of guesses: Railey suggests garrula, a chatterbox. Minshew ventures the Italian girella, a weather-cock. Skinner goes in for the Anglo-Saxon ceorl, a chur…

Christina Rossetti: A Ring Posy

A Ring PosyJess and Jill are pretty girls, Plump and well to do, In a cloud of windy curls: Yet I know who Loves me more than curls or pearls.I'm not pretty, not a bit— Thin and sallow-p…

Christina Rossetti: A Ring Posy

A Ring PosyJess and Jill are pretty girls, Plump and well to do, In a cloud of windy curls: Yet I know who Loves me more than curls or pearls.I'm not pretty, not a bit— Thin and sallow-p…

Five-Ring Circus

Bribery scandal tarnishes Olympic gold by Gerry Brown President Juan Antonio Samaranch. Related Links Olympics OverviewOlympic ReformsOlympics Through the Years It's b…