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Steuben Glass

The Question: Did Baron Wilhelm Von Steuben have anything to do with the development of Steuben glass? The Answer: Not really. The Steuben Glass…

The Glass House

Director:Daniel SackheimWriter:Wesley StrickColumbia Pictures; PG-13; 101 minutesRelease:10/01Cast:Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgard Ruby (Leelee Sobieski) is a happy teenager who…

Philip Glass

Philip Glass is a New York-based composer of avant-garde music, known for an elaborately structured and repetitive style that has been ironically dubbed "minimalist." Trained on violin as a child, he…

Carter GLASS

Senate Years of Service: 1920-1946Party: DemocratGLASS, Carter, a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Va., January 4, 1858; attended private and publ…

Landmarks of Boston

by Dana J. Quigley photos by Carol M. Highsmith No city in the U.S. is richer in historical associations than Boston, and no city has retained more of its original buildings …

San Francisco Landmarks

by Liz Olson photos by Carol M. Highsmith A city rich in culture and diversity, San Francisco sits on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Millions have entered San …

Chicago Landmarks

by Dana J. Quigley photos by Carol M. Highsmith Chicago, a major Great Lakes port, is the commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural hub of the Midwest. The bustlin…

Brewer's: Glass Breaker

(A). A wine-bibber. To crack a bottle is to drink up its contents and throw away the empty bottle. A glass breaker is one who drinks what is in the glass, and flings the glass under the tab…

Brewer's: Glass Houses

Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. When, on the union of the two crowns, London was inundated with Scotchmen, Buckingham was a chief instigator of the movement against …

Brewer's: Glass Slipper

(of Cinderella). A curious blunder of the translator, who has mistaken vair (sable) for verre (glass). Sable was worn only by kings and princes, so the fairy gave royal slippers to her favo…