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Kate Chopin

Name at birth: Katherine O'FlahertyKate Chopin was an American novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling 1899 novel, The Awakening. Born in St. Louis, she moved to New Orleans afte…

Chopine

(2 syl.), or Chopin. A high-heeled shoe. The Venetian ladies used to wear “high-heeled shoes like stilts.” Hamlet says of the actress, “Your lady-ship is nearer to heaven,…

Kate Millett

Kate Millett(Kathryn Murray)writer, political activist, artistBorn: 9/14/1934Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota Kate Millet's Columbia University Ph.D. dissertation, Sexual Politics (1970), place…

Kate Millett

Kate Millett(Kathryn Murray)writer, political activist, artistBorn: 9/14/1934Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota Kate Millet's Columbia University Ph.D. dissertation, Sexual Politics (1970), place…

Curious Collections

America's weird museums by Laura Hayes Arts & Entertainment | American History Gruesome | Medical Marvels | Curious Collections | Really Weird Science American His…

Curious Collections

America's weird museums by Laura Hayes Arts & Entertainment | American History Gruesome | Medical Marvels | Curious Collections | Really Weird Science American Histor…

Toy Story 2

Directors:John Lasseter and Ash BrannonWriters:John Lasseter, Peter Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlain, and Chris WebbDisney; G; 92 minutesRelease:11/99Voices of…

Joseph STORY

STORY, Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Marblehead, Mass., September 18, 1779; attended Marblehead Academy; was graduated from Harvard University in 1798; studied law; was a…

Frederic Chopin

Name at birth: Frederic Francois ChopinFrederic Chopin was one of the great Romantic composers of the 19th century, known especially for his pieces for solo piano. Of French parents, Chopin was born a…

Birds of America: Stories

Author:Lorrie MorrePublisher:Knopf Offbeat relationships are penned with dark wit and crisp clarity in this short-story collection. There's the mousy librarian who falls for an “anarchi…