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Rush Hour

Director:Brett RatnerWriters:Jim Kouf and Ross LaMannaNew Line; PG-13; 94 minutesRelease:10/98Cast:Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and Tom Wilkinson Chan's best outing relies as much on comic timing…

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Twelve Dancing Princesses There was a king who had twelve beautiful daughters. They slept in twelve beds all in one room; and when they went to bed, the doors were shut and locked up; but …

Brewer's: Dances

(National Dances): Bohemian: the redowa. English: the hornpipe and lancers. French: the contredanse (country dance), cotillon, and quadrille. German: the gallopade and waltz. Irish: the jig…

U.S. Dance Companies

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (1958): Judith Jamison, art. dir.American Ballet Theatre (1940): Kevin McKenzie, art. dir.Atlanta Ballet Company (1929): John McFall, art. dir.Ballet Florida…

Brewer's: Dance of Death

A series of woodcuts, said to be by Hans Holbein (1538), representing Death dancing after all sorts of persons, beginning with Adam and Eve. He is beside the judge on his bench, the priest …

The 24–Hour Woman

Director: Nancy SavocaWriters: Nancy Savoca and Richard GuayArtisan Entertainment; R; 95 minutesRelease:1/99Cast: Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Patti LuPone, Karen Duffy, Diego Serrano …

Brewer's: Medicinal Hours

Hours proper for taking medicine, viz. morning fasting, an hour before dinner, four hours after dinner, and bed-time. (Quincy.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1…

Brewer's: Hour

(Greek and Latin, hora.) At the eleventh hour. Just in time not to be too late; only just in time to obtain some benefit. The allusion is to the parable of labourers hired for the vineyard…

Christina Rossetti: After This The Judgement

After This The JudgementAs eager homebound traveller to the goal, Or steadfast seeker on an unsearched main, Or martyr panting for an aureole, My fellow-pilgrims pass me, and attain That h…

Women's Suffrage: The Negro's Hour

by Carrie Chapman Catt and Nettie Rogers Shuler That Adjective Male 1866Negro Suffrage as a Political NecessityThe Negro's HourThe elections of 1866 resulted in an overwhelming victory fo…