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Frankenstein

(3 syl.). A young student, who made a soulless monster out of fragments of men picked up from churchyards and dissecting-rooms, and endued it with life by galvanism. The tale, written by Mr…

Prometheus

Prometheus is the "fire-bringer" who (in Greek mythology) gave the secret of fire to humans. Prometheus was the son of a Titan, one of the giant elder gods of Greek mythology. Prometheus was a friend …

Prometheus

(3 syl.) made men of clay, and stole fire from heaven to animate them. For this he was chained by Zeus to Mount Caucasus, where an eagle preyed on his liver daily. The word means Forethough…

A Modern Affair

Director:Vern OakleyWriter:Paul ZimmermanDirector of Photography:Rex NicholsonEditor:Suzanne PillsburyMusic:Jan HammerProduction Designer:Cathy T. MarshallProducers:Vern Oakley, Melanie Webber…

Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

Twelfth Night; or, What You Will Sebastian and his sister Viola, a young gentleman and lady of Messaline, were twins, and (which was accounted a great wonder) from their birth they so much res…

Modern Olympic Symbols and Traditions

Flames, doves, oaths, and more Closing ceremonies in Nagano, Japan. Related Links 2014 Winter OlympicsMemorable Olympic MomentsBirth of the Modern OlympicsEncyclopedia: Anci…

Two Thumbs up for Post-Modernism!

The media fetches a starring role in Godzilla, from the backbiting tactics of its television news reporters to a rescue via an Intranet connection. Most mind-boggling of all, however, i…

Modern Pentathlon

First Olympic Appearance: 1912 (men); 2000 (women) by Mike Morrison and Mark Zurlo Did You Know? American George Patton (yes, that George Patton) was a strong challenger for the modern …

Modern Pentathlon

First Olympic Appearance: 1912 (men); 2000 (women) by Mike Morrison and Mark Zurlo Did You Know? American George Patton (yes, that George Patton) was a strong challeng…

Modern Slavery

Human bondage in Africa, Asia, and the Dominican Republic by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco This article was posted on April 18, 2001. Sudanese slaves await redemption in Madhol, Su…