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John Legend

Name at birth: John StephensJohn Legend's debut album, Get Lifted, mixed classic R&B grooves with modern hip-hop sounds (and artists) and was one of 2005's top albums, ending the year with a Grammy fo…

The Legend of Mulan

The Question: The Disney movie Mulan is supposed to be based on an ancient epic legend. Where can I read that legend in its original context, but in English? …

Urban Legend

Director:Jamie BlanksWriter:Silvio HortaTriStar; R; 99 minutesRelease:10/98Cast:Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Joshua Jackson, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Loretta Devine, Tara Reid, Mi…

The Legend of Rita

Director:Volker SchondorffWriters:Volker Schondorff, Wolfgang KohlhaaseKino International; NR; 101 minutesRelease:2/01Cast:Bibiana Beglau, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl The Legend of Rita does what…

The Legend of 1900

Director/Writer:Giuseppe TornatoreFine Line Features; unrated; 110 minutesRelease:10/99Cast:Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Bill Nunn The Legend of 1900 is Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore'…

Figures and Legends in American Folklore

Appleseed, Johnny (John Chapman, 1774-1847): Massachusetts-born nurseryman; reputed to have spread seeds and seedlings out of which grew the apple orchards of the Midwest.Billy the Kid (Willia…

Brewer's: Legend of a Coin

is that which is written round the face of a coin. Thus, on a shilling, the legend is round the head of the reigning sovereign; as, “VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:” (or…

Brewer's: Legend

means simply “something to be read” as part of the divine service. The narratives of the lives of saints and martyrs were so termed from their being read, especially at matins, …

The Legend of Bagger Vance

Director:Robert RedfordWriter:Jeremy LevenDreamWorks Pictures; 127 minutes; PG-13Release:11/00Cast:Matt Damon, Will Smith, Charlize Theron Will Smith plays a quietly divine black caddy sent to…

Brewer's: Golden Legend

A collection of hagiology (lives of saints) made by Jaques de Voragine in the thirteenth century; valuable for the picture it gives of mediæval manners, customs, and thought. Jortin sa…