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Mulan

Directors: Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook Writers: Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Rita Hsiao, Philip LaZebnik, Robert D. San Souci, Chris Sanders and Raymond Singer Editor: Micha…

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, …

Rowling, J. K.

(Encyclopedia) Rowling, J. K. (Joanne Kathleen Rowling) rōl´ibreve;ing [key], 1965–, English author known for her popular children's books, b. Chipping Sodbury, grad. Exeter Univ. (1986). While unemploye...

Campion, Jane

(Encyclopedia) Campion, Jane, 1954–, New Zealand film director, b. Wellington; grad. Victoria Univ., Wellington (1975), Sydney College of the Arts, Australia (1979), Australian School of Film and Television...

Bowles, Paul

(Encyclopedia) Bowles, Paul, 1910–99, American writer and composer, b. New York City. He studied in Paris with Virgil Thomson and Aaron Copland and composed (1930s–40s) a number of modernist...

Billy Crudup

Billy Crudup is a darkly handsome stage and film actor known for taking serious-minded roles on stage and a variety of wild and intense roles on screen. Billy Crudup gained notice as t…

Foxy Brown

Name at birth: Inga MarchandRapper Foxy Brown took her stage name from the sassy title character of the 1974 'Blaxploitation' film starring Pam Grier. Brown's supporting rap on Jay-Z'…

Jack Foley

Jack Foley is the bank-robbing hero of Elmore Leonard's novels Out of Sight (1996) and Road Dogs (2009). Foley is a career bank robber who claims to have robbed over 150 banks in his …

Sherman Alexie

Name at birth: Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr.Sherman Alexie is a novelist, poet and filmmaker who wrote The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a best-selling, semi-autobiographic…

The Amistad

The Spanish schooner and its slaves who fueled proslavery ire by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Steven Spielberg popularized the story of the Spanish slave ship Amistad in his acclaimed …