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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling is the author of The Jungle Book and other British-flavored tales of the Indian subcontinent. Rudyard Kipling was born in India to British parents, but spent much of his childhood at …

Christopher Plummer

Name at birth: Arthur Christopher Orme PlummerChristopher Plummer's 60-year acting career includes many hits on stage, in movies and on TV, plus an Oscar win at age 82, but he may still be best known …

Brewer's: Gallery

To play with one eye on the gallery. To work for popularity. As an actor who sacrifices his author for popular applause, or a stump political orator “orates” to catch votes. &#8…

The 100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900

Book Magazine, now defunct, compiled a panel of 55 authors, literary agents, editors, and actors in 2002 to “rank the top one hundred characters in literature since 1900.”Jay Ga…

The Movies of 1996–1997

Absolute PowerAddicted to LoveAfterglowAir Force OneAlbino AlligatorAlien ResurrectionAlive and KickingAll Over MeAmerican BuffaloAmerican StraysAn American Werewolf in ParisAmistadAnacondaAnastasiaAn…

Nobel Prize for Literature

The Nobel Prize for Literature, one of the six international awards administered by the Nobel Foundation, honors outstanding achievement in letters. The estate of Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833…

Afghanistan Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Afghanistan Index: People Government and Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Afghan Relations PEOPLE Afghanistan, often called t…

Writers

Achebe, Rousseau, Yourcenar, and more A-B | C | D-F | G-H | I-L | M-N | O-P | R-S | T-Z Achebe, Chinua Adams, Henry Addison, Joseph Aesop Agee, James Agno…