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Stanislaw Lem

Polish writer Stanislaw Lem is a world famous science fiction author whose books include Eden (1959) and Solaris (1961). Born and raised in Lwów, Poland (now Lvov, Ukraine), Lem turned to writing aft…

Stanislaw Lem 2006 Deaths

Stanislaw LemAge: 84 Polish science-fiction writer whose philosophical works pondered the relationship between humans and machines. His books, which highlighted his sense of irony and sarcasm,…

Catherine Leroy 2006 Deaths

Catherine LeroyAge: 60 French-born photographer who covered the wars in Vietnam, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, taking raw photos that captured the agony of battle. Her pictures appear…

Arthur Lee 2006 Deaths

Arthur LeeAge: 61 musician whose band, Love, never achieved the fame of the groups it influenced, such as the Doors and the Rolling Stones, but is nevertheless considered a pioneering psychede…

Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky's feature films were not widely seen, yet he emerged from Soviet Russia as one of their best filmmakers. These days, he's most famous for Stalkers, his 1979 version of the science fic…

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John Kenneth GalbraithGeorgia GibbsRichard GilmanHassan GouledCurt GowdyEdward HallHeinrich HarrerRyutaro HashimotoCharles HaugheyJens Christian HaugeMelissa HaydenChris HaywardRabbi Arthur He…

Douglas Kenney

Along with Henry Beard and Rob Hoffman, Doug Kenney founded the humor magazine National Lampoon in 1969. (The name was borrowed from the college humor magazine Harvard Lampoon, where the three met.) …

1996 PEN Literary Award Winners

The 1996 PEN Literary Awards were presented in New York City on May 20, 1996. The Hemingway Award was presented April 21, 1996, in Boston.Ernest Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award for First Ficti…

Brewer's: Dole-fish

The share of fish allotted to each one of a company of fishermen in a catch. Dole = the part dealt to anyone. (Anglo-Saxon, dál or dæl, from the verb dael-an, to divide into parta…

Space Movies

Some of the galaxy's best space-related movies by Beth Rowen and Mark Zurlo Related Links Scariest MoviesIrish Movies SlideshowThe Presidency on FilmDinosaur MoviesDisney Movies…