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Enigma

The Screen Behind the MirrorVirgin Rumanian composer Michael Cretu, a.k.a. Enigma, scored big in 1991 with the multi-platinum debut MCMXC A.D. and has been attempting to recreate that magic ev…

Dustman has arrived

(The), or “The sandman is about.” It is bedtime, for the children rub their eyes, as if dust or sand was in them. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 189…

V.S. Naipaul

Name at birth: Vidiadhar Surajprasad NaipaulSir V. S. Naipaul is an essayist and novelist who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001. Trinidadian by birth, Indian by descent and British by choice…

Tom Stoppard

Tom StoppardplaywrightBorn: 7/3/1937Birthplace: Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia Tony Award-winning playwright known for his dazzling wordplay and clever constructions. His plays include Rosencrant…

Man on the Moon

Director:Milos FormanWriters:Scott Alexander and Larry KaraszewskiUniversal Pictures; R; 118 minutesRelease:12/99Cast:Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love When Andy Kaufman died at age 35,…

NCAA Final Four Results

From the Spotlight Archive: This feature appeared in March 1998 Tournament Result: Kentucky - 78 Utah - 69 Quiz Winner: Shelby Riggs The madness is over. Tubbyball ruled the day. Whi…

Joe Gould's Secret

Director:Stanley TucciWriter:Howard RodmanUSA Films/October Films; R; 108 minutesRelease:4/00Cast:Sir Ian Holm, Stanley Tucci, Hope Davis Joe Gould's Secret comes as a welcome change after St…

Henrik SHIPSTEAD

Senate Years of Service: 1923-1941; 1941-1947Party: Farmer Laborite; RepublicanSHIPSTEAD, Henrik, a Senator from Minnesota; born in Burbank, Kandiyohi County, Minn., January 8, 1881; attended t…