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Cookie's Fortune

Director: Robert AltmanWriter: Anne RappOctober Films; PG-13; 118 minutesRelease:4/99Cast: Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell, Charles S. Dutton Robert Altman'…

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Name at birth: Cassandra PetersonActress Cassandra Peterson is better known for her spoofy, sexy alter ego: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Peterson was just another struggling actress during the 1970s…

Brewer's: Mistress of the Night

(The). The tuberose is so called because it emits its strongest fragrance after sunset. Sometimes, on a sultry evening, when the atmosphere is highly electrified, the fading flowers of the …

To His Coy Mistress

To His Coy Mistress Had we but World enough, and Time, This coyness Lady were no crime. We would sit down, and think which way To walk, and pass our long Loves Day. Thou by the Indian Ganges s…

Brewer's: Mistress Roper

The Marines, or any one of them; so called by the regular sailors, because they handle the ropes like girls, not being used to them. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brew…

Brewer's: Mistress of the World

Ancient Rome was so called, because all the known world gave it allegiance. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MitaMistress of the Night A B C D E F G H …

Brewer's: Kiss the Mistress

(To). To make a good hit, to shoot right into the eye of the target. In bowls, what we now call the Jack used to be called the “mistress,” and when one ball just touches another…

Fortune Cookie History

The Question: When were fortune cookies invented? The Answer: The one point on which there is widespread agreement is that fortune cookies were …

The History of the Fortune Cookie

Born in California, of Chinese American—or maybe Japanese American—origin by Borgna Brunner Related Links Origins of APA Heritage MonthAsian-American HistoryTimeline…