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Brewer's: Penelope

(4 syl.). The Web or Shroud of Penelope. A work “never ending, still beginning;” never done, but ever in hand. Penelopë, according to Homer, was pestered by suitors while h…

Penelope Cruz

A sultry and sometimes playful Spanish actress, Penelope Cruz became famous internationally when she played the motion-sick heroine in the 2000 film Woman on Top. She was already a star in Spain: she…

Penélope Cruz Biography

Penélope CruzactressBorn: 4/28/1974Birthplace: Madrid, Spain Counted among the 50 most beautiful people of 2000 by People magazine, Cruz's stunning looks have kept her busy in the movie…

Penelope Fitzgerald 2000 Deaths

Penelope FitzgeraldAge: 83 novelist who wrote her first book at age 60. Known for her elegant prose and autobiographical stories, Fitzgerald won the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award for…

Penelope Ann Miller Biography

Penelope Ann MilleractressBorn: 1/13/1964Birthplace: Los Angeles Miller's performance in Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues (1988; she had previously appeared in the Broadway play) won critical attenti…

New England

Source: The U.S. Department of State The smallest region, New England has not been blessed with large expanses of rich farmland or a mild climate. Yet it played a dominant role in American dev…

New Zealand Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note New ZealandMaori performers participate in a welcoming ceremony, Wellington, New Zealand, October 31, 2006. [© AP Images] PROFILEOFFICIAL NAME: New …

New Orleans

by Liz Olson photos by Carol M. Highsmith Influenced by French colonization, jazz culture, and Cajun cuisine, New Orleans is a unique U.S. city bursting with rhythm and t…