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Flatland: Of Recognition by Sight

by Edwin A. Abbott Of our Methods of Recognizing ...Concerning Irregular FiguresOf Recognition by Sight I am about to appear very inconsistent. In the previous sections I have said that a…

Flatland: Of Recognition by Sight

Of our Methods of Recognizing ... Concerning Irregular Figures Of Recognition by Sight I am about to appear very inconsistent. In the previous sections I have said that all figures i…

Anne Parillaud

Actress Anne Parillaud made it big in France and on the international art-house circuit, but still best known for playing the title role in La Femme Nikita (1990) -- a hit woman with high heels. The p…

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich is a composer whose Three Movements for Orchestra (Symphony No. 1) won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and boosted her to international recognition. Zwilich studied music at Florida Sta…

Hillary Rodham Clinton,

52, first lady, launched an exploratory committee in July to consider a run for the U.S. Senate. If she follows through, Clinton will become the first first lady to run for public office. She…

The Devil's Dictionary: Satyr

by Ambrose Bierce SATIRESAUCESATYR -n. One of the few characters of the Grecian mythology accorded recognition in the Hebrew. (Leviticus, xvii, 7.) The satyr was at first a member of the d…

Grand Illusion (1937)

Director: Jean RenoirCast: Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Eric von Stroheim and Marcel Dalio Renoir's examination of the waning influence of the aristocracy is set as a WWI prisoner-of-war drama.…

Angelo Bagnasco

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco is a former Archbishop of Genoa who rose to international recognition as a possible replacement for Pope Benedict XVI in early 2013. A student of theology and metaphysics from…

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton began manufacturing trunks in Paris in 1854, and the company he started went on to become one of the world's most famous makers of luxury goods. The company is now especially known for i…