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Yukio Mishima

Name at birth: Kimitake HiraokaYukio Mishima is one of the most widely-read Japanese authors of the 20th century, due in part to his dramatic suicide in 1970. Born in Tokyo, Mishima studied law and w…

Philip Glass

Philip Glass is a New York-based composer of avant-garde music, known for an elaborately structured and repetitive style that has been ironically dubbed "minimalist." Trained on violin as a child, he…

Men's Olympic Gymnastics

All-AroundHorizontal BarParallel BarsVaultPommel HorseRingsFloor ExerciseTeam Combined Exercises At least 4 gold medals (including team events): Sawao Kato (8); Nikolai Andrianov, Viktor Chuka…

1985 Cannes Film Festival

Palme d'OrWhen Father Was Away on Business, Emir Kusturica (Yugoslavia)Special Jury PrizeBirdy, Alan Parker (United States)Best ActorWilliam Hurt, Kiss of the Spider Woman (United States/Brazi…

Writers

Achebe, Rousseau, Yourcenar, and more A-B | C | D-F | G-H | I-L | M-N | O-P | R-S | T-Z Achebe, Chinua Adams, Henry Addison, Joseph Aesop Agee, James Agno…

Biographies

Selected Biographies A to Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z More Biographies Don't see the biography you're …