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2009-04-01 19:11:54

Comedian Bill Cosby has been named the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced Wednesday. The 71-year-old performer is perhaps best-known for The Cosby Show, his classic 1980s sit-com about a close-knit, upper-middle-class black family living in Brooklyn, N.Y.

2008-07-30 12:00:48

By Bill Eichenberger, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 30--A star of the Thurber House's 2008-09 "Evenings With Authors" season will be best-selling mystery writer Michael Connelly, who will read from and discuss his latest legal thriller, The Brass Verdict, on Oct.

2006-08-29 10:23:01

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Playwright Neil Simon, author of Broadway fare ranging from "Barefoot in the Park" to "Brighton Beach Memoirs," will receive this year's Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize as a uniquely American humorist.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.