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2008-10-01 09:00:12

By Associated Press STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: The top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing. Counters the head of the U.S.

2008-09-14 00:00:19

He's worked with everyone from Scorsese to Bowie to Doris Lessing. On the eve of a major retrospective, the composer Philip Glass spills his session-room secrets As a child, the composer Philip Glass worked at his father's radio- repair shop in Baltimore, which doubled as a small record store.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.