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2009-05-07 22:01:01

A Los Angeles judge Thursday rejected Roman Polanski's request to have his decades-old sex-abuse case dismissed, E! News reported. Polanski's legal team was warned the motion would be denied if the filmmaker did not personally appear before the court to plead his case but Polanski has refused to do so. The Oscar-winning director lives in France and has not traveled to the United States since he pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977, and then fled the country before he...

2008-10-10 12:00:28

By ALISON CAMPSIE A CLUSTER of the world's richest tycoons have seen their personal fortunes shattered by the financial meltdown - with one magnate reported to have lost GBP7m an hour at the height of the crisis.

2008-10-05 09:00:13

By BARRETT R RICHARDSON By Barrett R. Richardson Special to The Virginian-Pilot THE REPUTATION of that iconic Virginia patriot, U.S. president and founder of the University of Virginia has taken another hit by historians.

2008-09-29 00:00:23

By MICHAEL COVENEY THEATRE THE WALWORTH FARCE National Theatre: Cottesloe, London **** What was going on, exactly, in those cramped rooms where Josef Fritzl imprisoned his own daughter for 24 years? How can such things happen without anyone knowing? The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh might help to explain why so many of us create alternative, secret narratives to run in tandem with the real world.

2008-09-22 00:00:21

MUSICAL reality show Maestro has sparked a Beethoven sales boom. Eight celebrities, including Jane Asher and David Soul, trained as orchestra conductors in the BBC2 show. Comedian Sue Perkins beat musician Goldie in the final, during which they conducted part of Beethoven's Fifth.

2008-09-10 18:00:20

French model and actress Laetitia Casta is to be the face of "Notorious," Ralph Lauren's newest women's fragrance, Ralph Lauren Fragrances announced Wednesday.

2008-09-08 18:00:28

Almaden Minerals Ltd. (TSX: AMM)(AMEX: AAU) ("Almaden") is very pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a Ludwig von Mises Institute seminar which will be held in Vancouver this September 13th, 2008.

2008-08-27 15:00:48

THOSE who missed some of the most talked about shows of the festival will be able to catch them again on the radio from this week.

2008-08-08 15:00:38

By CRAIG SMITH No country for old women Craig Smith I The New Mexican Alexandra, gorgeously sad and eminently Russian film, not rated, in Russian with subtitles, The Screen, 473-6494, 4 chiles Nothing much happens in this 92-minute 2007 film by Alexander Sokurov, and everything happens.

2008-08-04 15:00:19

Excerpt from report by private One Plus One TV on 4 August: [Presenter] Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Russian writer and Nobel Prize winner, died last night. He died at his house in Moscow on the 90th year.

Word of the Day
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.