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2014-04-07 08:26:54

DNA forensics exposes an unreported truth in "Rise, Rise, Dark Horses of American Noir" LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Rise, Rise, Dark Horses of American Noir" by Konrad Ventana is a unique and stylized novel that combines classic hard-boiled detective noir with modern-day forensic investigation to expose one of the most unspeakable tragedies of the past century. In this stunning work of literary fiction, Konrad Ventana plumbs the depths of human depravity and...

2008-07-22 09:00:52

Eggology has introduced a new line of all-natural Hardboiled Eggs. The new line is offered in three two-pack variations: certified organic, cage-free and original. According to the company, each package features peeled, ready-to-enjoy hardboiled eggs in a vacuum pack along with packets of salt and pepper. All three variations are low in calories, all-natural, Certified Humane, fresh, Kosher, and completely free of preservatives, and trans fats, the firm added. Currently available at...

2008-07-14 12:00:39

It's a visual style. It's a movie genre. And nearly 70 years after it first appeared, film noir is not only still with us, but has successfully moved into the worlds of science fiction, the graphic novel and comic books. Take "The Dark Knight," opening Friday. It's not just the latest Batman film, but a brooding, dark story in which Bruce "Batman" Wayne must fight epic villains like The Joker, as well as deal with his own internal conflicts. "The biggest thing about noir is moral...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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