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2008-07-23 03:00:00

By Susan Dunne, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 23--"The Duchess of Langleais" is quite a sexy movie, which is noteworthy because there's no sex in it. There's passion, longing, regret and misery.

2006-06-21 05:46:06

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - One of France's greatest private collections of manuscripts and rare editions from the giants of French literature fetched high prices late on Tuesday in the most closely watched auction of its type in years.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.