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2008-09-12 18:00:21

John Singleton, the only African-American filmmaker ever nominated for a Best Director Oscar, is to be a guest programmer for Turner Classic Movies, TCM said. Singleton earned Academy Award nominations for both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the 1991 film "Boyz N the Hood." He was just 23 at the time. His other films include "Poetic Justice,""Higher Learning,""Rosewood," the remake of "Shaft,""Baby Boy,""2 Fast 2 Furious" and "Four Brothers." TCM said it invites a...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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