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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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