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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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