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2008-09-17 00:00:19

The movie "Flash of Genius," starring Greg Kinnear, has won the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, organizers of the Hamptons International Film Festival said. The film is to have a special Sloan/HIFF New York premiere Oct. 2 at the Museum of Modern Art.


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.