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2010-06-25 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world's largest prize for children's and young adult literature and the second-largest literature prize in the world. The ALMA honors the memory of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, the writer of the beloved Pippi Longstocking series. The award was founded in 2002 by the Swedish government and is administered by the Swedish Arts Council. The ALMA is considered to be one of the most prestigious...

2009-04-24 19:16:32

British-born film director Ken Annakin has died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., his daughter said. He was 94. Annakin's directing credits include Swiss Family Robinson, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, The Longest Day, Battle of the Bulge, The Call of the Wild, The Fifth Musketeer and The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking. He was nominated, with co-writer Jack Davies, for a screenwriting Academy Award in 1965 for Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. The Los...

2008-09-24 15:00:35

By Geoffrey Macnab Gender scene Mickey Rourke puts his pecker in the popcorn in Barry Levinson's 'Diner' (1982) Men are beasts. They want only one thing and they'll lie and cheat to get it. Women are sweet-natured, romantic and fiercely protective of their virtue. This, at least, is the theory of the battle between the sexes advanced in countless US teen movies from the 1950s onward. Of course, the generalisations don't really add up. The predatory, leather-clad rebel on the...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.