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2005-05-31 07:20:00

Study shows people prefer serious songs in bad times, snappy pop in good ones In the peaceful, affluent America of 1958, Danny & the Juniors released what would be that year's top hit -- a frothy, dance-party anthem called At the Hop. Just 12 years later, in 1970, a country convulsed by Vietnam, rising crime rates and rapid social change turned to Simon & Garfunkel for a Bridge Over Troubled Water. According to a new study analyzing Billboard magazine's number one hits for the years...

2005-04-13 10:25:00

NEW YORK  -- For some viewers, NBC's miniseries based on the Book of Revelation may seem the latest signpost on the road to Armageddon. Revelations premieres less than two weeks after the death of Pope John Paul. Meanwhile, the right-to-die battle waged over Terri Schiavo echoes in the series, in the character of a Miami girl who is declared brain-dead after being struck by lightning -- then is witnessed speaking the word of God. But thankfully, this is television, not an omen of the...

2004-12-07 08:52:02

NEW YORK (AP) -- Although "Titanic" soared at the box office in 1997, according to a recent survey, its most memorable line - "I'm the king of the world!" - sunk. British baker Warburtons posed the question "What are your top three cheesiest moments in film?" to 2,000 U.K. moviegoers in celebration of the launch of their new cheese-flavored crumpets. The line uttered by Leonardo DiCaprio was followed by Patrick Swayze's "Nobody puts baby in the corner" from 1987's "Dirty Dancing" and Andie...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.