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2009-02-20 11:38:19

A film about the obscenity trial over Allen Ginsberg's 1955 poem Howl is set to start shooting in New York next month with James Franco as its star. Variety.com said the independent film production company Werk Works is producing and fully financing the movie, which is being produced and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman based on their own screenplay. Epstein and Friedman previously collaborated on The Celluloid Closet and Paragraph 175. Franco's Milk director Gus Van Sant is...

2009-01-20 07:35:00

SOLON, Ohio, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- How far would a teenager go to fit in with the most popular crowd in that fearsome social battleground known as high school? In her new teen drama, "Every New Beginning" (published by AuthorHouse - http://www.authorhouse.com), Catherine Crichlow follows the dizzying exploits of a young man who loses himself in the quest to find his place among high school royalty. "Every New Beginning" is a psychosocial novel in tune with the turbulent times facing...


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Geography Of Tristan Da Cunha
2013-04-19 20:51:41

Tristan da Cunha is an archipelago of five islands within the southern Atlantic Ocean, the biggest of which is the island of Tristan da Cunha itself and the second-biggest, the isolated bird haven Gough Island. It creates a portion of a wider territory named Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha which incorporates Saint Helena and Ascension Island. The main island, Tristan da Cunha, is fairly mountainous; the only flat area is the location of the capital, Edinburgh of the Seven...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'