Friday, December 6 Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer for "A Thousand Acres," a book that reworked Shakespeare's "King Lear" as the story of an aging farmer who divides his land among three daughters: Ginny, Rose and Caroline. These names parallel …Read more. Thursday, December 5 Norm MacDonald anchored the fake news on "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update." But his brother, Neil, actually is a reporter in Canada, and is currently the Washington, D.C., correspondent for The National, the flagship news program on …Read more. Wednesday, December 4 There's a Guns N' Roses album called The Spaghetti Incident? (That question mark is part of the title: long story.) On that album is a bonus track called "Look at Your Game, Girl." And that song is by mass murderer Charles Manson. The …Read more. Tuesday, December 3 The Kennedy family thought Joe Junior would be their president, until he died during WWII. Likewise, the Bush family expected Jeb Bush to become president, not George W. But in 1994, Jeb lost his first run to be governor of Florida. And W. won in …Read more.more articles
Tuesday, February 19
After World War II, Jean-Paul Sartre said that French intellectuals had to chose between collaboration or resistance. Technically, Sartre was in the French Resistance but only barely. Aside from some contributions to Albert Camus's underground newspapers, his works easily passed Nazi censors, for example. Camus once said that he "tried to make history from his armchair" and he myself noted, "The horror was intolerable, but it suited us well."
What star of the "American Pie" movies did indeed play clarinet as a teenager ...
A) Shannon Elizabeth
B) Alyson Hannigan
C) Tara Reid
D) Mena Suvari
Previous answer: $8.31 is the penny, nickel and quarter, and the $1, $2 and $5, which depict Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. Teddy Roosevelt is $0.00.
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