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  • "The Rich Boy," a Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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    "The Rich Boy," a Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    2 months ago

    Fitzgerald wrote many short stories before publishing his finest novel, The Great Gatsby. Out of his collections of short stories, “The Rich Boy” (1926) is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best pieces....

  • A Japanese Literary Masterpiece, The Tale of Genji
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    A Japanese Literary Masterpiece, The Tale of Genji

    3 years ago

    In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan this year, and the subsequent outpouring of love and concern from the West, further study of that intriguing country seems much desired. A classic...

  • Three Northern California Missions
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    Three Northern California Missions

    5 months ago

    The California Missions Were Built For God, After The Names Of Saints Beginning with Mission San Diego, in Southern California near the Mexican border, and ending with Mission Solano, in Northern California, the...

  • Audrey Hepburn, La Reine Mere of Fashion
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    Audrey Hepburn, La Reine Mere of Fashion

    6 years ago

    The Princess of "Roman Holiday" Audrey Hepburn became a sensation upon the release of her 1953 film, Roman Holiday. The twenty-four year old actress from England and Holland won an Oscar, as well as, Golden...

  • Orpheus, From Greece to Brazil Accompanied by the Samba of Jobim
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    Orpheus, From Greece to Brazil Accompanied by the Samba of Jobim

    3 years ago

    The story of Orpheus was first penned by the Greek poet, Apollonius Rhodius, in The Voyage of the Argo, in the third-century, B.C. Both Virgil and Ovid, two Roman poets from the Greco-Roman time period, continued the...

  • Two Decorating Books By ELLE DÉCOR
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    Two Decorating Books By ELLE DÉCOR

    5 years ago

    Of the two sleek, coffee-table books put out by ELLE DECOR, Style And Substance and So Chic, the latter contains many photos of people who are famous or look as though they should be. Yet, both of these hefty, art and...

  • The Queen In New York
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    The Queen In New York

    6 years ago

    Queen Elizabeth II, of England, set foot on American soil for the third time in her life this past Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Her first trip here was in 1957 when the relatively new Queen was just 31; she spoke at the...

  • The California Missions
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    The California Missions

    5 years ago

    Father Junipero Serra was appointed by Jose de Galvez, the aide to the Spanish King's viceroy, to lead the founding of the first missions in California. Father Junipero Serra. A much loved and well-remembered...

  • Marie Antionette  -  a queen at nineteen
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    Marie Antionette - a queen at nineteen

    5 years ago

    Born in Vienna Marie Antionette, was born Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna von Habsburg-Lothringen, on November 2, 1755 in Vienna, Austria. Her mother was the Queen of Bohemia and Hungary, Empress Maria Theresa. The...

  • The Quintessential Hitchcock Film
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    The Quintessential Hitchcock Film

    2 months ago

    North By Northwest was filmed in 1959 but has a familiar thematic ring unmistakably reminiscent of The 39 Steps, made twenty-four years earlier. First, North By Northwest is about buildings and architecture. By this...

  • The Graduate, One Of The All Time Best American Movies
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    The Graduate, One Of The All Time Best American Movies

    5 years ago

    In this classic film from 1967, a young man finds himself at an unsettling juncture amidst a landscape of shallow human encounters, hostility and the materialistic suburbs. The director, John Schlessinger's hero is...

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