Urban Legend

Saint Report
Saint Report
Saint Report: St. Nicholas St. Nicholas, called of Bari, Bishop of Myra (Fourth Century) 6 Dec. Feast day. The great veneration with which this saint has been honored for many ages and the number of altars and churches which have been everywhere dedicated in his memory are testimonials to his holiness and of the glory which he enjoys with God. He is said to have been born at Patara in Lycia, a province of Asia Minor. Myra, the capital, not far from the sea, was an episcopal see, and this churc
Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers With poignant insight and compassion Carson McCullers (1917-1967) wrote of human loneliness, unfulfilled love, and the frailty of the human heart. Of all the characters in the work of Carson McCullers, the one who seemed to her family and friends to be most like the author herself was Frankie Addams: the vulnerable, exasperating, and endearing adolescent of The Member of the Wedding who was looking for the we of me. However, Carson once said that was, or became in the proces
SHAKESPEARES WORLD
SHAKESPEARES WORLD
SHAKESPEARE’S WORLD Almost every nation on earth reads, studies and performs the works of William Shakespeare. No writer of any country, nor any age, has ever enjoyed such universal popularity. Neither has any writer been so praised. As William Hazlitt observed, The most striking peculiarity of Shakespeare’s mind was it’s generic quality, its power of communication with all other minds. It is perhaps this quality that has earned Shakespeare the supreme accolade, that of lending his name to an
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes (known as Old Time Music at that time) in the southern Appalachians for several years, It wasn't until August 1, 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee, that Country Music really began. There, on that day, Ralph Peer signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to recording contracts for Victor Records. These two recording acts set the tone for those to follow - Rodgers with his unique singing style and the Carters with their extensive recordings of old-tim
Laissez-Faire
Laissez-Faire
Laissez-Faire The American Civil War fades away. It now appears that a new social unrest has taken root in America. But the debate was to be fought in the economic world. The question was, how should the government interact with business? The issue splits into two main views, that of Laissez-faire, and that of General Welfare. Laissez-faire is a rather straight-forward philosophy. It can be best described by saying that the government should have absolutely no interaction within the business wor
Australian Legend
Australian Legend
Australian Legend The emergence of the Australian legend in the late nineteenth century is largely explained as a desire of many artists and writers of the period, as an escape from the conditions and pressures of society, and as a retreat into an alternate reality. This essay, will examine the works of Graham Davison, Henry Lawson, Banjo Patterson, Tom Roberts, and many other writers and historians who have contributed, and/or interpreted the Australian legend of the nineteenth century. In exam
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS Red-hot superstar Colin Farrell ( Daredevil, The Recruit ) toplines the thriller PHONE BOOTH, from director Joel Schumacher. A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, PHONE BOOTH follows Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up. What d
Throughout 476 AD to 1350 AD the Middle Ages reigned Life was about th
Throughout 476 AD to 1350 AD the Middle Ages reigned Life was about th
Throughout 476 A.D. to 1350 A.D. the Middle Ages reigned. Life was about that one code. The Code of Chivalry. Chivalry, the order of knighthood and especially the code of knightly behavior, was a feature of the High and later Middle Ages in western Europe. In the Middle Ages life was about glory, honor, and those oh so important ten guidelines. Those ten guidelines are: unswerving belief in the church and obedience to her teachings willingly to defend the church, respect, honor and defend the la
URBAN LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE
URBAN LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE
URBAN LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE What is an urban legend? Above all, it’s a great story – hilarious, sad, horrifying, instructive, eerie, or some combination of these qualities. One common sign that a story or belief is an urban legend is that it seems too good to be true. But that’s not to say that all urban legends are false. Every now and then one of these incredible tales turns out to be based on fact – such as the often told adventure of Larry Walters, “The Lawn Chair Balloonist.” The legend sta
Thomas Jefferson The Aristocrat as Democrat
Thomas Jefferson The Aristocrat as Democrat
Thomas Jefferson: The Aristocrat as Democrat Part 1 Section 1 Summary The Federalist view of Jefferson has never been popular, but the Jeffersonian view has been. Jefferson’s legend has been overly dramatized. Jefferson was born into aristocracy. When his father died, he was left with a large inheritance of land and many slaves. He had the time to write so many great works because of his many slaves. Although an aristocrat, Jefferson was compassionate towards the common man. He reasoned that me
The History of Phamaceutical Compounding
The History of Phamaceutical Compounding
The History of Phamaceutical Compounding The profession of pharmacy was founded in the art and science of compounding medications. The beginning of compounding dates back to medieval times with priests, monks, and medicine men. Specialization first occurred in the early 9th century in the civilized world around Baghdad. Over time it gradually spread to Europe as alchemy evolved into chemistry as doctors began to abandon beliefs that were not demonstrable in the physical world. During this time,
MEXICO CITY
MEXICO CITY
MEXICO CITY Final Report Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the second largest city in the world. About 9 1/3 million people live in Mexico City. Mexico City area size is 579 sq. mi. Mexico City lies 7,525 feet above sea level in the high, oval-shaped Valley of Mexico. Mexico City has more than 350 neighborhood districts called colonias. Like Mexican towns, many colonias have plazas(public squares). Churches, markets, restaurants, and theaters face the plazas. The Mexico City metropolitan
Southern Continuity
Southern Continuity
Southern Continuity Cari Sobczynski HST 319 April 20, 1998 Final Essay Just the words ‘Southern way of life' conjures up a timeless image of gentlemen planters and Southern belles. A time of aristocratic rule that centers itself on plantations and the institution of slavery. The antebellum era echos themes of white supremacy, democracy, unity, tradition, nobility, and honor. While some of these themes seem to be immortalized by such classic works as Gone with the Wind and Roots they still seem t
Bless Me Ultima The Cultural Distress of a Young Society
Bless Me Ultima The Cultural Distress of a Young Society
Bless Me, Ultima: The Cultural Distress of a Young Society An answer to the discussion question of whether or not there is a defined border culture would need a great number of years in field research, but we can also observe a few of the characteristics of such border culture just by looking at scholastic essays and books related to the topic. Within the research that I did, I found a number of scholars who, while defining the border, mention all the specific or special characteristics of this
Shakespeares World
Shakespeares World
Shakespeares World Shakespeare's World Almost every nation on earth reads, studies and performs the works of William Shakespeare. No writer of any country, nor any age, has ever enjoyed such universal popularity. Neither has any writer been so praised. As William Hazlitt observed, The most striking peculiarity of Shakespeare's mind was it's generic quality, its power of communication with all other minds. It is perhaps this quality that has earned Shakespeare the supreme accolade, that of lendin
Strange weather in King Lear
Strange weather in King Lear
CRITICISM Strange weather in King Lear Steve Mentz* St John’s University, New York, USA This article argues that King Lear can help re-shape the emerging discourse of eco-criticism. The play’s focus on human dis-harmony with the non-human environment resonates with recent developments in ecological science like the ‘‘post-equilibrium shift’’. Shakespeare’s representations of dis-equilibrium in the storm scenes can correct eco-criticism’s reliance on pastoral and Romantic visions of harmony. The
The Aborigines
The Aborigines
The Aborigines “Rust red sand underlies the heart of Australia, where the huge monoliths known as Olgas shoulder above spinifex and grevilea. This old and worn continent has a look like no other – celebrated […] by both the native born and brief sojourners to the land down under” (“Portraits” 159). This old continent also has also a spirit like no other, embodied by the people who inhabited it for so long that they have come to “identify spiritually with the land” (Terrill 200) – the Aborigines.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Civil Rights Act of 1964 Civil Rights When the Government Stood Up For Civil Rights All my life I've been sick and tired, and now I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired. No one can honestly say Negroes are satisfied. We've only been patient, but how much more patience can we have? Mrs. Hamer said these words in 1964, a month and a day before President Lyndon B. Johnson would sign the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. She speaks for the mood of a race, a race that for centuries
Holy Year of Jubilee
Holy Year of Jubilee
Holy Year of Jubilee Holy Year of Jubilee The ultimate derivation of the word jubilee is disputed, but it is most probable that the Hebrew word jobel, to which it is traced, meant a ram's horn , and that from this instrument, used in proclaiming the celebration, a certain idea of rejoicing was derived. Further, passing through the Greek iobelaios, or iobelos, the word became confused with the Latin jubilo, which means to shout , and has given us the forms jubilatio and jubilaeum, now adopted in
Korn
Korn
Korn In the early '90s, heavy music looked to be going the way of the dinosaurs: Well-heeled Brit-pop and well-scrubbed pop-punk were thoroughly dominating the guitar-rock landscape, and the few surviving old-school metal acts seemed hopelessly unable to adapt. But somewhere within the vast, murky Southern California wasteland, a dynamic new species was being born, a forward-thinking beast that disregarded the mistakes of heavy bands past while meshing dark, urban rhythms and low-tuned guitar sl
The Real King
The Real King
The Real King Riley B. B.B. King (guitarist/singer, born September 16, 1925, Itta Bena, MS) The most touching bluesman of our time, and the most influential electric guitarist ever, the King of the Blues sums up his message with some simple advice. I would say to all people, but maybe to young people especially--black and white or whatever color--follow your own feelings and trust them, find out what you want to do and do it, and then practice it every day of your life and keep becoming what you
The Roots of Judaism and Christianity
The Roots of Judaism and Christianity
The Roots of Judaism and Christianity (i) Judaism: The Jews are a people who trace their descent from the biblical Israelites and who are united by the religion called Judaism. They are not a race; Jewish identity is a mixture of ethnic, national, and religious elements. An individual may become part of the Jewish people by conversion to Judaism; but a born Jew who rejects Judaism or adopts another religion does not entirely lose his Jewish identity. In biblical times the Jews were divided into
The Third Miracle
The Third Miracle
the Third Miracle There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein Director Agnieszka Holland has produced a thoughtful and thought-provoking film in The Third Miracle. It centers on the complicated character, Father Frank Moore. This troubled priest recently found by Bishop Cahill’s secretary hiding in a downtown soup kitchen is also the diocesan postulator for any alleged supernatural activity in t
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I would consider Immigrant authors. Eve
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England (Latin Anglia), political division of the island of Great Britain, constituting, with Wales, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England occupies all of the island east of Wales and south of Scotland, another division of the United Kingdom. Established as an independent monarchy many centuries ago, England in time achieved political control over the rest of the island, all the British Isles, and vast sections of the world, becoming the nuc
Samuel Coleridge Kubla Khan
Samuel Coleridge Kubla Khan
Samuel Coleridge – “Kubla Khan” The middle of the 18th century was a period of transition and experiment in poetic styles. Shifts in the view of nature and function of poetry started from the idea that poetry is imitation, to the view that poetry has or its major function the expression of the poet’s emotions. Now what matters is the poet’s relation with his poem, rather than with his audience. Romanticism brought along new sources of inspiration, such as the primitives – the Bible, Homer’s writ
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION To Understand the events that led to the birth and rise of what became an Empire in a very short time, it is necessary to understand the events that preceded the period of the “prophet”. The people of what would have become the Islamic world can be divided into four linguistic families that derive from a common source. These four families can be classified as : 1-Semitic 2-Hamitic 3-Indo European 4-Altaic The first two, Semitic and Hamitic derive from the so called Afro-asia
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need? How Much Land Does A Man Need?, by Leo Tolstoy was influenced by his life and times. Leo Tolstoy encountered many things throughout his life that influenced his works. His life itself influenced him, along with poverty, greed and peasant days in 19th century Russia. Tolstoy's eventful life impacted his works. Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born into a family of aristocratic landowners in 1828 at the family estate at Yasnaya Polyan
MEXICO
MEXICO
MEXICO Mexico, officially the United States of Mexico, is a huge country rich in cultural diversity where the past plays an important role in shaping the present day development. When “discovered” Mexico was home to 10 million people living in highly disciplined and organized societies. The native civilization became the foundation upon which the colonial empire was built. Mexico endured 300 years of colonial domination and has historically been exploited in one form or another by foreign power
Tom Wolfe's saga about Sherman McCoy has by now become one of
Tom Wolfe's saga about Sherman McCoy has by now become one of
Tom Wolfe's saga about Sherman McCoy has by now become one of America's favorite urban legends, a cautionary tale about a master of the universe who was earning millions on Wall Street and enjoying the pleasures of his wife, his mistress and his seductive lifestyle when he made one fatal wrong turn off the expressway, and found himself in the South Bronx. There, in a ludicrous comedy of errors, his mistress ran their car into a black youth she thought was attacking them, the youth died, and t
The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas One of the mos
The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas One of the mos
The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas. One of the most obvious areas to see is in the Renaissance art. Renaissance art was something new to everyone at the time and varied from previous art in many ways. Renaissance art and Medieval art for example had many differences. In order to see a difference between these two different styles of art, characteristics of each must first be given. The first to be discussed will be the Renaissance. The Italian Renaissance was called the beg
Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism Introduction Hinduism is a religion that originated in India and is still practiced by most of the Natives as well as the people who have migrated from India to other parts of the world. Statistically there are over seven hundred million Hindus, mainly in Bharat, India and Nepal. Eighty five percent of the population in India is Hindu. The word Hindu comes from an ancient Sanskrit term meaning dwellers by the Indus River, referring to the location of India's earliest know civilization
Did the Expansion of the Aztec Empire Lead to Their Downfall
Did the Expansion of the Aztec Empire Lead to Their Downfall
Did the Expansion of the Aztec Empire Lead to Their Downfall? The Aztec Indians originated from a place called Aztlan, somewhere in north or northwest Mexico. At that time the Aztecs were a small, nomadic tribe living in the border territory on the margins of civilized Mesoamerica. (see map I) In the 13th century they settled in the valley of central Mexico. The Aztecs finally found refuge on a small island in Lake Texcoco, where about 1345, they founded the town of Tenochtitlan. The island was