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SUMMER CAMP AND CELL PHONES - To have or have not?

Mon, 2013-06-03 13:38 — webmaster

CELL PHONES AND SUMMER SLEEP-AWAY CAMP

Great Gastby Study Guide

Sun, 2013-06-02 02:02 — webmaster
As viewers see the new Great Gatsby movie currently showing in theaters, it's good to know that there is a website to visit that has a study guide to this great literary work.

Kepler (spacecraft)

Thu, 2011-12-08 09:35 — webmaster

 

The Kepler spacecraft is an American space observatory, the space-based portion of NASA's Kepler Mission to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. The spacecraft is named in honor of the 17th-century German astronomer Johannes Kepler. The spacecraft was launched on March 7, 2009, with a planned mission lifetime of at least 3.5 years.

Diego Rivera

Thu, 2011-12-08 09:28 — webmaster

Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato, to a well-to-do family. Rivera was descended from Spanish nobility on his father's side. Diego had a twin brother named Carlos, who died two years after they were born. From the age of ten, Rivera studied art at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City. He was sponsored to continue to study by Teodoro A.Dehesa Mendez, the governor of the state of Veracruz.

After arrival in Europe in 1907, Rivera initially went to study with Eduardo Chicharro in Madrid, Spain, and from there went to Paris, France, to live and work with the great gathering of artists in Montparnasse, especially at La Ruche, where his friend Amedeo Modigliani painted his portrait in 1914. His circle of close friends, which included IIya Ehrenburg, Chaim Soutine, Amedeo Modigliani and Modigliani's wife Jeanne Hebuterne, Max Jacob, gallery owner Leopold zborowski, and Moise Kisling, was captured for posterity by Marie Vorobieff-Stebelska (Marvena) in her painting "Homage to Friends from Montparnasse" (1962).

Born on this day -- Mark Twain - November 30

Wed, 2011-11-30 15:04 — hotsummer9
Mark Twain is the penname for Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a man born in Missouri in 1835.  Growing up with books, Clemens loved to read, soon entering the publishing business himself.  He began by writing for a small-town paper he and his older brother ran. Later, he traveled to New York, lived there for awhile, but then moved west again, taking up steamboat navigating and learning the quintessential American traditions of frontier individualism. 

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