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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 21, 2013.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 21, 2012.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

Philosophy historian Grene dead at 98

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 22 (UPI) -- Marjorie Grene, a noted Library of Living Philosophers historian, reportedly has died in Blacksburg, Va., at the age of 98.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 21, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI almanac for Thursday, June 21, 2007.

Writer Axel Madson dead at 76

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Biographical writer Axel Madsen, who mostly worked with celebrities, has died of pancreatic cancer at age 76 at his home in Los Angeles.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2006 with 193 to follow.
By United Press International

Last Gauloise factory shuts down

LILLE, France, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Connoisseurs of Gauloise cigarettes may have puffed the last of the French-made pungent variety with the closure of the last factory making them in that country

Woman close to winning Paris fortune

PARIS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A retired woman in France is close to winning a 46-year legal battle claiming rights to a string of tony Parisian buildings on the Champs-Elysees.

French publications writing about sex

PARIS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Some of France's publications have added illustrated articles on sex that some say are being used to boost sales.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2005 with 193 to follow.
By United Press International

Global View: Greenspan's bad faith

LONDON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- "Mauvaise foi" or "bad faith" appears in the existential philosophy of the French writer, Jean-Paul Sartre. The statement to Congress by the U.S. Federal Reserv
IAN CAMPBELL, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 21, the 173rd day of 2004 with 193 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2003 with 193 to follow.
By United Press International

Video of the Week: 'Truth About Charlie'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- "The Truth About Charlie" is hoping to do a little better when released Tuesday on DVD (26.98 list) and VHS (rental only) than it did in the theaters, where it
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Joe Bob's Drive-In: Odd Noggins

Joe Sherlock, who makes wild exploitation movies from the wilds of Oregon, doesn't like to pay for things like actors, sets, costumes, cameras or film, which is
JOE BOB BRIGGS, Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas

Book of the week: 'Something to Declare'

SANDIEGO, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Reading Julian Barnes is like standing on a platform looking over everyone else's head. He reminds me of the tag line of old B.O.A.C. commercials: "Head and sho
SHIRLEY SAAD

Film of the Week: 'Truth About Charlie'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- In "The Truth About Charlie," Jonathan Demme tries to climb out of this hole he has dug for himself by building his movie on a wacky what-if conceit. Remember that glossy 1963 romantic comedy-thriller "Charade," with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in a pre
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Thinking about life: In Candide's Garden

SYDNEY, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The celebrated French writer Voltaire (1694-1778) is probably best remembered for his cynical witticisms. For example: "If God did not exist, it would be necess
PETER COLEMAN

Thinking about life: Michel Foucault

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- You do not have to be a student of philosophy to have heard the name Michel Foucault.
ROGER KIMBALL

GoTo Shop: Tokyo's French love affair

TOKYO, July 10 (UPI) -- The wicker seats command a prime view of the fashionistas parading down the street, armed with their latest acquisitions from the neighboring boutiques. The chairs are arranged in pairs, set in front of small, round marble-topped tables, all equipped with
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent
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