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Prince William's new royal portrait slammed on Twitter

Prince William's new royal portrait slammed on Twitter

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) --Twitter users slammed the new portrait of Prince William, entitled "Fatherhood," calling it "bloody awful" and "rubbish" after its unveiling Wednesday.
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Fry and Laurie to co-star in animated 'Canterville Ghost' movie

Fry and Laurie to co-star in animated 'Canterville Ghost' movie

LOS ANGELES, May 9 (UPI) --Former comedy team Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are to co-star in an animated film version of Oscar Wilde's {i:The Canterville Ghost}, producers said Friday.
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Blizzard hits England, France and Belgium

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- Hundreds of drivers got stuck in southeastern England as a blizzard fouled roads Tuesday on both sides of the English Channel, police said.

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Descent into hell: The demise of American politics

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. politics are in a dangerous downwards spiral. And no one is at the controls.
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Poll: Brits don't like hunting with hounds

LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Brits remain strongly opposed to fox and deer hunting with dogs and to any efforts to lift the current legal ban, a poll released Wednesday indicated.
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harlan Ullman says there are three main issues candidates should address: U.S. infrastructure, foreign policy crises and U.S. political stalemate.
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Library book returned after 78 years

CHICAGO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Chicago Public Library said the 101,301 overdue items returned during its amnesty period included a book due 78 years ago.
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.

Wilde's parents were successful Dublin intellectuals, and their son showed his intelligence early by becoming fluent in French and German. At university Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism (led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin), though he also profoundly explored Roman Catholicism, to which he would later convert on his deathbed. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States of America and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art", and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde had become one of the most well-known personalities of his day.

At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a licence. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London.

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