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Anaïs Nin

Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, known professionally as Anaïs Nin was a French-Cuban American diarist, essayist and writer of short stories and erotica. Born to Cuban parents in France, Nin was the daughter of composer Joaquín Nin and Rosa Culmell, a classically trained singer. Nin spent her early years in Spain and Cuba, about sixteen years in Paris, the remaining half of her life in the United States, where she became an established author. Beginning at age eleven, Nin wrote journals prolifically for six decades and up until her death, her journals, many of which were published during her lifetime, detail her private thoughts and personal relationships. Her journals describe her marriage to Hugh Parker Guiler and marriage to Rupert Pole, in addition to her numerous affairs, including those with psychoanalyst Otto Rank and writer Henry Miller, both of whom profoundly influenced Nin and her writing. In addition to her journals, Nin wrote several novels, critical studies, short stories, volumes of erotica.

Much of her work, including the collections of erotica Delta of Venus and Little Birds, was published posthumously amid renewed critical interest in her life and work. Nin spent her life in Los Angeles, where she died of cervical cancer in 1977. Anaïs Nin was born in Neuilly, France, to Joaquín Nin, a Cuban pianist and composer of Catalan Spanish descent, Rosa Culmell, a classically trained Cuban singer of French descent, her father's grandfather had fled France during the Revolution, going first to Saint-Domingue New Orleans, to Cuba where he helped build that country's first railway. Nin was left the church when she was 16 years old, she spent her childhood and early life in Europe. Her parents separated. Nin would drop out of high school in 1919 at age sixteen, according to her diaries, Volume One, 1931–1934 began working as an artist's model. After being in the United States for several years, Nin had forgotten how to speak Spanish, but retained her French and became fluent in English. On March 3, 1923, in Havana, Nin married her first husband, Hugh Parker Guiler, a banker and artist known as "Ian Hugo" when he became a maker of experimental films in the late 1940s.

The couple moved to Paris the following year, where Guiler pursued his banking career and Nin began to pursue her interest in writing. Her first published work was a critical evaluation of D. H. Lawrence called D. H. Lawrence: An Unprofessional Study, which she wrote in sixteen days. Nin became profoundly interested in psychoanalysis and would study it extensively, first with René Allendy in 1932 and with Otto Rank. Both men became her lovers, as she recounts in her Journal. On her second visit to Rank, Nin reflects on her desire to be "re-born" as a artist. Rank, she observes, helped her move back and forth between what she could verbalize in her journals and what remained unarticulated, she discovered the quality and depth of her feelings in the wordless transitions between what she could say and what she could not say. "As he talked, I thought of my difficulties with writing, my struggles to articulate feelings not expressed. Of my struggles to find a language for intuition, instincts which are, in themselves, elusive and wordless."In the late summer of 1939, when residents from overseas were urged to leave France due to the approaching war, Nin left Paris and returned to New York City with her husband.

During the war, Nin sent her books to Frances Steloff of the Gotham Book Mart in New York for safekeeping. In New York, Anaïs rejoined Otto Rank, who had moved there, moved into his apartment, she began to act as a psychoanalyst herself, seeing patients in the room next to Rank's, having sex with her patients on the psychoanalytic couch. She quit after several months, stating: "I found that I wasn't good because I wasn't objective. I was haunted by my patients. I wanted to intercede." It was in New York that she met the Japanese-American modernist photographer Soichi Sunami, who went on to photograph her for many of her books. Nin's most studied works are her journals, which she began writing in her adolescence; the published journals, which span several decades from 1933 onward, provide a explorative insight into her personal life and relationships. Nin was acquainted quite intimately, with a number of prominent authors, artists and other figures, wrote of them especially Otto Rank. Moreover, as a female author describing a masculine constellation of celebrities, Nin's journals have acquired importance as a counterbalancing perspective.

In the third volume of her unexpurgated journal, she wrote about her father candidly and graphically, detailing his sexual abuse of her at age nine. Unpublished works are coming to light in A Café in Space, the Anaïs Nin Literary Journal, which includes "Anaïs Nin and Joaquín Nin y Castellanos: Prelude to a Symphony—Letters between a father and daughter". So far sixteen volumes of her journals have been published. All but the last five of her adult journals are in expurgated form. Nin is hailed by many critics as

Against the Law (album)

Against the Law is the fifth release, fifth studio album, from the Christian metal band Stryper, released on August 21, 1990. Three singles and videos were released for this album including "Shining Star", "Two Time Woman" and "Lady" but received minimal airplay; this album marked a change in the visual direction of the band. Gone were the yellow and black spandex outfits, the bold evangelical lyrics and the original band logo with Isaiah 53:5. In their place were leather outfits, lyrics more focused on rock n' roll and relationships, although arguably from a Christian worldview; the album sold poorly compared to the band's previous platinum releases. All songs by Michael Sweet except where noted "Against the Law" – 3:49 "Two Time Woman" – 3:40 "Rock the People" – 3:34 "Two Bodies" – 5:17 "Not That Kind of Guy" – 3:59 "Shining Star" – 4:22 "Ordinary Man" – 3:51 "Lady" – 4:53 "Caught in the Middle" – 3:48 "All for One" – 4:31 "Rock the Hell Out of You" – 3:35 Stryper Michael Sweet – lead vocals, guitar Oz Fox – lead guitar, background vocals Tim Gainesbass guitar Robert Sweet – drumsAdditional musicians Randy Jackson – bass guitar on "Shining Star" John Purcellkeyboards Jeff Scott Soto – background vocals Brent Jeffers – drums, keyboards Tom Werman – percussionProduction Tom Werman – producer Eddie Delena – engineer, mixer Michael Bosley – assistant engineer Lawrence Ethan – assistant engineer Buzz Morrows – assistant engineer, mixing assistant Rudy Tuesday – Art direction, design Patrick Pending – art direction David Perry – photography, photo printing Ed Colver – photography Neil Zlozower – photography Jeannine Pinkerton – typesetting Kyle Tucy Sweet – make-up Fleur Thiemeyer – clothing, wardrobe A limited edition version of the album was released that included a 14-minute interview with the band.

Tim Gaines said the album was titled Against the Law because it was, "our response to these religious folks who Christ said "They swallow a camel and strain on a gnat." In other words: in response to the criticism from Christians protesting against them

Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne

Her Majesty's Theatre is a 1,700 seat theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District, Australia. Built in 1886, it is located at Melbourne, it is classified by the National Trust of Australia and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Purchased in 2000 by Mike Walsh, the theatre was restored and refitted to accommodate larger productions; the first recorded use of the area near the corner of Stephen Street and Little Bourke Street as a venue for entertainment was in 1880, when tiered seating was constructed and an openair venue for circuses and equestrian shows established. The Hippodrome lasted four years before the French born entrepreneur, Jules François de Sales Joubert, secured a 30-year lease on the site and commissioned architect Nahum Barnet to design a theatre and accommodation complex. In 1886, work on Joubert's project was completed. On 1 October, the Alexandra Theatre opened. Named after the Princess of Wales, wife of the future King Edward VII, the theatre was the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, boasting a capacity of 2,800.

The first show staged was the comedy, Bad Lads. In the first year, the Australian classic, For the Term of His Natural Life, was performed, as was Saturday afternoon wrestling and a season of Italian opera; the early days of the Alec were problematic. Joubert had spent twice his original budget on construction and had been unable to obtain the required operating licences for the hotel and cafes of the complex. By November 1887, he was insolvent. Early in 1888, the Australian born, internationally renowned actor and playwright, Alfred Dampier, leased the theatre and introduced a successful programming and pricing formula; the Alec prospered. In 1900, well-known expatriate American theatrical producer, James Cassius Williamson, took over the lease of the theatre and engaged architect William Pitt to supervise renovations; the stage was lowered by 60 centimetres and the stalls and orchestra pit raised by 30 centimetres. The Dress Circle was remodelled and new boxes added. Seats were re-upholstered, re-painting carried out and a new stage curtain and new stage lighting installed.

The theatre, re-vamped and re-christened Her Majesty's Theatre in honour of Queen Victoria, re-opened with a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore on 19 May. In 1909, after a private sound test, Dame Nellie Melba, by an international star, declared that the theatre’s acoustics were "dead" and that she would not perform unless they were altered. Further renovations to the theatre's interior were carried out in time for Dame Nellie to hold her Australian opera debut in November 1911. On 6 July 1913, J. C. Williamson – the biggest theatrical entrepreneur in the world at the time – died at the age of 68; as a mark of respect, all the Williamson theatres ` were dark' for a rare tribute. The company he had established with Her Majesty's Theatre as its flagship however, continued to prosper, featuring the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan as staple fare well into the 1920s; the name change from the Alexandra to Her Majesty's Theatre occurred eight months before the death of Queen Victoria.

The theatre management maintained the name despite there now being a King on the throne. In 1924, the theatre was renamed again as His Majesty's Theatre, this time in honour of King George V, after whose mother, the original theatre had been named. Despite the changes in identity, the theatre played host to the world's best artists and shows; the legendary Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, captivated Australian crowds at performances in 1926 and 1929. Previous notable productions at Her Majesty's include: 2020: Shrek The Musical Official website

Dennis Muren

Dennis Muren, A. S. C is supervisor, he has worked on the films of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, George Lucas, among others, won nine Oscars in total: eight for Best Visual Effects and a Technical Achievement Academy Award. Muren was born in Glendale, the son of Charline Louise and Elmer Ernest Muren, he developed an interest in special effects from an early age. While studying business at Pasadena City College, Muren spent $6500 to make Equinox, a short science fiction film. Tonylyn Productions, a small film company, liked the film enough to distribute it. Tonylyn hired film editor Jack Woods to direct additional footage in order to make Equinox into a feature-length movie; when the feature-length Equinox was released in October 1970, Muren was credited as a producer in spite of having directed much of the film and creating the special effects himself. Despite mixed to poor reviews the movie made enough money for Muren to recoup his $8000 investment, in the years since it has become a minor cult classic.

After earning his associate's degree, Muren began working as a visual effects artist full-time. In 1976, Muren was hired at Industrial Light & Magic an upstart visual effects studio founded by George Lucas. Lucas' and ILM's first film, Star Wars, was released in 1977 to wide critical and public acclaim and was the highest-grossing film of all time up until that point. In 1985 he worked on the visual effects of the Disney theme park's Captain EO the American 3D/4D science fiction film starring Michael Jackson, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and the executive producer was George Lucas. Muren has been an important voice for pioneering new technologies in special effects. Muren spearheaded ILM's move from models and miniatures to CGI for the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Muren, along with Steve Williams and Mark A. Z. Dippé, helped to usher in a new age of computer generated imagery with the CG dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg had intended to use go-motion for the dinosaurs, but changed his mind when shown a test of a CG T. rex.

Jurassic Park was the breakthrough that convinced George Lucas that technology had advanced enough to make the Star Wars prequels. Director Peter Jackson was inspired by Jurassic Park's technical breakthrough to begin planning and pre-production on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong. Muren contributed effects work on three Jurassic Park sequels: The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. In June 1999, Muren was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the first visual effects artist to be so recognized, he has been a recipient of nine Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and a Technical Achievement Academy Award, the most of any living movie-maker. Muren continues to work as Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic, he consults for Pixar. He has a non-speaking role in Raiders of the Lost Ark.. Due to their similarity in facial appearance, this character is mistaken for Major Toht, the film's primary antagonist, but it has been confirmed that they are not the same.

Muren had a cameo in the theme park attraction, Star Tours. Muren is married to British documentary filmmaker and landscape architect Zara Muren, they have two children together, they live in California. †The award was a Special Achievement Award instead of a competitive award. Dennis Muren on IMDb Starwars.com. Dennis Muren. Retrieved 3 July 2005. Hollywood.com. Dennis Muren. Retrieved 3 July 2005. Tome, Chris for 3dvfx.net. The Dennis Muren Interview. Retrieved 3 July 2005. Erickson, Hal for Allmovie. Equinox entry at Allmovie. Retrieved 3 July 2005

Ciron, Indre

Ciron is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It is notable for its twelfth-century lanterne des morts, Eglise Saint-Georges, the chateau Romefort by the picturesque river La Creuse. An abandoned railroad goes through the village south of national route D951, which bisects the village; the commune is located in the parc naturel régional de la Brenne. The river La Creuse borders the commune to the south. There is one bridge crossing over La Creuse in Ciron that connects the commune with the medieval chateau of Romefort, which dates from the era of the Hundred Year War between the English and the French crowns. Romefort consists of the donjon and a residential wing, there is the ruins of a notable attached watermill by the Creuse river. Communes of the Indre department INSEE

Bee, Minnesota

Bee is an unincorporated community in Wilmington Township, Houston County, United States. The community is located at the junction of Bee Hill Oakland Drive. Bee Creek–Waterloo Creek flows through the community. Nearby places in Minnesota include Spring Grove, Wilmington and Eitzen. Nearby places in Iowa include Waterloo Creek Wildlife Management Area. First named Bergen, Bee had a post office from 1891 to 1905. At one time, Bee had a flour mill, a store, a creamery, a station on the former Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. Minnesota Historical Society information