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  • Love Canal (neighbourhood, Niagara Falls, New York, United States)

    Love Canal, neighbourhood in Niagara Falls, N.Y., U.S., that was the site of the worst environmental disaster involving chemical wastes in U.S. history. The Love Canal area was originally the site of an abandoned canal that became a dumping ground for nearly 22,000 tons of chemical waste

  • Love Crazy (film by Conway [1941])

    Jack Conway: The 1940s: Conway had another hit with Love Crazy (1941), a deft comedy about a couple (Powell and Loy) whose marriage becomes strained after the wife’s mother comes for a visit. Honky Tonk (1941) cast Gable as a gambler romancing a judge’s daughter (Lana Turner), and Powell and Lamarr played newlyweds whose…

  • Love Deluxe (album by Sade)

    Sade: In 1992 Sade released Love Deluxe, which featured the Grammy-winning single “No Ordinary Love.” After a subsequent world tour, Sade enjoyed life away from the limelight. She became a mother, while other members of her band recorded separately as Sweetback. The band reunited to produce the critically acclaimed Lovers…

  • Love Doctor (American author and lecturer)

    Leo Buscaglia, American guru to self-help aficionados who, by means of books, lectures, and recordings, was a tireless advocate of the power of love; he often reinforced his message by physically embracing members of his audiences (b. March 31, 1924, Los Angeles, Calif.--d. June 12, 1998, Lake

  • Love for Love (play by Congreve)

    William Congreve: Literary career: Love for Love almost repeated the success of his first play. Performed in April 1695, it was the first production staged for the new theatre in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which was opened after protracted crises in the old Theatre Royal, complicated by quarrels among the…

  • Love for Three Oranges, The (opera by Prokofiev)

    Sergey Prokofiev: Pre-Revolutionary period: …he planned a new opera, The Love for Three Oranges, after a comedy tale by the 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi, as translated and adapted by Meyerhold. In the summer of 1917 Prokofiev was included in the Council of Workers in the Arts, which led Russia’s left wing of artistic…

  • love grass (plant)

    Love grass, (genus Eragrostis), genus of about 350 species of tufted annual and perennial grasses in the family Poaceae. Love grasses are native to tropical and temperate regions of the world, and several are cultivated as forage or as ornamentals. Love grasses are typically bunched or tufted with

  • Love Happy (film by Miller [1949])

    Marx Brothers: …Casablanca (1946) and the embarrassing Love Happy (1949), the latter being most notable for a cameo appearance by the young Marilyn Monroe.

  • Love in a Village (work by Bickerstaffe)

    Isaac Bickerstaffe: His first theatrical success, Love in a Village (1762), was followed by many others, including The Maid of the Mill (based on Samuel Richardson’s Pamela), The Padlock, and The Hypocrite. A frank plagiarist, he depended for his success on his lively lyrics and his sparkling dialogue. Bickerstaffe’s future appeared…

  • Love in a Wood; or, St. James’s Park (work by Wycherley)

    William Wycherley: …he drafted his first play, Love in a Wood; or, St. James’s Park, and in the autumn of 1671 it was presented in London, bringing its author instant acclaim. Wycherley was taken up by Barbara Villiers, duchess of Cleveland, whose favours he shared with King Charles II, and he was…

  • Love in Bloom (film by Nugent [1935])

    George Burns: …Six of a Kind (1934), Love in Bloom (1935), and College Swing (1938). A Damsel in Distress (1937) provided the team with their best screen roles; the film is particularly memorable for two intricate dance routines performed by Burns, Allen, and Fred Astaire.

  • Love in the Afternoon (film by Wilder [1957])

    Billy Wilder: Films of the 1950s: With Love in the Afternoon (1957), Wilder began working with a new writing partner, I.A.L. Diamond, though this first collaboration between them is generally held to be one of their lesser efforts. This homage to Lubitsch’s sophisticated comedies, based on the novel Ariane by Claude Anet,…

  • Love in the Days of Rage (novel by Ferlinghetti)

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti: …Ferlinghetti published a short novel, Love in the Days of Rage, about a romance during the student revolution in France in 1968.

  • Love in the Ruins: The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time near the End of the World (novel by Percy)

    Walker Percy: …included The Last Gentleman (1966); Love in the Ruins: The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time near the End of the World (1971), a science-fiction novel that brings a lighter comic touch to Percy’s treatment of “Malaise”; Lancelot (1977), an allegory of the King Arthur legend told through…

  • Love in the Time of Cholera (film by Newell [2007])

    Fernanda Montenegro: …outside her native Brazil in Love in the Time of Cholera (2007), an adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez’s 1985 novel.

  • Love in the Time of Cholera (novel by García Márquez)

    Love in the Time of Cholera, novel by Gabriel García Márquez, published in 1985 as El amor en los tiempos del cólera. The story, which treats the themes of love, aging, and death, takes place between the late 1870s and the early 1930s in a South American community troubled by wars and outbreaks of

  • Love in Vain (song by Johnson)

    Robert Johnson: …on My Mind,” and “Love in Vain”—are his most compelling pieces. Unlike the songs of many of his contemporaries—which tended to unspool loosely, employing combinations of traditional and improvised lyrics—Johnson’s songs were tightly composed, and his song structure and lyrics were praised by Bob Dylan. Despite the limited number…

  • Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (song by Fain and Webster)
  • Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (film by King [1955])

    Henry King: Later films: …biggest hit of the decade, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, a rare venture by the director into contemporary romance. It starred Jones and William Holden as a widowed doctor and a journalist, respectively, who fall in love in Hong Kong. The film received eight Oscar nominations, and its wins included…

  • Love is Eternal (work by Stone)

    Irving Stone: president; Love Is Eternal (1954), a fictionalized account of the marriage of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln; The Agony and the Ecstasy (1961), a life of the Renaissance artist Michelangelo; The Passions of the Mind (1971), about Sigmund Freud; and The Origin (1980), a life of…

  • Love Is Strange (novel by Sterling)

    Bruce Sterling: (1998), The Caryatids (2009), and Love Is Strange (2012).

  • Love Is Strange (film by Sachs [2014])

    John Lithgow: Other credits, including The Crown: In Love Is Strange (2014) he portrayed a painter whose life is upended when his husband is fired from the Catholic school where he teaches following the revelation of their marriage. He took supporting roles as the father-in-law of a spaceship pilot (played by Matthew McConaughey)…

  • Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death (story by Tiptree)

    James Tiptree, Jr.: …psychology was shown in “Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death” (1973; winner of a Nebula Award for best short story), which is told from the viewpoint of a giant alien arachnid.

  • Love Letters (film by Dieterle [1945])

    William Dieterle: Middle years: Love Letters (1945) was another glossy Selznick melodrama, with Jennifer Jones as an amnesiac accused of murdering her husband whose memory is restored after she reads old love letters; it was scripted by Ayn Rand and was hugely popular. At about this time, at the…

  • Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun, The (work by Guilleragues)

    Mariana Alcoforado: …long believed to have written Lettres portugaise (1669; “Portuguese Letters”), a collection of five love letters, though most modern authorities reject her authorship.

  • Love Locked Out (work by Merritt)

    Anna Lea Merritt: 1883), Camilla (1882), and Love Locked Out (1889), which in 1890 became the first work of a woman artist to be purchased for the Tate Gallery, the museum that houses the national collection of British art. Merritt’s Eve Overcome by Remorse and a mural decoration for the Woman’s Building…

  • Love Me or Leave Me (film by Vidor [1955])

    Charles Vidor: Later films: Love Me or Leave Me (1955) was a critically acclaimed biopic of singer Ruth Etting, with Doris Day in the title role and James Cagney as her gangster boyfriend (in an Oscar-nominated performance). The Swan (1956), a pleasant romance among royalty, was Grace Kelly’s penultimate…

  • Love Me Tender (film by Webb)

    Rock and film: …1956, Elvis Presley appeared in Love Me Tender, a Civil War-era melodrama that had little to do with rock and roll but sought to capitalize on Presley’s stardom, a formula that would be used throughout his unremarkable movie career. Indeed, of Presley’s films, only Jailhouse Rock (1957) captured rock’s spirit.

  • Love Me Tonight (film by Mamoulian [1932])

    Rouben Mamoulian: Films of the 1930s: Mamoulian’s next effort, Love Me Tonight (1932), has come to be regarded as one of the most accomplished of the early musicals. It starred Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, featured a delightfully sardonic performance by Myrna Loy, and was grounded in strong songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz…

  • Love Medicine (novel by Erdrich)

    Louise Erdrich: …basis of her first novel, Love Medicine (1984; expanded edition, 1993). Love Medicine began a tetralogy that includes The Beet Queen (1986), Tracks (1988), and The Bingo Palace (1994), about the Indian families living on or near a North Dakota Ojibwa reservation and the whites they encounter. Tales of Burning…

  • Love Object, The (short stories by O’Brien)

    Edna O'Brien: …O’Brien’s short stories appeared as The Love Object (1968), A Scandalous Woman and Other Stories (1974), A Fanatic Heart (1984), Lantern Slides (1990), and Saints and Sinners (2011). She also wrote plays, screenplays for film and television, and nonfiction about Ireland. In 1999 her short study James Joyce

  • Love of Books, The (work by Bury)

    history of publishing: The revival of the secular book trade: This is evident in Philobiblon, a book finished in 1345 describing the book-collecting activities of Richard de Bury, bishop of Durham. The book relates how the bishop established good relations with stationers and booksellers in England, France, Germany, and Italy by sending advance payments. Evidence from the same century…

  • Love of Don Perlimpín with Belisa in Their Garden, The (play by García Lorca)

    Federico García Lorca: Early poetry and plays: …jardín (written 1925, premiered 1933; The Love of Don Perlimplín with Belisa in Their Garden in Five Plays: Comedies and Tragi-Comedies, 1970), a “grotesque tragedy” partially drawn from an 18th-century Spanish comic strip. Both plays reveal themes common to Lorca’s work: the capriciousness of time, the destructive powers of love…

  • Love of Jeanne Ney, The (film by Pabst)

    G.W. Pabst: …Liebe der Jeanne Ney (1927; The Love of Jeanne Ney) incorporates documentary shots to heighten the realism of its postwar setting. These three films sealed Pabst’s international reputation.

  • Love of Money (play by Ogunmola)

    Kola Ogunmola: A typical play is Ife Owo (performed c. 1950 and widely played under its English title, Love of Money, published 1965), which depicts the sufferings of a polygamous husband who tries to satisfy the greed of his second wife. Ogunmola’s greatest fame, however, came from Omuti Apa Kini (performed…

  • Love of Three Kings, The (work by Montemezzi)

    Italo Montemezzi: …L’amore dei tre re (1913; The Love of Three Kings).

  • Love of Zion (Zionist organization)

    Leo Pinsker: …a newly formed Zionist group, ?ibbat ?iyyon (“Love of Zion”), made him one of its leaders. In 1884 he convened the Kattowitz (Katowice, Pol.) Conference, which established a permanent committee with headquarters in Odessa. Although ?ibbat ?iyyon (later ?ovevei ?iyyon [“Lovers of Zion”]) was crippled by lack of funds, it…

  • Love on the Dole (novel by Greenwood)

    English literature: The 1930s: Walter Greenwood’s Love on the Dole (1933) is a bleak record, in the manner of Bennett, of the economic depression in a northern working-class community; and Graham Greene’s It’s a Battlefield (1934) and Brighton Rock (1938) are desolate studies, in the manner of Conrad, of the loneliness…

  • Love on the Run (film by Van Dyke [1936])

    W.S. Van Dyke: Powell and Loy, Eddy and MacDonald: Love on the Run (1936) featured Gable and Franchot Tone as foreign correspondents and Crawford as the woman they both desire. Van Dyke’s sixth release of 1936, After the Thin Man, may have been even better than the popular original. In addition to Powell and…

  • Love on the Run (film by Truffaut [1979])

    Jean-Pierre Léaud: …and L’Amour en fuite (1979; Love on the Run). Léaud was perfectly suited to play the part of Doinel, an engaging and innocent young man who is not particularly well equipped to meet the responsibilities of adult life. Léaud appeared in several other films by Truffaut, including Les Deux Anglaises…

  • Love Parade (parade, Germany)

    The Love Parade: Germany’s annual Love Parade was the temporary centre of the world of electronic dance music during its two-decade run. First organized in 1989 in West Berlin by planetcom, a company affiliated with the defunct E-Werk club, the parade was registered with the city as a…

  • Love Parade, The (film by Lubitsch [1929])

    Ernst Lubitsch: Transition to sound: …was the inventive 1929 musical The Love Parade, in which Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald (in her film debut) find romance in the mythical land of Sylvania. With songs composed by Victor Schertzinger, this pleasant operetta was nominated for an Academy Award as best picture, and Lubitsch was nominated for…

  • love poem (Islamic literature)

    Ghazal, in Islamic literatures, genre of lyric poem, generally short and graceful in form and typically dealing with themes of love. As a genre the ghazal developed in Arabia in the late 7th century from the nasib, which itself was the often amorous prelude to the qa?īdah (ode). Two main types of

  • Love Poems (poetry by Giovanni)

    Nikki Giovanni: Her later poetry collections included Love Poems (1997) and Bicycles (2009). Chasing Utopia (2013) features poetry, prose, and recipes. In Gemini (1971) she presented autobiographical reminiscences, and Sacred Cows…and Other Edibles (1988) was a collection of her essays.

  • love poetry (Islamic literature)

    Ghazal, in Islamic literatures, genre of lyric poem, generally short and graceful in form and typically dealing with themes of love. As a genre the ghazal developed in Arabia in the late 7th century from the nasib, which itself was the often amorous prelude to the qa?īdah (ode). Two main types of

  • Love Ranch (film by Hackford [2010])

    Joe Pesci: …Helen Mirren in the comedy Love Ranch (2010). He then reunited with Scorsese and De Niro in the mob drama The Irishman (2019), for which he earned his third Oscar nomination.

  • Love Romances (work by Parthenius of Nicaea)

    short story: The Greeks: The Love Romances of Parthenius of Nicaea, who wrote during the reign of Augustus Caesar, is a collection of 36 prose stories of unhappy lovers. The Milesian Tales (no longer extant) was an extremely popular collection of erotic and ribald stories composed by Aristides of Miletus…

  • love seat (furniture)

    Love seat, wide chair capable of, if not necessarily designed for, accommodating two people, whose intentions are implied in the name. The makers of early examples, in the late 17th and the 18th centuries, were not motivated by the amorous considerations with which later generations have credited

  • Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The (poem by Eliot)

    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, dramatic monologue by T.S. Eliot, published in Poetry magazine in 1915 and in book form in Prufrock and Other Observations in 1917. The poem consists of the musings of Prufrock, a weary middle-aged man haunted by the feeling that he has lost both youth and

  • Love Space Demands: A Continuing Saga, The (play by Shange)

    Ntozake Shange: Fuji (1987), and The Love Space Demands: A Continuing Saga (1992).

  • Love Story (film by Hiller [1970])

    Arthur Hiller: Films of the 1970s: …his second effort from 1970, Love Story, which Erich Segal adapted from his best-selling novel. The tearjerker about Harvard and Radcliffe students (played by Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw) who fall in love was a huge blockbuster and earned seven Academy Award nominations, including best picture and Hiller’s only Oscar…

  • Love Story (novel by Segal)

    Arthur Hiller: Films of the 1970s: …Segal adapted from his best-selling novel. The tearjerker about Harvard and Radcliffe students (played by Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw) who fall in love was a huge blockbuster and earned seven Academy Award nominations, including best picture and Hiller’s only Oscar nod for directing.

  • Love Streams (film by Cassavetes [1984])

    John Cassavetes: 1980s: …moving and unusual love story Love Streams (1984) as a brother and sister who lead wildly differing lifestyles but who care deeply about each other.

  • Love Suicides at Amijima, The (work by Chikamatsu)

    The Love Suicides at Amijima, classic Bunraku (puppet theatre) play by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, written and performed about 1720 as Shinjū ten no Amijima. Like most of Chikamatsu’s more than 20 love-suicide dramas, it was based on an actual event, the outcome of the brothel system. These works made

  • Love Suicides at Sonezaki, The (work by Chikamatsu)

    Chikamatsu Monzaemon: Sonezaki shinjū (1703; The Love Suicides at Sonezaki), for example, was written within a fortnight of the actual double suicide on which it is based. The haste of composition is not at all apparent even in this first example of Chikamatsu’s double-suicide plays, the archetype of his other…

  • Love Supreme, A (album by Coltrane)

    Elvin Jones: …My Favorite Things (1960) and A Love Supreme (1964). Rather than merely keeping time, the drummer, through Jones’s example, became an improviser of equal importance to the lead melodic instrumentalist. After the addition of a second drummer, Rashied Ali, to the Coltrane group, Jones left in 1966 to lead his…

  • Love the Coopers (film by Nelson [2015])

    John Goodman: Film career: …Dalton Trumbo (2015); the comedy Love the Coopers (2015); the horror film 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016); and Patriots Day (2016), about the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013. In 2017 Goodman appeared in the action thrillers Kong: Skull Island,e Once Upon a Time in Venice, and Atomic Blonde

  • Love the Magician (film by Saura [1986])

    Carlos Saura: …and El amor brujo (1986; Love the Magician)—were innovative versions of classic stories, done in collaboration with choreographer–lead actor–dancer Antonio Gades and his company. Carmen, based on Prosper Mérimée’s 1845 novella, included musical passages from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera and fused rehearsal, performance, and a contemporary mirror of Mérimée’s plot;…

  • Love the Way You Lie (recording by Eminem and Rihanna [2010])

    Eminem: …singles “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie” (featuring the singer Rihanna) both became major hits. Eminem reteamed with Rihanna on “The Monster,” from The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), and the album became his sixth to win the Grammy Award for best rap album. Eminem received mixed…

  • Love to Love You Baby (recording by Summer)

    Donna Summer: …creating the historic single “Love to Love You Baby” (1975), the first of more than a dozen hits in the United States for Summer, most on Casablanca. The club version of the erotically charged song, at nearly 17 minutes long, introduced the 12-inch disco mix. Over the next 14…

  • Love wave (seismology)

    Augustus Edward Hough Love: …a method—based on measurements of Love waves—to measure the thickness of the Earth’s crust. In addition to his work on geophysical theory, Love studied elasticity and wrote A Treatise on the Mathematical Theory of Elasticity, 2 vol. (1892–93).

  • Love Will Tear Us Apart (recording by Joy Division)

    Joy Division/New Order: …followed tragedy; the single “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and the band’s second album, Closer, made the top 10 and top 20, respectively, in the United Kingdom.

  • Love with the Proper Stranger (film by Mulligan [1963])

    Robert Mulligan: …film was the downbeat romance Love with the Proper Stranger (1963), featuring Natalie Wood as a young Roman Catholic woman who becomes pregnant following a one-night stand with a musician (played by Steve McQueen). The film ably blended humour with more-serious subjects, notably abortion, and it was another box-office hit.…

  • Love You Forever (story by Munsch)

    Robert Munsch: …Munsch achieved international success with Love You Forever (1986). The introspective work, which was written for his two stillborn babies, describes a parent’s love for a child. Popular with both young and older readers, it was published in some nine languages and sold more than 30 million copies by the…

  • Love’s Carnival (work by Hartleben)

    Otto Erich Hartleben: …was the tragedy Rosenmontag (1900; Love’s Carnival, 1904), which portrays the tragedy of a Prussian officer in love with a working class girl. Social criticism in his works gave way to humorous anecdote, satire, and eroticism reminiscent of Guy de Maupassant, as seen in the tales Vom gastfreien Pastor (1895;…

  • Love’s Comedy (play by Ibsen)

    Henrik Ibsen: First plays and directing: Kjaerlighedens komedie (1862; Love’s Comedy), a satire on romantic illusions, was violently unpopular, but it expressed an authentic theme of anti-idealism that Ibsen would soon make his own, and in Kongsemnerne (1863; The Pretenders) he dramatized the mysterious inner authority that makes a man a man, a king,…

  • Love’s Labour’s Lost (work by Shakespeare)

    Love’s Labour’s Lost, early comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written sometime between 1588 and 1597, more likely in the early 1590s, and published in a quarto edition in 1598, with a title page suggesting that an earlier quarto had been lost. The 1598 quarto was printed seemingly from an

  • Love’s Last Shift; or, The Fool in Fashion (work by Cibber)

    Colley Cibber: …laureate of England, whose play Love’s Last Shift; or, The Fool in Fashion (1696) is generally considered the first sentimental comedy, a form of drama that dominated the English stage for nearly a century. His autobiography, An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber (1740), contains the best account…

  • Love’s Mistress (work by Heywood)

    Thomas Heywood: His charming masque Love’s Mistress (1636) was seen by Charles I and his queen three times in eight days.

  • Love, Andrew (American musician)

    Andrew Maurice Love, American saxophonist (born Nov. 21, 1941, Memphis, Tenn.—died April 12, 2012, Memphis), lent his buoyant brassy riffs to more than 80 gold and platinum records with his musical partner, white trumpeter Wayne Jackson. The two played backup during the 1960s for such Stax Records

  • Love, Andrew Maurice (American musician)

    Andrew Maurice Love, American saxophonist (born Nov. 21, 1941, Memphis, Tenn.—died April 12, 2012, Memphis), lent his buoyant brassy riffs to more than 80 gold and platinum records with his musical partner, white trumpeter Wayne Jackson. The two played backup during the 1960s for such Stax Records

  • Love, Augustus Edward Hough (British geophysicist)

    Augustus Edward Hough Love, British geophysicist and mathematician who discovered a major type of seismic wave that was subsequently named for him. Love held the Sedleian professorship of natural philosophy at the University of Oxford from 1899 to 1940. In his analysis of earthquake waves, Love

  • Love, Bob (American basketball player)

    Chicago Bulls: Led by standouts Bob Love, Chet Walker, Jerry Sloan, and Norm Van Lier, the Bulls qualified for the play-offs every year between the 1969–70 and 1974–75 seasons, but they advanced past the first round only twice. After the talented foursome left the team, the Bulls slid into mediocrity…

  • Love, Courtney (American musician and actress)

    Courtney Love, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actress best known for her influential rock band Hole and for her troubled personal life, including her marriage to Kurt Cobain, front man for the alternative rock band Nirvana. Love began her career as an actress, appearing in two Alex Cox

  • Love, Darlene (American singer)

    girl groups: …Spector paid a session singer, Darlene Love, a flat studio fee to record songs like “He’s a Rebel” that were credited to the group. The Crystals then found themselves fronting songs they had not recorded. Although royalty disputes were endemic in the industry at the time, girl groups were often…

  • Love, Death, and Other Joys (poetry by Kop)

    Bernard Kops: …in West Hampstead (1988) and Love, Death and Other Joys (2018) were among Kops’s many collections of poetry.

  • Love, Gilda (film by Dapolitio [2018])

    Gilda Radner: …was chronicled in the documentary Love, Gilda (2018). It included home movies and audiotapes of the comedian.

  • Love, Kermit (American costume designer)

    Kermit Ernest Hollingshead Love, American costume designer (born Aug. 7, 1916, Spring Lake, N.J.—died June 21, 2008, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), delighted children and adults alike with the puppets that he created for the American television program Sesame Street, especially the perennially six-year-old

  • Love, Kermit Ernest Hollingshead (American costume designer)

    Kermit Ernest Hollingshead Love, American costume designer (born Aug. 7, 1916, Spring Lake, N.J.—died June 21, 2008, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), delighted children and adults alike with the puppets that he created for the American television program Sesame Street, especially the perennially six-year-old

  • Love, Kevin (American basketball player)

    Cleveland Cavaliers: …third perennial All-Star, power forward Kevin Love, and entered the 2014–15 season as the odds-on favourite in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland struggled early in the season before the young team came together to post the second best record in the conference. Despite the team’s loss of Love to a season-ending…

  • Love, Michael (American singer)

    the Beach Boys: February 6, 1998, Los Angeles), Michael Love (b. March 15, 1941, Los Angeles), and Alan Jardine (b. September 3, 1942, Lima, Ohio). Significant later members included David Marks (b. August 22, 1948, Newcastle, Pennsylvania) and Bruce Johnston (original name William Baldwin; b. June 24, 1944, Chicago, Illinois). Initially perceived as…

  • Love, Mike (American singer)

    the Beach Boys: February 6, 1998, Los Angeles), Michael Love (b. March 15, 1941, Los Angeles), and Alan Jardine (b. September 3, 1942, Lima, Ohio). Significant later members included David Marks (b. August 22, 1948, Newcastle, Pennsylvania) and Bruce Johnston (original name William Baldwin; b. June 24, 1944, Chicago, Illinois). Initially perceived as…

  • love-in-a-mist (plant)

    Love-in-a-mist, (Nigella damascena), an annual herbaceous plant of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia, it is now grown in gardens throughout temperate regions of the world. It grows 45 to 60 cm (18 to 24 inches) tall and has lacelike leaves. The delicate

  • love-in-idleness (plant)

    pansy: The wild pansy, also known as johnny-jump-up, heartsease, and love-in-idleness, has been widely naturalized in North America. The flowers of this form are usually purple and yellow and less than 2 cm (0.8 inch) across.

  • love-in-winter (plant)

    pipsissewa: …sometimes also called prince’s pine, love-in-winter, and wintergreen, occurs in North America from Canada to Mexico and in Europe and Japan. C. maculata, sometimes called striped pipsissewa, rheumatism root, dragon’s tongue, and spotted wintergreen, occurs in North America from Canada to the southern United States. The name pipsissewa derives from…

  • love-lies-bleeding (plant)

    Amaranthaceae: Some species—namely, Inca wheat, or love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus), red amaranth (A. cruentus), and quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)—are high-protein pseudo-grain crops of interest to agricultural researchers. Quinoa in particular, touted as a health food, grew in popularity worldwide during the early 21st century.

  • Love.Angel.Music.Baby (album by Stefani)

    Gwen Stefani: …released her first solo album, Love.Angel.Music.Baby (2004). Alongside such collaborators as André 3000 (of OutKast), Dr. Dre, and production duo the Neptunes, Stefani mixed hip-hop attitude with 1980s-style dance-pop music reminiscent of some of her earliest influences, including Prince and Madonna. On the strength of several hit singles—including “Rich

  • lovebird (bird)

    Lovebird, any of nine species of small parrots, genus Agapornis (subfamily Psittacinae), of Africa and Madagascar. Lovebirds are noted for pretty colours and the seemingly affectionate proximity of pairs. (That one will die grieving if bereft of its mate is unproved.) The nine species are 10 to 16

  • LoVecchio, Francesco Paolo (American singer)

    Frankie Laine, (Francesco Paolo LoVecchio), American singer (born March 30, 1913, Chicago, Ill.—died Feb. 6, 2007 , San Diego, Calif.), had a string of hit songs in the 1950s but was perhaps best remembered for recording the theme song to the long-running television show Rawhide. Laine’s robust

  • Lovech (Bulgaria)

    Lovech, town, north-central Bulgaria, on the Os?m (Oss?m) River. A rapidly developing industrial town, its manufactures include bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, agricultural machinery, and leather goods. Once a prehistoric settlement, Lovech was later a Roman town and then a large Turkish

  • Lovecraft, H. P. (American writer)

    H.P. Lovecraft, American author of fantastic and macabre short novels and stories, one of the 20th-century masters of the Gothic tale of terror. Lovecraft was interested in science from childhood, but lifelong poor health prevented him from attending college. He made his living as a ghostwriter and

  • Lovecraft, Howard Phillips (American writer)

    H.P. Lovecraft, American author of fantastic and macabre short novels and stories, one of the 20th-century masters of the Gothic tale of terror. Lovecraft was interested in science from childhood, but lifelong poor health prevented him from attending college. He made his living as a ghostwriter and

  • Loved and Envied, The (work by Bagnold)

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