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Foothill's Duval-Cohen fall in doubles final - Record-Searchlight
By Aaron Williams (Contact) PALO CEDRO — The third time wasn't the charm for Foothill's doubles tandem of James Duval and Matt Cohen. The second-seeded Cougars fell love-love in the Northern Section doubles finals to Chico's top-seeded team of...
6 arrested after trio caught carrying safe in Dix Hills - Newsday
Five of those arrested were from Dix Hills: Matthew Cohen, 20, of Balsam Drive; Brennan Forster, 17, of Stonywell Court; Stephen Asianian, 20, of Winthrop Drive; Jason Starr, 17, of Weaver Lane; and, Tyler Maiman, 21, of Wilmington Drive....
Getting There: Thanks to reader, city will fix highway sign - Seattle Post Intelligencer
By AUBREY COHEN "It seems to me that the signage in the Arboretum, heading North/West on Lake Washington Blvd., is misleading if not inaccurate," said Matt Gurney. "Just before one gets to the 520 onramp there is a sign that states 'Stay Left for 520...
Lehigh University football players Matt Cohen, Jarard Cribbs named ... - The Express Times -
by Express-Times staff Express-Times File Photo Matt Cohen is one of the captains for the Mountain Hawks for the upcoming season. Lehigh University football players Matt Cohen, a two-time All-Patriot League selection (First-Team recognition in 2008),...
Cohen, Bowman, Marcum and Guthrie are top BCHS, CHS grads - Cleveland Daily Banner
Valedictorian is Matt Cohen; salutatorian is Jennifer Bowman; and class president, Lance William Randles. Matt, who has a grade point average of 4.0, is the son of Alan and Robin Cohen. His activities while at Walker Valley include Beta Club,...
Mother's Day Brunch at Mighty Eighth - WSAV-TV
(SAVANNAH, GA) A very special Mother's Day Brunch is being offered at Chef Matt Cohen's New South Pub & Catering, Sunday from 11AM to 2PM. Nestled in the midst of the very beautiful Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on the west side, Chef Matt's...
Devils Fall to Bruins -
Drew Maggi walked and came around to score on a double to left center by Matt Newman. Newman then moved up on a balk and scored on a Carlos Ramirez sac fly. UCLA (27-28, 15-11 Pac 10) got one back against Swagerty in the third. Gabe Cohen singled up...
Storm, Sabres split - The Courier News
Brauer drove in five runs and Matt Cohen three runs and winning pitcher Tim Martin (2-2) avoided serious damage from the two home runs by Charlie Sabo and one each from Chris Ciccone and Daniel Kogut. "We kept telling him, 'You give up a home run,...
Foothill's Duval survives, reaches EAL semis - Record-Searchlight
After a two-hour break, Duval came back and teamed with fellow Cougars senior Matt Cohen and edged Shasta's duo of Chandramouli and Reuben Britto 6-3, 6-4. "You just have to keep the energy up and keep playing," Duval said. "It was tough....
Anat Cohen to receive The ASCAP Jazz Wall Of Fame Prize - All About Jazz
Mike Baggetta, 29 (Brooklyn, NY); Tyler Gilmore, 26 (Denver, CO); Victor Gould, 21 (Boston, MA); Aaron Grad, 28 (Takoma Park, MD); Nick Grondin, 26 (Boston, MA); Alex Heitlinger, 28 (Brooklyn, NY); Armand Hirsch, 18 (New York, NY): Matt Holman,...

Matt Cohen (writer)

Matthew ("Matt") Cohen, pseud. Teddy Jam (30 December 1942 - 2 December 1999) was a Canadian writer.

Cohen was born in Kingston, Ontario and grew up in Ottawa. He studied political economy at the University of Toronto, and taught political philosophy and religion at McMaster University in the late 1960s before publishing his first novel, Korsoniloff, in 1969.

His greatest popular success as a writer was his final novel, Elizabeth and After, which won the 1999 Governor General's Award for English-language Fiction only a few weeks before his death. He had been nominated twice previously, but had not won, in 1979 for The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone and in 1997 for Last Seen.

A founding member of the Writers' Union of Canada, he served on the executive board for many years and as president in 1986. During his presidency the Writer's Union was finally able to persuade the government of Canada to form a commission and establish a Public Lending Right program. He also served on the Toronto Arts Council as chair of the Literary Division and was able to obtain increased funding for writers. In recognition of this work he was awarded a Toronto Arts Award and the Harbourfront Prize.

Cohen died after a battle with lung cancer. A Canadian literary award, the Matt Cohen Prize - In Celebration of a Writing Life, is presented in Cohen's memory by the Writer's Trust of Canada.

He also published a number of children's books under the pseudonym Teddy Jam. Cohen's authorship of the Teddy Jam books was not revealed until after his death. The Fishing Summer was also nominated for a Governor General's Award for children's literature in 1997, making Cohen one of the few writers ever to be nominated for Governor General's Awards in two different categories in the same year.

A film adaptation of his 1990 novel Emotional Arithmetic has been produced by Triptych films starring Max Von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Gabriel Byrne and Susan Sarandon. It was the closing Gala at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007.

Years link to corresponding year in literature or, for poetry, to year in poetry.

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Matt Cohen Prize

The Matt Cohen Prize is an award given annually by the Writers' Trust of Canada to a Canadian writer, in honour of a distinguished lifetime contribution to Canadian literature. First presented in 2001, it was established in memory of Matt Cohen, a Canadian writer who died in 1999.

As with all Writers' Trust awards, the ceremony is held in the winter of the year following the year for which the award is given.

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Kate French

Kate French (born 1985) is an American actress who starred in MyNetwork TV telenovela Wicked Wicked Games as Brooke Crawford. She has also joined the cast of The L Word as Niki Stevens, an actress who plays the role of "Jesse" in the fictional film Lez Girls and is dating the writer of the book the movie is based on, Jenny Schecter.

She was on the cover of the July/August issue of Women's Health magazine. And she joined South Of Nowhere playing Sasha Miller, a psychology major at UCLA and went to King High School. Her character helped Aiden Dennison played by Matt Cohen and they started to see each other. They broke up due to Aiden not getting into UCLA and planning to go to a community college for two years.

French was born in Flemington, New Jersey, and raised on Long Island with her three siblings. Her parents, Joan and Rob French, were both fashion models, and her step-father is a fashion photographer.

Following in her parents' footsteps, Kate pursued a career in modeling but always had a passion for acting. She first appeared on the big screen in 2006 with a small role in the film Accepted, and later had a starring role of Brooke Crawford in the prime-time soap opera "Wicked Wicked Games", an Americanized telenovela which was Kate's first appearance on the small screen. Her most recent role is the part of the feisty and aggressive lesbian actress Niki Stevens in the TV-cable series "The L Word".

Kate attended the University of California in Santa Barbara, and is an aspiring writer in addition to her acting career.

Kate is of Italian and Irish descent. She currently resides in West Hollywood where in her spare time she enjoys surfing, water skiing, wake boarding, and hiking with her pet dog. She is friends with "WWE Diva" Eve Torres.

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John Winchester (Supernatural)

John E. Winchester is a fictional character created by Eric Kripke for the CW's Supernatural, portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Matt Cohen (young self). John is also the main character in comic book spin-off series Supernatural: Origins, a prequel set prior to the events of the series.

He is the father of Dean (b. January 24, 1979) and Sam (b. May 2, 1983) Winchester. He is also an ex-Marine (Echo 2/1). John watched as his wife, Mary, was killed by Azazel in Sam's nursery on November 2, 1983.

He raised his two sons to fight the supernatural, with help from hunters he met on his travels, including several customers of Harvelle's Roadhouse.

Twenty two years after Mary's death, John disappears, causing Dean to seek out Sam at Stanford University to help find him. The brothers are able to track him to Jericho, California. They then follow a set of coordinates they find amongst their father's things, thinking they might lead them to John. When the brothers return to their childhood home after Sam has precognitive dreams, they leave a message for John on his voicemail. John tracks them in Kansas, but does not reveal his presence while staying with the psychic Missouri Moseley.

John finally visits the brothers in Chicago, Illinois. Meg, a woman possessed by one of Azazel's children, reveals that Azazel is after John. After defeating the daeva, the brothers split up from their father to keep him from Meg and Azazel. John meets back up with his sons when his old mentor, vampire hunter Daniel Elkins, is murdered. It turns out that the vampires that killed him also stole the Colt, a gun that can kill anything. The brothers and John succeed in getting the gun back and decide to go after the demon together.

When Meg threatens to kill their friends unless they deliver The Colt, John gives her a fake gun and is captured. The brothers end up rescuing him, but he becomes possessed by Azazel and attacks. However, John manages to resist, freeing Sam from his telekinetic control. Sam manages to get the Colt and shoots him in the leg, temporarily subduing the demon. John begs Sam to kill him so that Azazel will die too, but Sam can't bring himself to do it. To John's dismay, Azazel then escapes. As the Winchesters later flee the scene in Dean's 1967 Impala, a man possessed by a demon hits them with a semi truck.

After the crash, Sam and John awake in hospital with only minor injuries. However, Dean's life hangs on a thread. John tries to get Sam to get some materials so that he can summon Azazel from the hospital where they have all ended up. He also seems to know what Azazel wants from Sam and other kids like him. He makes a deal with Azazel so that Dean can live, sacrificing the Colt and its last bullet, along with his soul.

After Dean wakes up, Sam angrily presses John about his whereabouts the night before. John waves it off, telling Sam that arguing is pointless. John then asks Sam to get him some coffee. After Sam leaves, John talks with Dean. John tells Dean to take care of Sam. He then whispers something in Dean's ear. John then leaves Dean and returns to his hospital room, where he gives the Colt to someone. Sam walks by John's hospital room, where he finds an unconscious John on the floor. The doctors arrive to try to revive John, but are unable to save his life.

John Winchester's official time of death is 10:41AM. In the future episode, "Crossroads", a demon refers to John suffering in Hell to tempt Dean into making a deal to resurrect him. In another episode, "Born Under A Bad Sign", the demon Meg, who is possessing Sam, tells Dean that she saw John in Hell and that he says "Howdy". However, this comment is most likely to have been made out of spite.

John returns in "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 2" when the gate to Hell is opened. When Azazel is about to kill Dean, John grabs him and pulls him out of his human body. Both John and Azazel wrestle, but John is ultimately thrown off by the demon, who returns to his host body. This distraction gives Dean enough time to grab the Colt and shoot Azazel in the heart, finally killing him. John then gives Sam and Dean a loving smile before becoming engulfed in a white light, seemingly putting his soul at rest. Possibly because the death of Azazel breaks the contract holding John in hell, allowing him to leave.

When Dean is sent through time, he meets his father's younger self. When Dean starts talking about the smell of sulfur and cow mutilations, John believes he's a little crazy. When John goes to a car dealership, Dean suggests that John buy the car that Dean will eventually have in the future. Dean then watches John go to a diner with a much younger Mary, whom he intends to propose to. It is then revealed that Mary is a hunter. When Mary goes to see John, Azazel possessing her father brutally snaps John's neck. Mary makes a deal with Azazel to bring John back to life in exchange for allowing him to visit baby Sam in ten years time.

In "On the Head of a Pin", Alastair reveals to Dean that he tortured John in Hell for over a century. According to Alistair, he gave John the same deal as he gave Dean, and that the original plan was to break the first seal (a righteous man spilling blood in Hell) with him, but John never gave in. It is unknown if this claim is true or not is unknown.

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Mavis Gallant

Mavis Leslie Gallant, CC, née Mavis Leslie Young (born 11 August 1922) is a Canadian writer.

An only child, Gallant was born in Montreal, Quebec. Her father died when she was young, and her mother remarried. Gallant received her education at seventeen different public, convent, and French-language boarding schools. In her twenties, she worked as a reporter for the Montreal Standard (1944-1950). She married John Gallant, a Winnipeg musician in 1942. The couple divorced five years later in 1947. Gallant left journalism in 1950 to pursue fiction writing.

In 1981, Gallant was honoured by her native country and made a Officer of the Order of Canada for her contribution to literature; that year, she received the Governor General's Award for literature for her collection of stories, Home Truths. In 1983-84, she returned to Canada to be the writer-in-residence at the University of Toronto. Queen’s University awarded her an honorary LL.D. in 1991. She was promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada in 1993.

In 1989, Gallant was made a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2000, she won the Matt Cohen Prize, and in 2002 she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. The O. Henry Prize Stories of 2003 was dedicated to her. In 2004, Gallant was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship.

With Alice Munro, Gallant is one of a few Canadian authors whose works regularly appear in The New Yorker. Many of Gallant’s stories have debuted in the magazine before subsequently being published in a collection.

Grazia Merler observes in her book, Mavis Gallant: Narrative Patterns and Devices, that “Psychological character development is not the heart of Mavis Gallant’s stories, nor is plot. Specific situation development and reconstruction of the state of mind or of heart is, however, the main objective.” Frequently, Gallant’s stories focus on expatriate men and women who have come to feel lost or isolated; marriages that have grown flimsy or shabby; lives that have faltered and now hover in the shadowy area between illusion, self-delusion, and reality. Because of her heritage and understanding of Acadian history, she is often compared to Antonine Maillet, considered to be a spokesperson for Acadian culture in Canada.

Gallant has written two novels, Green Water, Green Sky (1959) and A Fairly Good Time (1970); a play, What is to be Done? (1984); numerous celebrated collections of stories, The Other Paris (1953), My Heart is Broken (1964), The Pegnitz Junction (1973), The End of the World and Other Stories (1974), Across the Bridge(1976), From the Fifteenth District (1978), Home Truths: Selected Canadian Stories (1981), Overhead in a Balloon: Stories of Paris (1985), and In Transit (1988); and a non-fiction work, Paris Journals: Selected Essays and Reviews (1986).

Although she maintains her Canadian citizenship, Gallant has lived in Paris, France since the 1950s.

Gallant's life in Paris is spent writing stories and participating in the occasional gallery opening and gala opening night exhibits. She assiduously reads daily newspapers in German, Italian, French, and English, and had only occasionally (and reluctantly) granted interviews until 2006, when she participated in two television documentaries: one in English for Bravo! television, Paris Stories: The Writing of Mavis Gallant, and one in French, as part of the series CONTACT, l’encyclopédie de la création, hosted by Canadian broadcaster Stéphan Bureau. Gallant was honored at Symphony Space in New York City on November 1, 2006, in an event for Selected Shorts -- fellow authors Russell Banks, Jhumpa Lahiri and Michael Ondaatje honored her and read excerpts from her work, and Gallant herself made a rare personal appearance, reading one of her short stories in its entirety.

On November 8, 2006, Mavis Gallant received the Prix Athanase-David from the government of her native province of Quebec. She is the first author writing in English to receive this award in its 38 years of existence.

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Norman Levine

Norman Levine (October 22, 1923 - June 14, 2005) was a Canadian short-story writer, novelist and poet.

He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and spent most of his adult life in England.

His wealthy Jewish family had fled to Canada with the advent of anti-semitism in the years prior to World War II. His adolescence was spent on the streets of Ottawa, but his coming of age was his time as a Lancaster bomber pilot for the Canadian division of the Royal Air Force. He was based at Leeming.

Post-war he met an Englishwoman, Margaret, settled down and they had three children. His writing, a reflection of his life, was also a direct influence on that life, as he had little money to keep up rent payments; as a result his family often moved.

He is perhaps best remembered for his terse prose. Though he was part of the St. Ives artistic community, friends of Patrick Heron and Francis Bacon, his written expression was not abstract, but concrete.

After England he lived, for a time, in Canada, with his second wife. He also lived in France before, finally, returning to England, where he died some ten years later.

In 2002 he was presented with the Matt Cohen Prize (established in 2001 by the Writers' Trust of Canada to recognize a lifetime of work by a Canadian writer).

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Matt Cohen (actor)

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Matthew Joseph Cohen (born September 28, 1982) is an American film and television actor. He plays Aiden Dennison on the teen drama South of Nowhere.

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Emotional Arithmetic

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Emotional Arithmetic (2008) is a film directed by Paolo Barzman, based on the novel by Matt Cohen about the emotional consequences for three Holocaust survivors when they are reunited decades later. The film stars Gabriel Byrne, Roy Dupuis, Christopher Plummer, Susan Sarandon, and Max von Sydow. It opened at the Toronto Film Festival, in Toronto, Canada, on September 15, 2007, and was released, in Canada, on April 18, 2008. When released by Image Entertainment on DVD, on July 22, 2008, the film's title differed from that of its theatrical release; the DVD is called Autumn Hearts: A New Beginning.

Emotional Arithmetic focuses primarily on three people who formed a bond in the Drancy internment camp, where they were imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II: Jakob Bronski (Sydow), who saw goodness in two orphaned children in the camp, Melanie (Sarandon) and Christopher (Byrne), and who helped them to survive. Decades after their release from Drancy, their emotional wounds still affect their lives in different ways when they meet again.

Now in her 50s, Melanie is stressfully married to David Winters (Plummer), a cold and grouchy older professor of history, who was once her teacher and who has been unfaithful to her with other students after their marriage (Marchand). A now-elderly poet, Jakob, having survived the gulag, has recently been released from a Russian psychiatric hospital (Foundas, Marchand, Stone). Now an entomologist living in Paris, Christopher is "a non-Jewish Irishman who had been interred at Drancy by mistake and whose boyhood infatuation with Melanie has been little dulled by the passing decades" (Foundas).

The three are reunited at a farm in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, where Melanie and David live with their grown son, Benjamin (Dupuis), a gourmet cook, who prepares a "life-changing" meal served outside, at a table set up under a tree (Foundas, Marchand, Rocchi, Stone).

The film's title highlights the complex "emotional arithmetic" of bitterness, jealousy, and love exposed as the characters confront the past, reconcile their feelings about one another, and struggle to move on.

Emotional Arithmetic plays out in a series of fairly predictable scenes — resentments simmer, past pain comes to light, rapprochements are formed. Emotional Arithmetic tries to paint a picture of the long-term emotional effects of political atrocities, which is certainly an important topic. But, again, it feels like a film that was made to be about an important topic — it's a little too obvious, a little too on-the-nose, a little familiar. Emotional Arithmetic has the best of intentions; it's just that its whole is far less than the sum of the parts.

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