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  • Good Man Is Hard to Find, and Other Stories, A (short stories by O’Connor)

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find, volume of short stories by Flannery O’Connor, published in 1955. Like much of the author’s work, the collection presents vivid, hidebound characters seemingly hounded by a redemption that they often successfully elude. Several of the stories are generally considered

  • Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, The (novel by Pullman)

    Philip Pullman: …and the Servant (2004), and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ (2010). Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (2012) collected Pullman’s retellings of the titular German children’s parables. In 2017 he published the graphic novel The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost…

  • Good Morning America (American television program)

    Television in the United States: Tabloid TV: …Today (NBC, begun 1952) and Good Morning America (ABC, begun 1975) were followed by a mix of soap operas, game shows, domestic variety programs, and children’s shows. A new genre, the audience-participation talk show (also called the “tabloid talk show” by many of its detractors), changed the face of daytime…

  • Good Morning, Vietnam (film by Levinson [1987])

    Barry Levinson: …aluminum siding; and the comedy Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), about a military disc jockey (played by Robin Williams).

  • Good Neighbor Policy (United States history)

    Good Neighbor Policy, popular name for the Latin American policy pursued by the administration of the U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt. Suggested by the president’s commitment “to the policy of the good neighbor” (first inaugural address, March 4, 1933), the approach marked a departure from

  • Good News (film by Walters [1947])

    Charles Walters: …first feature film, the bubbly Good News (1947), with up-and-comers June Allyson and Peter Lawford. It was a success, and prominent producer Arthur Freed rewarded Walters with a major assignment, the period piece Easter Parade (1948). Despite initial production problems—Gene Kelly broke his ankle and was replaced by Fred Astaire

  • Good News Club v. Milford Central School (law case)

    Good News Club v. Milford Central School, case in which the U.S. Supreme Court on June 11, 2001, ruled (6–3) that, under the First Amendment’s freedom of speech clause, a religious group in New York state could not be denied the use of a local public school’s facilities after school hours, since

  • Good News for People Who Love Bad News (album by Modest Mouse)

    Modest Mouse: Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004) adopted more concise song structures and radio-friendly production but was also the group’s most eclectic record to date, featuring accents of psychedelia, jazz, and even dance music. It also proved a commercial breakthrough, selling more than…

  • Good Night Irene (song by Lead Belly)

    Lead Belly: …six months his song “Goodnight, Irene” became a million-record hit for the singing group the Weavers; along with other pieces from his repertoire, among them “The Midnight Special” and “Rock Island Line,” it became a standard.

  • Good Night Irene (song by Leadbelly)

    the Weavers: …song “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena,” “Good Night Irene” (by Leadbelly), “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know You” (Guthrie), “Kisses Sweeter than Wine” (Hellerman), and such Seeger-Hays compositions as “If I Had a Hammer” and “Lonesome Traveler.” An acclaimed documentary film, Wasn’t That a Time, chronicled their 1980 reunion concert…

  • Good Night, and Good Luck (film by Clooney)

    George Clooney: …director and best screenwriter for Good Night, and Good Luck (2005). The film—shot in black-and-white and featuring actual newsreel footage—documented journalist Edward R. Murrow’s confrontation with Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Both films reflected Clooney’s growing liberal political activism. He was involved in causes to end world poverty and to stop the…

  • Good Offices Committee (Indonesian history)

    Renville Agreement: …to the formation of the Good Offices Committee (GOC), consisting of three members: Australia (chosen by the republic), Belgium (chosen by the Dutch), and the United States (chosen by both). The GOC assured that the internal powers of the republic would not be reduced in the interim period pending the…

  • Good Old Boys (album by Newman)

    Randy Newman: …released Sail Away (1972) and Good Old Boys (1974), with sardonic songs whose underlying humaneness and sense of social justice were often misinterpreted by listeners but much praised by critics. The tongue-in-cheek quality of Newman’s biggest hits, “Short People” from Little Criminals (1977) and “I Love L.A.” from Trouble in…

  • Good Omens (American television miniseries)

    Neil Gaiman: Gaiman later adapted Good Omens as a miniseries that premiered on Amazon in 2019.

  • Good Parliament of 1376 (English history)

    United Kingdom: The crises of Edward’s later years: When the so-called Good Parliament met in 1376, grievances had accumulated and needed to be dealt with. As in previous crises, a committee consisting of four bishops, four earls, and four barons was set up to take responsibility for the reforms. Then, under the leadership of Peter de…

  • Good Person of Szechwan, The (play by Brecht)

    The Good Woman of Setzuan, drama, a “parable in 10 scenes,” by Bertolt Brecht, produced in 1943 and published in 1953 as Der gute Mensch von Sezuan. The title has many English-language variants, including The Good Person of Szechwan and The Good Soul of Szechuan. The play is set in China between

  • Good Queen Bess (queen of England)

    Elizabeth I, queen of England (1558–1603) during a period, often called the Elizabethan Age, when England asserted itself vigorously as a major European power in politics, commerce, and the arts. Although her small kingdom was threatened by grave internal divisions, Elizabeth’s blend of shrewdness,

  • Good Reputation Sleeping, The (photograph by Alvarez Bravo)

    Manuel Álvarez Bravo: …catalog, and the resulting image, The Good Reputation Sleeping (1939), which depicted a bandaged nude lying amid cactus buds, was among Álvarez Bravo’s best-known works. Breton also published many of Álvarez Bravo’s photographs in the Surrealist review Minotaure.

  • Good Roads Movement (United States history)

    Good Roads Movement, broad-based crusade to build and improve the condition of U.S. roads in the late 1800s that lasted until the National Highway System was created by the federal government in 1926. The Good Roads Movement was initiated by bicyclists in the 1870s and greatly expanded in the early

  • Good Sam (film by McCarey [1948])

    Leo McCarey: Last films: Three years elapsed before Good Sam (1948), a feeble comedy in which Gary Cooper played a compulsive doer of good deeds, a trait that upsets his long-suffering wife (Ann Sheridan). Another extended period of inactivity followed, ending with My Son John (1952), a fervent anticommunist tract with Robert Walker…

  • Good Samaritan, Parable of the (New Testament)

    Christianity: Love as the basis for Christian ethics: …commandment of love in the parable of the Good Samaritan, who followed the commandment of love and helped a person in need whom a priest and a Levite had chosen to ignore (Luke 10:29–37). A demand in the Letter of James, that the “royal law” of neighbourly love has to…

  • Good Shepherd (art)

    Western painting: Early Christian: …his shoulders, generally called “The Good Shepherd.”

  • Good Shepherd Sisters (Roman Catholic order)

    Good Shepherd Sister, a Roman Catholic order of religious devoted particularly to the care, rehabilitation, and education of girls and young women who have demonstrated delinquent behaviour. The congregation traces its history to an order founded by St. John Eudes in 1641 at Caen, Fr. This order,

  • Good Shepherd, The (film by De Niro [2006])

    Robert De Niro: Directing and awards: …later directed the highly acclaimed The Good Shepherd (2006), which centres on the origins of the CIA and the compromises made by an agent over the span of his career.

  • Good Soldier Schweik, The (work by Hašek)

    The Good Soldier Schweik, satiric war novel by Jaroslav Hašek, published in Czech as Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války in four volumes in 1921–23. Hašek planned to continue The Good Soldier Schweik to six volumes but died just before completing the fourth. The novel reflected the

  • Good Soldier Svejk, The (work by Hašek)

    The Good Soldier Schweik, satiric war novel by Jaroslav Hašek, published in Czech as Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války in four volumes in 1921–23. Hašek planned to continue The Good Soldier Schweik to six volumes but died just before completing the fourth. The novel reflected the

  • Good Soldier, The (novel by Ford)

    The Good Soldier, tragic novel by Ford Madox Ford, published in 1915. The novel relates events in the lives of John Dowell, a Philadelphian from a “good” family, and his wife, Florence, who supposedly suffers from heart disease. Florence’s condition mandates that the Dowells live in a succession of

  • Good Son, The (film by Ruben [1993])

    Ian McEwan: …Day of Summer (1984), and The Good Son (1993). Several of his screenplays were adapted from his novels and short stories. In addition, McEwan wrote librettos for a pacifist oratorio, Or Shall We Die? (first performed 1982; published and recorded 1983), and an opera, For You (first performed and published…

  • Good Soul of Szechuan, The (play by Brecht)

    The Good Woman of Setzuan, drama, a “parable in 10 scenes,” by Bertolt Brecht, produced in 1943 and published in 1953 as Der gute Mensch von Sezuan. The title has many English-language variants, including The Good Person of Szechwan and The Good Soul of Szechuan. The play is set in China between

  • Good Thief, The (film by Jordan [2002])

    Neil Jordan: …Bob le flambeur (1956) as The Good Thief (2002) and directed The Brave One (2007), in which a woman (Jodie Foster) becomes a vigilante after a vicious attack. Jordan’s subsequent films included Ondine (2009), a fantasy in which a fisherman catches a woman in his net and begins to believe…

  • Good Times (American television series)

    Janet Jackson: …the 1970s television comedy series Good Times and later as a teenager in the dance-oriented series Fame. Following an unremarkable recording debut in 1982 and a 1984 follow-up album, Jackson took control of her career, moved out on her own, and developed her own sound and influential style.

  • Good Times (film by Friedkin [1967])

    William Friedkin: …directing with the Sonny-and-Cher musical Good Times, then took on the more-elevated The Birthday Party (1968), a respectable if static adaptation of Harold Pinter’s enigmatic play. Equally ambitious was The Night They Raided Minsky’s (1968), a lively comedy about an innocent Amish girl who becomes a burlesque dancer in 1920s…

  • Good Times! (album by the Monkees)

    the Monkees: …release of the well-received album Good Times! (2016).

  • Good Vibrations (song by the Beach Boys)

    the Beach Boys: …eclipsed himself again with “Good Vibrations,” a startlingly prismatic “pocket symphony” that reached number one in the autumn of 1966. His self-confidence stalled, however, when an even more ambitious project called Dumb Angel, then Smile, failed to meet its appointed completion date in December 1966. Exhausted and depressed, Brian…

  • Good War, The (work by Terkel)

    Studs Terkel: Terkel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Good War (1984) is an oral history of World War II that presents reminiscences of people, both famous and relatively unknown, who experienced it overseas and at home. Talking to Myself: A Memoir of My Times (1977) was the first of Terkel’s autobiographies; the…

  • Good Wife, The (American television series)

    F. Murray Abraham: …roles in the TV shows The Good Wife (2009–16) and Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet (2020– ). He also played a CIA operative in the series Homeland (2011–18).

  • Good Will Hunting (film by Van Sant [1997])

    Ben Affleck: Academy Award for Good Will Hunting: The result was Good Will Hunting (1997), a drama that starred Damon as Will Hunting, a brilliant mathematician working as a janitor at MIT, and Affleck as his childhood friend; the film also featured Affleck’s brother, Casey. A critical and commercial success, the film received nine Academy Award…

  • Good Woman of Setzuan, The (play by Brecht)

    The Good Woman of Setzuan, drama, a “parable in 10 scenes,” by Bertolt Brecht, produced in 1943 and published in 1953 as Der gute Mensch von Sezuan. The title has many English-language variants, including The Good Person of Szechwan and The Good Soul of Szechuan. The play is set in China between

  • good, common (philosophy)

    Common good, that which benefits society as a whole, in contrast to the private good of individuals and sections of society. From the era of the ancient Greek city-states through contemporary political philosophy, the idea of the common good has pointed toward the possibility that certain goods,

  • Good, Robert Alan (American physician)

    Robert Alan Good, American doctor, immunologist, and microbiologist (born May 21, 1922, Crosby, Minn.—died June 13, 2003, St. Petersburg, Fla.), was considered the founder of modern immunology. He performed the world’s first successful bone-marrow transplant (1968) and conducted landmark research t

  • Good, Sarah (American colonist)

    Salem witch trials: Three witches: …of whom attended church regularly: Sarah Good, an irascible beggar, and Sarah Osborn (also spelled Osborne), an elderly bed-ridden woman who was scorned for her romantic involvement with an indentured servant. On March 1 two magistrates from Salem Town, John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, went to the village to conduct…

  • Good, the (philosophy)

    ethics: Plato: …one knows the Form of the Good, a perfect, eternal, and changeless entity existing outside space and time, in which particular good things share, or “participate,” insofar as they are good.

  • Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The (film by Leone [1966])

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Italian western film, released in 1966, that was the third and arguably best installment in director Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy, which starred Clint Eastwood as the iconic Man with No Name. The movie is widely regarded as the definitive “spaghetti western.” The

  • Good-Bye to All That (autobiography by Graves)

    Good-Bye to All That, autobiography by Robert Graves, published in 1929 and revised in 1957. It is considered a classic of the disillusioned postwar generation. Divided into anecdotal scenes and satiric episodes, Good-Bye to All That is infused with a dark humour. It chronicles the author’s

  • Good-bye, Mr. Chips (novel by Hilton)

    Good-bye, Mr. Chips, sentimental novel by James Hilton, published serially and in book form in 1934. The work depicts the career of a gentle schoolteacher at an English public school. Arthur Chipping (“Mr. Chips”) is a middle-aged bachelor who falls in love with and marries a young woman whom he

  • Good-King-Henry (plant)

    goosefoot: Good King Henry, or mercury goosefoot (Blitum bonus-henricus, formerly C. bonus-henricus), is a deep-rooted perennial with several stems and edible spinach-like leaves. Feather geranium, or Jerusalem oak goosefoot (Dysphania botrys, formerly C. botrys), has many clusters of small flowers and is occasionally cultivated in gardens.

  • good-night (ballad)

    Good-night, sensational type of broadside ballad (q.v.), popular in England from the 16th through the 19th century, purporting to be the farewell statement of a criminal made shortly before his execution. Good-nights are usually repentant in tone, containing a sketchy account of how the criminal

  • good-reasons theory

    Good-reasons theory, in American and British metaethics, an approach that tries to establish the validity or objectivity of moral judgments by examining the modes of reasoning used to support them. The approach first appeared in An Examination of the Place of Reason in Ethics (1950) by Stephen

  • Goodall, Dame Jane (British ethologist)

    Jane Goodall, British ethologist, known for her exceptionally detailed and long-term research on the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Goodall, who was interested in animal behaviour from an early age, left school at age 18. She worked as a secretary and as a film production

  • Goodall, Jane (British ethologist)

    Jane Goodall, British ethologist, known for her exceptionally detailed and long-term research on the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Goodall, who was interested in animal behaviour from an early age, left school at age 18. She worked as a secretary and as a film production

  • Goodall, Sir Reginald (British conductor)

    Sir Reginald Goodall, British conductor noted for his interpretations of operas, especially those of Richard Wagner. Goodall studied at the Royal College of Music in London and in Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna before joining the Sadler’s Wells company in 1944. The next year he conducted the first

  • Goodbye (album by Cream)

    Cream: The band’s six-track farewell album, Goodbye (1969), featured “Badge,” which Clapton cowrote with George Harrison of the Beatles. The group’s lifespan was just under three years. At the tail end of the 1960s into the ’70s, the former members of Cream went on to establish other supergroups such as Blind…

  • Goodbye Again (film by Litvak [1961])

    Anatole Litvak: Later films: Goodbye Again (1961) offered Bergman as an interior decorator who, upset that her longtime boyfriend (Yves Montand) continually cheats, begins romancing a much-younger man (Anthony Perkins). Le Couteau dans la plaie (1963; Five Miles to Midnight) was a murder drama, in which Perkins portrayed an…

  • Goodbye Charlie (film by Minnelli [1964])

    Ellen Burstyn: …cast in director Vincente Minnelli’s Goodbye Charlie, her first significant studio picture. She returned to New York later that year, began studying with Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio, and in 1964 married actor and writer Neil Burstyn (also known as Neil Nephew; divorced 1972).

  • Goodbye Girl, The (film by Ross [1977])

    Herbert Ross: Films of the mid-1970s: The Goodbye Girl (1977), a slick adaptation of Simon’s play of the same name, was an even bigger commercial success. It featured Richard Dreyfuss as a struggling actor and Marsha Mason as a single mom who fall in love after being reluctant roommates in a…

  • Goodbye to Berlin (novel by Isherwood)

    Sally Bowles: …and of his collected stories Goodbye to Berlin (1939). Bowles is a young iconoclastic, minimally talented English nightclub singer in the Berlin of the Weimar Republic period (1919–33). She paints her fingernails green, affects an artless decadent manner, and has woeful luck in her relationships with men.

  • Goodbye to Language (film by Godard [2014])

    Jean-Luc Godard: Later work and awards: …and Adieu au langage (2014; Goodbye to Language), a fragmented narrative about a man, a woman, and a dog, filmed in 3-D. Le Livre d’image (2018; The Image Book) is a cinematic essay, featuring a montage of film clips, photographs, and wartime footage, with Godard providing commentary.

  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (album by John)

    Elton John: …a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973). Other notable songs from this period included “Rocket Man” on Honky Château (1972) and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” on Caribou (1974).

  • Goodbye, Columbus (work by Roth)

    Philip Roth: He first achieved fame with Goodbye, Columbus (1959; film 1969), whose title story candidly depicts the boorish materialism of a wealthy Jewish suburban family. The collection earned a National Book Award. Roth’s first novel, Letting Go (1962), was followed in 1967 by When She Was Good, but he did not…

  • Goodbye, Columbus (film by Peerce [1969])

    Philip Roth: …with Goodbye, Columbus (1959; film 1969), whose title story candidly depicts the boorish materialism of a wealthy Jewish suburban family. The collection earned a National Book Award. Roth’s first novel, Letting Go (1962), was followed in 1967 by When She Was Good, but he did not recapture the success of…

  • Goodbye, Franziska! (film by Käutner)

    Helmut Käutner: …for a Russian prince, and Auf Wiedersehen, Franziska! (1941; “Goodbye, Franziska!”), which concerns the marital troubles between a reporter and his neglected wife. When the authorities forced Käutner to add an illogical upbeat ending to the latter film, he responded by making the enforced sequence deliberately contrived and farcical. Käutner…

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (film by Wood [1939])

    Goodbye, Mr. Chips, British film drama, released in 1939, that was based on James Hilton’s highly successful novel of the same name. Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a touching, sentimental tale of a beloved British schoolmaster (played by Robert Donat). The film traces his life and career from his days as a

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (film by Ross [1969])

    Herbert Ross: First films: …directed his first motion picture, Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), a musical version of Sam Wood’s 1939 classic film of the same name, which, in turn, was based on James Hilton’s novella Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1934). British pop singer-actress Petula Clark starred opposite Peter O’Toole, who played the titular schoolmaster, in…

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (novel by Hilton)

    Good-bye, Mr. Chips, sentimental novel by James Hilton, published serially and in book form in 1934. The work depicts the career of a gentle schoolteacher at an English public school. Arthur Chipping (“Mr. Chips”) is a middle-aged bachelor who falls in love with and marries a young woman whom he

  • Goodbye, My Fancy (film by Sherman [1951])

    Vincent Sherman: Women’s pictures: …Crawford collaborated once more on Goodbye, My Fancy (1951), an adaptation of a Broadway romantic comedy about a congresswoman who returns to her alma mater, where she hopes to rekindle an old romance. In 1952 Sherman made the Clark Gable–Ava Gardner western Lone Star as well as Affair in Trinidad,…

  • Goodbye, Porkpie Hat (song by Mingus)

    Charles Mingus: …recorded by others is “Goodbye, Porkpie Hat,” a tribute to Lester Young, and his most frequently cited extended work is “Pithecanthropus Erectus,” a musical interpretation of human evolution. His volatile personality and opinions were captured in his autobiography, Beneath the Underdog, published in 1971.

  • Goode Mountain (mountain, Washington, United States)

    North Cascades National Park: Natural history: …park’s high point is on Goode Mountain in the centre of the south unit, which reaches 9,206 feet (2,806 metres); the highest peak in the north unit is Mount Shuksan in the west, at 9,131 feet (2,783 metres).

  • Goode, G. Brown (American zoologist)

    G. Brown Goode, American zoologist who directed the scientific reorganization and recataloging of the collection at the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. After graduating from Wesleyan University at Middletown, Connecticut, he spent a year at Harvard University studying natural

  • Goode, George Brown (American zoologist)

    G. Brown Goode, American zoologist who directed the scientific reorganization and recataloging of the collection at the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. After graduating from Wesleyan University at Middletown, Connecticut, he spent a year at Harvard University studying natural

  • Goode, W. Wilson (American politician)

    Philadelphia: The 20th century: …elected its first black mayor, W. Wilson Goode, whose first administration was marred by the 1985 MOVE tragedy (a stand-off between a radical group and police that led to the bombing of the MOVE compound, the burning of the surrounding neighborhood, and the death of 11 people, including 5 children).…

  • Goodeidae (fish)

    atheriniform: Annotated classification: Family Goodeidae (Mexican topminnows) Live-bearing, but male lacks elaborate intromittent organ found in poeciliids. About 10 genera, in rivers draining the Mexican Plateau; length to about 10 cm (4 in.). Family Jenynsiidae Small fishes with asymmetrical genital organs; 1 genus; rivers of South America. Family Anablepidae (four-eyed

  • Goodell, Charles Ellsworth (United States senator)

    Roger Goodell: …prominent New York family—his father, Charles Ellsworth Goodell, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1959–68) and served two years (1968–71) in the U.S. Senate after the assassination in 1968 of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. The younger Goodell graduated (1981) from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania with…

  • Goodell, Roger (American sports commissioner)

    Roger Goodell, American sports executive who served as commissioner (2006– ) of the National Football League (NFL). Goodell was born into a prominent New York family—his father, Charles Ellsworth Goodell, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1959–68) and served two years (1968–71) in

  • Goodell, Roger Stokoe (American sports commissioner)

    Roger Goodell, American sports executive who served as commissioner (2006– ) of the National Football League (NFL). Goodell was born into a prominent New York family—his father, Charles Ellsworth Goodell, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1959–68) and served two years (1968–71) in

  • Gooden, Doc (American baseball player)

    New York Mets: …group of young pitchers including Dwight (“Doc”) Gooden, Jesse Orosco, and Sid Fernandez and powerful hitters such as Darryl Strawberry and Gary Carter. In 1986 the team won 108 games and its second World Series, beating the Boston Red Sox in a legendary series, best remembered for first baseman Bill…

  • Gooden, Dwight (American baseball player)

    New York Mets: …group of young pitchers including Dwight (“Doc”) Gooden, Jesse Orosco, and Sid Fernandez and powerful hitters such as Darryl Strawberry and Gary Carter. In 1986 the team won 108 games and its second World Series, beating the Boston Red Sox in a legendary series, best remembered for first baseman Bill…

  • goodenia family (plant family)

    Goodeniaceae, the goodenia family of the aster order (Asterales), containing 12 genera and about 440 species, chiefly native to Australia. Some species are widespread tropical beach shrubs such as Scaevola plumieri and S. frutescens. Both have oval, leathery leaves and small, starry, white flowers

  • Goodeniaceae (plant family)

    Goodeniaceae, the goodenia family of the aster order (Asterales), containing 12 genera and about 440 species, chiefly native to Australia. Some species are widespread tropical beach shrubs such as Scaevola plumieri and S. frutescens. Both have oval, leathery leaves and small, starry, white flowers

  • Goodenough Island (island, Papua New Guinea)

    Goodenough Island, one of the D’Entrecasteaux Islands of Papua New Guinea, in the Solomon Sea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. It lies about 20 miles (32 km) across Ward Hunt Strait from the eastern tip of the island of New Guinea and northwest of Fergusson Island across Moresby Strait. The forested

  • Goodenough, John B. (American physicist)

    John B. Goodenough, American physicist who won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on developing lithium-ion batteries. He shared the prize with British-born American chemist M. Stanley Whittingham and Japanese chemist Yoshino Akira. Goodenough was the oldest person to win a Nobel

  • Goodenough, John Bannister (American physicist)

    John B. Goodenough, American physicist who won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on developing lithium-ion batteries. He shared the prize with British-born American chemist M. Stanley Whittingham and Japanese chemist Yoshino Akira. Goodenough was the oldest person to win a Nobel

  • Goodenough, W.E. (British naval officer)

    Battle of Dogger Bank: Dogger Bank and the pursuit of the German fleet: …Light Cruiser Squadron under Commodore William Goodenough aboard the Southampton. Beatty planned to proceed to a point in the North Sea some 200 miles (320 km) west-northwest of the German naval base at Helgoland. There he would rendezvous with a Harwich-based force of three light cruisers and 35 destroyers under…

  • Goodes, Adam (Australian rules football player)

    Adam Goodes, Australian rules football player who was one of the game’s leading scorers. He was named Australian of the Year in 2014. Goodes’s mother was of Adnyamathanha and Narungga descent, a member of the “stolen generation” of Aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their families.

  • GoodFellas (film by Scorsese [1990])

    Saul Bass: (1961); and Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), and Casino (1995).

  • Goodfellow Dry Goods (American corporation)

    Target Corporation, American mass-market retail company operating large-scale food and general-merchandise discount stores. It is one of the largest discount retailers in the United States, and its red bull’s-eye logo is familiar throughout the country. Corporate headquarters are in Minneapolis,

  • Goodhue, Bertram G. (American architect)

    Western architecture: United States: …Adams Cram and his partners, Bertram G. Goodhue and Frank W. Ferguson, who regarded it as particularly suitable for educational establishments. The Graduate College (1913) and University Chapel (1929) at Princeton University are among their finest achievements. Other powerful Gothic buildings include their Cadet Chapel, United States Military Academy, West…

  • Goodhue, Grace Anna (American first lady)

    Grace Coolidge, American first lady (1923–29), the wife of Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States. Grace Goodhue was the only child of Andrew Issachar Goodhue, a mechanical engineer, and Lemira Barrett Goodhue. After attending local schools, Grace enrolled at the University of

  • Goodhue, Lyle D. (American chemist)

    aerosol container: …1941 by the American chemist Lyle D. Goodhue and others for dispensing insecticides. Since that time a wide variety of products ranging from disinfectants to whipping cream have been packaged in aerosol containers.

  • Goodie Mob (American music group)

    CeeLo Green: …friends, formed the hip-hop act Goodie Mob. Three years later the group appeared on the first album by fellow Atlanta rappers OutKast, and their own debut, Soul Food (1995), soon followed. With its optimistic attitude and its incorporation of live instrumentation infused with the sounds of classic soul and funk…

  • Gooding, Cuba, Jr. (American actor)

    Cuba Gooding, Jr., American actor who was perhaps best known for his scene-stealing performance as a professional football player who is the only loyal client of a sports agent played by Tom Cruise in the blockbuster film Jerry Maguire (1996). Gooding earned an Academy Award for best supporting

  • Goodlad, John (Canadian-born educator and author)

    John Goodlad, Canadian-born educator and author who, as a critic of the U.S. educational system, argued that the fundamental focus of education should not be on the promotion of standards-based testing but instead be on preparing young people to be active and engaged citizens in a participatory

  • Goodlad, John Inkster (Canadian-born educator and author)

    John Goodlad, Canadian-born educator and author who, as a critic of the U.S. educational system, argued that the fundamental focus of education should not be on the promotion of standards-based testing but instead be on preparing young people to be active and engaged citizens in a participatory

  • Goodman Theatre (theatre, Chicago, Illinois, United States)

    Robert Falls: …artistic director of Chicago’s renowned Goodman Theatre. There he extended a reputation he had gained for shocking the audience with what some considered to be gratuitous violence, nudity, and couplings. Nevertheless, during his tenure at the Goodman, he directed a number of highly successful productions, including Horton Foote’s The Young…

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    Abby Mann, (Abraham Goodman), American screenwriter (born Dec. 1, 1927, Philadelphia, Pa.—died March 25, 2008, Beverly Hills, Calif.), examined the Nazi war crimes trials in the film Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), for which he won an Academy Award for best screenplay, and was the creator of the TV

  • Goodman, Amy (American journalist, columnist, and author)

    Amy Goodman, American journalist, columnist, and author, best known as the cofounder and host of Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report, a liberal-progressive daily news program produced in New York City. It is syndicated on radio and television in the United States and broadcast on the Internet.

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  • Goodman, Benny (American musician)

    Benny Goodman, American jazz musician and bandleader and a renowned 20th-century clarinet virtuoso. Dubbed the “King of Swing,” Goodman was also a complex personality whose relentless pursuit of perfection was reflected in his approach to music. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Goodman

  • Goodman, Dody (American actress)

    Dody Goodman, (Dolores Goodman), American actress (born Oct. 28, 1914?, Columbus, Ohio—died June 22, 2008, Englewood, N.J.), exploited her distinctive high-pitched voice and zany personality on television shows, notably as the main character’s dotty mother in the cult hit Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

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  • Goodman, John (American actor)

    John Goodman, American actor who was perhaps best known for his long-running role as Dan Conner in the television series Roseanne (1988–97; 2018). His imposing physical stature often garnered him movie roles playing over-the-top, larger-than-life figures. Goodman attended Southwest Missouri State

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