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having a difficult and contrary disposition

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Pretty much anything that is in a version beyond three has paid its dues in the cut throat environment of creative software development, Adobe's After Effects, now in version six, is a dead-set grandmother of the post-production world, cantankerously sitting on the porch waving her cane at all the young whipper-snappers who want to usurp her place as the compositing family matriarch.
In the hope of warming up that body, MoMA is now publishing Positif: 50 Years, the first anthology in English of reviews from the cantankerously venerable French journal.
Clement Virgo and Stephen Williams are famously Jamaican, Krishna famously and cantankerously Indian.
Indeed, Leonard's very first essay, by Dennis Eddings, addresses this issue in its opening paragraph: "Cantankerously messy, Twain refuses tidy pigeonholing or typecasting.
(The first unscripted encounter involved Nathalie Gibbs' rather recalcitrant set, a cantankerously paneled exercise in chic that is clearly more trouble than it's worth.)
The only worry is that it is unlikely to persuade the novice to overlook Butler's often unlovely personal behavior in order to experience the joys of his wit and cantankerously iconoclastic vision.
We will just watch her in amusement as she cantankerously pontificates like a headless chicken running berserk.'
That movie, a Ghanaian/Nigerian collaboration, is cantankerously titled "Somewhere in Africa".
It is in this sense, too, that the impulse that continues to draw artists to Carlson diverges from the technophilia of postwar sculptural production--what in 1966 Dan Flavin cantankerously called a "scented romance in fiberglass or anodized aluminum or neon light or the very latest advance in Canal Street pyrotechnology." (1) In fact, this 1960s dalliance was never quite so straightforward in the first place, and its latent tensions continue to surface.
OSLO The Nordic crowd has been on a virtual feeding frenzy for programming the last few years, but expect them to be light of pocket, tuckered out and just plain cantankerously selective this year at Mipcom.