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Ernest Hemingway

The Most Clichéd And Most Exclamation-Prone Authors, By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.20.2017 | Arts

The numbers don’t lie: James Patterson loves clichés. He deploys 160 for every 100,000 words he publishes. Yikes! In a new book, Nabokov’s Favori...

My Art Safari in Havana

Bruce Helander | Posted 12.18.2016 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Virtually every Havana street is a magical surprise of vintage decorative architecture, which housed many of the artists' studios that we visited. Pho...

Glamorous As Marilyn

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 09.02.2016 | Good News
Christina Oxenberg

One night last week at David Wolkowsky's residence, for his 97th birthday, with his little sis the divine concert pianist Beth Greenberg, at 95, playing her own version of Happy Birthday. Guests were instructed not to bring gifts, naturally no one complied and David's glorious home was more full than usual with orchids. I too disobeyed the request. I have a trove of Nancy Berry Photography note cards, each a serious piece of gorgeous artwork.

The Better Half: 8 Tales of Powerful Wives

Off The Shelf | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Erica Nelson | Off the Shelf As the saying goes, "Behind every man, there's a great woman." With this list, we're paying homage to the stories of...

In Novel Coincidence, Hemingway Wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.25.2016 | Weird News

The 36th Annual Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest ended in a way that can only be described as novel. For the first time ever, the winnin...

Happy Birthday To Ernest Hemingway, With Love From His Many-Toed Cats

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. attributed to Ernest Hemin...

"Chloe and Poppie's Excellent Adventure"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.07.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When it comes to writers who are famous for turning real-life adventures into literary gold, Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway had noth...

8 Literary Gardens to Escape to This Summer

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Amy Hendricks | Off the Shelf In literature, there's something both magical and symbolic about gardens. They can be unkempt and wild, harboring s...

12 Books that Illuminate the Beautiful and Complex History of Cuba

Off The Shelf | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Off The Shelf

By Hilary Krutt | Off the Shelf Until recently, the fraught relationship between the United States and Cuba has made it difficult for Americans to fu...

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: 10 Days in Havana, Part Four

Perry Brass | Posted 05.16.2016 | Arts
Perry Brass

I spent ten days in Havana, Cuba, from February 9, 2016 to February 19, 2016--roughly a month before President Obama made his historic trip. It was my first trip to Cuba, and I kept a close journal of my time there.

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: 10 Days in Havana, Part Three

Perry Brass | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Perry Brass

From the outside, the Riviera looks close to abandoned, but it is still functioning; I was also told that, inside, it is a perfectly preserved piece of mid-1950s exuberantly excessive Americana.

Meet The Journalist Who Befriended A Shy Hemingway In 'Papa' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment

"I talk too much. Boring." It's hard to imagine Ernest Hemingway, he of the famously unadorned writing style, talking too much. But according to the ...

How Hemingway Learned to Write From Cezanne's Paintings

Sarah Stodola | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Sarah Stodola

Hemingway used only the most necessary words, then pared them down even further. He employed understatement to suggest depths of drama and emotion. He left the most important things out and made them all the more compelling for it.

Autism Without Fear: Advice for Young, Autistic Authors

Michael John Carley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Michael John Carley

A few of us have been at this "'notable person on the spectrum writes book'-thing" for some time. And whether it's me, Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Jerry Newport, John Elder Robison, or Donna Williams...etc. I'm going to guess that we all, as oldsters, see a tremendous number of young, next-gen spectrumites who are writing, or who are seeking to write books about what life is like on the autism spectrum.

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: 10 Days in Havana, Part One

Perry Brass | Posted 04.01.2016 | Arts
Perry Brass

The author near the Capitol, in Havana, with some of Cuba's famous old American cars, most of which are used in one way or another as taxis. I spent ...

Unblocking Writer's Block: 10 Ways to Free Your Mind

Angela Tung | Posted 03.29.2017 | Arts
Angela Tung

A 1940s study found four different types of blocked writers: those who were anxious, those who took their anger out on others, those who were apathetic, and those who were hostile and disappointed.

Writers and War

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.26.2017 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Perhaps a further distinction should be made between literary works that impart meaning to war and those that face the fact that, of all human experiences, war is one of the most thoroughly senseless.

A Love Letter to a Hemingway Classic

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.22.2017 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Peter Golden | Off the Shelf I spot them whenever I'm there: tourists with copies of Walks in Hemingway's Paris in their hands. Inspired by Erne...

Fighting Chicken Nuggets of Key West

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.23.2017 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Brought to the island as fighting cocks but then set free from the brutal blood sport to roam as protected citizens of Key West, the roosters have become a cultural treasure, symbolic of co-existence and a liberated mindset.

On the Road Again - Gilligan's Compelling Journey in 2015

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 02.11.2017 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

This story is dedicated to Gilligan, (July 4, 2001 - December 29, 2015) our beloved family member, travel companion, and friend who taught us how cats...

New Year's Eve at The Beaufort Bar Searching for The Savoy Orpheans

Barry Singer | Posted 12.31.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

I want to spend New Year's Eve at the Savoy Hotel in London dancing to the Savoy Orpheans. But they're long gone. The Orpheans were the resident dance band at the Savoy from 1923 to 1927, and on and off thereafter throughout the 1930s.

It's ISIS vs. the World, Not Islam vs. the World

Munawar A. Anees | Posted 11.19.2016 | Home
Munawar A. Anees

PARIS -- In the wake of violent events in the West, any hasty judgement on Muslims does more harm than good. It serves the terrorists on a silver platter.

'An Artist Has No Home in Europe Except in Paris' -Friedrich Nietzsche

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.17.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In the last few days, Paris has been in the news and on our minds for all the wrong reasons... tragic reasons. And still, there is no doubt that with its indomitable spirit and enduring troves of art and culture, the city -- and France itself -- will overcome.

Caviar and Pastry Cream

Yara Zgheib | Posted 11.05.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

'Let's walk down the rue de Seine and look in all the galleries and in the windows of the shops.' 'Sure. We can walk anywhere and we can stop at som...

A Weekend at the Waldorf

Yara Zgheib | Posted 09.18.2016 | New York
Yara Zgheib

He felt like Marlon Brando, and I like Audrey Hepburn. But in the pristine white marble lobby of the grand 1893 Art Deco building, what we looked like, really, was out of place.