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The Exact Day The American Dream Died

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 09.21.2016 | Comedy

The wind was blowing at a strong, southern clip as Donald Trump took the stage under a blazing sun in the Florida city of Boca Raton on April 16, 2011...

Buy F. Scott Fitzgerald's Old Home And Make It Your Side Of Paradise

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.16.2016 | Arts

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 120th birthday is Sept. 24th, and what better way to celebrate than buying the acclaimed author’s old house? OK, so at $625,...

The Green Light Beckons

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 05.12.2016 | Religion
Bil Hitchcock

All world religions have a certain amount of mystery about them that is hard to understand...someday, we will, but on earth that mystery sometimes reveals itself in small measure from time to time.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Truslow Adams and The American Dream

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.18.2016 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

"The American dream," that protean and paradoxical phrase, is held to first have been used as a definite concept by James Truslow Adams in The Epic of America (1931).

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald Day in Asheville

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 03.11.2016 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Asheville, North Carolina, celebrated its first "Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald Day" on March 10th. According to the Asheville Citizen-Times announcement, the day of events all over town featured much for everyone, and promises to be a bright annual springtime event on calendars to come.

Star-crossed Lovers and Bygone Times

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.07.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf We like to romanticize the age of sixteen. Pop culture tells us it's a turning point, filled with sweet birthdays an...

Caviar and Pastry Cream

Yara Zgheib | Posted 11.05.2015 | 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...

"Clever Little Lies:" A Droll New Dramedy at Westside Theatre

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Clever Little Lies, every line hits hard. Playwright Joe DiPietro has no mercy as he portrays a cheating husband whose child-obsessed wife coddles her baby with the new-age spirit and energy that make parents dreadful company these days.

13 Important Stories to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.01.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

Greatness often breeds controversy. This has been the case for acclaimed books throughout history. Harry Potter for its glorification of witchcraft, Go Ask Alice for its depiction of harrowing teen drug use, and Brave New World for its unsettling vision of the future, but we love them anyway.

"WeHo Reads: Banned Books" Brings Together Literature, Art and Film

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.24.2016 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

When the left and right agree on something, it's time to realize that books, art and ideas, even if we disagree with them, are vital to our growth as individuals and as a society.

Hemingway at the Morgan Library

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.03.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars opens Sept. 25 at the Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan. It's the first-ever major museum exhibition of his work, and promises a thorough examination of how the author honed his craft and brought emotional life to his writing.

Antibes, a Place for Joy

Andrew M. Tolentino | Posted 08.28.2016 | Travel
Andrew M. Tolentino

I am not tortured, and certainly not a genius, but if ever I found myself to be, like Fitzgerald, Greene and Picasso, I would know where to find joy. Antibes.

LA Stories: Photographer Zane W. Levitt's Tour of Awesome Architecture in the City of Angels

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.12.2016 | Los Angeles
Ashley Jude Collie

With its linear and geometric shapes, symmetry and a style that expressed the vibrancy of the mid '20s through '30s, Art Deco's visual arts style inspired many other facets including old Hollywood in both classic films and gorgeous movie palaces.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Story Temperature

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.06.2016 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

The manuscripts, and finished typescript, for F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1939 short story "Temperature" have rested quietly at Princeton University for many decades.

Happy Birthday, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.24.2016 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Despite strife and money troubles, illness and depression and The Great Depression, their honeymoon went on for the next twenty years. If you don't believe that, just read Scott and Zelda's letters to each other.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, on Native Grounds

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

I've been to Ireland many times before, but never to Waterford. Fitzgerald brought me here -- and to the Irish sides of his family, both the McQuillans and the Fitzgeralds, I'm grateful.

Peculiar Anecdotes From the Life of Ernest Hemingway

Steven Petite | Posted 07.18.2016 | Books
Steven Petite

In the world of renowned and important authors, it can be argued that no writer has every given us as many interesting real life tales and correspondence than the "Papa" of 20th century fiction: Ernest Hemingway.

The Great Gatsby in Six Words

Peter Vaughn | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books
Peter Vaughn

I will always tell them that Fitzgerald's novel is a poem disguised as a novel. Much of the novel should be treated more as poetry with its own sets of rules and less like a novel.

'Youth Is A Lost Utopia'

The European | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

France’s literary enfant terrible, Frédéric Beigbeder, blames J.D. Salinger for his fear of old age. As therapy, he wrote a bold novel about etern...

F. Scott Fitzgerald Invented Gatsby in This House

Sarah Stodola | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

It's become somewhat of a national pastime to recreate the milieu of F. Scott Fitzgerald, especially in the summer months, when flapper dresses and resurrected cocktails are easiest to flaunt.

Why Short Stories Matter Now More Than Ever

Steven Petite | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

If F. Scott Fitzgerald was alive today and writing, his income would be roughly half a million dollars a year. In his prime writing days, Fitzgerald was pulling in well over ten thousand dollars a year on short stories alone.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Hilariously Fails To Stick To A Budget

Scribner Magazine | Posted 06.03.2015 | Books
Scribner Magazine

By F. Scott Fitzgerald / Scribner Magazine This is the first in a coming series of Scribner features on F. Scott Fitzgerald to celebrate the 90th an...

F. Scott Fitzgerald's First Draft of 'The Great Gatsby'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Today, the earliest surviving manuscript draft of The Great Gatsby rests in a high-security, climate-controlled vault in Princeton, New Jersey. However, this manuscript is not the first draft of the novel. Only two pages of that survive.

For Audiences, Loving Ben Scheuer Will Be Easy

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Benjamin Scheuer sat at Buvette in the West Village, a casual grin stretching up toward his perfectly coifed 'do. "I dressed for spring today," he said with a velvet voice, sliding over words like they were made of silk.

The Mental Shortcut That Dumbs Down Your Mind

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Clearly you have a choice, is it going to be safety or show? Your brain prefers for you to default to one or the other. But creating a false dichotomy is what keeps most organizations from creating a Tinkerbell.