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13 Important Stories to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.01.2015 | 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 09.24.2015 | 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 09.03.2015 | 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 09.23.2015 | 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 08.12.2015 | 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 08.06.2015 | 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 07.24.2015 | 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 07.20.2015 | 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 07.18.2015 | 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 05.26.2015 | 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...

F. Scott Fitzgerald Invented Gatsby in This House

Sarah Stodola | Posted 05.18.2015 | 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.

Watch Me Go: A Talk With Mark Wisniewski

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Watch Me Go concerns Douglas "Deesh" Sharp, who has managed to stay on the right side of the law by hauling junk for cash. But after he and two friends dispose of a sealed oil drum, Deesh finds himself betrayed, and running from the police.

West of Hollywood: Stewart O'Nan On Fact, Fiction, And F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

O'Nan subtly weaves details from Fitzgerald's unfinished novel into his own -- a thunderstorm, a sculpture's head, moments that you only realize later have happened for his character Fitzgerald's imaginative benefit, and that add to the already-thick layers of creativity in West of Sunset.

Bedlam Overtakes Jane Austen, While F. Scott Fitzgerald Sings

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

New York theatergoers with an adventurous spirit -- or mainstream theatergoers unafraid to venture off off Broadway when recommendations warrant -- are being rewarded this month with special treats of high quality and relatively low price.

The Art of Zelda Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Zelda Fitzgerald is, still, best known as the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. True, Zelda was an inspiration for heroines and dialogue in his stories, and half of the golden couple of what Scott dubbed "The Jazz Age," but she was also an accomplished writer, and artist.

Americans in Paris: Whit Stillman and The Cosmopolitans

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.07.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Part of the third season of Amazon Studio's television pilots, The Cosmopolitans tells the story of a small band of Americans living in Paris -- following them on Saturday afternoons until the wee, small hours of Sunday morning.

The Great War, Literature, and Us

Greg Garrett | Posted 10.04.2014 | Books
Greg Garrett

This morning, on the one hundred year anniversary of Britain's declaration of war against Germany and entry in what was to be known as The Great War, I attended a memorial Eucharist at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden, Wales.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Last Will and Testament

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

He died in Hollywood on December 21, 1940, eating a chocolate bar and making notes in pencil on a football story in the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The last words F. Scott Fitzgerald ever wrote complimented the author of the story: "Good prose."

Eugene McCarthy Now a Non-Person in St. Paul

Al Eisele | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

The Saint Paul Grill has declared Gene McCarthy a non-person and you can no longer swill your favorite drink while he gazes over you. I wish I could hear what he would say about it. Too bad for a city that prides itself as one that pays homage to its history.