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Paris Review - Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No. 21

Interviewed by George Plimpton<p>Issue 18, Spring 1958<p>Ernest Hemingway, ca. 1939. Photograph by Lloyd Arnold<p>HEMINGWAY<p>You go to the races?<p>INTERVIEWER<p>Yes, occasionally.<p>HEMINGWAY<p>Then you read the Racing Form ... There you have the true art of fiction.<p>—Conversation in a Madrid café, May 1954<p>Ernest …

Literature

A guide to playing a new instrument: The dervishes

The whirling dervishes have been brought to life as the centre piece in a new telling of the Faust legend at the Royal Opera House.<p>The technology has been created by sound artist Andy Cavatorta.<p>It is at the heart of fellow sound artist Matthew Herbert's first opera, The Crackle, which opens on …

Trouble in Watts, LA - a picture from the past

On 15th March 1966, police search a group of black youths during disturbances in the Watts neighbourhood of Los Angeles. This flare up came 8 months after the deadly 1965 riots

See The Steve Jobs Portrait Made Out of 20 Pounds of E-Waste

Eclectic San Francisco artist Jason Mecier has just unveiled his portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The eclectic part? It’s composed out of 20 …

Wonderfully Bizarre Embroidered Found Photos by Mana Morimoto

Artist Mana Morimoto uses embroidery to add colorful, often wonderfully bizarre flourishes to found photographs. She has more embroidery art on her …

Where to pee on Mardi Gras: the app

A web app launching today lists nearby available bathrooms along Carnival parade routes. <b>AirPnP</b> designers <b>Max Gaudin</b> and <b>Travis Laurendine</b> made the site …

Italy up in arms over Michelangelo's David rifle advert

<b>Italy's culture minister has expressed outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle.</b><p>Dario Franceschini said the image was offensive and violated the law.<p>A number of Italian media web sites carried the image of the advertisement showing David …

Italy

The history of Ukraine

Both the European Community and President Putin are making plays for Ukraine’s favours. Chris Bowlby looks at the republic’s varied history to …

The Simpsons' take on the Oscar Selfie

2014 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display Sunday night for the opening round of Rio de Janeiro’s exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew, even by local standards.<p>The Carnival competition sees the city’s top samba groups, or schools, parade in the Sambadrome, each …

Just like Silicon Valley, the Google Doodle has a gender problem

Those fun illustrations pop up on birthdays of important innovators — take a closer look at who isn’t celebrated<p>Over the past 16 years Google Doodles -- delightful illustrations that appear on Google's homepage to acknowledge dates, people or innovations -- have increased in frequency and …

Hong Kong's Infamous Kowloon Walled City Rebuilt as Amusement Park

When Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City was razed in the late 1980s, it was an infamously untouchable haven for drugs, crime, and prostitution—a place …

The Indicator: The Slum Exotic and the Persistence of Hong Kong’s Walled City

Whenever I see sensational exposes on the supposedly sublime spatial intensity of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City (demolished in 1994), they strike …

Hong Kong

John Steinbeck on the Creative Spirit and the Meaning of Life

A decade before he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, 1902–December 20, 1968) wrote <b>East of Eden</b> (<i>public library</i>), which was eventually adapted into the 1955 film of the same title starring James Dean and which Steinbeck originally addressed to his two young sons. (The …

Colorado Girl Scouts Not Allowed To Sell Cookies Outside Pot Shops

<b>DENVER (CBS4)</b> – Customers of some marijuana shops are finding they don’t have to go far if they have a case of the munchies since Girl Scouts are …

Tech doing good? SF tackles homelessness with smartphones

At a time when San Francisco is under fire for being too "techie," some local nonprofits have teamed up with a leading enterprise-technology company to try to show the tech industry's philanthropic side.<p>About two or three weeks ago, recovering addict Edgar Aguilar walked into a tiny computer lab …

San Francisco

Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock

In a response to a shareholder suggestion that Apple stop its environmentally friendly initiatives, the typically temperate Apple CEO draws a blunt line in the sand.<p>In his job as Apple CEO, Tim Cook is mostly known for having a demeanor that's in some ways antithetical to that of Steve Jobs. …

Green Energy

Technology News - CNET News - CNET

More top storiesMay 22, 2018<p>WWDC: All the rumors on iOS 12, iPad Pro, MacBooks and more<p>Here's what might happen when Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage in San Jose on June 4.<p>by John Falcone, Justin Jaffe<p>Inside an Amazon warehouse that ships your supersized purchases by Ben Fox Rubin<p>Samsung promises …

Razer Phone

This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood | WIRED

Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it …

Review: The Magic Flute at L.A. Opera

<i>First appeared in L.A. Downtown News</i><p>Who knew that the über-hip had a sense of humor? Run, don't walk to the nearest browser and get your tickets to <i>The Magic Flute</i>, re-imaged by the cutting edge "1927" animation arts group, and now onstage at L.A. Opera. This one is a pure delight -- from wild …

Not changing my football allegiance, but do you get the reference? Thanks to the @laopera children's chorus! http://t.co/2GAmzUx5Cw

Erika Miklósa - Die Zauberflöte (Zum Leiden bin ich auserkoren)

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