Ernest Hemingway

How Isaac Asimov Helped Me Increase my Writing Speed 5x

In the early stages of writing my dissertation I would be lucky to produce more than a few sentences a day. Words came out as quickly as liquid …

Isaac Asimov

The sum also rises: How Ernest Hemingway's story as a Star reporter helped boost the Santa Claus Fund so no child was left out at Christmas

“She had worked until she had become a shadow. Her big eyes in sunken lids seemed to hold flame as they glowed from the pallid transparency of her …

Literature

Writing advice from iconic authors

If your job involves writing in any way—or even if you just pen an occasional love note—it always pays to improve your skills.<p>There’s plenty of …

Authors

The 20 Best Things to Do in Key West, Florida

Two hundred years ago, Key West began as a far-flung island off an uninhabitable swampy peninsula populated by people running from the rest of the …

Florida

Why the War in Ukraine Matters to America

KYIV, Ukraine—And it goes on and on in eastern Ukraine. Every day and every night. There’s never any end to the artillery, the rockets, the …

Ukraine

How “The Story of Ferdinand” Became Fodder for the Culture Wars of Its Era

Children’s books, like children themselves, come in for a fair amount of scolding, whether it’s the periodic “family values” attacks on books like “Heather Has Two Mommies” or the international stir kicked up just last month when an English mum argued that the non-consensual wakeup kiss at the end …

Culture

Five reasons to spend winter holiday in the French Riviera

Known for its world-famous glamour, the French Riviera is packed with tourists and celebrities alike in July and August. Soaking the sun while …

French Riviera

On collecting books signed by Nobel laureates

It was a visit to the Nobel Museum in Stockholm in 2004 that got me thinking of collecting signed books by Nobel laureates. I recall the moment …

Literature

Belleville review – James Norton and Imogen Poots gleam amid Paris gloom

Donmar Warehouse, London Amy Herzog’s tale of uprooted Americans sinks into melodrama but is elevated by a central pair who reveal all the nuances of a marriage in crisis<p>Americans in Paris have inspired countless novelists, from Henry James to Ernest Hemingway. They also gave Gershwin the idea for …

Eat, drink and be merry - Feature

This year’s holiday banquet includes a spread of books that are fit for feasting: two gorgeous coffee-table extravagances, a fascinating window into …

F. Scott Fitzgerald

on Coffee.: Miami, Mexico, Nairobi, Reno, Paris and More. December 13, 2017

look who’s talking<p>1) Art Basel<p>:Henry Taylor’s Sungtae Kim – Drinking coffee in my Chinatown studio (2012) sold @BlumandPoe @ArtBasel Miami for …

Coffee

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland go on a sentimental journey in The Leisure Seeker

Americans are so used to exporting our culture to other countries that it’s always a bit of a novelty to see it reflected back onto us. But for every</i> …

Movies

Top 10 books about growing old

While ageing can easily leave some frightened, the likes of Alec Guinness, Nora Ephron and Julian Barnes have produced wry, positive takes on old age, says septuagenarian author Christopher Matthews<p>We have all seen old age in action and often it is not a pretty sight. Chances are, it strikes …

Books

How Jewish authors reinvented the American war novel

Just as Jewish film directors helped reshape the US imagination, Jewish writers redefined perceptions of war, subverting anti-Semitic stereotypes and …

Long-form Journalism

Downtown Ivy League-Themed Bar Academia Is Now Open

It’s the one with pheromones<p>Russell Davis, of the Spike TV show <i>Bar Rescue</i>, <b>opened</b> his Ivy League-themed bar <b>Academia</b>. It’s located in the former Isla space at <b>208 West 4th Street</b>. The bar touts itself as “a figurative faculty lounge for an Ivy League university of drinking where the likes of Ernest …

Hunter S. Thompson

Bitcoin Hyper-Deflation, Gold and Silver Report

A meme we have seen in the bitcoin community seems to be gaining traction. Bitcoin is deflationary. That is prices of things, measured in bitcoin, …

Gold

Tender Buttons [Apple]

Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, on February 3, 1874, to wealthy German-Jewish immigrants. At the age of three, her family moved …

Literature

The 10 Best Suspense Movies Of All Time

The suspense genre relies on the audience thinking they might know more than the characters in the film itself. They ask us to take part in the …

Jonathan Demme

Eureka Moment: Ernest Hemingway, Sam Lipsyte, James Wright

Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday by signing up for the Redux newsletter.<p>This week, we bring you our 1958 …

Literature

Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking

<i>“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know.”</i><p><i>~ Ernest Hemingway</i><p>The sleeping bag is perhaps the most cherished item …

Trails

Searching for a Secret Ski Destination? Try Michigan

The snow sparkled on broad Kath Run at Boyne Highlands in northern Michigan as Tony Sendlhofer and I hit the powdery margins with each slope-hogging S-turn, leaving a joyous loopy trail on the freshly groomed corduroy of a sunny Sunday in March.<p>“They say about Midwest skiers that we love to make …

Travel

Great Restorations, Paris Part One: The Ritz By John Mariani

Paris is called the "City of Lights," but the four-year-long $400 million restoration of The Ritz Paris, which opened in 1898, shows that it is also the City of Light—a light that is now purer and brighter than when the Impressionists painted it at a time when coal smoke began smogging the air and …

Paris

Find Someone Who Shares Your Interests By Searching OkCupid By Keyword

The dating app swipe can be addictive and satisfying, but it also rests on snap judgements that aren't necessarily the things that make a …

Margaret Atwood

Ski Report: What to See/Do/Wear in Courchevel, Sun Valley, and Whistler

The good news is ski season is off to a strong start with mountains across the West and Europe starting to accrue a solid base. We’ve canvassed …

Skiing

History Calendar: Updated Dec. 12, 2017

Email information to tandc@freelancestar.com (subject: History Calendar). For more listings, see fredericksburg.com.<p>Home for the Holidays at Gari …

HBCUs

Bookstores may be dying, but fashion brands are giving them new life

The future of brick-and-mortar bookstores has been in peril for at least a decade. But whether you’re actually shopping for a book or not, you might actually find yourself wandering into a bookstore by accident. Because fashion brands, from French icon Sonia Rykiel to New York City-based Warby …

Coffee

Idaho's Sun Valley is a grand dame and a grand time among skiers and snowboarders

Sun Valley, America's first destination ski resort and still a favorite winter playground for many of Hollywood's skiers and snowboarders, is a grand dame among ski resorts, marking its 82nd season this winter.<p>Two winters ago, I returned to the Idaho resort after a 22-year absence and 36 years …

Skiing

10 Trips to Gift Your Favorite Traveler

These trips, hand-selected by our Expeditions team, are great for any type of traveler in your life.<p>Here are a few gift ideas you may not have considered this holiday season: a cooking lesson in an Italian castle. A wildlife safari in Tanzania. A stay in an 18th-century Brazilian farmhouse …

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