| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Here's our weekly salute to the people and places making this area a wonderful place to live.
While libraries serve as anchors for communities, a smaller movement that has emerged over the last few years shows just how important books...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Let's start with a recipe: Take an early interest in Dr. Seuss, mix with critically bad sci-fi movies such as "Enemy Mine" and "Tron," blend in a heavy dose of "Star Wars" literature, stir in "mecha" TV shows like "Robotech," boil with Dashiell Hammett...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:47 PM
If you read a synopsis of "Ivanhoe," you might think it's filled with exciting episodes, so how could it be so excruciatingly boring for an adolescent? Then came the real torture, an assignment to read a dolorous soap opera called "Silas Marner."
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:32 AM
"Midnight in Paris": Woody Allen's rhapsodic rom-com in the City of Lights is a rich ode to cultural nostalgia, set partially in romantic 1920s Paris and filled with literary notables of the era. Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Josephine Baker,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:03 PM
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A historic archive documenting Alexander Graham Bell’s attempt in the early 1900s to build a kite-like aircraft that would allow humans to fly was pulled back from an auctioneer’s...
| Jul 22, 2013
Many would say if you're going to do Key West right, you're going to have to spend a good bit of money. Hotels aren't cheap, food and drink can be surprisingly expensive and popular attractions like author Ernest Hemingway's house don't offer free...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:20 AM
With a dazzling new cover and smart new introduction, one of my favorite novels, "Appointment in Samarra" by John O'Hara, is reborn.
Before some of you head back to school and read assignments of Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and F. Scott...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:26 PM
WALLOON LAKE — On July 21, the 114th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birth, Starbright Media Corporation resumed production on its planned hour-long television documentary titled “Young Hemingway: Finding His Muse in Northern Michigan....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Ernest Hemingway's favorite vacation spot beckons, and it's just half a day's drive from Chicago in northern Michigan.
The globe-trotting author is more associated with bullfighting in Spain, movable feasts in Paris, big-game hunting on African...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Of all the ways to keep a writer's memory alive, the one held at Sloppy Joe's bar in Key West, Fla., is certainly among the best: it's the annual Hemingway Look-Alike contest.
In honor of Ernest Hemingway's nickname, the winner is crowned "Papa" for a...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American.
In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
| Aug 7, 2013
All folks wanted to talk about was the big "running of the bulls" event proposed in Cicero, as promoters dream about "recreating" the Spanish festival of San Fermin popularized by Ernest Hemingway.
"So, are you going to run with the bulls?" asked a...