| 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...
| 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...
| May 4, 2013
All that's really required for a day at the beach is a stretch of sand and surf, but there's enough of those raw materials in Florida to enjoy an experience beyond that.
For history buffs, there are beaches in the shadows of Spanish forts and Victorian-...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:46 PM
A once-notorious intersection at the foot of Laurel Canyon in Hollywood is being targeted for a striking new development with high-rise apartments, street-level shops and an underground grocery store.
At the southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard at...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Megalyn Echikunwoke lives in Venice Beach, Calif. -- a long way from the Navajo reservation in Chinle, Ariz., where she grew up. "There really is nothing like it," says the actress, whose resume includes TV roles on "House of Lies," "24" and "CSI: Miami."...
| 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,...
| 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."
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The story of Los Angeles schools' misbegotten $1-billion program to equip all its students with iPads for students continues to get worse.
The latest news, as reported by my colleague Howard Blume, is that the price of the devices turns out to be higher...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Revelers from around the world descended on Pamplona to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2013
PARIS — Charles Trueheart, the director of the American Library in Paris, picked through the shelves in his office and withdrew a surprisingly well-preserved June 1922 edition of the long-gone literary magazine the Smart Set.
The cover touted a...