| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:14 PM
For a documentary extolling the friendship between two icons of minimalist persuasion — soft-spoken movie star Gary Cooper and stripped-bare wordsmith Ernest Hemingway — John Mulholland's "Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen" sure does talk a...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 27, 2013
Just because you can't travel to Cuba from the United States doesn't mean that you can't drink like you're on holiday in Havana. Eveleigh barman Dave Kupchinsky has created a languorous summer treat with a cocktail called Hotel Nacional. The drink tips...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Hold on to your hats: Things are about to get hot around here. Hot, that is, for people who love books, who covet literary rarities and whose pulses race at the thought of holding a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" in their very...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
George Plimpton's greatest story was his own life.
There was very little the renowned journalist, writer and longtime editor of the literary journal the Paris Review didn't try. During a career that spanned the second half of the 20th century,...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Bestselling Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith has bought a chain of uninhabited islands off the coast of Scotland, the Telegraph reports.
Smith, author of "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" mysteries, discovered the remote islands on a series of...