| Mar 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
-- Future plans: Green Day says Tom Hanks may be interested in making a movie out of "American Idiot," the new Broadway show based on one of the American rock band's albums. (Wall Street Journal) -- On the mend: Placido......
| Dec 21, 2009
| 4:32 PM
"The General Historie of Virginia, New England and the Summer Islands," on display at the Huntington Library. "Sleeping in his boat, accidentallie one fired his powder bag, which tore the flesh from his body and thighes, nine or ten inches square in a...
| Dec 22, 2009
| 9:34 PM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 20 - 26, in PDF format This week's TV Movies HIGH-WATER MARK: The new special 'Mega-Tsunami: 5 Years Later' recalls the deadly 2004 tsunami, mostly through amateur video footage......
| Sep 30, 2010
| 7:14 PM
Black Mask, the great pulp fiction magazine, was launched by H.L. Mencken in 1920 but really started to come into its own some six or seven years later under the editorship of Joseph T. Shaw, who would in time publish almost the entire pantheon of classic...
| Oct 10, 2010
Recession-smession. Even those of us pinching our pennies need regular fixes of travel. The journeys can be thrice as nice when we also satiate a vice, whether it's a sin of the more biblical variety or a more modern indulgence.
| Jan 17, 2010
Getting to Pigeon Key these days isn't as easy as it used to be. In years past, it was a popular place to take a break -- and maybe grab a cold drink or dash a few lines on a postcard -- during the long drive from Miami to Key West. A ramp from the two-...
| Jan 29, 2010
After "The Catcher in the Rye" exploded onto the literary scene in 1951, author J.D. Salinger had what every writer yearns for -- money, fame and critical acclaim. "Catcher" became a touchstone for the teenage culture just emerging in post-World War II...
| Mar 19, 2011
The fascination with Ernest Hemingway's years in Paris in the early 1920s seems to never die. Witness the sudden rise on bestseller lists across the country of "The Paris Wife," Paula McLain's novel narrated by the first of Hemingway's four wives,...
| Apr 5, 2011
‘Nobody goes to bed in Madrid until they have killed the night.’
– Ernest Hemingway, “Death in the Afternoon”
Ifyour plane from Los Angeles arrives in Madrid at midnight, what luck! Ignore that pesky jet lag and...
| Nov 14, 2010
Mark Twain was not quite 50 when he published "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in February 1885, and in so doing, changed American literature. Until then, many of our writers had flirted with vernacular expression, most notably Thomas Paine, whose...
| Nov 21, 2010
The Dangerous Otto Katz
The Many Lives of a Soviet Spy
Bloomsbury: 366 pp., $26
He had at least 21 aliases. He insisted that he was briefly Marlene Dietrich's husband in 1920s Berlin, which was probably not so, though he was possibly...