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Culture, The Exhibitionist New on Video: Hardcore Hemingway (and Ronald Reagan!) in <i>The Killers</i>

New on Video: Hardcore Hemingway (and Ronald Reagan!) in The Killers

Why can't Hollywood come up with any original ideas, amirite? Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Killers" is a slip of a tale, a mere 10 pages depending on where it's printed (that's what it clocked in at in…
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News, The Snitch HBO Movie 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' to be Shot in San Francisco

HBO Movie 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' to be Shot in San Francisco

San Francisco will be the backdrop for an original HBO movie that chronicles the romance between Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, officials at the mayor's office and San Francisco Film Commission announced today.The film, Hemingway & Gellhorn, stars Clive Owen…
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Culture, Stage &#147;Sonny&#146;s Blues&#148; Doesn&#146;t Work on the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Stage

“Sonny’s Blues” Doesn’t Work on the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Stage

Ernest Hemingway wrote only two plays in his life. It's surprising that he didn't write more of them, as he apparently found drama easier to pen than prose. "The making part of a play comes after the writing of it,"…
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Culture, Stage

The Old Man and the Sea

Californians are no strangers to fusion. They eat mahi-mahi in wasabi-mango marinade as if it were chicken potpie, and combine acupuncture and BOTOX without blinking an eye. Blending Japanese noh drama, kyogen comedy, and scattered lines from Ernest Hemingway's classic…
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Culture, Books

Old School

By Tobias Wolff Knopf (2003), $22 There's a breath of other classic coming-of-age-at-school tales in Tobias Wolff's absorbing collection of semi-autobiographical short stories, Old School. The careful reader will find hints of A Separate Peace, Catcher in the Rye, even…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): I predict that some night this week you'll dream of appearing naked in front of a large crowd. What's worse is that you're also likely to forget the speech you were going to give to the…
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Second Time Around

The Killers Burt Lancaster made a staggeringly potent film debut as "the big Swede" who refuses to dodge fate in the 1946 expansion of Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Killers." In the heart-chilling opening sequence (straight out of Hemingway), he…
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