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For a while in midcentury America, Tiki was king of the land. With Polynesian-themed hotels, restaurants, cocktails, theme parks, apartment condos, music, movies and more, America's infatuation with the Hawaiian Islands and Polynesian culture reached a fever pitch before suddenly collapsing.
Now that Nova Scotia's declared the largest debt in its history, and Halifax has saved another eyesore from the wrecking ball, there's nothing left to do but offer up a summer reading list.
When the photography was invented in 1840, literature warmly greeted it. Why? I think the ability of photographs to precisely describe what is in front of the camera caught the imagination of writers who felt less threatened by photography than painters did.
Five authors have won 2014 Ohioana Book Awards. The annual awards, first presented in 1942, recognize outstanding books by native Ohioans or residents of the state for at least five years - or authors who have written about the state or an Ohioan.
Detroit has been in the spotlight lately-and that's not necessarily a good thing.
This weekend Atlanta's newest convention, Monsterama , celebrates classic horror and the fantastic with an exciting list of guests representing an interesting cross-section of film, literature, and art experiences and is preparing to welcome guests who enjoy horror and the fantastic.
Sometimes we turn to literature to escape life's difficulties, and sometimes we turn to literature to inhabit them more fully.
Twenty years ago Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation ushered in a wave of confessional literature.
Contained in 'All the Pages Are Our Days' is a screenplay co-authored by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir's children's books, displays on the work of the lyricist Robert Hunter and many more artifacts.
For Ellison, social media platforms are necessary tools for promoting yourself as an author, but their use ends there.
Famed Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya, a Sahitya Akademi awardee known for his radical left and anti-establishment views and championing of the marginalised urban milieu, died at a hospital here Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his associates said.
The unique commemoration is the only festival solely dedicated to celebrating Samuel Beckett through the full range of the arts, including theatre, dance, film, visual arts, literature and broadcast.
HEA contributor and best-selling romance author Donna Kauffman recaps last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance.
John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men has been on the examination syllabus for English schoolchildren for more than 50 years.
Travel around the world in 1872 using various means of transportation in a race based on the Jules Verne classic.
Updated: Sat Aug 02, 2014 03:10 am
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