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Opinion: Why do we still care about Ernest Hemingway?

The widespread yet varying attention drawn by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's "Hemingway" documentary series -- which ran its course on PBS last week -- proves, if nothing else, that its subject still lingers in the world's collective consciousness almost a century after his first books were first published.
Tags: News, Stories, Ken Burns, Pbs, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Lynn Novick


Why do we still care about Ernest Hemingway?

After watching Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's documentary series "Hemingway," critic Gene Seymour says the continuing fascination with the writer's public and private lives remains a mystery. Seymour says our inability to let him go speaks less to what we encounter on the page and more to what lurks behind it -- about Hemingway, and about us -- that we alternate between reveling in and wanting to unsee.
Tags: Cnn, Ken Burns, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Seymour, Lynn Novick, Gene Seymour


Opinion: The question about Ernest Hemingway that Ken Burns leaves unanswered

The widespread yet varying attention drawn by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's "Hemingway" documentary series -- which ran its course on PBS last week -- proves, if nothing else, that its subject still lingers in the world's collective consciousness almost a century after his first books were first published.
Tags: News, Stories, Ken Burns, Pbs, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Lynn Novick


The question about Ernest Hemingway that Ken Burns leaves unanswered

The widespread yet varying attention drawn by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's "Hemingway" documentary series -- which ran its course on PBS last week -- proves, if nothing else, that its subject still lingers in the world's collective consciousness almost a century after his first books were first published.
Tags: News, Stories, Ken Burns, Pbs, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Lynn Novick


The big question about Ernest Hemingway

The widespread yet varying attention drawn by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's "Hemingway" documentary series -- which ran its course on PBS last week -- proves, if nothing else, that its subject still lingers in the world's collective consciousness almost a century after his first books were first published.
Tags: News, Stories, Ken Burns, Pbs, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Lynn Novick


The Transgender Nature of Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is one of the most influential and popuar authors in the US. They won the Nobel Prize in Litterature in 1954. Moreover, they bulit a myth of themselves  as the the most masculine of men, the big game hunter and boxer who wrote about bullfighting and war. Yet: They were, in fact, transgender. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have made a new documentary series about Hemingway for the American PBS, and in this series they also look at Hemingway's gender variance.  Hemingway was trying to...
Tags: Sex, Lgbt, Transgender, Ken Burns, Pbs, Trans, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Lynn Novick, Queer, Genderqueer, Litterature


Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough marvel over ‘Monday’ romance, Disney+ franchises

Sebastian Stan knows that most moviegoers know him as Captain America’s pal Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier, a character who in the last decade has appeared in seven movies and is now the subject of a TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But while the superhero blockbuster ride is great, and given the recent success of the Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” not likely to end soon, that’s not all there is to know of him and the work he’s done. “I mean, look, I love...
Tags: New York, Movies, Greece, La, Disney, America, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Ifc, Ken Burns, Richard Linklater, Margot Robbie, Luke Skywalker, Tonya


TV writer Anne Beatts, who penned classic ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketches, dies at 74

Anne Beatts, who got her start at National Lampoon and then joined the writing staff of the then-new comedy TV series “Saturday Night Live,” died on April 7. She was 74 Beatts, who taught at the Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, was responsible for some of the most memorable characters on the early days of “Saturday Night Live.” Among the recurring roles she helped create were Todd DiLaMuca and Lisa Lupner, the nerd couple played by Bill Murray and Gilda Radner, Fred Garvi...
Tags: La, Sport, Chicago, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Michelle Obama, Bill Murray, Cbs, John, Ken Burns, Anne, National Lampoon, Chapman University, Lynn Novick


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Hemingway’ Strives to Deconstruct the Self-Created Myth of Ernest Hemingway

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Hemingway Where You Can Stream It: PBS The Pitch: A six-hour, three-part documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that explores the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Ernest Hemingway is a literary giant. With his terse, minimalist prose he changed the face of American writing, influencing co...
Tags: Movies, Features, Jeff Daniels, Ken Burns, Pbs, Hemingway, Burns, Ernest Hemingway, Daniels, Lynn Novick, Edna O Brien, Novik, Netflix/Streaming Video, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream


Rickie Lee Jones talks ‘Last Chance Texaco’ and tales of music, heartache, addiction and family

Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones says she decided to write her life story for one simple reason. The material was just so good. “I know I have great stories to tell,” she says recently by phone from her home in New Orleans. “I’ve told a few to audiences in live shows, and told them to friends, and watched them play in my head again and again.” Readers can now get the chance to experience these tales themselves in Jones’s memoir, “Last Chance Texaco,” which hit stores on April 6. She recounts t...
Tags: Books, Music, Bruce Springsteen, California, Washington, Robin Williams, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Tom Waits, Things To Do, Soccer, Ireland, Bob Dylan, Arizona


Opinion: It's time to remember what 'asylum' really means

The long history of Ken Burns documentaries ranges from places to people to entire wars. His latest collaboration with Lynn Novick, "Hemingway," falls in that middle category, portraying Ernest Hemingway's war-spanning, tumultuous life over six hours, which might not qualify as Hemingway-esque brevity, but proves fascinating nevertheless.
Tags: News, Stories, Ken Burns, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Lynn Novick Hemingway


Ken Burns Does Hemingway

Let’s talk about the Burns Method: the frowning pan across the blotchy manuscript page, the dreamy plunge into the old photograph, the smatters of ambient sound, the talking head who is not so much a talking head as a deeply invested witness. How do you dramatize the interior life? How do you dramatize writing? If you’re Ken Burns, by talking to writers, by watching their faces and bodies register the Hemingway-shocks. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Media, Ken Burns, 04.01.21, Ken Burns Does Hemingway


'Hemingway' tackles the writer in a documentary as big as his tumultuous life

The long history of Ken Burns documentaries ranges from places to people to entire wars. His latest collaboration with Lynn Novick, "Hemingway," falls in that middle category, portraying Ernest Hemingway's war-spanning, tumultuous life over six hours, which might not qualify as Hemingway-esque brevity, but proves fascinating nevertheless.
Tags: Cnn, Ken Burns, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Lynn Novick Hemingway


Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ‘Hemingway’ Dissects Complicated Life and Myth of Iconic Writer: TV Review

How impressive is Ken Burns as a documentarian? Think of it like this: In the 1980s, the Brooklyn-born filmmaker earned Oscar nominations for making compelling docs on the history of a pair of inanimate objects. Granted, “Brooklyn Bridge” and “The Statue of Liberty” were films on America’s strength and exceptionalism as much as they were […]
Tags: Reviews, America, Brooklyn, Ken Burns, Brooklyn Bridge, Hemingway, Lynn Novick, TV Reviews


Ken Burns’ ‘Hemingway’ Dissects Complicated Life and Myth of Iconic Writer: TV Review

How impressive is Ken Burns as a documentarian? Think of it like this: In the 1980s, the Brooklyn-born filmmaker earned Oscar nominations for making compelling docs on the history of a pair of inanimate objects. Granted, “Brooklyn Bridge” and “The Statue of Liberty” were films on America’s strength and exceptionalism as much as they were […]
Tags: Reviews, America, Brooklyn, Ken Burns, Brooklyn Bridge, Hemingway, TV Reviews


'Hemingway will last forever': Ken Burns, Lynn Novick discuss their latest documentary subject

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discuss their engrossing new six-hour documentary on revered and reviled writer Ernest Hemingway.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Ken Burns, Usa Today, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Lynn Novick, Ken Burns Lynn Novick


Vast Archives at JFK Library Help Bring 'Hemingway' to Life

A new Ken Burns documentary on the life of Ernest Hemingway is shedding new light on one of America's greatest writers.
Tags: America, Ken Burns, Ernest Hemingway, JFK Library Help Bring Hemingway


140 Filmmakers Blast PBS For Over-dependence On Ken Burns And Lack Of Diversity

“The decades-long interdependence of PBS decision-makers, philanthropists, and corporate funders with one white, male filmmaker highlights the racial and cultural inequities perpetuated by this system. The amount of broadcast hours, financial support (from viewers like who?), and marketing muscle devoted to one man’s lens on America has severed PBS from its very roots,” said Grace Lee. – The Hill
Tags: Art, Media, America, Ken Burns, Pbs, 04.01.21


In Ken Burns' latest, you'll like Hemingway the artist more than Hemingway the man

Ken Burns' documentary "Hemingway" doesn't skim over the writer's dark chapters.
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Why Ken Burns will never make a documentary for the streaming giants

Filmmaker Ken Burns says in a new interview he'll never make a move for the streaming giants. Rather, he plans to keep the longtime...
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‘Hemingway’ directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick say 3-part film offers surprises, new perspectives

It is not a fast or easy thing to make a documentary, filmmaker Ken Burns says, though the arrival of his new three-part series on the writer Ernest Hemingway came more slowly than most. “I found a scrap of paper from the early or mid-’80s about things to do, and Hemingway was on a very, very short list,” Burns says. “It said, ‘Baseball’ after ‘Civil War,’ which happened.” But after the huge success with his documentaries on those two subjects, Hemingway remained an elusive target as Burns and l...
Tags: Books, China, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Jeff Daniels, Michael Jordan, Michelle Obama, Archer, Cbs, Michigan, Ken Burns, Pbs, Cuba, Sharon Osbourne


Hoornstra: What’s left to learn from Jackie Robinson’s life? Plenty

The website Goodreads.com lists 393 books with Jackie Robinson in the title. We do not lack for information about the most transcendent baseball player – the most transcendent athlete – in American history. What we lack is patience. In our haste to reduce Robinson to an uncomplicated icon, we tend to soften the edges of a polyhedral life. In 2021, the fullest picture of the man is important. Now as ever, baseball needs to honor the Jackie Robinson who was court-martialed by the Army for refusing...
Tags: Japan, Washington, Sports, Georgia, Sport, Long, Soccer, Army, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Ken Burns, Major League Baseball, Flood, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Mariners


Best Story Wins

Morgan Housel, on the art and power of storytelling: C. R. Hallpike is a respected anthropologist who once wrote a review of a young author's recent book on the history of humans. It states: "It would be fair to say that whenever his facts are broadly correct they are not new, and whenever he tries to strike out on his own he often gets things wrong, sometimes seriously ... [It is not] a contribution to knowledge." Two things are notable here. One is that the book's author doesn't seem to di...
Tags: Washington Post, Tech, New York Times, Charles Darwin, Ken Burns, Bill Bryson, Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari, Harari, Morgan Housel, Hallpike, John Burr Williams, Benjamin Graham But Graham


This Week In Trailers: My Darling Supermarket, Night of the Kings, Meltdown, The Head, Amend: The Fight for America

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we walk the grocery aisles in search of something visually delicious, tell a story as if our life depended on it, heat up the earth...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, America, This Week In Trailers, Pacific Rim, Greenland, Will-Smith, Ken Burns, Movie Trailers, Meltdown, United States of America, Tony, Allen, Lynn, Johan, Farrow


'Lucky for him he could write': Ken Burns takes on Ernest Hemingway

Too white, too male, too privileged – and according to some critics, that’s just one of the co-directors. A new PBS documentary on an American giant sails in stormy watersSpeaking at a press event for the new PBS documentary about Ernest Hemingway, the actor Jeff Daniels said of the man whose words he reads: “Lucky for him he could write.”Over six hours, the co-directors Lynn Novick and Ken Burns subject a giant of American literature to an unsparing psychiatric exam. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Television, Media, Documentary, Culture, Jeff Daniels, US television, Factual TV, Ken Burns, Pbs, Educational TV, Ernest Hemingway, Lynn Novick


New in Web Stories for WordPress: animations and ads

If you’ve boarded the Web Stories train in the last few months and are using WordPress as your website’s content management system, then chances are you’re creating stories using Web Stories for WordPress. To help you make the most out of the visual editor, here’s a roundup of all the latest and greatest features since we’ve released version 1.2 in early December (and subsequently 1.3 this week). Monetization via Ad Manager and AdSense One of the best advantages of Web Stories compar...
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What Is ‘American Anthem,’ the Song President Biden Quoted in His Inaugural Address?

Of all the songs President Joe Biden might have quoted during his inaugural address on Wednesday, a song that many people know as a Norah Jones track from a Ken Burns documentary might not have been the first guess. The song, “American Anthem,” was written by songwriter Gene Scheer and was first sung by Denyce […]
Tags: News, Norah Jones, Joe Biden, Ken Burns, Biden, Gene Scheer, Inauguration, American Anthem


Ken Burns Says U.S. Is ‘Beset By 3 Viruses’: COVID-19, Racism And Misinformation

The filmmaker believes the U.S. is in the midst of its fourth great crisis.
Tags: News, Ken Burns, COVID


Jane Fonda, Oliver Stone, Katie Hill, and others share how they bounced back after disappointment and failure in their careers

Jane Fonda. Jane Fonda Carole Zimmer has been a journalist for 30 years and is the host of an award-winning podcast called Now What? which features curated conversations with well-known people, from Jane Fonda and Katie Hill. During the pandemic, those conversations have moved online, leading to intimate chats from famous living rooms all around the country and lessons about how to handle adversity during challenging times. Here, she shares parts of her discussions with Jane Fonda, Julie T...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Congress, California, Washington, Advice, India, Norman Lear, Success, Trends, Strategy, New Hampshire, Oliver Stone, Broadway, Beverly Hills, Nashville


Why Charley Pride Was a Pioneer for Country Music as Well as Black Musicians

One of the most telling parts of Ken Burns’ sprawling 2019 PBS documentary “Country Music” was the section devoted to Charley Pride, who was billed as country music’s first Black superstar. In the segment, Pride, who died on December 12 of COVID-19 complications at age 86, tells a story that perfectly illustrates what it was […]
Tags: News, Ken Burns, Charley Pride, Pioneer for Country Music