There is a long history of alcoholism in American literature. The heavy drinking of writers like Ernest Hemingway and Hart Crane inspired a kind of myth of the American writer as a genius armed with a typewriter and a bottle of whiskey. The success of writers like Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald also gave rise to the belief that alcohol somehow stoked their creativity.
Originally published on Sun January 12, 2014 2:38 pm
Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat. It's hard to speak of one and not mention the other. They were inextricably linked by the Israel-Palestinian conflict, symbolizing a feud so enduring it's now outlasted two of its most prominent protagonists.
Neither would appreciate being compared to the other. But you could track the conflict from its earliest days to its present state by charting the lives of Sharon, who died Saturday, and Arafat, who was recently in the news following the latest inquiries into the still-fuzzy cause of his 2004 death.
Originally published on Sat January 11, 2014 3:26 pm
In the end, Mark Darr had to give in.
Darr, the Republican lieutenant governor of Arkansas, announced Friday that he will resign Feb 1. Earlier this month, he agreed to pay the state ethics commission $11,000 in fines for making personal use of campaign funds and receiving improper expense reimbursements from the state.
Darr called his errors "careless and lazy," but said they were not intentional violations of the law. In a series of interviews with Arkansas news outlets Tuesday, Darr said he would refuse to resign.
Michael Tomor, Director of the El Paso Museum of Art, introduces plans for a unique collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation to bring a series of world-famous masterpieces to El Paso.
Master C.P. Ong discusses how he gathered the wealth of knowledge on Chinese history and the evolution of the internal martial arts that he has included in his book titled, Taijiquan: Cultivating Inner Strength.
Taijiquan: Cultivating Inner Strength by C. P. Ong - Book Signing and Demo Saturday, January 25, 2 to 4 pm at the El Paso History Museum, 510 N. Santa Fe Sunday, January 26, two 2-hour workshops at Texas School of Tai Chi, 6200 Bluff Trail www.texastaichi.net (915) 760-5196
Bill & Norma talk about this month's gardening activities. In January we should prune our trees & shrubs, visit with Master Gardeners at the Municipal Rose Garden to get some winter rose pruning tips, and extend the lives of our neglected holiday plants.
Charles talks with fellow cinephile Felipa Solis, Executive Director of El Paso Pro-Musica. Pro-Musica presents its annual Chamber Music Festival in January, and a classic film series has been central to the festival for several years. Screenings begin Jan. 11 with the documentary "God's Fiddler" about legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz. **LAST MINUTE PROGRAM CHANGE (not reflected in this interview, recorded prior to the change) - Jan 11 film is"Music of the Heart," starring Academy Award Winning Actress Meryl Streep, Gloria Estefan, Aidan Quinn and Angela Bassett. It is the true. story of a violin teacher who beats the odds by creating a music program in East Harlem.**