Ernest Hemingway

Culinary Adventures in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Part Three

David J Constable | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

I feel at my most Hemingwayesque by morning, when I wake in the Hotel Maria Cristina, the warm sun spilling through the blinds and the fuzzy-tongued r...

Culinary Adventures in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Part Two

David J Constable | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

A bus takes me from the centre of the Rioja region, north, on a 70-minute journey to San Sebastián. We pass through small farming villages where donkeys graze on the sloped hills, and cross bridges that stretch across great empty ravines. Water flows north over rocks below, before reaching the River Uruma in San Sebastián.

Planet Appetite: FITCuba 2015 International Tourism Fair in Cuba

Rupert Parker | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Cuban Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, at the 35th edition of the International Tourist Fair FITCuba in Cayo Coco, announces a record three million international visitors visited Cuba in 2014, an increase of 15%.

Nine Ways to Drink Like a Cuban

BarChick | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to cocktails the Cubans have been doing it right for years; The Mojito, The Daiquiri and The Cuba Libre each originated here, the hailed home of rum. Cuban bartenders were once hands-down the most celebrated in the world and their influence stretched far and wide. Feeling nostalgic? No need, Cuba's drinking culture lives on and it's just a cool as when it began.

Pamplona's Running Of The Bulls Festival Opens In Spain (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

Spain has kicked off it’s annual eight day running of the bulls festival. One person was gored in the event in Pamplona, which sees participants...

Moving to Hong Kong: Jet Lag, Duck Tongue and the Great Outdoors

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

Moving abroad can be stressful, that much is obvious, but when you're about to leave home some arrangements come more naturally than others. While I managed to hold a leaving party before moving to Hong Kong, some things, such as organising the shipment of important possessions, fell by the wayside. Oh well - who needs a change of clothes anyway?

The Land of Stilts and Honey(moon)

Charli Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

I have first-hand experience of how cheesed-off Adam and Eve felt after they were booted from the Garden of Eden, because I too was forced to leave Bounty advert perfection in The Maldives - and I never so much as looked at a Granny Smith.

Top 5's: Literature

Max Lewis Barnard | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Max Lewis Barnard

Top five unexposed, lesser-known reads and top five essential reads.

Snapshot Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Ghosts of Havana

Jason Holmes | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Holmes

The colonial neo-classical glory of Havana is bolted to the island's northern rim, its rooves and lanes cooking under a thick film of dust which serves as make up to make starker the city's faded beauty. It's a city as roué, where anything goes. But herein lies the problem of Castro's modern Cuba, a country at once in cultural free fall and rude ideological health.

The Novel, And Why Men Fear It

Jason Holmes | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

All that can be stated with any certainty is that Joe Public is currently enjoying the fruits of 70 years of peacetime. He wants for nothing; not food, water, nor easy loving. Sensorially, the totality of his life is catered for with a click of a mouse. Novels are seen as difficult excursions that can only tax unprepared minds.

A Caribbean Dolphin Paradise With Regular Scottish Visitors

James Mahon | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Mahon

In Key West Florida one does not expect to be greeted with the question of are you Scottish? Ironically the touristic Caribbean island has had numerous visitors from the UK and Ireland in recent years. Local radio station Island 107.1 FM says they regularly receive request from Oban in the Scottish highlands.

The Great Gatsbys of India

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

If we study the Gatsby phenomenon in detail, we would realise that every society has its Jay. But the factors that produce a Gatsby can be amazingly different. For instance, in the case of India it was not war, but economic reforms which gave birth to this culture. Here I shall discuss the strange case of three Indian tycoons who had shades of Jay, and like him met violent deaths.

Bukowski and the Down-and-Outs

Tom Ward | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

What are the chances of really becoming a commercially and critically successful author in 2013? For me personally, the idea of being a down-and-out writer living in a bedsit hasn't had to become a reality just yet. This is due to still living at my parents' home.

Revealed: The Story Behind Winston Churchill’s Iconic Bulldog Scowl

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics

Famously gruff and tenacious, Prime Minister Winston Churchill earned a deserved reputation as the ‘British Bulldog.’ The cigar-chomping, hard-...

Want a Pulitzer? Write About Death

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 07.04.2013 | Home
Louisa Leontiades

In fact our morbid fascination with death has been created and recreated in countless different ways. Death has power. It's the number one box office draw. It's why the media concentrate on tragedy. It's why the soap operas kill off a major character to get Christmas ratings.

The Most Perfect Cocktail: Happy Pisco Sour Day!

Martin Morales | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Morales

The Pisco Sour is uplifting, refreshing and a real pick me up - that's why many are saying that it's set to take over mojitos. I think its even better. Tastier, edgier, more refreshing and healthier with its higher vitamin C content.

The British Film Industry's Return to Film Noir: Kaufman's Game

Jason Holmes | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

For Jye Frasca, Kaufman's Game is the 32-year-old Australian-born actor's first feature film, having worked in theatre for the past 15 years.

QUIZ: Famous Authors As Children: Who Are They?

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 24.09.2012 | Home

Everybody's familiar with the big literary names that line bookshelves in homes and libraries: Hemingway, Woolf, Fitzgerald. Some may even be fami...

Twitter and the Art of Brevity

Sean Hewitt | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home
Sean Hewitt

At the beginning of the 21st Century, brevity is back in vogue. Twitter is an extension of Hemingway's challenge to anyone brave enough to accept it, and, like the modernists' reaction to photography and the 'brief encounter', it cultivates new ways of seeing and thinking.

Could You Down One Of These?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Anyone fancy a nice long drink? Staff at the El Floridita tavern in Old Havana, Cuba, made cocktail history at the weekend by creating the world's lar...

Alternative Endings To Hemingway's Masterpiece Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home

"It was like saying good-by to a statue. After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain." It’s with thos...

Sam Parker

22 Lessons In How To Write Like The Greats | Sam Parker | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home

Churning out inspirational quotes about writing has been a favourite past time of authors and poets throughout the ages. Like many creative types, ...

Sam Parker

What Fiction Can Teach Us About Men And Women | Sam Parker | Posted 25.04.2012 | Home

The differences between the sexes is well-trodden ground for book publishers. Self-help sections are lined with hundreds of variations on Men Are F...

'Sex Scenes Are Only Hard When... '

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen open up about sex scenes and relationships in an interview with W Magazine for their new film Hemingway and Gellhorn. ...

Sam Parker

Lost Manuscripts: The Works Of Literature That Could Have Been | Sam Parker | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home

We all ache to know what could have been. If only we'd caught that train, or took that job, or not acquiesced to that last flaming Sambuca... if on...