James Dean | American film actor | Britannica.com


Editor’s Note: Died this day, 1955, great actor gone too soon…

James Dean: James Dean, an American film actor who became a symbol of the confused, restless, and idealistic youth of the 1950s.

Source: James Dean | American film actor | Britannica.com

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How Audiobooks Are Becoming an Art Form Unto Themselves

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast

Audiobooks are here to stay—and that’s good news for readers.

Source: How Audiobooks Are Becoming an Art Form Unto Themselves

The fall of Ernest Hemingway | America Magazine

“Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald Reading a great biography is like watching a tragedy unfold. The promises of youth gradually give way to the limitations imposed by reality, and demise and denouement inevitably ensue.

Source: The fall of Ernest Hemingway | America Magazine

Fried Okra…

To die for!

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img_3323.jpgFried Okra! This Southern Favorite has been around as long as anyone can remember and without exception is remembered fondly! So fondly that one friend named her precious little Dog, Okra. I’ve been told that a man who had a particular fondness for Okra named his two daughters Okra and Hibiscus! (Okra plants bear Hibiscus-like blossoms and are in the same plant family!) Those were brilliant names; a guarantee that everyone would love those girls! However, Okra is an acquired taste for anyone who was born outside of the South- there are whines that it is slimy (and it is slimy unless it’s fried)  Folks also wonder ‘Why anyone would eat Okra!’ Well, okra that is not fried, is used to thicken the finest gumbos, the best pots of vegetable soups, and a pod or two placed on the top of a pan of simmering Field Peas, Baby Limas or Speckled Butterbeans- makes the broth thicker with…

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How Jeremy Irons Rescued and Restored a 15th-Century Irish Castle | Vanity Fair

In the midst of a creative crisis, the British actor impulsively purchased Kilcoe Castle, a long-abandoned fortress near the water. David Kamp learns how a magical retreat came to be.

Source: How Jeremy Irons Rescued and Restored a 15th-Century Irish Castle | Vanity Fair