Classic Americana in Las Vegas – The New York Times

Ryan Shorosky for The New York Times

Ryan Shorosky for The New York Times

“Vegas is one of those places that is always changing and always staying the same,” said the photographer Ryan Shorosky, who has been documenting its people for several years.

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VIDEO VAULT | Southern Nevada displayed in fiction in new exhibit at UNLV’s Lied Library | KSNV

The Video Vault is usually a place to set the facts straight about people, places, and incidents in Southern Nevada’s past. But our area is also the subject of a lot of fiction. It’s the subject of a new exhibit at UNLV’s Lied Library.Many of the works her . . .

See also: https://www.library.unlv.edu/newsblog/2017/02/writers-imagine-las-vegas-our-city-fiction-exhibit.html

Source: VIDEO VAULT | Southern Nevada displayed in fiction in new exhibit at UNLV’s Lied Library | KSNV

AN EVENING OF HEMINGWAY WITH MARK CIRINO — The Writer’s Block

I attended this book talk, on “Hidden Hemingway,” yesterday at The Writer’s Block in Las Vegas.. enjoyed it very much, and a short review, some photos, and my commentary is below the entry paragraphs below.. I made a short video of the introduction by Stephen Gilbert Brown (UNLV), and it’s available on YouTube.. You can follow the book information and updates on Twitter (@HiddenHemingway) or the Web at
http://www.hiddenhemingway.com/


A reading and conversation with Mark Cirino, Author of Hidden Hemingway, with Stephen Gilbert Brown.  “Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park” is part time capsule, part biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author. This hardcover coffee table book features . . .

Source: AN EVENING OF HEMINGWAY WITH MARK CIRINO — The Writer’s Block

DrWeb’s Notes on the talk:

There was a mention (me) of The Hemingway Society conference in 2018 in Paris, and Mark said he didn’t think he’d be attending; I offered I was going to try and go…

Mark noted that surprisingly, Hemingway wrote little about Oak Park (his birthplace home).. and actually, little in America –exceptions were Michigan and Key West…

It occurred to me someone should write “Hemingway & Sea,” about his time and writings at the sea/oceans/islands, different homes he had near water, etc.  There’s more than just his book “The Old Man and the Sea,” to still be explored.. IMHO…

Much of the archival items in Oak Park had to be chosen to include, or not.. the co-editors had debates and discussions about what to include and what they had to leave out.. much of his early years writing success was shared with his parents, seeking their approval, which really did not ever come…

Mention of the Kenneth Lynn biography came up in the discussion of dressing Hemingway as a girl (by his mother, Grace), see more on that book, here .. comments made suggested that the “trauma” of this, among other traumas in his life, influenced him more than has been covered previously in articles and biographies, and was he was trying to heal himself with writings from the traumas…

On a slide, we saw the “Dear Ernest” (Dear John) letter he got from Agnes, where she called him “Dear Boy” and “kid” .. must again have traumatized him to have this older woman speak to him as she did.. he was 19 when he got that letter…

Mark noted there’s a scene in one of the books where the detailed notation of his spending, purchases, etc. (that he’d started as a habit as a young man) is suggested by the scene showing a character balancing his checkbook, and no real plot or story reason for it except to show he was that type of man (as was Hemingway)…

A letter to a childhood friend, during time he was at Mayo Clinic, around 1961, was signed “Ernie,” as he was known to his Oak Park friends…

He was around 30 when he was calling himself, and others were calling him, Papa…

A wonderful talk, useful slides, and a good discussion after as Stephen joined him and we talked Hemingway until it was time to go.. Thanks to Mark for signing my book, and to The Writer’s Book for hosting, and Stephen for his introduction and discussion and comments.. A grand night celebrating Hemingway’s life and literature….

Photos:

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First time to The Writer’s Block.. first-rate bookstore, classics and more…

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Another view inside The Writer’s Block…

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Spoiled cute pet rabbit, at The Writer’s Block…

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Stephen Gilbert Brown, delivering the introduction for Mark…

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Opening slide from Mark Cirino’s presentation…

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Mark, discussing the early days, when Hemingway’s mother, Grace, dressed him as a girl.. controversial in many Hemingway books and articles…

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Mark and Stephen, as they discussed the Iceberg Theory and the way Hemingway spoke of the principle of his writing…

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Book cover of the copy I bought…

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Mark graciously signed my copy.. thank you, Mark, and Stephen, great talk and discussion…

Boulder City native purposely goes unnoticed on ‘La La Land’ set | Las Vegas Review-Journal

“I like to joke that I am the highest-paid waiter in Los Angeles. … In the basic sense, I support the actors on set and, yeah, just sort of hand them things,” Kim Richey says modestly about her career as an assistant prop master.

Source: Boulder City native purposely goes unnoticed on ‘La La Land’ set | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Fish, chips and passion: A few fast hours in the Las Vegas life of Gordon Ramsay – Las Vegas Weekly

 Snacktime with Gordon: Guy Savoy gets a rare visit from his protege. Photo: Jon Estrada

Snacktime with Gordon: Guy Savoy gets a rare visit from his protege.                                    Photo: Jon Estrada

With four restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip and a new TV production company, one of the world’s biggest food media moguls just keeps getting bigger.

Source: Fish, chips and passion: A few fast hours in the Las Vegas life of Gordon Ramsay – Las Vegas Weekly

Lee Canyon resort opens, much to the delight of skiers and children — PHOTOS | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Went up to Mount Charleston yesterday, nice day trip, but didn’t go all the way to the ski area.. went with son Nick, visiting from San Diego.. great outing, and enjoyed seeing the Resort, and the U.S. Forestry Service Visitor’s Center, location at the canyon…


Hundreds of locals and tourists cleared their schedules Friday to celebrate the kickoff of the ski and snowboarding season Friday at Lee Canyon, a ski resort near Mount Charleston.

Source: Lee Canyon resort opens, much to the delight of skiers and children — PHOTOS | Las Vegas Review-Journal