Culture

Dotting pages.

In the first few pages of Ernest Hemingway’s memoir, A Moveable Feast, he describes his time at a Parisian café, noting his surroundings. The famed writer was an early adopter of Moleskine’s classic notebooks.

The road to recognition.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Adrien Brody does not give off the smooth-talking, sound bite–heavy suaveness that defines so many of his contemporaries. He is eloquent and humble, his voice deep and his laugh infectious, his words thoughtful and sincere.

Benefitting the TIFF Pocket Fund.

Those looking to make it in Hollywood are perennially in hot pursuit of a big break. While there is no sure path to success or stardom, there are certain steps that help along the way: education and an early start.

Documenting life.

No doubt twirling his trademark moustache at the time, Salvador Dalí allegedly described the railway station in Perpignan as “the centre of the universe”. Perhaps not, but there’s no disputing that from August 30 to September 14, the southern French city will be in the global eye for photography enthusiasts.

Fiction by Erin Morgenstern, Catherynne M. Valente, and Nick Harkaway.

Few things in literature are as effective at capturing the imagination as meticulously detailed worlds.

Sand sport.

While you may not have heard of Frescobol, the popular South American sport has been a prominent pastime on the beaches of Brazil since the 1940s. Not unlike other racquet sports, the objective between two players is to keep the ball in motion without it touching ground.

Advertisements you can’t stand.

Never mind dropping out; as far as turning on and tuning in go, there’s never been a better time. Over the past decade, both cable and the major networks have upped their game, giving us better writing, better characters, better jokes, and better plot twists than we’ve ever seen on the small screen. As for the advertising—well, that’s another story.

James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D.

There is a moment in James Cameron’s new film Deepsea Challenge 3D where viewers might ask themselves, “Why is he doing this, again?” Cameron kisses his wife and waves goodbye to his expedition team, before hunkering down in the Deepsea Challenger submersible that will take him to the deepest part of the ocean.

A rare breed.

“You throw yourself on the benevolence of the world, believing some kind of wisdom will come of it.” —Canadian explorer Wade Davis