LONDON — A bartender asks Gavin Smith whether he fancies a citrus pale ale or Kolsch-style lager at the Newman Arms — a London pub dating back to 1730. The 47-year-old Liphook, England, resident makes his choice, then walks to a spot where writer George Orwell reportedly drank his favorite ales. Orwell based the "Proles" pub in his dystopian novel, "1984," after the Newman Arms. He also featured it again in his novel, "Keep the Aspidistra Flying." Sitting at the Orwell table, Smith closes his eyes and attempts to absorb any energy left behind by his favorite scribe. "I want to take in all that I can," Smith said. As soon as Smith finishes his drink, he rejoins a playful and IPA-fueled tour unlocking similar stories linked to London locales where renowned novelists and poets drank and debated literature. "The London Literary Pub Crawl ," a popular tour that takes tourists to the favorite hangouts of legendary writers, allows literature fans to stand at the site where "A … [Read more...] about ‘London literary pub’ tour brings writers and writing home
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By Heather McRea | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 7, 2019 at 9:47 am | UPDATED: June 7, 2019 at 10:06 am Graduates Lexi Smith and her twin sister Jordy have their picture taken with their uncle Jay Livingston and grandmother Margie Winans by their mom Jill at the conclusion of San Clemente High SchoolÕs 2019 graduation ceremony held in Thalassa Stadium at San Clemente High School on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Frank DÕAmato, Contributing Photographer) Ellyn Casto holds up her diploma for family and friends during San Clemente High SchoolÕs 2019 graduation ceremony held in Thalassa Stadium at San Clemente High School on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Frank DÕAmato, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsCaps fly at the conclusion of San Clemente High SchoolÕs 2019 graduation ceremony held in Thalassa Stadium at San Clemente High School on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Frank DÕAmato, … [Read more...] about Graduation 2019: San Clemente High in commencement photos
PHOENIX — A 16-year-old Boy Scout who collapsed last month on a troop hiking trip in the southern Arizona desert died of dehydration and overheating, an autopsy shows. Joshua Michael White's April 27 death at Picacho Peak State Park was an accident, the Pinal County medical examiner said in a report released this week to The Associated Press. The autopsy said White was 6 feet (2 meters) tall and weighed 289 pounds (131 kilograms) but had no known medical issues. His obituary said he belonged to the junior varsity football team at Estrella Foothills High School in Goodyear, a suburb west of Phoenix. The medical examiner's report said the boy reportedly drank 2 quarts (2 liters) of water while climbing the peak between Phoenix and Tucson and another 2 quarts on the way down. The small group of Scouts hiked for six hours on a day when temperatures reached 96 degrees (36 Celsius). The Pinal County sheriff's office initially said the Scouts had water when they set out but ran out at … [Read more...] about Autopsy: Boy Scout died on hike of dehydration, overheating
Anita Snow, Associated Press Updated 2:20 pm CDT, Friday, May 3, 2019 In this Friday, July 31, 2015 photo, a lone saguaro looms over the entrance of the Picacho Peak State Park in Picacho, Ariz. Authorities say no charges are anticipated after a teenage Boy Scout died on Saturday, April 27, 2019, while on a troop hiking trip at Picacho Peak State Park, between Phoenix and Tucson. less In this Friday, July 31, 2015 photo, a lone saguaro looms over the entrance of the Picacho Peak State Park in Picacho, Ariz. Authorities say no charges are anticipated after a teenage Boy Scout died on ... more Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 In this Friday, July 31, 2015 photo, a lone saguaro looms over the entrance of the Picacho … [Read more...] about Officials say no charges expected in Boy Scout hiking death
By Cicero Estrella | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 14, 2019 at 4:23 pm | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:32 pm Louis CK announces shows at San Jose Improv on Jan. 16 and 17. Details here. Give Janeane Garofalo credit for being consistent. After saying that it was fair to question the accusers in sexual abuse cases, Garofalo then stuck out her neck for longtime friend and disgraced comedian Louis C.K., as reported by Vulture. “Leave Louis C.K. alone,” she said during an interview for Bust Magazine’s “Poptarts” pop culture podcast. “Enough with that.” In November 2017, the New York Times published an article in which several women accused C.K. of sexual misconduct. A day later, the comedian admitted to having exposed himself to the women and masturbating in front of them. The subject of C.K., whom Garofalo said has been her friend for more nearly 35 years, set off a tense exchange with podcast … [Read more...] about Janeane Garofalo asks for compassion for disgraced comedian Louis C.K.