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History Schmistory, June 23: Penn & Lenn-i

1683 – William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania. It’s the only treaty “not sworn to, nor broken”

Like honest Abe once said…”The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.”

Why can’t we be friends? Wait, We Can!!!

Featured Video: Louis XVI Takes a Selfie

MarcoNaut, Matt, telling us about his experience at Versailles!

Hemingway in Paris

Ernest Hemingway came to Paris in the 1920s on Sherwood Anderson’s advice to go to Paris and meet Gertrude Stein. The advice began one of the most influential careers in the history of literature. Today, we fashioned a Hemingway Literary walk that began with his first apartment on Rue Notre Dame de les Champs and finished on the Left Bank at Shakespeare and Co., the bookstore that took its name from Sylvia Beach’s store of the same name. Here was our itinerary:

Hemingway in Paris Tour

171 boulevard du montparnasse Closerie des Lilias-Cafe featured in “The Sun Also Rises”
113 rue Notre dame des champs-Hemingway’s first apartment in Paris
74 Cardinal Lemoine-2nd apartment, where he lived longest, where Hadley had Bumby
Rue Mouffetard-Market streets which he described as “a cesspool.”
27 Rue des Fleurus-Gertrude Stein’s apartment & salon, featured in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” It was here that young Hemingway met, and began to disdain, the ex-pat American literary society.
Luxembourg Gardens–Park where Hemingway caught a pigeon to eat
Les Deux Magots–Cafe where older Hemingway hung out after WWII
Shakespeare & co (rue odeon)–Original site of Sylvia Beach’s bookstore, now gone. Beach published James Joyces Ulysses which made her ground zero for the Lost Generation literary movement. When they weren’t drunk (and sometimes when they were), ex-pat American writers such as Fitzgerald and Hemingway were often found here. Interestingly, the site also features a plaque to American pamphleteer Thomas Paine, who lived there after the French Revolution.
Shakespeare & Co. (Left Bank)–Across from Notre Dame, bookstore that took its name from the original. Home to backpackers and writer wanna-be’s, the store stamps as books as proof that pilgrims have made the last stop on their Hemingway journey.


We ♥ Ethan Newberry Week continues with Leo & Mike!

Ethan Newberry as Michelangelo. Jonathan Wright as Leonardo. Silly.

Featured Video: Ken Jennings. Maphead. MarcoNaut!

Hey MarcoNauts! Check out this exclusive interview Marco had with MANY time Jeopardy winner, Ken Jennings!

Ken-clips will be featured here all week!

History Schmistory, June 11: The 8th And His 1st…Of 6!

1509 – King Henry VIII marries wife #1, Catharina of Aragon. She was so great, he got 5 more–which then resulted in much less closet space for him. Girls love their gowns!

Love triangle? Looks more like a love hexagon to me!

We ♥ Ethan Newberry Week continues with Steve Ricks 2!

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