Ernest Hemingway traveled throughout the world but had a special fondness for Florida’s Key West. He bought a house in Old Town Key West where he fished, wrote and enjoyed the company of Snow White, a polydactyl (six-toed) cat given to him by a ship’s captain. Today Hemingway’s house is a museum and historic site where a multitude of Snow White's descendants still live, forming a veritable polydactyl feline colony.
Music has had plenty of controversies regarding lyrics over the decades. References to drugs, sex and violence are the usual offenders, sometimes resulting in bans of album sales and/or live performances. One of my favorite bands, Cannibal Corpse, is, as you would expect from the name, no stranger to such controversy.
The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks
It is the author's ability to fully articulate what it means for a place to be home, truly home, whether you are there or not, be it for man or beast, to feel it's draw, to feel it's presence(or lack of), to hear its call. That is what makes this book profound to me. -Becky Doherty
Many years ago, I sat on the futon of my very first apartment with my fiance (now wife) as one of her coworkers, Heather, fired up the DVD player and inserted a disc that would forever change the way I view comedy: Black Books.
What do these titles have in common? They were some of the most banned books of last year.