This Week in Boomer History: Remember the Bicentennial?

Notable events from our shared experience On July 3, 1971, Jim Morrison of the Doors joins Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix as rock icons who die at age 27. Sam Walton and his brother, Bud, open the first Walmart store (called Wal-Mart Discount City) in Rogers, Ark., on July 2, 1962. Today, the company is the world’s largest public corporation and, with over 2 million employees, the world’s largest private employer. Ernest Hemingway, 61, shoots himself to death July 2, 1961, at his home in Ketchum, …

Zelda Fitzgerald: More Interesting Than ‘Gatsby’

“Did you know The Paris Wife has revived ‘Hadley’ as a girl’s name?” The book publicist who dropped that pearl at lunch the other day was referring to Hadley Richardson, the first Mrs. Ernest Hemingway (there would be four in all), whom Paula McLain restored to vivid life in her bestselling 2011 novel. It got me thinking: If a single book exerts that much sway, might 2014 be a year of babies named Zelda? It could be-especially if the parents …