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  • Breadsticks, Mallard Fillmore, and King: Letters

    Breadstick war heats up Bullying comes in many forms, and as we follow the Darden Restaurants-Starboard Value conflict, it would appear Starboard Value hedge fund is trying to bully Darden into changing how it runs its business. Olive Garden has...
  • Homeless: What others think about Fort Lauderdale's restrictions

    Homeless: What others think about Fort Lauderdale's restrictions
    Readers from outside South Florida weigh in on Fort Lauderdale's restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors. Seize the opportunity The law to ban feeding the homeless in public should remain, however, you have a citizen willing to put forth time,...
  • AFI Fest: Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' battles for spotlight

    "American Sniper" had a tough act to follow Tuesday night at AFI Fest. Clint Eastwood's latest film was announced this week as the festival's secret screening just as "Selma" director Ava DuVernay decided to preview her entire Martin Luther King Jr....
  • Homeless advocate faces mayor on TV, braces for Wednesday run-in with police

    Homeless advocate faces mayor on TV, braces for Wednesday run-in with police
    By moving his regular feeding program from a downtown city park to a nearby church, 90-year-old activist Arnold Abbott dodged a confrontation with police Sunday after being cited twice last week for violating a new city ordinance that outlaws such events....
  • TV Picks: Merv, 'Newsroom,' 'Last Patrol,' 'Worricker,' 'Poirot'

    TV Picks: Merv, 'Newsroom,' 'Last Patrol,' 'Worricker,' 'Poirot'
    "The Merv Griffin Show, 1962-1986" (MPI Home Video). Even for many of us who remember the genuine article, the image of talk show host Merv Griffin is inextricably mixed up with the impression Rick Moranis unleashed on "SCTV": "Oooo, we'llberightback."...
  • Watch: First Trailer for Oprah Winfrey's MLK Biopic 'Selma'

    David Oyelowo looks almost unrecognizable as he steps into the shoes of Martin Luther King Jr. in the first trailer for "Selma." The emotional trailer finds the legendary civil rights activist challenging President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson),...
  • At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling

    At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling
    "A Most Violent Year," written and directed by J.C. Chandor, stars Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in an explosive story of a couple struggling to grow their heating oil business that is part crime saga, part domestic drama. It's very much a New York...
  • Oscar Goes Global With Its 4 Governors Awards Recipients

    On Saturday evening, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will bestow three Honorary Oscars, and one Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The reception will be held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. In just a few years, the...
  • Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism

    When Harry Belafonte appeared in mob-controlled Las Vegas in the 1950s at the Thunderbird Hotel, he decided to challenge the racist system that prevented African American performers from staying at hotels on the Strip. "I walked into the lobby, going to...
  • Victor T. Curry: Tax-credit lawsuit threatens dream of equal opportunity

     Victor T. Curry: Tax-credit lawsuit threatens dream of equal opportunity
    In his historic speech on the Washington Mall, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. urged us to come together as diverse citizens to ensure that all of us — regardless of our station or status — had the chance to enjoy the opportunity this country can...
  • Mix-ups at polling places hamper some voting

    Voters in Chicago were slowed down by hundreds of missing election judges Tuesday and in some cases were handed only half of the ballot, while in Lake County election officials were forced midday to change their balloting procedures after a battle with...