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  • Old Florida, new media: Orlando designer finds perfect fit

    Old Florida, new media: Orlando designer finds perfect fit
    The main problem with social media: not enough flamingos. So Rick Kilby did something about it. The Orlando graphic designer has managed quite the electronic accomplishment — creating a colorful repository of postcards, posters, photos and...
  • New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

    New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends
    With its extensive craft beer selection, local artisan coffee and traditional East Coast deli fare along with vegan options, Newport Beach's newest delicatessen is out to prove that "family-friendly" and "trendy" aren't mutually exclusive concepts. Dory...
  • Oprah, other 'Selma' stars march in Alabama ahead of MLK holiday; recall civil rights struggle

    Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The remembrance comes after...
  • New books about slavery, cotton and commerce

    In the South of my childhood, a field of cotton on a sunny fall day was a beautiful sight the whitest of white bolls against a blue sky. Unless you were picking it. Before the age of mechanized cultivation, my parents hand-picked cotton on their parents'...
  • Rob Owen: Billy Porter loves 'Empire'

    Actor, singer, writer, director, composer Billy Porter gets his own one-man edition of "Live From Lincoln Center" on PBS on April 3. (Cyndi Lauper will make a guest appearance along with Porter's best friend, Ty Taylor of the band Vintage Trouble.)...
  • Still seeking equality, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act

    Still seeking equality, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act
    To grow up in Atlanta is to be always aware of Martin Luther King Jr. and how his story intertwines with your own fate. I was born in 1978 less than a mile from the Atlanta house where King grew up. As a schoolchild, I visited Auburn Avenue —...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. roads: Plans afoot to improve corridors in Delray, Boynton

    Martin Luther King Jr. roads: Plans afoot to improve corridors in Delray, Boynton
    It wasn't always this way. Two roadways in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, with their litter-strewn vacant lots and boarded-up buildings, once were thriving business corridors. Sixty-five years ago, these roads, now named after slain civil rights...
  • Kevin Sherrington: Tarpley's addiction battles had a 'butterfly effect' that might have cost Mavs a title

    When Roy Tarpley died recently at 50, the obituaries dutifully recounted the twin tales of the most tantalizing talent and troubled soul in Mavericks history. The good, and maybe great: The Sixth Man of the Year in only his second season. Led the Mavs to...
  • Twin Cities become a hopping beer destination

    Twin Cities become a hopping beer destination
    Just last month, craft-brewing heavyweight Surly opened a 90,000-square-foot facility in Minneapolis, complete with a 275-person beer hall, a kitchen and full menu and a 1.5-acre outdoor beer garden. Billed as a "destination brewery," the $30 million...
  • Have you checked your credit report lately?

    Have you checked your credit report lately?
    While about eight of every 10 Americans know they are entitled to a free credit report annually, only six of every 10 have checked their report in the past year, according to a recent survey by the banking industry. The American Bankers Association...
  • Larry Hogan's inaugural address speech

    Larry Hogan's inaugural address speech
    The following is the text of Larry Hogan's inaugural address, as written for delivery Wednesday at the State House in Annapolis: GOVERNOR LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR: "Governor Christie, thank you for being here, thanks for your tremendous support, and for...