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  • Students scramble to complete summer homework

    Students scramble to complete summer homework
    A week before school started, Lauren Duffy had yet to tackle her summer homework. Still to do: solve 100 problems for calculus class, answer a packet of art-history questions and read "Madame Bovary," the 500-page French classic. "I haven't started...
  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87 - state media

    * Champion of women's rights, opponent of death penalty * Nominated for Nobel literature prize * Feared dying abroad, chose not to emigrate By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free...
  • Williamsburg author's tale rich in medieval history

    Williamsburg author's tale rich in medieval history
    In 12th century France, women were generally regarded as useful only in the home – meant to run the household and raise children. It was men's work to handle politics and warfare. There have been exceptions to this unwritten rule throughout history,...
  • Emerging Voices develops writers who have taken nontraditional paths

    Five months pregnant and living off post-traumatic stress disorder disability checks at her home in Echo Park, Cynthia Bond entered PEN Center USA's Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2005 with only a first draft of a novel. When she finished the program,...
  • WATCH: First Trailer for Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children'

    Paramount has released the first trailer for Jason Reitman's drama-comedy "Men, Women & Children" ahead of its premiere at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival next month. The film stars Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Emma Thompson, Jennifer Garner,...
  • The greatness of 'The Leftovers' is in the great unknown

    The greatness of 'The Leftovers' is in the great unknown
    It occurred to me the other day that I have spent an inordinate amount of my summer watching, thinking and reading about people who vanished without warning and people who returned without warning, the latter long after being presumed dead. There's HBO'...
  • ‘Sin City': Rodriguez, Miller talk noir yarns, not social commentary

     
    When director Robert Rodriguez and legendary comic-book author Frank Miller released their movie “Sin City” in 2005, they had few […]...
  • Orlando Museum of Art 2014-15 season

     Orlando Museum of Art 2014-15 season
    The Orlando Museum of Art continues celebrating its 90 years by looking forward and back. A substantial new collection and contemporary-art shows have an eye on the future, while a special exhibit pays tribute to the museum's Acquisition Trust. Favorite...
  • The Riff Report: New music this week

    Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas "Secret Evil" When "Secret Evil" wraps, it leaves a large shadow behind. That weird melancholia you get after returning from a vacation is conjured, the desire to instantly return to that intoxicating locale. Thankfully,...
  • PASSINGS: Simin Behbahani, George Hansen, Hashim Khan, Fernand St Germain

     Simin Behbahani Acclaimed poet known as 'lioness of Iran' Simin Behbahani, 87, a famed Iranian poet who wrote of the joys of love, demanded equal rights for women and spoke out about the challenges facing those living in her homeland, died Tuesday in...
  • Clermont Art Festival seeking artists and musical entertainers

    The Clermont Downtown Partnership is accepting applicants for its eighth annual Downtown Clermont Art Festival on Nov. 1 and 2. Prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded in five categories. Best in Show will receive $750. Juried works will include five...