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  • 'Age of Acquiescence' examines America's second Gilded Age

     'Age of Acquiescence' examines America's second Gilded Age
    Remember Occupy Wall Street? Steve Fraser does — he opens his book on our current state of popular political paralysis by recalling the "millions of 'occupiers' in a thousand cities" who in fall 2011 chanted "We are the 99 percent." His question...
  • Christopher Isherwood and the sadness of the screenwriter

    Sunday night, inspired (perhaps) by the Oscars, I read Christopher Isherwood’s short novel “Prater Violet” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 128 pp., $14 paper) which has just been reissued in a new paperback edition. Originally published in...
  • Miami man who fabricated details of Holocaust memoir dies

    A South Florida man who wrote a discredited memoir about meeting his wife at a World War II concentration sub-camp has died. Officials at Levitt Weinstein Eternal Light Funeral Service say Herman Rosenblat died Feb. 5, and was buried Feb. 8 in Hollywood,...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to top box office for second weekend

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' to top box office for second weekend
    Despite an anticipated drop in ticket sales, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is poised to dominate the box office for a second weekend. The Universal Pictures film is likely to add $30 million this weekend to its robust domestic debut haul thus far of $102.7...
  • Mohsin Hamid's new book takes a post-9/11 view

    Mohsin Hamid's new book takes a post-9/11 view
    Writers, Lynne Sharon Schwartz once insisted, write "anything and everything, just as a composer composes anything — not only sonatas or only nocturnes or only symphonies." And yet, it's undeniable that certain authors are better at certain things....
  • Florida Travel Tips & Deals

    Florida Travel Tips & Deals
    Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Characters ahoy! Disney Cruise Line invites families to explore culturally rich and exotic locales, with Port Adventures during its 2015 Norwegian Fjords sailings. From...
  • Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick

    Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick
    Patrice Lumumba was the first democratically elected leader of Congo. Born in 1925 and educated at mission schools, Lumumba deepened his mastery of French on his own and was proud of his facility with the language. Handsome, ambitious, brilliant,...
  • Arts News: Touchstone receives prestigious grant

    Arts News: Touchstone receives prestigious grant
    TOUCHSTONE RECEIVES GRANT FOR 'JOURNEY FROM THE EAST' Touchstone Theatre received a $20,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for the completion of its two-year community project "Journey from the East." The project concludes with a free, large-...
  • One-room schools once dominated Butler County rural areas

    Last week's subzero temperatures reminded Vera Niggel of how she had to walk to the one-room school in northern Butler County she attended almost seven decades ago. "You would have icicles coming out of your nose. It was a cold and windy walk. School was...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sinks 73% in 2nd weekend, still tops box office

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' sinks 73% in 2nd weekend, still tops box office
    “Fifty Shades of Grey” saw ticket sales drop 73% from its opening, but an estimated $23.2-million second-weekend gross was good enough to win the box office race and push the movie's domestic haul so far to $130.1 million. Though a decline...
  • Glimpse of Chinese New Year: Paying tribute to gods

    Surrounded by a steady stream of Hong Kong worshippers offering prayers for the new year, Annie Leung is lifted by her father above the clouds of incense in Man Mo Temple in central Hong Kong. This photo by Associated Press photographer Vincent Yu...