| Jan 24, 2015
| 12:47 PM
After 26 years as food editor at the Orlando Sentinel, Heather McPherson knows a lot about food in Florida.
"I like to think I do," she says. "But what I think is really exciting and what keeps me in this job is that I'm still finding surprises."
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Barry Humphries sat at a table overlooking the pool of his Beverly Hills hotel and blew his nose. He had just arrived from his home in London and was suffering with a common cold — something it's hard to imagine ever getting the better of his...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:49 AM
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is starting a book club. My question: Who brings the wine? Is there an app for that?
Zuckerberg announced the book club on — where else? — Facebook. He intends to read a book every other week for an entire...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:33 AM
When Joseph Smith Jr. published The Book of Mormon in 1830, he likely wasn't expecting that an outrageously profane musical that purloined his golden title would dominate the 2011 Tony Awards. Then again, he probably wasn't anticipating "South Park"...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:12 PM
The secular world is having a good guffaw over the embarrassment of Tyndale House, a Christian book publisher that announced last week it was withdrawing from print its bestseller "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven."
The reason: The book's co-author...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 11:00 AM
More than a million people — including a camera-friendly rack of world leaders — took to the streets of Paris last weekend to march in support of free expression in the wake of the killing of cartoonists and others at the satirical magazine...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:36 AM
I had the pleasure of interviewing Cheryl Strayed over the weekend at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, where hundreds of people packed the Rosemont Convention Center's makeshift auditorium to hear the "Wild" author share her thoughts on writing,...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:08 AM
Nutrition to the Rescue!
A book called The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice, co-authored by Plantsville chef Peter Crouth, was recently honored by The Mom's Choice Awards, a globally recognized program that evaluates products and services...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:55 AM
They don't make American icons like Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein anymore.
For decades during the last century, each artist reigned with unchallenged authority in his particular sphere, Thomson as the nation's most brilliant and erudite music...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 11:35 AM
Neither man nor Wingman can live on drinks alone, which is why we interrupt our regularly scheduled night-life column for a detour into the literary life, my other favorite pastime.
The two intersect more often than you might think. Central Florida is...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:44 AM
One little-recognized reality of poverty in America is how closely it lurks beneath the surface of even a successful professional life. A bad career turn, a couple of financial missteps, and -- here comes the dizzying plunge from middle class to...