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  • Philip K. Dick would have been 86 today: Some thoughts on his legacy

    The late Philip K. Dick, born 86 years ago today in Chicago, is something of a cautionary figure in American literature: brilliant, prolific, often sloppy, and woefully underappreciated during his lifetime. It was only with the 1982 release of the film...
  • Winter is here! Time to visit the parks

    Winter is here! Time to visit the parks
    Winter in Florida is the best time of the year. The cooler weather makes this time ideal for enjoying the outdoors, whether at parks, zoos or playgrounds or in your own backyard.   Winter is also a great time to visit Florida's theme parks. January...
  • New on DVD: 'The Maze Runner,' This is Where I Leave You,' 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

    New DVD releases this week will have you coming and going. "The Maze Runner," Grade B-minus: Group of young captives must find a way out of a giant maze. Based on the James Dashner young-adult dystopian science fiction novels. "The Maze Runner"...
  • Sharon Randall: Remembering a Christmas that gave more than we received

    This is a Christmas story. I've told it before, but Christmas stories beg to be retold time and again, lest their truth be lost to anyone, especially the teller. Besides, Christmas stories are woven with a thread of magic that makes each new telling a...
  • The Black List Announces 2014 Screenplays

    "Catherine the Great" by Kristina Lauren Anderson took the No. 1 spot on this year's Black List of the 70 top unproduced screenplays. The script centers on the upbringing and marriage of the woman who became the empress of Russia in the 18th Century....
  • Friday and Saturday: Crowded Kitchen's 'Tidings' at Zion's Reformed UCC

    Friday and Saturday: Crowded Kitchen's 'Tidings' at Zion's Reformed UCC
    If Christmas makes you feel somewhere between Santa and Scrooge, you might need some good tidings, like "Tidings: A Fractured Christmas Fable," presented by the Crowded Kitchen Players. This is the group's second show at Zion's Reformed UCC Church in...
  • Brisket, latkes and tzimmes: Hanukkah is here again

    It's all a matter of cause and effect. The cause is that in 164 BC, a group of Jews led by Judah Maccabee captured the former Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, which had been turned into a pagan shrine by brutal King Antiochus IV. The effect is that Jews...
  • 'Strike Back's' James Dormer to Adapt 'Beowulf' as Dark Ages Western

    LONDON -- James Dormer, who exec produced two seasons of "Strike Back," is to adapt the epic Anglo-Saxon poem "Beowulf" as an action-packed drama. The U.K. broadcaster ITV, which has greenlit the series, describes it as "a Western set in the Dark Ages...
  • Theme parks engage visitors through interactive technology

    It's no longer enough to entertain theme-park guests. You've got to make them part of the action. Interactive elements are becoming increasingly common and more sophisticated at theme parks. Visitors can use wands to light up hats and chandeliers,...
  • Nearly 100 years after Father Flanagan, Boys Town is still uplifting at-risk kids

    Nearly 100 years after Father Flanagan, Boys Town is still uplifting at-risk kids
    Surrounded by more Christmas decorations than they've ever seen, Bryan and Brandon Montayne are inside their new home trying to re-enact the lesson and the logo of Boys Town. On the logo is a picture of a boy carrying a younger boy on his back with the...
  • Learning Matters: Pageants can teach lessons outside of school

    Learning Matters: Pageants can teach lessons outside of school
    Last Saturday, I was at church for the opening rehearsal of the annual children’s Christmas pageant. I’ve spent the majority of my December Saturday mornings in this activity since our daughter’s first pageant appearance in the late...