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  • Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]

    Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]
    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • State's poet laureate must have both guns blazing

    It goes without saying that Florida's legislators are shameless partisans unable to work in a bipartisan fashion. But one piece of legislation that passed during the last session proves that they can work together. Hands reached across the aisle to...
  • Matthea Harvey's 'Tabloids' mashes word pictures with imaginative art

    Matthea Harvey's 'Tabloids' mashes word pictures with imaginative art
    True story: A teenager saw me with Matthea Harvey's new book of poems as I sat with it in a café and asked if she could look at it. She was the scowly sort, angry tattoo on her shoulder, who I thought was going to ask me if I had a cigarette; not,...
  • Review: 'The Zhivago Affair' by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée

    Review: 'The Zhivago Affair' by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
    Literature thrives on repression. At certain times, and under certain regimes, it has been thought by many to be not worth just making sacrifices for, but actually worth dying for, and the more autocratic the government, the greater cachet it possesses in...
  • Review: 'New Selected Poems' by Les Murray

    Review: 'New Selected Poems' by Les Murray
    Les Murray is a cantankerous Catholic poet who grew up on a dairy farm in New South Wales and dedicates his books "to the glory of God." This makes him sound like a more religious, Australian Seamus Heaney, and many of his poems fit the bill, with their...
  • REVIEW: The Avett Brothers infuse Musikfest with energy, and music, that's real

     
    The three words that become hard to say in The Avett Brothers’ eponymously titled song “I and Love and You” came pretty easily after the band’s headlining concert Thursday at Musikfest’s main Steel Stage. The Avett Brothers...
  • The Avett Brothers infuse Musikfest with energy, and music, that's real

    The three words that become hard to say in the title of The Avett Brothers' song "I and Love and You" came pretty easily after the band's headlining concert Thursday at Musikfest's main Steel Stage. That's because there was much to love about the...
  • Roxane Gay on 'Bad Feminist'

    Roxane Gay on 'Bad Feminist'
    It's not easy being a feminist these days (not that it ever was), in part because the push for equality for women managed to pick up a lot of negative baggage over the decades. Today, many people — including many women — think of feminism as a...
  • A diva in the twilight of her career inspires new song cycle, at Ravinia

     A diva in the twilight of her career inspires new song cycle, at Ravinia
    Although composer Jake Heggie has focused the bulk of his creative energies on opera over the last couple of decades, between major projects he has returned again and again to his musical heart and soul – telling stories through song. The prolific...
  • Robin Williams: Comedy and tragedy

    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • In Pompano Beach, the healing power of spoken words

    In Pompano Beach, the healing power of spoken words
    A hallmark of Deerfield Beach resident Brynth Peterson’s spoken-word performances has been a ruthless candor about his painful upbringing and subsequent stretch of time as a “bad individual.” “I give it to ‘em blunt raw,&...