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  • It's A Gray Area: St. Valentine's Day — past and present

    Have you ever wondered where the Valentine's Day celebration came from? I did, and so I did a little research, and no, unlike Mother's Day, Valentine's Day is not rumored to have been created by Hallmark Cards. St. Valentine's Day, commonly shortened...
  • Orlando Philharmonic 2011-12 season includes Bond music

     Orlando Philharmonic 2011-12 season includes Bond music
    Among classical-music fare from Gershwin and Prokofiev, the Orlando Philharmonic's 2011-12 season will have offerings for opera lovers, pop lovers and even movie lovers. Think Bond. James Bond. The Philharmonic previewed its upcoming season to...
  • In 'Gleam,' testing limits and breaking traditions

    In 'Gleam,' testing limits and breaking traditions
    Watching "Gleam" at Center Stage is like visiting a distant era that actually wasn't all that long ago. This play takes place between 1903 and 1928 in a rural Florida town. Its residents' customs and speech patterns seem closer to 19th-century...
  • 10 things you might not know about skin color

    10 things you might not know about skin color
    1 Melanin, the pigment that gives color to skin (and eyes) is produced in cells called melanocytes. Every person has about the same number of these cells, regardless of race, but those with darker skin have larger cells that produce more pigment....
  • The Bookish Life: Weaving memories into handmade books

    The Bookish Life: Weaving memories into handmade books
    I make books. That's what I do. I made my first book about 17 years ago, a feat I consider a miracle. On a whim I took a class on making cased-in books with hard spines, and when I looked at the finished product I was astounded, as if I'd made a car with...
  • Concert review: Orlando Philharmonic's 'American Voices'

    Concert review: Orlando Philharmonic's 'American Voices'
    To evoke a person's soul, sometimes even the best words must give way to music, as shown in the world premiere of "Zora! We're Calling You!" Saturday night. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra debuted "Zora! We're Calling You," a commissioned work that...
  • Is there room for Zora in Eatonville's transformation?

    Is there room for Zora in Eatonville's transformation?
    Two decades ago, Eatonville used its link to Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston to get noticed by the world. Now, as the community attempts to transform itself into a major African-American cultural destination, leaders are struggling to define...
  • Chicago's Feltre School

    Chicago's Feltre School
    Chicago's Feltre School offers discussion of the great works, in a no-commitment setting. One thing to know about our book club: The discussions are intelligent without being fussy, and fun without being frivolous. Author we'd most like to meet: Yann...
  • 'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith

    'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith
    Changing My Mind Occasional Essays Zadie Smith The Penguin Press: 306 pp., $26.95 Reviewing Zadie Smith's 2001 debut, "White Teeth," the critic James Wood lumped the blazing hot young British writer with no less than Salman Rushdie, David Foster...
  • The Big Read is a national page-turner

    The Big Read is a national page-turner
    There was no snow at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, but the four sled dogs tethered there seemed acclimated enough. One amiably licked the face of a child in a stroller. The hubbub wasn't much like the Yukon, but the dogs were there to excite...
  • 'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors

    'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
    Daunting as it may be to assemble a centuries-spanning assessment of any country, even one with a fairly linear march through history, how does one approach a culture as unstable, contradictory and contested as ours? Where do you start? Where do you stop?...