| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Sometimes it seems like we’ve reached a peak-oil situation with regard to good, old, formerly unknown or obscure music: the great stuff has been located, mined and hauled to the surface. Now there are only little pockets left to be blasted out and...
| May 26, 2011
| 8:12 AM
I’ve been spending a lot of time at my parents’ house in Massachusetts lately. Many people have been coming and going in that house including Sherry, the housekeeper and Erica, my mother’s nurse. Sherry and Erica recently bought the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 8:46 AM
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgars, or more formally, the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The awards, which celebrate writing for print and screen, will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on April 29....
| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:28 PM
They're over her.
Sarah Palin's odd, rambling speech last weekend before an audience of committed conservative activists in Des Moines, Iowa, has many influential voices on the right saying that the time has come to acknowledge that the romance has gone...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:39 AM
Every once in a while, I read something by another columnist, slap my head and say, "Brilliant -- why didn't I think of that?"
I had that reaction today when I saw the latest offering from my Miami Herald counterpart, metro columnist Fred Grimm.
| Jan 4, 2015
Science has come a long way from the days when we believed the universe revolved around the Earth, lobotomies were the best treatment for depression and germs didn't exist. But while you probably won't read any studies of alchemy or bloodletting in...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:13 AM
ABC is making a sitcom pilot based on the life of "Savage Love" columnist Dan Savage.
The untitled comedy will be a "single-camera semi-autobiographical entry based on the LGBT activist/boundary-pushing columnist's life," according to The Hollywood...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 12:20 PM
In this column, I make it a habit to be open with readers.
I write about my experiences growing up in Central Florida, my family, even my husband's penchant for stinking up our house with vinegar as he preps for barbecue contests.
So this column...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 9:00 PM
To the dismay of some, Michael Brown's death didn't provoke a grand jury indictment against the shooter, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. The incident, however, might well have helped trigger a sea change in policing.
Last month, President...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 1:39 PM
I was very surprised at the narrow-mindedness of columnist Bill White's Dec. 21 item in "Best of the week's blogs" regarding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's choice of backing the Dallas Cowboys football team. The insignificance of a choice of a sports...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:33 PM
Columnist Mike Preston picks three key matchups in the Ravens' AFC wild-card game vs. the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
Steelers WRs Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton vs. Ravens CBs Lardarius Webb and Rashaan Melvin: Webb has made progress coming back from...