| Apr 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
--Primitive art: Daring documentarian Werner Herzog reportedly plans to shoot a film --much of it in 3-D -- of the earliest known cave paintings inside France's Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc cave. (Roger Ebert's Journal via the Guardian) --'Such Tweet Sorrow':...
| Jun 30, 2010
| 6:34 PM
Amidst the busts and icons in the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, there is a Norman Rockwell print of a hunky Lincoln holding an ax in one hand and a book in the other. This romanticized Bunyanesque version of Illinois' iconic politician is a fitting image...
| Apr 22, 2010
Juan Antonio Samaranch, former president of the International Olympic Committee who took the organization from financial instability and turmoil and steered it to global influence and prosperity, only to see his legacy tarnished by the specter of doping...
| May 11, 2010
| 9:18 AM
Explore the homes of iconic inventors (Fort Myers): The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are major tourist attractions in this Gulf Coast town and for good reason. A tour of the homes also includes a spin through a terrific 15,000-square-foot...
| May 9, 2010
It's hot out there, huh?
That unmistakable Florida heat motivated me to pick out the refreshing picture that is the theme of this week's postcard: Ideas for cool fun (literally) in the Sunshine State.
Last week, on the shores of Flagler Beach, I had a...
| Jul 10, 2010
I love art. When I was growing up, my friends would hang Michael Jordan posters on their walls while I tended more toward Salvador Dali. When I was in high school, I happened upon a small vintage poster and pinned it to my wall. After I graduated college,...
| Jul 11, 2010
No matter how the most optimistic among us might try to spin it, this Florida heat is tough to take when summer moves into the dog days.
Fortunately, the resourceful traveler knows there are cool things to do, literally, in the Sunshine State. So fold up...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Open until 9 p.m. during First Thursdays Art Walk. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and active military....
| Jul 15, 2010
Sometimes the first adjective spoken in a movie speaks volumes. The first one you hear in the new thriller "Inception" is "delirious," describing the psychological state of a man, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who has washed up (or awakened) on a beach and...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 12:03 PM
For inquiring minds that want a window into how the Postcards from Florida column comes together, here's the reason your traveling correspondent selected this week's photo:
It looks warm.
Thinking about warm places was top of mind this week, with...
| Jan 8, 2011
When the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opened its doors in January 1936, there wasn't much for people to see.
Much of its fledging collection reflected the taste and generosity of Virginia Judge John Barton Payne, whose seminal gift of 50 artworks in 1919...