| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2009
If you go
*Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau: visittampabay.com
*St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce: stpete.com
*St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce: stjohnscountychamber.com
*The Florida Aquarium: flaquarium.org
*Salvador Dali Museum:...
| Jul 26, 2009
The Show That Smells
Akashic Books: 120 pp., $15.95 paper
Even by the standards of the paranormal romances that occupy the top slots of bestseller lists, Derek McCormack's new novel of cursed crooners, murderous fashion...
| Mar 6, 2009
| 2:10 PM
From 1965 to 1967, British artist Alan Aldridge was the art director of Penguin UK, bringing an edgy, growingly psychedelic design sensibility to its always culture-clashing paperbacks. Eventually, Aldridge and the publisher parted ways, and he spent time...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 4:34 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....
| Aug 21, 2010
The words "art restorer" provoke visions of dormer-windowed studios, of flaking oil paintings in Rococo frames, of landscapes emerging from beneath layers of ancient grime. It's startling, then, to enter Gustavo Perez's workshops — a cluster of...
| 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...
| 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 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...