| Mar 2, 2011
| 5:16 PM
I have had the privilege of judging America’s Next Top Model’s South Florida auditions for several years and I’m continually amazed to hear these women’s stories. They all want a shot at getting on the CW reality show hosted...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Dashboard Confessional has been a cult favorite since 2001, when the band released its second album, The Places You Have Come To Fear the Most. Legions of women revere singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba, an emo-crooner singing heart-twisting tunes about...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 6:32 PM
The year of our Lord 2010 was a banner one for jackasses. In a year in which Sarah Palin was the driving political personality, when caffeinated alcoholic beverages reached such a sublime state of perfection that they had to be banned for the safety of...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 12:11 AM
Japan's most punishing earthquake on record and the devastating tsunami it triggered plunged the heart of the densely populated island nation into an apocalyptic scene of blazing buildings, cratered highways, waterborne rubble and frenzied efforts to...
| Oct 16, 2010
| 7:29 PM
Malenne Joseph spent three months in jail for a crime she did not commit. Surprisingly, that doesn't surprise Chief Judge Belvin Perry.
"I've been saying for quite some time stuff like this is going to happen,'' he said.
Law and Order at the Orange...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Today we're toasting some local folks making big differences.
But first, we have the case of The Activist, the Cop and the Mysteriously Vanishing Video.
An article in Tuesday's newspaper told the story:
A local activist was videotaping cops in downtown...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Disaster survivors in Japan must not only deal with physical trauma from earthquakes and tsunamis, but with psychological distress that can strike immediately, soon after or long after the event.
"There will be people who will be able to move back to how...
| Jan 2, 2011
Here are five Central Floridian of the Year finalists who also made a difference.
Adonal Foyle: He retired from basketball in 2010, but the former Orlando Magic center continues to stand tall in the community. Foyle sets an off-court example for young...
| Jan 8, 2012
Longtime readers of Orlando Sentinel editorials might think they've awakened in the Twilight Zone.
The Sentinel's editorial board has had some epic disagreements with hotelier Harris Rosen. Over a light-rail system between downtown Orlando and...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:50 PM
"Tent Life: Haiti"Photographs by Wyatt Gallery, essay by Edwidge DanticatUmbrage Editions, 128 pages, $39.95
"Pito nou led, nou la," goes the Haitian proverb, which means "Better that we are ugly, but we are here." Edwidge Danticat recalls this notion in...
| Mar 23, 2011
Prayer alone was no longer enough for Lisa Ballantine, who watched the families fill their baby bottles with murky river water that sickened and even killed their children.
After returning from a yearlong mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2000,...