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  • Hugh Jackman's 'Prisoners' a gripping thriller, reviews say

    With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners."...
  • The color of beer: South Florida brewer demographics

    The color of beer: South Florida brewer demographics
    Imagine someone making beer. Picture that person climbing to the top of a large steel tank to boil grains into wort, move mash around and breathe the wet, musty air of brewing day. What does your brewer look like? According to an NPR piece posted two...
  • Readers submit auditions for "Voice of Orlando Sentinel"

    Readers submit auditions for "Voice of Orlando Sentinel"
    Listen up NPR, because Orlando's got talent. A few readers hoping to become the "Voice of the Orlando Sentinel" submitted auditions, and so far the entries have been fantastic. Earlier today I posted a video showing people in Winter Garden saying...
  • Does Stephen King believe in God? Yes and no, he tells 'Fresh Air'

    Bestselling horror writer Stephen King appeared on the NPR program "Fresh Air" on Tuesday night to talk about his new book, "Joyland." While he got to answer some questions about the book, a supernatural riff on classic noir set in a small amusement park,...
  • Biography and Memoirs

    Buck A Memoir M.K. Asante Spiegel & Grau, $25 A young filmmaker, academic and author of "It's Bigger Than Hip Hop," Asante traces his self-education as he makes his way from Zimbabwe to the streets of North Philadelphia and emerges through the power...
  • 'After Earth' a sci-fi bust for Will and Jaden Smith, reviews say

    In the new sci-fi movie "After Earth," the real-life father-son duo of Will and Jaden Smith play the fictional father-son duo of Cypher and Kitai Raige, two space-faring humans whose ship crashes on a perilous, long-abandoned Earth about 1,000 years in...
  • Mayo: Talking hurricanes, insurance on WLRN-91.3 FM

    Shameless plug alert: With the 2013 storm season officially starting tomorrow, I'll be talking hurricanes -- and hurricane insurance -- on The Florida Roundup radio program from noon-1 p.m. today (Friday). The most excellent roundtable show, hosted by...
  • Maryland Proton Treatment Center getting some competition

    Maryland Proton Treatment Center getting some competition
    The competition for medical dollars within the Baltimore-Washington area got a national radio audience this morning, when NPR aired a story about plans for two proton beam therapy facilities in the District of Columbia. If built, those facilities --...
  • Jean Bach dies at 94; made Oscar-nominated jazz documentary

    Jean Bach dies at 94; made Oscar-nominated jazz documentary
    Jean Bach first laid eyes on the astonishing photograph more than a decade after its 57 subjects — all illustrious figures from jazz's golden age — posed on the steps of a Harlem brownstone in the summer of 1958. The photo eventually...
  • Maurice Sendak created lavish fantasy in 'Where the Wild Things Are'

    Maurice Sendak created lavish fantasy in 'Where the Wild Things Are'
    On Monday, Google saluted beloved children's book author Maurice Sendak with a Google Doodle. It would have been Sendak's 85th birthday. Sendak is best remembered for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. The story of Max, a cranky...
  • Proposed press shield has holes

    Proposed press shield has holes
    In response to the acknowledged abuses of his own Justice Department, President Barack Obama has urged Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, to reintroduce legislation for a "journalist shield law." And in typical Washington fashion, the proposed...