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  • On non-readers

    On non-readers
    One of our universities recently made a survey of the reading habits of the American public; it decided that forty-eight percent of all Americans read, during a year, no book at all. I picture to myself that reader — non-reader, rather; one man...
  • Chicago Public Media taking over distribution of 'This American Life'

    Chicago Public Media taking over distribution of 'This American Life'
    Chicago Public Media will begin self-distribution of its signature program, "This American Life," on July 1, taking over key business functions for one of public radio’s most significant franchises. The move, announced Wednesday, will deliver...
  • L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form

    L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form
    It could be argued, maybe not by snooty art historians but certainly by congenitally low-brow connoisseurs of kitsch, that to be famous in America, truly iconic, one's likeness must be painted on black velvet. Step into a cramped, dimly lit storefront...
  • Review: 'Lost for Words' by Edward St. Aubyn

    Review: 'Lost for Words' by Edward St. Aubyn
    The novels of Edward St. Aubyn would translate well to the stage. The vicious repartee of his characters — all awful or at least oblivious members of the British upper classes — drives the action. Most of St. Aubyn's last five books, the...
  • SunRail won't save me time, but it will save my sanity

    SunRail won't save me time, but it will save my sanity
    I now know the truth. SunRail might save my sanity, but it will not save me time. I put it to the test Friday and started running the clock when I pulled out of the driveway in DeBary. It took 10 minutes to get to the station. Out of fairness I...
  • Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

    Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns
    When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere. People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
  • Gordon Willis dies at 82; 'Godfather,' 'Annie Hall' cinematographer

    Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...
  • 5 reasons why Hillary Clinton won't run in 2016

    5 reasons why Hillary Clinton won't run in 2016
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's minions are hard at work assembling a political machine and fine-tuning it for another go at the White House. Clinton is doing her part preparing for a run as well, churning out a bland memoir about the "hard choices" she faced as...
  • Tea Party sinks to new low with attacks on gay pride attendees

    When I heard some local Tea Party zealots had worked themselves into a frothy lather over a Republican political misstep, I naively assumed it was over the revelation that Gov. Rick Scott had been spotted at a Fort Lauderdale Starbucks sipping a chai...
  • Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time

    Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time
    What are the Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time? There's quite a list to choose from. Here's our quick Top 10 list ... 10. Joe DiMaggio – Mr. Coffee Having a former baseball player promote a new coffee maker might not seem so out...
  • Supreme Court's DOMA ruling still shaping gay marriage 1 year later

    Supreme Court's DOMA ruling still shaping gay marriage 1 year later
    The nation on Thursday marks the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, a ruling that has shifted the political spectrum on gay issues and changed how society organizes itself....