| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:25 AM
As the economy continues to flounder, many cities are looking for ways to replicate Silicon Valley's financial success. When seeking to catch the magic of those biggest successes — Apple, Google and Facebook — the word "innovation" gets thrown...
| Nov 12, 2012
On a warm September day in Chicago, Rishad Tobaccowala counseled a roomful of Leo Burnett executives on how to sell high-tech gadgets -- told in terms of hot dogs.
Tobaccowala, who has spent 30 years at Leo Burnett and affiliated agencies,...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 7:49 PM
The script for the BP oil spill is falling apart.
There will be no environmental calamity. The Gulf of Mexico is healing itself faster than anyone imagined.
And for the many critics of BP's and the government's handling of the disaster, there is even...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 12:18 AM
Georgia Military College DB Kentorius 'Scooter' Jackson committed to UCF on Sunday.
If National Signing Day for junior college transfers was on Sunday, Jackson's brother Toby, of juco national champion Navarro ( Texas) College, would have joined his...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 5:21 PM
I hate to be the bearer of good news when it comes to the Gulf of Mexico because it upsets so many of my fellow environmentalists still hoping for an oily Armageddon.
But the rest of you might want to call in sick, grab your fishing poles and head out to...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 5:48 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the nation's lead science agency in handling oil spills. On the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco talked to Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas about the...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 7:22 AM
Modern psychiatry has robbed the world of its monsters. We know so much more about the brain, about the complex interaction of chemicals that determines an individual's fate, than ever before. Thus to look upon a heinous act and attribute it to...
| Jan 30, 2012
For millions of Americans, bagged salads are a miracle food, the perfect mix of health and convenience.
Time-pressed cooks can rip open a bag and pour the leaves right into the bowl, reassured by the "triple-washed" label that some wondrous process has...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 5:24 PM
"Please Come Back to Me"
By Jessica Treadway University of Georgia Press, $24.95
"Fiction is about everything human," writer Flannery O’Connor said, and Jessica Treadway's novella and story collection, 'Please Come Back to Me,' showcases that...
| Nov 14, 2010
This month's column is about love. Not the Valentine's Day variety. The Siren's Call is interested in love as an elemental force — as something experienced by mystics and glimpsed by poets. Dante caught a glimpse — this column recently...
| Nov 12, 2010
"I prune, therefore I am."
Gardening writer Lee May is joking, but he has a point.
Since he and his wife, Lyn, moved from Atlanta to East Haddam in 2001, May has created a fascinating Asian-style garden, using bonsai techniques on his trees and shrubs...