| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:09 PM
John Lara, whose irreverent cartoons appeared in Laguna Beach, Orange County and national newspapers, died Jan. 15 of complications from lupus. He was 56.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Little Church by the Sea, 468...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Florida's beaches are playgrounds for tourists and residents alike, with each stretch of sand offering a unique character. It all depends on what you're looking for: peace, a party? There is a different case to be made for most of the state's natural...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:03 AM
"The Walking Dead,"AMC's epic, buzzy zombie apocalypse drama, returns from its midseason hibernation this Sunday at 9 p.m. with the first of six episodes closing out the second season.
The midseason finale, which aired on Nov. 27, saw a zombified...
| Feb 11, 2012
Watching Jimmy Buffett in concert this past weekend, I couldn't help imagining again how deliriously happy the Key West tourism people must be about his long, successful career.
If the city fathers had put together a singer in a laboratory, they couldn't...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:22 PM
We're turning-up the music with this week's Does It Work product. It's called the Rock-It 3.0. Our tester, attorney Norman Douglas, had some questions about the device.
"It was a wild claim. You stick it to anything and it amplifies the sound of your...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:57 PM
It was a 90-degree spring morning in 2011, and I was struggling, my breath coming in gasps. I was on the last leg of a sprint triathlon, the run, and from across the way, I heard the unmistakable booming voice of Shawna. She was the personal trainer/...
| Sep 1, 2012
No man is an island — and, obviously, the same applies to riverside watering holes.
It had been two years since I had ventured out to Wekiva Island, the utterly laid-back local bar tucked along the Wekiva River in Longwood. At that time, the...
| Jan 10, 2011
“Some people are born cool,” Bill Withers, coolest of the cool cat singer songwriters of the '70s ruminates in the documentary about him, “Still Bill.” “I was an asthmatic stutter,” from Slab Fork, West Virginia, no...
| Jan 12, 2011
Britney Spears is piling up impressive airplay stats for her new single, âHold It Against Me,â which broke records for single-day spins at both MediaBase and BDS, her label, Jive Records, reported Tuesday, a day after the song went to......
| Jan 20, 2011
The Hollywood city commission approved a lease for a 17-story Jimmy Buffett-themed Margaritaville Hotel on Wednesday, and my initial reaction is one of sadness. It's being billed as progress, but I feel a sense of loss. That stretch of Hollywood......
| Jan 20, 2011
The lineup for the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will bring together international rock, pop, jazz, country headliners, including Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, Arcade Fire, Bon Jovi, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Sonny Rollins, it was...