| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:24 AM
Swamplandia! author Karen Russell
by Jake Cline
“Madness, as I understood it from books, meant a person who was open to the high, white whine of everything.”
— Ava Bigtree, in Swamplandia!
“Nobody can get to hell without...
| Aug 24, 2009
| 2:34 PM
KISS at the Verizon Center on Oct. 13. Buckcherry will be the opening act. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com.
Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers with The Wood Brothers (featuring Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin and Wood) at the...
| May 24, 2009
Let's face it: The automotive business is no fun right now. Where's the Family Man when you need him?
Actually, he's right here, on Aurora Road in Melbourne, where he has been since 1993. The sprawling patchwork of small buildings is surrounded by dozens...
| Jun 17, 2009
When I heard Carnival Cruise Lines would begin sailing year-round from Baltimore, I was not excited. I was glad that it meant more jobs and a boost to Maryland's economy, but a Carnival cruise wasn't going to be part of my vacation plans.
| Oct 10, 2009
| 1:49 PM
Millionaires and billionaires can live anywhere, so what's so special about this 2.4 square-mile city of 11,020 people that sits snug between Federal Highway and the Intracoastal Waterway?
Driving along U.S. 1 at Sample Road, if you didn't already know...
| Jan 31, 2010
It's not exactly Margaritaville, but there's no doubt that Jimmy Buffett would approve of the laid-back vibe at Wekiva Island.
On the recommendation of a friend with an eye for watering holes with genuine character, I steered the car out to Wekiva Island...
| Jun 14, 2010
Grand Turk, one of a chain of more than 40 islands in the Turks & Caicos, offers cruise passengers a tropical, laid-back ambience, excellent diving and fishing, colonial architecture, miles of beaches and a recently inaugurated pier and cruise ship...
| Apr 17, 2009
| 2:50 PM
Gov. Charlie Crist was center court at the Miami Heat game for the retirement of Alonzo Mourning's jersey one Monday evening in late March.
It hadn't been a difficult day for Crist. Earlier, he'd visited the Miami set of a TV series, Burn Notice, and...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 2:54 PM
When Jim and Dee Meadows returned from their 20th wedding anniversary to Hawaii several years ago, they brought back the beginnings of a perfect poolside garden.
Six bare stalks from plumeria plants boarded the plane with them. Today, cold hardy bananas,...
| Sep 11, 2009
| 12:26 PM
To many visitors, South Bass Island is about two things: golf carts and partying. The golf carts are everywhere. They swarm the downtown like flies. People rent them to traverse the island's 4-mile length and mile-and-a-quarter width. Cops have golf carts...
| Feb 15, 2009
Because you get there by causeway, you've got to know that Miami Beach is an island. So are Palm Beach, Key West, Sanibel, Amelia and Marco, to name a few of Florida's popular resorts.
But the state has a lot of less-known islands that are also worth...