| Mar 14, 2014
This week, as the Ides of March approaches — the March 15 anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar, a determined but ultimately fruitless attempt by Roman senators to stop their government from sliding toward dictatorship — the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
In its prime, the Roman Empire spanned most of the known western world. Its perimeter encompassed countless races and ethnicities. Rome’s strength and solidity derived partly from her ability to assimilate these polyglot peoples, while impressing...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A 10-year-old student from Noble Avenue Elementary School in North Hills visited the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels last week on a diplomatic mission.
Jersey Vargas, a fourth-grader, was about to leave for Rome and a possible visit with Pope...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Maybe Capital One should take a course in remedial English. The credit card issuer seems to be having a tough time communicating relatively simple ideas.
Betty Rome, for example, would be thousands of dollars wealthier now had Cap One expressed itself...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Original post | 10 a.m.
Updated with pictures (above) | 10:45 a.m. (With thanks for many of the pictures to Fort Lauderdale photographer Art Seitz.)
A little unfinished business from Charlie Crist’s book tour stop in Fort Lauderdale.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Using a cast of seven to present Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," a play with dozens of characters, unquestionably requires a lot of the actors. At Orlando Shakespeare Theater, director Tina Packer also expects a lot of her audience. Actors change roles...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:43 PM
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in an annual ceremony held to remember the hundreds of innocent people murdered by the Italian mafia, made a solemn plea for mobsters to change or else "end up in hell".
The mafia continues to plague much of southern Italy:...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Russell Crowe broke his silence about his much-publicized trip to Vatican City last week, sharing details about why it was so important for him to visit Pope Francis.
Crowe, who had been tweeting the Pope about his upcoming Biblical adventure for weeks,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
ROME - Venerable Italian helming duo Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, whose "Caesar Must Die" won the 2012 Berlin Golden Bear, will shoot "Maraviglioso Boccaccio," an adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio's 14th century classic "The Decameron," with cameras set...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:08 PM
ROME — After spending four days in Europe dealing with the crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea, President Obama now turns to a diplomatic challenge of another sort: trying to smooth relations with Saudi Arabia without making the longtime U.S....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Lent, a religious season that is about so much more than avoiding chocolate, is drawing near.
For many in the Christian faith, Lent is a time to reflect on the awful journey toward death that led to Jesus' crucifixion. One question that arises often on...