| May 24, 2010
| 3:55 PM
Here are reviews of offerings at the Orlando International Fringe Festival from Sentinel theater critic Matthew J. Palm, staff writers Tod Caviness, Dewayne Bevil, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jim Abbott, Martha Phifer, Alsy Acevedo and Fringe correspondent Mary...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 9:26 AM
'Bad Touch' and'The Deep End': A double bill of improv. In "Bad Touch," Annoyance ensemble members Rich Sohn and Rebecca Sohn and featured guests explore unsavory topics; "The Deep End" features a rotating cast of Annoyance veterans, teachers and...
| Jun 6, 2010
Sixty-six years ago Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people risked their lives to save the world for democracy. It was as simple as that, and as complicated as the Allied invasion of France's Normandy coast in World War II. Here are 10 facts about the...
| Mar 15, 2009
The Kindly Ones
Jonathan Littell, translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell
Harper: 984 pp., $29.99
Literature has given us many unsympathetic protagonists yet relatively few genuine monsters: "Lolita's" Humbert Humbert, Shakespeare's...
| Mar 12, 2009
In the introduction of Cari Beauchamp's crackling page-turner "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years," this top-flight film historian declares that the father of JFK "saw everything and everyone, from Gloria Swanson to Adolf Hitler, through a...
| Mar 31, 2009
What are people reading at the mid-century mark of Cuba's revolution?
"A lot of people are asking for Harry Potter," said Gabriel, a longtime book vendor, echoing other sellers at the sprawling outdoor book fair at the colonial Plaza de Armas. "They're...
| Apr 5, 2009
Twelve: 420 pp., $26.99
Forget everything you thought you knew. The girl who professed her faith in God before being gunned down in the library. The Trenchcoat Mafia and the feud between the goths and jocks. The idea that Eric...
| Aug 7, 2010
| 8:05 PM
During the summer of 1965, between my junior and senior years at UCLA, I traveled to Western Europe with a friend and, among other things, visited the former concentration camp at Dachau, in the German state of Bavaria not far from Munich. This event...
| Oct 25, 2009
Dreamer and Dissenter
Ingar Sletten Kolloen
Yale University Press: 378 pp., $40
The Dark Side of Literary Brilliance
University of Washington Press: 344 pp., $30 paper
In the spring of 1891, 31-year-...
| Dec 26, 2010
2010 is shaping up as The Year of the Tall. The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which was designed and built by Chicago firms, opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The world's tallest Jesus statue was erected in western Poland. Tennis...
| Jan 9, 2011
A recent British study found that blond women earn more than their brunette or redhead counterparts. Of course, the study was sponsored by Superdrug, a store chain that sells hair products and makes money from hair insecurity. Which shows that when it...