| Apr 20, 2010
The 46th annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts will once again be consuming downtown Cedar Key in late April. This year, R. L. Lewis, one of the original Florida Highwaymen, will be displaying his work and Tony's Seafood Restaurant will be filling...
| May 18, 2010
| 11:00 AM
When I was a child, camping in style meant sleeping in a trailer and not having to use a flashlight to find the bathroom. Today, the great outdoors is filled with everything from inflatable bounce pillows to cappuccino carts and Wi-Fi.
I remember camping...
| Aug 8, 2010
On a steamy, drizzly morning, my friend Alejandra Cisneros leads us on a narrow dirt path through the flooded rice fields.
A few yards away, a dozen ducks march single file across a dirt berm, tails twitching, looking very businesslike. Local farmers...
| Jun 12, 2008
| 8:45 AM
Spectators and media packed the 5th floor of the Cook County Criminal Courts Building this morning, angling for a seat in what is in all likelihood going to be one of the most entertaining days in the trial of R. Kelly: closing arguments.
Some are likely...
| Nov 17, 2008
For all its efforts to connect with Hollywood, Los Angeles Opera revived a 4-year-old production of "Carmen" on Saturday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion that no self-respecting film studio honcho would greenlight. Where's the sex?
| Jul 16, 2008
| 5:57 PM
The razing of Shea Stadium later this year marks the end of an era for baseball fans, but it's also closing the door on a chapter of pop music history that began in 1965 when the Beatles became the first pop group to play a concert at a U.S. sports...
| Jan 4, 2007
Recording a debut live album is hard enough for a young rock band. The mix must be perfect, the banter tastefully spontaneous, and there are no mulligans on nailing the big falsetto moment. But when the spacey, soulful My Morning Jacket took the stage...
| Feb 25, 2007
When you think of Ken Davitian, you probably think of him naked, obese and pendulous, nearly suffocating the tall but waifish Sacha Baron Cohen in their famous naked hotel room fight in the hit movie "Borat."
But there is so much more to Davitian, the...
| Apr 19, 2009
The power of shoes. It's something most women and many men understand completely. And it is what transformed the young, shaggy-haired, rope-bracelet-wearing entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie into a visionary business leader hobnobbing with former President...
| May 2, 2007
It was a musical. It was a costume drama. It was "Dreamgirls," and the movie's swanky, '60s costumes were eye candy to vintage aficionados and costume collectors. They also were good enough to nab costume designer Sharen Davis an Academy Award nomination....
| Jun 19, 2008
Vikas Chinnan stood over a tank at the world's largest aquarium, peering down at the world's largest fish species. He was wondering what it would be like to jump in and frolic beside the whale sharks.
The creature approached, eerily quiet. It...