| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:41 PM
The alligators of Orange Blossom Trail are about to get new neighbors. Gatorland is adding an exhibit called Panther Springs, set to open in April. The $200,000 attraction will feature a brother-sister pair of big cats named Neiko and Lucy, Florida...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Grown weary of Christmas traditions?
Well, far from traditional, "Wanzie's Glittering Star-Studded A Christmas Carol," may be just the thing to spike your eggnog. The conceit of Michael Wanzie's comic adaptation of Charles Dickens' tale is that an all-...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Fuddy Meers is just the right sort of show to help Parliament House's Footlight Theater, best known for drag shows and gay-themed entertainment, branch out into full-length, more-mainstream fare.
An R-rated comedy full of wacky characters seen through...
| Mar 17, 2012
Dwight Howard stays
It may not be OK to admit this, but I've never been to a Magic game. However, over the past few months, I have been following the Dwight Howard saga — even reading the Sports section regularly to stay up on the latest twists and...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Some of the people who fascinate me most are those who stop everything they are doing, midlife, to follow a calling.
The CEO who wants to teach kindergarten. The former Marine who becomes a social worker.
Here in Central Florida, I'm seeing a new...
| Aug 12, 2012
Founded in 1974 by the father-and-son team of Charley and Ron Woodsby, Talk of the Town Restaurants has 11 eateries, which include Charley's Steakhouse, Vito's Chop House, FishBones, MoonFish, Texas Cattle Co., Johnnie's Hideaway — and now Charley's...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:50 PM
In the affable off-Broadway docudrama "The Temperamentals," playwright Jon Marans sheds light on the earliest efforts to create an organization to advocate for gay rights.
Marans clearly had a great deal of affection for his major characters, and that...
| May 2, 2012
| 10:50 AM
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| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:23 PM
Staring down a pile of dirty pots and pans is no way to end Thanksgiving Day.
And for many celebrants, T-day is simply a single day off from the workweek. To avoid the Friday leftover energy crash, consider eating out this year.
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:07 PM
The faintest of smiles flickers across Christina Crawford's face at a mention of the 1981 movie "Mommie Dearest," today a campy cult classic.
"I'm sorry that it turned out the way it did," says Crawford, who's 73 but looks 20 years younger. "I think...
| Oct 7, 2011
Dinner or a snack is likely rolling up to a location near you as the mobile-food vendors phenomenon keeps on trucking across the country.
Food trucks and mobile kitchens are not new, but with the Food Network's the "Great Food Truck Race" and the Cooking...