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  • Library Task Force holds its first meeting to find a new location

    Library Task Force holds its first meeting to find a new location
    Location is key, Shawn Shaffer noted, and not just when it comes to selling real estate. For the Winter Park Public Library, where Shaffer is the executive director, an aging building that needs so many technical improvements that it has become nearly...
  • Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary

    Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary
    It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...
  • $40M wrongful conviction settlement: 'The money is almost beside the point'

    $40M wrongful conviction settlement: 'The money is almost beside the point'
    Attorneys today hailed a landmark wrongful conviction settlement awarded to five men who were wrongfully imprisoned for the rape and murder of a teenage girl but called for a deeper look at authorities’ use of false confessions in Cook County. In...
  • City signs off on legal settlement for Central Park Five

    The city's comptroller signed off Thursday on a settlement with the so-called Central Park Five, who were wrongly jailed for a sensational 1989 crime that led to what critics called a racially charged rush to judgment. All five of the men, who were...
  • Sarah Hyland, Benjamin Walker join cast of 'Hair' at Hollywood Bowl

    Sarah Hyland, Benjamin Walker join cast of 'Hair' at Hollywood Bowl
    Sarah Hyland of ABC's "Modern Family" is joining the ensemble cast of the musical "Hair" at the Hollywood Bowl, organizers announced on Thursday. The production, which runs for just three performances Aug. 1 to 3, will also feature actor Benjamin Walker....
  • Appreciation: Bobby Womack, soul legend, guitarist, L.A. connector

    Appreciation: Bobby Womack, soul legend, guitarist, L.A. connector
    The connections are endlessly surprising, those that Bobby Womack forged during a 60-year career that transcended genre, border and race. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and longtime Los Angeles resident, who died Friday at age 70, was the center of a...
  • Clermont's Alicia Kaye top female finisher at Panasonic New York City Triathlon

    Clermont's Alicia Kaye top female finisher at Panasonic New York City Triathlon
    CLERMONT — Clermont triathlete Alicia Kaye is basking in the glow of being the first woman to cross the finish line Sunday in the 2014 Panasonic New York City Triathlon. Kaye, 31, who competed in the female pro division, finished with a time of...
  • John Lithgow, Annette Bening open in 'King Lear' in Central Park

    Taking on Shakespeare's elderly tragic hero for the first time in his career, John Lithgow opened on Tuesday in "King Lear" in a new production at the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park. While the Delacorte has seen its share of...
  • Great Park audit testimony paints picture of runaway project

    Great Park audit testimony paints picture of runaway project
    Testimony from an audit of the $200-million effort to transform a retired Orange County military base into one of America's great municipal parks paints a picture of a runaway project that was eventually crippled by waste, dysfunction and cronyism....
  • More testimony points to cronyism, waste in Great Park project

    Mounting testimony from an audit of the $200 million effort to transform a retired Orange County military base into one of America's great municipal parks paints the picture of a runaway project that was eventually undermined by waste, dysfunction and...
  • Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'

    Chris Weitz talks about his YA novel, 'The Young World'
    "I write lying down — much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing. Known as a director and screenwriter, Weitz has just published his first novel, "The Young World" (Little Brown: 384 pp, $19),...