| Feb 19, 2014
It's official. People who leave ugly comments on the Internet are sadists and psychopaths, a Canadian study says. That's more elegant than what I call them.
In the wild freewheeling world of the Internet, such creatures are called "trolls."
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:35 PM
"Les Miserables" will kick off the Signature Series of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2014-15 season, theater officials announced Tuesday.
The musical's first Orlando-based production will open Sept. 12 and will be the Shakes' largest single show, said...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:57 PM
His name is Rocket. His father's name is Deuce. His mother is Chloe. And although we are convinced that Rocket doesn't believe he is better than any other dog or cat, we have papers going back five generations to prove he's a purebred Labrador retriever....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:29 AM
A man who attacked a tattoo artist with a sword and guitar is now accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Orlando federal courthouse.
Jason Lynn Gay was arrested in April 2011, when Orlando police said he attacked tattoo...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:21 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The weary jurors walked back into the courtroom with glum expressions. After nearly an hour of deliberations, they agreed the defendant, T.J. Avery, was guilty of robbery, but still could not reach a verdict for the count of murder....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"There's America, there's the South and then there's Mississippi," Lyndon B. Johnson is quoted as saying in Dawn Porter's documentary film "Spies of Mississippi." A realization of Rick Bowers' 2010 book on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:49 PM
"Annie and a Side of Fries" (YouTube). Just before she was a person with a TV show (Comedy Central's "Broad City," in which she co-stars with her longtime stage partner, Ilana Glazer, and which you should be watching), Abbi Jacobson created this splendid,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Written and directed by veteran documentarian Stanley Nelson ("The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords"), "Freedom Summer" expertly combines archival footage and photos with contemporary interviews to recall the pivotal 10-week period in 1964 when...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Director Peter Jackson gets his mojo back in the latest installment of the "Hobbit" series. "The Desolation of Smaug" recaptures the alluring mixture of mythical adventure, fantastic landscapes and epic struggle that made Tolkien's books into the enduring...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:02 PM
One of the most powerful images in "The Movement," the NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale photography exhibition about the Civil Rights Era, shows a group of demonstrators being assaulted with fire hoses at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Ala., on May 3,...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
For those of you who think that insensitive speech is just an issue for reality television and “Duck Dynasty,” consider Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed a bill that will make it harder to force public schools to drop...