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  • New York City: Work out at private gyms starting at $9.95 a day

    New York City: Work out at private gyms starting at $9.95 a day
    Want to work out at a good gym in New York City but don't know where to go? For those who don't have a gym membership that works in the Big Apple, a new service called Fit Daypass sells one-day passes to New York City gyms starting at $9.95 a day. The...
  • Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes' Kristopher Soto passes advanced sommelier exam

    Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes'  Kristopher Soto passes advanced sommelier exam
    Kristopher Soto of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes is among 13 wine experts nationwide who have passed the advanced sommelier exam. Three days of intense testing added the 13 new names to the Court of Master Sommeliers. Three women and 10 men...
  • Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74

    Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74
    Michael George Millman, who devoted his life to improving legal services for prisoners facing execution, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his Oakland home. He was 74. Executive director of the San Francisco-based California Appellate Project for 30...
  • Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

    Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns
    When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere. People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
  • Orlando Critical Mass plans memorial for Orlando native killed in New York

    Orlando Critical Mass plans memorial for Orlando native killed in New York
    A Brooklyn DJ with roots in the Orlando cyclist community will be honored with a memorial ride later this month after being killed in a hit-and-run accident in New York City. Zack Fortune, a 2004 Edgewater High School graduate, died Wednesday...
  • Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75

    Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75
    Lyricist Gerry Goffin, whose songwriting partnership in the early 1960s with then-wife Carole King yielded some of the most indelible hits of the era, died Thursday at home in Los Angeles, said his wife, Michelle Goffin. He was 75. Michele Goffin said...
  • Bob Hastings dies at 89; 'McHale's Navy' actor

    Bob Hastings, a radio actor who found his footing in television, notably for portraying "yes man" Lt. Elroy Carpenter on the popular 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," died Monday of prostate cancer at his Burbank home, his family said. He was 89. Hastings...
  • Pushing tomato season

    Pushing tomato season
    Tomatoes are the scent of summer, aren't they? But who among us has the patience to wait for those sun-warmed babies to ripen on the vine — especially after the dreary, dragged-out winter many of us endured. Fortunately, there are parfumiers to...
  • Puppets with purpose

     
    “Gruff!” is not your typical fairy tale. Loosely based on the fable “Three Billy Goats Gruff” there are goats and there are trolls, but there is also a message of sustainability. Mix in fuzzy Muppet-like puppets, wacky...
  • Lyft's move into New York City blocked by state Supreme Court

    Lyft's move into New York City blocked by state Supreme Court
    An attempt by ride-sharing app Lyft to launch in New York City hit a speed bump when the state's Supreme Court granted an injunction preventing the company's planned launch Friday evening, state officials said. Lyft, based in San Francisco, connects...
  • Michael Pitt on Working With Mike Cahill: 'I Wanted to Connect With What's Happening in Cinema Now'

    Mike Cahill's 2011 film "Another Earth" wasn't a breakout hit, but the sci-fi allegory garnered no small amount of critical praise and admirers, some of whom attended Thursday's New York premiere of his similarly brainy follow-up film "I Origins," held at...