August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

The attraction of analog ... in our digital world

THE FUTURE’S FINALLY HERE. We don’t have personal jetpacks yet, but we have computers in our homes, in our purses, on our wrists. We’ve developing driverless cars. We can telecommute from home and order anything we want online. More...

Cocktail or mocktail, it’s time for a cold beverage

THE DIVA DIARIES

Sitting on my balcony yesterday afternoon sweltering due to a heat index of 110 degrees while dreaming of icy, cold summer cocktails — I was reminded of a letter I received from an avid Diva Diaries reader last year who, in her opinion, felt th More...

Screw the mid-life crisis. Let’s solve some crimes!

ARTS COMMENTARY

Liz has broken one of the major unspoken rules of Girls’ Night Out.  She’s brought a guy with her.  And not just any guy, but Jackson, a creepy dentist who is socially inept, to say the least.  But Liz is so crazy in love, More...

HOROSCOPES

LEO (July 23 to August 22) A colleague might try to goad you into saying or doing the wrong thing. It’s best to ignore the troublemaker, even if he or she riles your royal self. Your supporters stand with you.  More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, AUG. 17, 8 P.M. More...

FILM CAPSULES

(Voices of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Jackie Chan) When a greedy mayor (Bobby Moynihan) wants to build an amusement park, squirrels Surly (Mr. Arnett) and Andie (Ms. Heigl) and the rest of the animals try to stop the destruction of their home. More...

Four new plays take the spotlight for Gulfshore Playhouse festival

Gulfshore Playhouse announces the finalists for its fifth annual New Works Festival that brings together playwrights, actors and directors from across the country for a multi-day event culminating in a series of staged readings for the public at The More...

Part 2: The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge

The first phase of the 2017 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge inspired 147 people from Venice to Marco Island to Jupiter and even one man from Texas (he was vacationing and picked up a copy of the paper in West Palm Beach) to pen an original short sto More...

Artist first created googly-eyed dolls as illustrations in books

ANTIQUES

If collectible dolls have googly eyes, the designer likely was Grace Drayton (1887- 1936), a talented artist. Her maiden name was Grace Gebbie. More...

Reaching the Alzheimer’s caregiver

GIVING

There are few life experiences that prepare a person for the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. More...

Search and discovery mission

CONTRACT BRIDGE

You can’t play bridge by rote and expect to get good results. More...

‘Logan Lucky’

LATEST FILMS

Steven Soderbergh has directed many types of films with great success (he won an Oscar for “Traffic” in 2000), but it’s clear he has an affinity for heist movies (he made “Oceans 11” and its two lesser sequels). More...

A penetrating look at forgotten horrors of America’s Revolutionary War

FLORIDA WRITERS

Lynn University Professor Robert P. Watson makes reading history a totally engaging experience. More...