OGRES ARE BIG BEASTS, UNCOUTH AND EXtremely anti-social. So when given the opportunity to write a musical about one, David Lindsay-Abaire grabbed it. “I love to say yes to things I’ve never done before,” he explains. “I was a big fan of musicals, but I’d never done one.one.” Mr. Lindsay-Lind Abaire is perhapsperha best known for writing “Rabbit bit Hole,”Ho […]

Cuban-born JAMA opens new studio in North Naples

Cuban-born artist JAMA (the acronym for his name, Jose Andres Mato Alonso) opens his new studio with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at 1719 Trade Center Way in North Naples. Everyone is welcome. JAMA, whose work has been exhibited along with such great masters as Salvador Dali, Arman, Andy Warhol, Georges Braque, Keith Haring and Mark Kostabi, […]


Theater ¦ Sherlock Holmes, the Final Adventure – By the Naples Players Nov. 23-Dec. 17. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. ¦ Three Sisters – By Florida Gulf Coast University’s Theatre Lab Nov. 16-20 at FGCU Arts Complex on campus. $7. theatrelab.fgcu.edu. ¦ A Christmas Survival Guide – At Off Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. ¦ Later Life […]


Watch films and intellectualize Independent film junkies craving intellectual satisfaction have an outlet for their addiction and a place to congregate all season long. The Fort Myers Film Festival offers glimpses of the process of judging local and international films every Monday through March. The Fort Myers Film Festival’s Intellectualization Mondays with host Eric Raddatz start at 6:30 p.m. at […]


‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?’

Emmy-nominated writer, actress and producer Mindy Kaling, who plays self-absorbed customerservice rep Kelly Kapoor on the hit TV show “The Office,” can now add author to her already impressive resume. In her comedy memoir, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns),” Ms. Kaling chronicles her childhood growing up with her parents (both Indian immigrants) and older brother in […]

A cheeseburger every day

My friend Susie called with another sad dating tale. It seems the man she liked was about to propose to his girlfriend and their one-time flirtation would permanently slip from Susie’s grasp. I am often her source of support when it comes to romantic crises, and I was genuinely disappointed to hear about her latest near-miss. “What am I going […]

Jewish Book Fair features seven events, 14 authors

As part of its participation in Jewish Book Month, the Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties stages its annual Jewish Book Fair. Mindi Simon, chair of this year’s effort, says it “offers something for everyone, with topics of the authors’ books ranging from humor to politics, history and fantasy.” The initial event celebrates children’s books and takes place from […]


Ted Todd Insurance expands corporate headquarters The Delaware Corp. of Florida has just completed a 1,400-square-foot expansion of the Ted Todd Insurance Agency’s corporate headquarters at The Brooks, located at 10020 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. The new space increased the office by more than 50 percent. It has been renovated to match the contemporary styling of the original office space […]

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EMC Breaks Records

Technology spending is looking strong, judging by the third-quarter earnings results of data storage king EMC (NYSE: EMC). It was a record quarter for the company. Quarterly consolidated revenue popped 18 percent to $5 billion, while bottom-line earnings jumped 23 percent. Both of these figures slightly topped Wall Street expectations. The record-breaking doesn’t stop there, though. Gross margins rose to […]

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How Now, Dow?

QWhat’s the Dow Jones Industrial Average? — D.M., Gainesville, Fla. A“ The Dow” is an index of just 30 major companies. It began in 1896 with 12 companies. Of the original 12, only General Electric is in the current 30. Some others in the first dozen included U.S. Leather (dissolved in 1952), U.S. Rubber (became Uniroyal, now part of Michelin), […]