Author Cheryl Strayed finds healing walking the Pacific Crest Trail

Grief is a strange and idiosyncratic thing. When Cheryl Strayed’s 45- year old mother died of cancer when Cheryl was 22, the pain of losing her was so great she began seeking solace in unhealthy ways. Though she loved her husband, she started sleeping around. Then she began experimenting with heroin, as if it were a drug to dabble with. […]


‘Alex Cross’ ★½

Is it worth $10? No Matthew Fox plays a coldhearted, steely-eyed psychopath in director Rob Cohen’s “Alex Cross,” and darn if it’s not one of the best villain performances of the year. His character, Picasso, loves to inflict pain, and no worries if you’re the squeamish type: The PG-13 rating ensures things don’t get too graphic. Too bad Picasso’s motivation […]


Theater ¦ Lend me a Tenor – By Florida Repertory Theatre through Nov. 17. 332- 4488 or www.florida rep.org. ¦ Camping With Henry & Tom – By Florida Repertory Theatre Oct. 31-Nov. 25. 332-4488 or www.florida rep.org ¦ Les Liaisons Dangereuses – By The Naples Players Oct. 24-Nov. 17. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. ¦ God of Carnage and Art – By […]



To her neighbors in 1980’s San Francisco, Dr. Ellen Christie is known as “the bone lady.” She’s run across a lot of interesting historical mysteries in her work as a physical anthropologist, but she’s never before had a jumpy young man show up at her door offering to show her a gym bag full of bones that might just be […]

The rise of the crotch shot

My guy friends are always telling me that the male body is nothing special. “It’s not like it has roses growing on it,” one friend said years ago. More recently another friend echoed the thought. “It’s not like a woman’s body,” he said. “A man’s body is hairy and has parts sticking out and hanging down. We’re not beautiful creatures.” […]

Martin Schoeller searches for ‘a flash of vulnerability and integrity’

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BABIES, LOVERS or the dying, we rarely look anyone directly in the face for extended, uninterrupted periods of time. It’s considered rude, impolite. But with Martin Schoeller’s “Close Up” photographic portraits at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, we’re compelled to stare at these oversized faces that unflinchingly look right back at us. […]

WCI’s People First seminar raises funds for United Way

More than 100 guests attended a People First seminar hosted by WCI Communities, the Bonita Springs-based lifestyle community developer, homebuilder and services provider, with all proceeds benefiting United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. The People First seminar included a daylong training session by People First CEO Jack Lannom and Master Coach Dan Philips. Mr. Lannom has worked with well […]


Women’s Legacy Fund 2012 Fall Luncheon

House Hunting:

12714 Glen Hollow Drive, Bonita Springs

This furnished home is located in a picturesque preserve setting in the gated Hunters Ridge community. The home of 1,787 square feet under air has three bedrooms in a split plan and two bathrooms, including a master bath that has separate tub and shower. Interior features include a wood-burning fireplace, French doors and volume ceilings. Among the upgrades are a […]


Sinister ★★★½ (Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Juliet Rylance) A true crime writer (Hawke) and his family move into a home in which four people were hanged in the backyard. His investigation into what happened leads to the discovery of old films in the attic — and disastrous consequences. The premise is smart, the story is convincing, the scares are great and […]