October 8, 2014 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Ringling International Arts Festival

SLUDGE MONSTERS FROM THE PLANET Zygon!  Robots!  Snappy dialogue and bold graphics!  “The Intergalactic Nemesis” has all this and more.  More...

At the end of the day, the Diva counts her quarters

THE DIVA DIARIES

The first hint of fall breezed into Southwest Florida last Sunday morning with temperatures plunging down into the 60s (to any Northerners reading this, stop laughing — we’ve been bracing ourselves for this cold front since April), and su More...

I’m going to Stanford

GIVING

I’m going to Stanford. That is something I have always wanted to say, but actually have never applied, knowing full well that my intellectual and financial capacity to attend was lacking.  More...

‘Gone Girl’

LATEST FILMS

It’s always nice when high-profile releases live up to the hype.  More...

Billy Dean to perform benefit for The Heights Center

General admission and individual VIP tickets are now available for Grammy award-winner and country music legend Billy Dean. Mr. Dean will perform an intimate concert at The Heights Center in Fort Myers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Photo inspires tale of murder, intrigue and real estate deals

WRITING CHALLENGE

The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge continues, where we ask readers to submit stories based on our photo prompts. This week, we’re featuring “Mr. Jenkins’ Boat,” a story inspired by the photo shown here.  More...

George Nakashima’s modern masterpieces in demand

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

George Nakashima created a special type of modern furniture sometimes called “free-edge.” He designed very simple legs and other furniture parts and created the famous tables topped by a slab of wood with original edges that often include More...

Try these six ways to Taste Delicious Lee

EXPLORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Lee County’s third annual Restaurant Week runs Nov. 2-8 this year — a great time to visit an old favorite eatery without the crowds or discover a new favorite with prix-fixe thrift incentives. More...

Bob Rauschenberg’s international outreach focus of new exhibition

Florida SouthWestern State College and lead sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust have announced the first solo exhibition of world renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg since his memorial at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery in 2008 and the first inst More...

Delicious, thought-provoking ‘Betrayal’ at Theatre Conspiracy

ARTS COMMENTARY

Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” is aptly named.  Its three major characters — husband and wife Robert and Emma, and their best friend, Jerry — betray each other in a myriad of ways.  More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you can expect on-the-job cooperation from most of your colleagues this week, some people might insist on knowing more about your plans before they can accept them.   More...

FILM CAPSULES

Hector and the Search for Happiness...  (Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette) Bored British psychiatrist Hector (Mr. Pegg) travels the world investigating what makes people happy. More...

Huntington to play cunning hacker

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: Now that “Being Human” is over, what is Sam Huntington up to? I was so happy to see him turn up in the “Veronica Mars” movie.  — Michelle G., via email ail   More...

Mr. Jenkins’ Boat

A yelp erupted from David’s throat, forced out by the spasm of shock that seized him. On the sand in front of his riverfront lot sat the remains of Mr. Jenkins’s boat, like an abandoned dog returned to the hearth of its master. More...

Scare Fair open house takes the fear our of higher education

Scare Fair Open House will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin  Season 2, The Family Way  More...