May 6, 2015 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

MOM

An irreverent tribute to some world-famous (and not-so-famous) mothers

THE WORLD, IT SEEMS, IS FILLED WITH mothers.  But not all of them necessarily have offspring.  Mother might be a stage name, an honorific or the name of a band. It might also even be a male.  Mom. Moms. Mama. More...

Larceny at the crossroads

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Many contracts fail because of unlucky distribution, but some of them can be salvaged despite a bad break. Take this case where you’re in six diamonds and West leads a heart. More...

She’s refined, he’s a jerk. Can this relationship work?

ARTS COMMENTARY

It’s easy to fall into a rut.  We do the same things we always do, go to the same places we always go to, talk to the same people we always talk with about the same old things.  Life plays out like the movie “Groundhog Day,&rdqu More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Seeing red over those nasty remarks by someone with an ax to grind? Of course you are. So get out there and give your supporters the facts they need to get the truth out.  More...

Atlanta Child Murders reimagined in brilliant crime novel

FLORIDA WRITERS

Michael Lister’s seventh John Jordan Mystery takes an unusual step. Instead of moving readers forward on the path of John’s life, it takes them back to his very first case.  In fact, this tale takes readers back in time twice.  More...

Sitcom sequel ‘Fuller House’ on tap for Netflix

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: I have two questions: First, is it true that they are rebooting the “Full House” series, and second, why?  — Jeremy I., via email   More...

Matanzas on the Bay hosts second annual Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ fundraiser May 23

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will host the second annual Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. More...

Southwest Florida Symphony’s performance celebrates brotherhood

REVIEW

A performance of Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” is never an ordinary event. This monumental work, with its passionate plea for universal brotherhood, is reserved for marking significant events and occasions. More...

Chalking up successes for the female Cyrano of the Internet

THE DIVA DIARIES

Hark back to last September won’t you, dear readers, when, while with way too much time on my hands as I was recovering from knee surgery, I helped two of my single friends create and run their Match.com dating profiles. More...

Remembering a mother and a grandmother

GIVING

Part of being involved in the community includes the honor of attending funeral and memorial services for community leaders and local philanthropists. More...

FILM CAPSULES

Clouds of Sils Maria ♦♦♦ More...

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

LATEST FILMS

How do you improve on the third highest grossing movie of all time? More...

‘The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook’

BEACH READING

This wickedly delightful cookbook features more than 100 recipes contributed by such legendary mystery authors as Sandra Brown, J.A. Jance, Sue Grafton and Mary Higgins Clark. More...

JD McPherson, ‘Let The Good Times Roll’

NEW MUSIC REVIEW

With the sublime “Let The Good Times Roll,” JD McPherson has made a rock ’n’ roll record for 2015. Mr. More...