| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When it came out in 2003, David Levithan's young-adult debut, "Boy Meets Boy," had the pinkish glow of wish fulfillment. Its gay-teen hero found love in a small-town utopia where parents embraced children's differences, jocks treated queers as peers,...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
From the well-lighted Argentine restaurant — my suggestion via Yelp — to the 70-degree night, all is well on this second date. As Dylan tactfully yanks shrimp from their shells, he tells me about his Japanese father, who strictly regulated all...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
METAIRIE, La. — In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College has announced its 2013-14 season, which includes a Broadway musical, contemporary work and a brand-new play by a faculty member.
The theater is on the Rollins campus at 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. For more...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:30 AM
"The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later" -- the stage sequel to the "The Laramie Project" -- will have its Los Angeles debut run in September at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood. The play revisits the citizens of Laramie, Wyo., where Matthew...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Author Lauren Myracle has withdrawn her book "Shine" from the National Book Award finalist list for young people's literature. In a statement issued by her publisher, Myracle wrote that she "was asked to withdraw by the National Book Foundation to...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 7:46 AM
"The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later"
"Laramie is a community, not a project." That was the blunt assessment of an editorial in the Wyoming college town's paper on the 10th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard. The young gay university...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Gay marriage in California remains in a state of limbo after a federal appeals court put same-sex weddings on hold at least until December following another judge's decision declaring that Proposition 8 violated the U.S. Constitution. Activists on both...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The Westboro Baptist Church is once again threatening to protest "The Laramie Project." This time, the production of the play on the church's radar is in Los Angeles. Headed by Fred Phelps, the fundamentalist group is planning to picket "The......
| Apr 18, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Artist takes on Westboro Baptist Church with satirical painting...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Valencia College has announced its upcoming season of theatrical productions, with offerings from the light comedy of “The Drowsy Chaperone” to the serious subject matter of “The Laramie Project,” written in response to the 1998...