| Oct 16, 2010
| 7:29 PM
Malenne Joseph spent three months in jail for a crime she did not commit. Surprisingly, that doesn't surprise Chief Judge Belvin Perry.
"I've been saying for quite some time stuff like this is going to happen,'' he said.
Law and Order at the Orange...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Disaster survivors in Japan must not only deal with physical trauma from earthquakes and tsunamis, but with psychological distress that can strike immediately, soon after or long after the event.
"There will be people who will be able to move back to how...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Today we're toasting some local folks making big differences.
But first, we have the case of The Activist, the Cop and the Mysteriously Vanishing Video.
An article in Tuesday's newspaper told the story:
A local activist was videotaping cops in downtown...
| Jan 2, 2011
Here are five Central Floridian of the Year finalists who also made a difference.
Adonal Foyle: He retired from basketball in 2010, but the former Orlando Magic center continues to stand tall in the community. Foyle sets an off-court example for young...
| Jan 8, 2012
Longtime readers of Orlando Sentinel editorials might think they've awakened in the Twilight Zone.
The Sentinel's editorial board has had some epic disagreements with hotelier Harris Rosen. Over a light-rail system between downtown Orlando and...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:50 PM
"Tent Life: Haiti"Photographs by Wyatt Gallery, essay by Edwidge DanticatUmbrage Editions, 128 pages, $39.95
"Pito nou led, nou la," goes the Haitian proverb, which means "Better that we are ugly, but we are here." Edwidge Danticat recalls this notion in...
| Mar 23, 2011
Prayer alone was no longer enough for Lisa Ballantine, who watched the families fill their baby bottles with murky river water that sickened and even killed their children.
After returning from a yearlong mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2000,...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:51 AM
It was a good day for some foodie favorites as Bravo's "Top Chef" received four prime-time Emmy nominations and Travel Channel's "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" also received four.
"Top Chef" was nominated for outstanding reality-...
| Feb 16, 2011
Ever since Mel Gibson's Aramaic flog-fest "The Passion of the Christ" brought in $84 million on its opening weekend in 2004, en route to a $612 million worldwide box office draw, film marketers have sought to emulate Gibson's courtship of the almighty...
| Aug 26, 2012
Celebrity presence has always been an essential part of the game at Los Angeles charity events, but this fall organizers may have outdone themselves. Consider:
George Clooney will be honored at the Carousel of Hope Ball.
Leonardo DiCaprio is co-chairing...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 2:30 PM
Fatima Bhutto wrote her book because she wanted to remember her father.
She wanted to remember his silly nicknames, his joke about putting a disco ball in her redecorated bedroom, and how he told her she was too young for lipstick. She wanted the 14...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 5:04 PM