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  • Casey Anthony: Port St. Lucie strip bar wants to hire her

     
    "He has good sources. Hes been covering Casey since the very beginning," Robertson told CNN. "We got a strong idea where she is. We think she's living by herself. And she's doing a lot. She’s talking to counselors, to pastors…so I think our...
  • This Sunday: John Leonard, AIDS and Carl Hiaasen, too

     
    John Leonard's collected essays, a book on genesis of the AIDS pandemic and another YA book by Carl Hiassen are all part of our Sunday coverage....
  • George Zimmerman saga: ‘the perfect storm of insanity’

     
    "It's not about you. It's not about the lawyer," Geragos said. "Your duty as a lawyer is to zealously represent your client. If you can't do it any longer, you resign, get out of the way. It's not the lawyer's ego. It happens every single day."...
  • At Orlando Museum of Art: Jimm Roberts' photos capture Florida's cultural history

    At Orlando Museum of Art: Jimm Roberts' photos capture Florida's cultural history
    To stand in the main gallery at Orlando Museum of Art is to be surrounded by greatness. Playwright Edward Albee, of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" fame, looks out from one wall; artist Robert Rauschenberg from another. There's "Tales of the South...
  • Book review: Carl Hiaasen's 'Star Island'

    Book review: Carl Hiaasen's 'Star Island'
    In real life, good things happen to bad people, but Carl Hiaasen, an Old Testament moralist disguised as a comedian, arranges things differently in his novels. Retribution, hilarious but often gruesome, hounds the vacuous celebrities, crooked pols and...
  • Following L.A.'s script

    A decade or so ago, I went with my father to a Friday night concert in a Cape Cod town. It was August, and the village green — an expanse of grass stretching off Main Street — was packed with vacationers and locals, all eating hot dogs and...
  • Sleuths in their youth

    Sleuths in their youth
    There's much talk -- too much, if you ask some people -- about how to make sure young people will read books in our technological age. Heartening results come by way of the young adult section in bookstores (cf. Rowling, J.K. and Meyer, Stephenie) which...
  • Eco books for kids: Saving the planet, one book at a time

    Eco books for kids: Saving the planet, one book at a time
    The environmental movement may not yet have changed the world, but it has certainly changed the world of children's books. Hardly a science or nature book for kids fails to sound a warning about habitats, species and resources in danger. Where 10 years...
  • Young adult lit comes of age

    Young adult lit comes of age
    It used to be that the only adults who read young adult literature were those who had a vested interest -- teachers or librarians or parents who either needed or wanted to keep an eye on developing readers' tastes. But increasingly, adults are reading YA...
  • A word or two thousand on 'Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary'

    Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." The book contains no fewer than 2,964 synonyms for "drunk." "The English language includes more synonyms for the word 'drunk' than for any other word," writes...
  • 'Vanilla Ride' by Joe Lansdale

    'Vanilla Ride' by Joe Lansdale
    Like gold standard writers Elmore Leonard and the late Donald Westlake, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America. Over a span of 30 years, he's written well over a dozen mystery, suspense, western and sci-fi novels and short stories...
  • The bard of Sin City's last hand

    Driving me around Las Vegas almost a decade ago, zydeco music blaring from his car stereo, Hal Rothman promised me he'd leave town when its population hit 2 million. He didn't make it. Fast-growing Clark County is closing in on 1.7 million, but Rothman...