| May 23, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Reviewed by Mary Frances Emmons, Special to the Sentinel Rob Gee is the real deal, the kind of Fringe performer you pray youâll discover at every festival. Eleven years working in psychiatric wards in England, Scotland and Australia have led the nurse-...
| May 24, 2010
| 3:29 PM
Here are reviews of offerings at the Orlando International Fringe Festival from Sentinel theater critic Matthew J. Palm, staff writers Tod Caviness, Dewayne Bevil, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jim Abbott, Martha Phifer, Alsy Acevedo and Fringe correspondent Mary...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 9:41 AM
The Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Gifting
To purchase a copy of the book:
Merry Christmas, America!: Megawatt Displays Across the U.S.A.
DON'T give a fruitcake. Unless it's to my grandma. She seems to be the only one on earth to ever eat one....
| Dec 21, 2010
Still fuming about the stale fruitcake, the corporate-logo key chain or the cheap alarm clock?
We're going to go out on a limb here and say that when it comes to the worst office holiday gift, Rebecca Keaty has you beat.
Keaty, 32, of Chicago, describes...
| Apr 20, 2011
At this point, the bridal gown is top-secret, the menus and the wine lists are still hush-hush, yet everyone knows Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton on April 29 will feature two cakes and exactly what they'll be made of.
Got to hand it to them...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 12:01 PM
Did you promise to get active in 2011? If you have a taste for the offbeat — swamp soccer, anyone? — these one-of-a-kind sporting events can help you keep that promise and travel at the same time.
The World Bog Snorkeling Championship
| Feb 9, 2011
Even for a speaker as famously gifted as President Barack Obama, business executives are a tough crowd.
In my experience, they don't laugh out loud at jokes as easily as, say, college students and others who might be more prone to laugh, clap, cheer or...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:43 AM
Resident X Factor expert Josh Ridgway will be blogging about the US version of The X Factor on FOX this season. You can also follow Josh on Twitter: @JoshFactor.
Wednesday night is finally the premiere of The X Factor on Fox. You may have seen several...
| Dec 4, 2011
This is the time of year when you get that call from Aunt Vivian saying: "Hello dear, I just wanted to make sure I have your address right. I'll be sending my fruitcake!"
And you politely say: "Oh, great, Aunt Viv! It's a holiday tradition!"
| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Fruitcake? Bring it on. The lovely pale fruitcakes made with sherry and the best dried fruits. The creepiest ones full of red and green colored things that might once have been fruit. The nutty ones that hardly deserve the name.......
| Dec 16, 2009
| 4:32 PM
For many, the holidays can be stressful. Gift buying, fractious family reunions and hectic travel schedules can cause heartburn long before the last bites of turkey or Aunt Rita's fruitcake are finished. Our family's extra source of stress each winter?......