| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:14 PM
As strangers lined up for white ribbons and American flags to show their support, family and friends of Anne Smedinghoff mourned the loss of a young diplomat who was determined to see the world — and possibly beyond.
Her brother, Mark, recalled...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Lakhdar Brahimi, the new international envoy responsible for seeking peace in war-ravaged Syria, said he had given President Bashar Assad a pointed message: Reform alone won't resolve the crisis....
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:02 AM
Global Focus: Human rights advocates the world over have been shocked and outraged by Gambia's first executions in 27 years and an escalation in hangings in Iraq that has already sent 91 to their deaths this year. The rash of executions in the two...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 5:02 AM
Global Focus: When 120 world leaders and thousands in their entourages gather at the United Nations next week, the woes of the world will be on stage in all their tragic detail: a civil war in Syria, the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, reignited ethnic...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Global Focus: Salim Hamdan has been home in his native Yemen for nearly four years since completing his sentence at Guantanamo Bay for providing "material support to terrorism" -- six years of domestic service to Osama bin Laden as gardener, bodyguard and...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
I've written a lot this year about the various funding and policy changes at United Arts of Central Florida, the umbrella organization that supports more than 50 Central Florida arts and cultural groups.
At its annual meeting this summer, United Arts...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Ron Klein, a member of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group, has worked in the private sector as a business and transactional attorney for over 25 years, as well as the public sector as an elected official in both Tallahassee and...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:01 AM
The International Anti-War Cartoon Exhibit is gone from Gateway College’s art gallery, where it was displayed for just a week earlier this month. But the message endures.
It’s a simple message of peace that has fueled 18 years of...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:36 PM
What did you do on your summer vacation? For students at Winter Park's Rollins College, the answers include launching an eco-lodge project in Tanzania, founding a company that creates energy from waste and helping women in a South African village start...
| Nov 7, 2010
Little, Brown: 370 pp., $29.99
You think 21st century culture is celebrity-obsessed? Try Mediterranean society at the dawn of the first millennium, when politics were entirely personal, and rulers' romantic...
| Mar 5, 2012
Impersonator of George W. Bush
Steve Bridges, 48, a comic actor and impersonator who was best known for his mimicry of President George W. Bush and appeared alongside the chief executive at the 2006 White House Correspondents Assn. dinner,...
| Oct 25, 2011
Built huge Hare Krishna community in West Virginia
Swami Bhaktipada, 74, who built a massive farm community in West Virginia and a Palace of Gold that became the crown jewel of the U.S. Hare Krishna movement before scandals and criminal...