| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Local public-affairs programs will draw on Orlando Magic connections this weekend. Former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy will talk to “Flashpoint” about raising money for Seminole County public schools. Lauren Rowe's other guest is...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
A new adult education series on understanding the community’s major religious groups will be offered beginning in mid-September. Co-sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center and the Interfaith Council of Central Florida, this...
| May 7, 2012
| 9:49 AM
It’s a problem when the only news source that tells it like it is, with no holding back, is "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Watching the show is like a ritual of exposing the hypocrisy with the political leadership of our country.
| May 8, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Sad new: Children's author Maurice Sendak is dead at the age of 83.
Here is an interview I did with the fascinating artist at his Ridgefield home in 2006 in advance of the children's opera in which he collaborated, "Brundibar.":
By FRANK RIZZO
| May 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Maurice Sendak’s home phone number is hidden under a wall in my house. It’s like a secret from one of his books, a dream in code, a treasured key which unlocks memories.
About a decade ago, a publicist from New Haven’s International...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:42 AM
The Sabbath of History: William Congdon — Meditations on Holy Week
Through Sept. 16, 2012. Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State Street, New Haven, (203) 752-4535, kofc.org
Kurt Vonnegut's life was forever changed by his experience in World War...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:15 AM
Aleppo is burning. You can read about it day after day on the front pages, or on the websites of Syrians trying to organize support for their fight against the latest Assad. Caught between regulars and irregulars, thugs in uniform and out, Aleppo's...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:41 PM
When death comes for me — and, as Markus Zusak's novel, "The Book Thief," makes very clear, death surely is coming for us all — I wouldn't mind if he were played by Francis Guinan.
Guinan, an ensemble member at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:38 PM
David Meyerhof of Burbank is a published poet, and now everyone in his hometown knows it.
Meyerhof received recognition from the city of Burbank, the State Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday at the Little White Chapel during the...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:43 AM
RIGA (Reuters) - A city of the medieval Hanseatic league of trading nations with a mix of Latvian, Germanic and Russian cultures, Riga has a rich 800-year history and a vibrant modern buzz.
A trip to the Latvian capital is an opportunity to see world...
| Jan 20, 2013
I really intended to give you some humor today, at least something that qualifies as gun geeks humor.
You see, a few weeks back, I asked a simple question: why would anybody need an assault weapon?
The simple question got over 150 responses about guns...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The story of Skokie and the way it rallied a community, a region and a state to stand up to the racism of neo-Nazism is told once again in a new documentary that takes a fresh look at old wounds.
Last week, the film, “Skokie: Invaded But Not...