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Q&A: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Delves into 1949 ‘Groveland Boys’ Case

Many believe the Groveland Boys were innocent, and today, city and county governments, the Florida Senate and concerned citizens are pushing for the state to apologize, exonerate and pardon the four. In light of that effort, Gilbert King — author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winningDevil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, [...]

July 13, 2016 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Music & Arts 0

Developing an Eye for Detail with Art and Science

On the first day of class, Paula Trepman is skeptical. Before her is Thomas E. Hill’s 1878 painting Palo Alto Spring, depicting a get-together of the affluent Stanford family on its farm, the future site of the university bearing the family’s name. First, Trepman and other students in the class silently [...]

October 8, 2015 admin Health, Music & Arts 0

Stephen King Quotes: My top 10 blueberries from ‘On Writing’

Photo of my copy — I recently wrapped up Stephen King’s 2001 “memoir of the craft” (better late than never, freshman English class.). In On Writing, the horror master offers the inside scoop about himself, how he climbed the ladder to literary stardom, his drug and alcohol addictions, and the 1999 wrestling [...]

April 28, 2015 admin Music & Arts, Reflections 0

Still in Debt, Gator Stompin’ Pushes on with ‘Contained’ Budget — The debt owed to restaurants, bars, contractors and others following last year’s Gator Stompin’ event has been chopped to roughly half — or about $65,000 from an amount that once approached $150,000. But the head organizer said Gainesville’s 32-year-old annual pub crawl will go on and will still [...]

February 20, 2015 admin Business, Music & Arts, Travel & Culture 0

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes: My Top 5 Excerpts from Slaughterhouse Five

— After tackling Cat’s Cradle and Breakfast of Champions, the next clear Vonnegut choice was his magnum opus, Slaughterhouse Five. The story centers around Billy Pilgram, a chaplain’s assistant in the U.S. Army who bounces around in time throughout the novel and, most significantly, witnesses the Allied bombing of Dresden [...]

January 30, 2015 admin History, Music & Arts 0

Florida Panther Chalk Drawing vs. Photo—Which One Is Real?

Dallas, Texas, artist Henry Darnell used my photo of a Florida panther as a model for the Sarasota Chalk Festival in November. The theme of this year’s festival, held every November in downtown Sarasota’s Burns Square, was extinct and endangered species. With a population believed to be between 100 and 200, the Florida panther subspecies (Puma concolor [...]

December 14, 2014 admin Music & Arts, Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0