August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

The Attraction of Analog in a Digital World

THE FUTURE’S FINALLY HERE. We don’t have personal jetpacks yet, but we have computers in our homes, in our purses, on our wrists. We’ve developing driverless cars. We can telecommute from home and order anything we want online. More...

A penetrating look at forgotten horrors of America’s Revolutionary War

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn” by Robert P. Watson. Da Capo Press. 304 pages. Hardcover, $28. More...

Venice Theatre has open house and fall class schedule for children through adults

What are parents saying about their children’s experiences at Venice Theatre? “My daughter has finally found a second home. The staff and volunteers are all amazing. More...

‘Logan Lucky’

LATEST FILMS

Steven Soderbergh has directed many types of films with great success (he won an Oscar for “Traffic” in 2000), but it’s clear he has an affinity for heist movies (he made “Oceans 11” and its two lesser sequels). More...

Treasure hunting in Naples yields some choice finds

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I love shopping in Naples — always have. I still remember visiting a thrift store on U.S. 41 that had as its landmark a restaurant called Fat Philly’s — something tells me they sold sandwiches. More...

Reaching the Alzheimer’s caregiver

GIVING

There are few life experiences that prepare a person for the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. More...

Part 2: The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge

The first phase of the 2017 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge inspired 147 people from Venice to Marco Island to Jupiter and even one man from Texas (he was vacationing and picked up a copy of the paper in West Palm Beach) to pen an original short sto More...

NOTES ON THE ARTS

Sarasota Opera to show classic movies   More...

Screw the mid-life crisis. Let’s solve some crimes!

ARTS COMMENTARY

Liz has broken one of the major unspoken rules of Girls’ Night Out. She’s brought a guy with her. And not just any guy, but Jackson, a creepy dentist who is socially inept, to say the least. More...

HOROSCOPES

LEO (July 23 to August 22) A colleague might try to goad you into saying or doing the wrong thing. It’s best to ignore the troublemaker, even if he or she riles your royal self. Your supporters stand with you.   More...

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda.   More...

Artist first created googly-eyed dolls as illustrations in books

ANTIQUES

If collectible dolls have googly eyes, the designer likely was Grace Drayton (1887- 1936), a talented artist. Her maiden name was Grace Gebbie. More...

Entries sought for Bonita film fest

Southwest Florida filmmakers are encouraged to heed the call for entries for the fourth annual Bonita Springs Short Film Festival. More...