15 BOOKS AND FILMSTO ENJOY HELP BEAT THE HEAT
WHOEVER SAID THE WORLD WAS GOING TO HELL IN A handbasket wasn’t kidding, judging by the current temperatures and humidity.
It’s been so hot lately, you can almost feel the flames licking at your heels.
But don’t despair.
We have some suggestions on how to beat the heat. Full Story
Players present two midsummer nights of Shakespeare
The Charlotte Players is staging a selection of scenes from some of Shakespeare’s most famous works Aug. 5-6 at the new Langdon Blackbox Theater in the Charlotte Players Community Theater Center. Full Story
FW WRITING CHALLENGE
Florida Weekly seeks submissions
Florida Weekly is asking readers to submit an original work of fiction based on the photograph seen below. Using this photo as a starting point for your creative process, we’d like you to come up with a narrative story or poem of 1,000 words or less. Full Story
Birthday Party Blues
This is a picture of me taken the morning of my 4th birthday. Full Story
Fairytales inspire great collections
Folk tales like “Little Red Riding Hood” have been part of everyone’s childhood since the 14th century. The stories taught lessons. Red Riding Hood originally was the story of a young girl going into dark woods filled with dangers. In these early tales, the girl met an ogre or a werewolf who eats the grandmother and lures the girl into bed. Full Story
This week on WGCU TV
. THURSDAY, JULY 28, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow: Spokane – Hour 2 Full Story
‘Annie’ finds her way back to Broadway Palm
“Annie” again?! “Annie” again.
This time, it’s at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Full Story
Things they don’t teach you in Fundraising 101
My dad is a longtime Boston Red Sox fan and his favorite player of all time is Ted Williams. As a New York Yankee fan, it is hard for me to admit, but Ted was one of the greatest hitters of all time and a great student of hitting. He clearly had the ability to take theory and put it into action on a very high level. Full Story
¦ LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat needs to be wary of what appears to be a golden investment opportunity. That “sure thing” could turn out to be nothing more than a sack of Kitty Glitter. Full Story
‘Friends With Benefits’
Let’s get this out of the way: The only thing “Friends With Benefits” and Natalie Portman’s “No Strings Attached” have in common is that they’re both romantic comedies about friendships with casual sex. In terms of supporting characters, plot details and, yes, success as a movie, the two are notably different. Full Story