August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

The attraction of analog ... in our 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’re 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

Lynn University Professor Robert P. Watson makes reading history a totally engaging experience. 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.  But Liz is so crazy in love, 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...

FILM CAPSULES

(Voices of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Jackie Chan) When a greedy mayor (Bobby Moynihan) wants to build an amusement park, squirrels Surly (Mr. Arnett) and Andie (Ms. Heigl) and the rest of the animals try to stop the destruction of their home. 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...

Part 2: The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge

Round one 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 story bas More...

Theater intensive brings aspiring young playwrights into the process

Gulfshore Playhouse offers aspiring playwrights between the ages of 13 and 18 an opportunity to create an original work and have it performed in a public reading by professional actors. More...

Four new plays take the spotlight for Gulfshore Playhouse festival

Gulfshore Playhouse announces the finalists for its fifth annual New Works Festival that brings together playwrights, actors and directors from across the country for a multi-day event culminating in a series of staged readings for the public at The More...

Art walk celebrates FGCU’s 20 years

The Art Galleries of the Bower School of Music & the Arts and Florida Gulf Coast University Library present the 20th Anniversary Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. More...

Warm up for Opera Naples auditions

Opera Naples holds auditions for its chorus and its student apprentice program on Saturday and Monday, Aug. 26 and 28, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave.  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...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, AUG. 17, 8 P.M. More...