September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Party like it's Autumn

In Florida this fall, there is a festival, food extravaganza, music blowout or cultural gathering for everyone

FALL TRADITIONALLY HAS BEEN A SLOW TIME OF YEAR FOR the visitor-dependent Florida tourism industry. Vacationing families head home for children to start the school year, and it’s not cold enough up North for snowbirds to begin their migration. More...

It’s all good in the newest Bad Hair Day ‘cozy mystery’ installment

FLORIDA WRITERS

This is Nancy J. Cohen’s 14th Bad Hair Day mystery, and given its vigor, humor and inventiveness, the series has a lot of life left in it. More...

Volkswagen Golf offers the practicality of being different

BEHIND THE WHEEL

There are probably far fewer people who start with the Volkswagen Golf on their shopping list than those who go home with one. This isn’t a magical VW like Herbie from the movies, or the ultra-hot GTI sport model. So why is it compelling?  More...

HOROSCOPES

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Relationships — personal or professional — present new challenges. Be careful not to let a sudden surge of stubbornness influence how you choose to deal with them.  More...

FILM CAPSULES

(Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh) The brave actions of individuals on land, at sea and in the air during the WWII Battle of Dunkirk are chronicled in director Christopher Nolan’s (“Inception”) latest. More...

SAVE THE DATE

Hurricane Irma recovery efforts could force rescheduling of events for weeks to come. Be sure to check ahead before heading out.   More...

Cult comedy opens new season for Lab Theater

Hurricane Irma recovery efforts could force rescheduling of events for weeks to come. Be sure to check ahead before heading out. More...

‘The Vietnam War’ documentary series set to air

“The Vietnam War,” a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, premieres Sunday, Sept. 17, on PBS stations nationwide. WGCU HDTV is Southwest Florida’s public station.  More...

Part 2: The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge

Round two of the 2017 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge continues with the photo prompt you see here. More...

Victorian furniture is so out of date that best work is treated as art

ANTIQUES

Large, ornate Victorian furniture is selling for low prices at auctions for many reasons. Houses are smaller and bedrooms have more windows and closets, so there are fewer plain walls for large double beds or dressers. More...

Wrong way to run a railroad

CONTRACT BRIDGE

One tends to become a victim of habit in certain situations because they seem to be similar to others encountered previously. This tendency can prove costly at times, as witness what happened to South in this deal.  More...

‘Patti Cake$’

LATEST FILMS

There’s no room for Patricia Dombrowski in the rap world. She’s an overweight white girl from New Jersey who’s laughed at and rejected whenever she dares to ask for a chance. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 8 P.M. Doc Martin Season 5, Don’t Let Go   Tension is mounting between Louisa and Martin. They can’t seem to agree on anything. More...