July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Librarians suggest

What you might like and what they’re looking forward to reading this summer

IT’S A GIVEN: LIBRARIANS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT BOOKS. They love reading them, love discussing them, love suggesting them to others. More...

Step up to the Florida Weekly 2017 Writing Challenge

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.”  — Elmore Leonard  That’s great advice from the prolific novelist and short story writer. More...

Mary’s simply magical in Broadway Palm’s ‘Mary Poppins’

ARTS COMMENTARY

Attention: Mary Poppins has flown into town; be sure not to miss her while she’s here. More...

Immobilizing the defense

CONTRACT BRIDGE

There is no difference between making a contract on its merits and making a contract because your opponents don’t find the best defense. More...

FILM CAPSULES

(Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer) After his wife and child are murdered, Caesar (Serkis), the leader of the apes, vows vengeance on the man who killed them (Harrelson). More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Wine Tasters of Naples is a social club that meets from 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday at different locations around town. More so than wine, members enjoy socializing and working together on philanthropic and service projects to benefit the community. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JULY 13, 10 P.M. More...

Help a nonprofit this summer

The busy winter/spring season often depletes local nonprofit organizations of much-needed supplies, leaving them in need through the dog days of summer. We asked several agencies what would help them most right now, and they eagerly shared.  More...

Bold young adult novel probes into the psyche of troubled teen

FLORIDA WRITERS

Once again, I’m shaken by a young adult novel. It’s filled with cruelty, suffering, determination and decisions that shouldn’t have to be made by someone just emerging from childhood. More...

The tale of Granny, Aunt Cleo, the car and the cow

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

What is it with my family and cars? A maternal great-grandfather loved them enough that he built one of his own — he and my grandfather even owned an Oldsmobile and Buick dealership in Indiana. Driving wasn’t just for the men, either. More...

HOROSCOPES

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your kindness makes a difference in someone’s life. But by week’s end, a touch of Cancerian envy could create a problem with a colleague. Take care to keep it under control. More...

What’s Kevin Bacon up to?

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: Can you tell me what my favorite actor, Kevin Bacon, has been up to lately?  — Brian F., via email   More...

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

LATEST FILMS

There’s not much war in “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which is a problem given that it’s called “War for the Planet of the Apes.” A better, more accurate title would have been “Failed Diplomacy on the Pla More...

SAVE THE DATE

¦ A “Summer Bling Fling” and dress collection party to benefit PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee takes place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour, 900 Neapolitan Way in Naples. More...

New luxury resort a compelling reason for a Key Largo getaway

This year, to mark the Summer Solstice — the longest day of the year — I chose a Florida Keys getaway with the shortest travel distance: Key Largo. It’s only a two-hour, 45-minute drive from Naples. More...