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July 18 , 2024

Grandin discussed autism, better understanding of the mind

Speaking to a crowd of 6,000 at the Bank United Center last January, acclaimed author and autism activist Temple Grandin talked about the success that people with autism have had in their lives. “H...

Festival fills the need for beer

Nothing is worse than the repetitive weekends downing watery Natty Light, but where is a beer enthusiast supposed to go for a good time in Miami? On Saturday, beer aficionados will have the opportu...

Lance Armstrong controversy should not obscure the good

I, like many of you, watched the Lance Armstrong confession on the Oprah Winfrey Network and realized something: Lance Armstrong really is a raging jerk. Lance was more committed to providing comed...

Stressed-out students should take advantage of pills

There is a scene in the recent film “Limitless” where Bradley Cooper takes a pill for the first time, resulting in an exponential increase in focus, memory and mental drive. The colors surrounding him...

Veterans Day merits more gratitude

Five years ago during Veterans Day, something incredible happened. While sitting around at dinner with my extended family, my grandfather began to tell me a story about his time in the Army when he wa...

Hope for the modern-day sports idol

A couple of weeks ago, Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter broke his ankle. Suddenly Mr. Dependable, the man known as Captain Clutch, was left writhing on the infield dirt in the Bronx. It was i...

Kendrick Lamar lives up to expectations in major label debut album

To say that Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut, "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City," was highly anticipated would be like saying that Charlie Sheen has a slight issue with moderation. Fans of hip-hop have been ...

Mayday Parade talks pressure from label, tour with The Maine

Alternative rock band Mayday Parade has seen a considerable upswing in popularity since its inception and critically-acclaimed debut, “A Lesson In Romantics.” The band is now touring with The M...

Robert Zemeckis makes live-action return in ‘Flight’

Director Robert Zemeckis (center) and Denzel Washington (right) work on the set of the new movie “Flight,” which opens in theaters Nov. 2. Photo courtesy Robert Zuckerman The new Robert Zemecki...

Candidates should focus on climate change

It’s October. The polar ice caps are at the lowest levels that have ever been recorded and the sea ice has not only lost about half of its volume since 2000, but also about 72 percent of its density. ...

Robert Pursell