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Ferguson timeline: Here are key events after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown


  1. A dark side of 'Laughter'


    We laugh when the alternative is unbearable.

    American Stage’s production of Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor. 
  2. Editorial: A good step to create access to Florida courts


    Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga took an important step Monday toward creating better access to the legal system by naming a diverse, 27-member commission to recommend changes. Floridians deserve access to legal representation regardless of their income, and too many cannot afford to hire a lawyer to …

    Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga took an important step Monday toward creating better access to the legal system by creating a diverse 27 member commission to recommend changes.
  3. What does it take to be black enough?


    I am the great-great-grandson of an American slave, Amanda Gibbs, and the great-grandson of a free black man, Sylvester Wickliff, whose account of his life is among the slave narratives compiled in the 1930s by the WPA Federal Writers' Project. And that's just on my father's side.

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson doesn’t have the respect of some of his teammates because he isn’t black enough, or so the Bleacher Report says.
  4. On Keystone, liberals don't let facts get in the way


    Building the Keystone XL pipeline, to speed the flow of crude from Canada's oil sands to refineries in Texas, would be "game over for the climate," says NASA-scientist-turned-climate-activist James Hansen. Heeding Hansen's words, environmentalists have sworn to stop the project, which requires U.S. government …

  5. Binge alert: Netflix to air Tina Fey's new comedy

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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a half-hour comedy produced by 30 Rock gods Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, was supposed to be one of NBC's best new comedies. The show never aired, but, in the latest coup for our streaming service overlords, Netflix has bought the series' rights and will premiere all 13 episodes …

    Ellie Kemper stars in Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Scmidt. Its 13 episodes land on Netflix in March.

    Legislature prepares legislation to rewrite enviro laws to offset impact of Amendment 1

    Florida environmentalists say they were forced to go to voters to get permanent funding for land and water protection because legislators neglected the need for too many years. But now — even though Amendment 1 passed with 75 percent of the vote — the Legislature will get the last word....


    Peter Pan Live!

    What to watch this week: 'Dancing' finale, Thanksgiving specials, 'Making of Peter Pan Live!'

    This week's list of top TV is all about the holidays, with Thanksgiving shows leading the way, and Christmas sneaking in toward the end. Plus, the top 10 perform on The Voice, Dancing with the Stars wraps up its current season (go Alfonso!) and there's a frightening show airing called When Turkeys Attack.


    A not so cozy sweater ensemble, because it is still basically summer outside right now. Props to Brittany Volk for her photography.

    My Outfit Monday: Sweater weather?

    I was so pumped for My Outfit Monday because it has been so crisp and cool lately. A time for sweaters! A time for cozy cups of cocoa! I had just the thing!...