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FOOTLOOSE AND... “Public” education used to be about kids, parents and teachers. Today there is a fourth equation in the formula: private corporations who thrive and pretty much have their finger in virtually all of “public” education. Ever hear of the Pearson firm? It is the world’s largest, for-profit education business....
‘I’ ON CULTURE Watching Men in Black 3 reminded me of the old rule about sequels: If the second is a real dog, the third will be an improvement. Yes, this is better than the very tired second installment. On the other hand, it is not a spectacular improvement. The...
THE SONIC BOOMER I have an idea. Let’s tell every man we know that, before he heads off to work each day, he should strap an elastic band around his chest. Sure, it will make it more difficult to swing his arms, lift things, bend or stretch without chafing, but...
JOE NASUTI IS THE PHANTOM The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is heading into the final show of its 2011-12 season with the most dazzling, joyful musical its stage has seen! The beloved, classic musical Hello, Dolly! bursts onto the theater’s stage March 13 through April 1, directed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer...
FOOTLOOSE AND... Yes, it is crying over spilled milk at this point, but the irrational snub by the selection committee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame of Bill Parcells recently was a big, fat mistake. Obviously, many of the 44 voting “experts” took Parcells’ sometime habit of brash behavior...
TAILS FROM THE TRAILS So I was driving along Okeechobee Blvd. in Loxahatchee Groves one day, and couldn’t help but notice the signs placed out between A and B Roads: The British Hay Company had hay for sale at reasonable prices. Naturally, I had to stop in. The business is the...
THE SONIC BOOMER The economy is picking up, and here’s how I know — Mark and I took a trip to Key West last weekend. Of course, it helped that we avoided in-season hotel rates by staying with his son, Brad, whom Mark wanted to see “in action” at his...
‘I’ ON CULTURE We have just finished one of the great sharing episodes of this great democracy. The primaries? No. The Super Bowl, of course. More people watch the “big game” than vote for either party’s candidate in the big November election. And compared to the primaries? Well, you know...
JOE NASUTI IS THE PHANTOM Honoring America’s wine-making prowess, the American Fine Wine Competition, presented by Patriot National Insurance Group, is one of the nation’s most prominent and prestigious wine events. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the 2012 American Fine Wine Competition will take place Thursday, April 19 and feature a...