• These South Florida restaurants are open for delivery and takeout during coronavirus shutdown

    Below is a directory of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade eateries offering takeout and delivery. All food-delivery apps are waiving delivery fees until further notice. Keep checking back, as this list will be updated in the days and weeks ahead. And call before you go because the Sun Sentinel…

  • Albert Castiglia home-delivers a hard-driving live set of blues rock

    From the opening notes of Albert Castiglia’s new live release, “Wild and Free,” the South Florida bluesman’s guitar bites deep and draws blood. A frenzied, feedback-drenched read of Freddie King’s “Boogie Funk” sets the template for the program that follows — an unrelenting and mostly joyful romp…

  • Broward Library’s Literary Feast rescheduled for September

    As we work our way through the next few weeks of staying home, many of us are reading more books. And maybe it’s time to plan future events. The Broward Public Library Foundation’s annual Literary Feast, which brings in an array of best-selling authors of all genres for panels and private dinners,…

  • South Florida theater community plans for its next act

    In the good ol’ days of early March, people in South Florida were still congregating like crazy – going out for dinner or drinks, flocking to sporting events, attending school, working on tans at the beach, packing movie theaters, planning to see one or more of the height-of-season shows the region’s…

  • How to support South Florida book stores and authors

    Book-wise, March 2020 started with such promise — at least three book festivals, a nationally known writers conference and numerous author events. And then the coronavirus pandemic swept through our world. The important thing now is to keep people healthy. Naturally, each event had to be canceled…

  • Broward College Speaker Series postponed

    Broward College has postponed its Speaker Series events in April and May at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. “We are working diligently with presenting partners and artist management to reschedule performances into the summer and next season,” according to a statement…

  • Mayo: The ‘art of food, art of survival’ and end of a chapter

    Perhaps I was in denial. Earlier this month, after restaurants in Italy were ordered shut and New York restaurants voluntarily closed as the coronavirus pandemic spread, I went about my eating business as usual. I stockpiled review meals like a squirrel gathering nuts, or a South Floridian hoarding…

  • South Florida restaurants stay open for takeout and delivery, but how much longer can some last?
  • Book review: ‘The Big Lie’ a winning thriller for this election cycle

    ‘The Big Lie’ By James Grippando. Harper, 368 pages, $27.99 Politics makes strange bedfellows — just look at the current political climate as we careen toward the 2020 election. Coral Gables author James Grippando has a knack for targeting current events — sometimes before they happen — that are…

  • Weekend things to do to help chefs, musicians, brewers and waiters across South Florida

    “The days, weeks and months ahead will be a test of our resolve, a test of our trust in science and a test of our solidarity,” World Health Organization director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said this week. He acknowledged that crises on the order of a pandemic will bring out the “best and worst…