Works

  • Theater Review: Cabaret by Marty Fugate

    Theater Review: ‘Cabaret’ by Marty Fugate The Nazi party wasn’t much of a party. Not a fun-loving bunch, those guys. Even so, their jackboots, leather accessories and sweaty outdoor rallies had a sadomasochistic, decadent association — a hint that, deep down, those Nazi boots were kinky boots. When it comes to this theory, “Cabaret” is […]

  • Get Out of Town: Pine Island by Su Byron

    Get Out of Town: Pine Island by Su Byron Matlacha rhymes with “cachet.” It seems fitting. Less than two hours south of Venice, this unique island enclave has a cachet all its own. Known as the gateway to Pine Island, it’s an authentic slice of Old Florida, easily reached over a drawbridge. Once upon a time, Matlacha was a thriving fishing village. […]

  • Art News: Syd Solomon Exhibition by Marty Fugate

    Art News: Syd Solomon Exhibition by Marty Fugate   “Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed” is a traveling exhibition looking back at an often-overlooking influence on Solomon’s abstract art —  the techniques of camouflage. Like many brilliant inventions, it was a product of wartime. In 1941, the artist had enlisted in the First Camouflage Battalion of […]

  • Baby Face by Su Byron

    Baby Face by Su Byron Remember that scene from Brazil where the plastic surgeon stretches the surgery-obsessed woman’s face like rubber until it looks like a hideous plastic mask? Old-school cosmetic surgery often had that effect, and maybe that’s why I am still ambivalent about the concept, even though I frequently report on plastic surgery […]

  • 8 Great Venice Cocktails by Su Byron

    8 Great Venice Cocktails by Su Byron Here’s to eight amazing drinks.   1 At Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro you can select from 70 outstanding wines, craft beers and wine-based cocktails and a menu of creative offerings. Try the white sangria, created with white zinfandel, ginger ale, oranges and lemons and Prosecco. Order […]

  • A Parisian Art Odyssey by Marty Fugate

    A Parisian Art Odyssey by Marty Fugate Paris is the city of lights — and the city of hype. The hype is especially thick when it comes to Paris’ art and artists. Blame that on “La Bohème,” “Moulin Rouge” and José Ferrer’s knee-walking portrayal of Toulouse-Lautrec. Movie and theatrical clichés fill our American noggins. (Close […]

  • Well-Being: The Path to Happiness by Su Byron

    Well-Being: The Path to Happiness by Su Byron Happier people are healthier people. Here’s how to get there. The pursuit of happiness is more than a philosophical quest—it’s good medicine. Studies show that happy people are healthier people; having a positive attitude has positive results. Optimism, hopefulness, enthusiasm, engagement and other upbeat traits are associated […]