Major confession. My absolute favorite writer is Stephen King. Not F. Scott Fitzgerald. Not James Joyce. Not even Ernest Hemingway. Ever since my guitar teacher placed The Shining in my hands when I was about 12, I have been obsessed with the author. And I know exactly why. Unlike other science fi ... More >>
Wrongly imprisoned. Reborn behind bars. It's not quite Shawshank Redemption, but when Tony Galeota walked out of a Panama City jail cell May 23, it was still a small serving of justice. Galeota is no angelic Andy Dufresne, the main character in Shawshank who serves two decades behind bars for a cri ... More >>
We've all seen those movies where the teenage mailroom clerk works his way up the ladder to become president of the firm. We've also all seen movies where giant lizards eat Tokyo. Both make for good stories, but neither happens much in real life. Except, sometimes they do. When 19-year-old Larry Ca ... More >>
All of our moms' dirty little secret is out: they're all busy reading Fifty Shades of Grey, an S&M-tinged trilogy of erotic fiction. The graphic prose in the series has caused some Florida library systems to ban the books, even as they're topping the New York Times' best sellers list, ... More >>
The Cramps are scary awesome.Death is scary. It's actually the scariest thing ever. It's even more frightening than roaches or abject poverty. And what better way to to honor those who've already crossed over to the other side than enjoying their songs about the most horrifying holiday, Halloween ... More >>
It takes a lot to scare Stephen King, the master of horror fiction, but apparently the author is plain old terrified of our new governor, Rick Scott. King, who spends his winters in Casey Key near Sarasota, spoke at an "Awake the State" rally yesterday and joked, "Maybe my next horror novel will ... More >>
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