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 >>
Jacob Katel The Gibraltar kitchen that awaits MelendezWe reported on Friday (see post below) that chef Jeff O'Neill had left The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa for The Villa by Barton G. So the obvious question becomes: Who takes over at Grove Isle? A manager at the hotel informed me that the ... More >>
Here's Manny Ruiz's family vacation by the numbers: 40 states, 34 days, 10,000 miles, 3 kids. And the best part: More than $15,000 in corporate freebies to pay for most of the damn thing. My favorite among these contributions: The McDonald's Corp. will provide as much food as Manny and his family w ... More >>
Jacob Katel Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny painted on a wall in Miami's Wynwood Arts District. Jack Nicholson, aka Jack Torrance, in The Shining appears with an assortment of other killers, psychos and sociopaths from recent film history.