Archive for June, 2016

Salacious literature of Medieval Spain: the Ribald and the grotesque

SAN DIEGO — Literature filled with tales of adultery, stories that are sexually explicit, plus works littered with grotesque descriptions of what most would consider embarrassing body functions, often attributing them to the richest and most powerful in society … The current crop of bestselling potboilers available in bookstores today? Actually, as Stephen Floyd noted, [...]

British pound drops, while U.S. mortgage rates also head lower

ORLANDO — Britain’s sterling currency fell on Monday to a 31-year-low against the dollar, while U.S. stocks also fell sharply in early trading – a vivid reminder of the financial uncertainly that’s been triggered since British voters opted last Thursday to vote to leave the EU. The situation seemed to confirm the warnings by economists [...]

SBA opens Business Recovery Center in Orlando

ORLANDO – In the past, Florida’s state government has responded to disasters by making financing available for residents of the region that was impacted. Those disasters have included hurricanes, tornados, and heavy flooding caused by tropical storms. This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it will open a Business Recovery Center in Orlando, after [...]

Community theaters rally behind the Pulse shooting victims

WINTER PARK – In the two weeks since the horrific massacre at Pulse nightclub, Central Florida’s theater community has rallied behind the victims of the attack and their families, including hosting special performances that serve as fundraisers. The Winter Park Playhouse hosted a special fundraiser for the Pulse victims, opening its doors last Thursday for [...]

Freeline Media Review: “Spring Awakening”

ORLANDO — There’s a tender and humorous moment at the start of “Spring Awakening”, when Wendla Bergmann, an adolescent living in late-nineteenth-century Germany, learns that her older sister has given birth to another child — but rather than excitement, it stirs within her a deep sense of frustration. So Wendla asks mama the big question [...]

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