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Commissioner's Charity Gave Award to Dirty Developer

5 years ago by Bob Norman
Anybody look familiar in this picture? Yes, that's Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman on the right to present an award to dirty developer Shawn Chait, in the blue shirt, at the groundbreaking for the Transplant Foundation House at Broward General Medical Center in April 2008. The award is a pretty clear indication that Shawn Chait and...
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Is Lauren Book's Charity Being Used for Political Gain?

1 month ago by Deirdra Funcheon
As she climbed the hill leading to Florida's State Capitol last spring, Lauren Book broke from a walk into a run. The 29-year-old blond with a pink ribbon wrapped around her ponytail raised both arms in triumph and flashed a huge smile as she crossed the finish line of the...
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Award Tour

7 years ago by John Linn
Every year, you do the same thing: You sit down to watch the Academy Awards, and you realize about 15 minutes into it that you have not seen a third of these films. Shoot, you’ve never even heard of most of them, you terrible, awful, poor-excuse-for-a-film-nerd you. Just pray that...
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Cannes Class of 2008

7 years ago by J. Hoberman
CANNES, France—Wading through 20-odd movies in half as many languages, each Cannes jury supplies its own dramatic narrative, to be interpreted according to its president's presumed taste. Days before the 61st Cannes Film Festival ended, rumors were rife that the jury was having difficulties reaching consensus. As the award ceremony...
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A Look Back at Hoodstock 2008

7 years ago by Jonathan Cunningham
Hoodstock 2008 Saturday, January 3, 2008 James L. Knight Center Better Than: Watching Senator Clinton trying desperately to be funny during ABC’s Democratic Debate. While the Nation transfixed their eyes on their television screens, enraptured by both the Republican and Democrat Debates in New Hampshire over the weekend, it was...
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