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Snow in Florida creates a social media bonanza


The first significant Tallahassee snowfall in nearly three decades had Floridians reaching for something that wasn’t around the last time this many flakes were falling back in 1989 — their smartphones.

Happy Festivus, readers: Here are your top grievances of 2017


Saturday is Festivus, the made-up holiday introduced in the classic Seinfeld episode "The Strike" and still celebrated two decades later at real-life events across the country featuring unadorned, metal poles and feats o...

Santa Census shows 83% of Santas judge humanity as mostly ‘nice’


Even after hundreds of years of working on a federal holiday and tallying billions of names in the bad and good columns of what must be a nightmarish Excel spreadsheet, Santa Claus maintains a sunny outlook on humanity.<...

Send us your grievances, and we'll publish them for Festivus


When Seinfeld writer Dan O’Keefe penned the classic 1997 episode The Strike he probably had no idea people would be celebrating sitcom character Frank Costanza’s made-up, anti-commercialization holiday nearly...

Self-serve beer bar opens Saturday in downtown St. Pete


Pour Taproom, a craft beer bar with 85 taps that customers pour their own brew from, will open at noon on Saturday, Dec. 16.

The nearly 2,300-square-foot bar at 225 Second Ave. N has undergone extensive renovations...

New locations for Tampa’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, plus a Mario Lopez appearance


New Year’s Eve fireworks in downtown Tampa will be a little different this year, as free, public viewing moves from Channelside Bay Plaza to Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park behind Amalie Arena due to ongoing construction.

Even post-Weinstein, ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ is extremely popular


Gifts are wrapped, halls are decked and people are on Twitter calling Baby, It’s Cold Outside a "sexual predator anthem." It’s a holiday tradition for the social media age.

Pointing out the creepiness of the song —...

This Christmas, give the gift of time, effort and love. Here are some ideas.


As Christmas approaches, we’ve rounded up some ideas on how you can spread joy and give the gift of yourself, rather than maxing out your credit card with another gift-buying trip to the mall.

Some of these ideas ...

Twitter propels man toward dream of becoming bloomin’ onion at Outback Bowl


No matter what happens on the field at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, the star of the show will be the bloomin’ onion.

Not the deliciously crispy, glistening, 1,900-plus-calorie appetizer served at Outback restaurants,...