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5 things to do under $5 this week: Batman Day, WMNF open house, National Gymnastics Day

5 things to do under $5 this week: Batman Day, WMNF open house, National Gymnastics Day

1 Batman Day: Wham! Bam! Saturday is Batman Day! The promotional gimmick from DC Comics will have a huge video component this year (to tie in with the launch of new streaming service DC Universe). Multiple comic book stores, libraries and bookstores ...
Published: 09/12/18
Layover in Atlanta? Try your hand at flying a plane

Layover in Atlanta? Try your hand at flying a plane

By Mary Ann AndersonThe first time my husband landed a Boeing 737-200 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, he crashed. On the next go-round, I held my breath as Roy glided the plane over the runway fairly easily, but put it down with ...
Published: 09/21/18
After 21 years and a life-altering illness, Tampa band Pohgoh returns

After 21 years and a life-altering illness, Tampa band Pohgoh returns

Susie Ulrey squints and points across her stable of switchel and chips."You know like when a flash shines in your eye, and you have that little floater?" she says. "I have this little floater in my right eye. Like, I can see it. When I’m looking at y...
Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/12/18
Tampa’s first KittyCon is coming, and cat lovers are purring

Tampa’s first KittyCon is coming, and cat lovers are purring

Tampa is getting its first KittyCon and that makes it official: Cat people are having a moment. A convention at the Holiday Inn Westshore on Oct. 27 will be full of unapologetic cat-bliss for feline lovers to look over catnip-filled toys and meet str...
Published: 09/11/18
‘This Is Not a Selfie’ tackles the interesting history of self-portraits

‘This Is Not a Selfie’ tackles the interesting history of self-portraits

Whoever said "the camera does not lie" has not seen the knockout exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg."This Is Not a Selfie" showers you with fun-house mirrors, doctored photos, historic references and an array of selfie stations thr...
Published: 09/11/18
Glenn Close is a six-time Oscar nominee. With ‘The Wife,’ she deserves to finally win.

Glenn Close is a six-time Oscar nominee. With ‘The Wife,’ she deserves to finally win.

When The Wife first appeared on the festival circuit last year, the call went up almost immediately: This, finally, might be the movie to win Glenn Close the Oscar that has eluded her over the course of six — count-’em — six nominations.The movie is ...
Published: 09/11/18
It’s no mystery why fans, authors gathered for Bouchercon in St. Petersburg

It’s no mystery why fans, authors gathered for Bouchercon in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURGLast Wednesday through Sunday, the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel teemed with people who write and read about bloody murder. It was a remarkably friendly and cheerful crowd. Detroit novelist Stephen Mack Jones had an explanation: "Writing abou...
Published: 09/11/18
Review: ‘Heisenberg’ at Tampa Rep a hopeful expression for our times

Review: ‘Heisenberg’ at Tampa Rep a hopeful expression for our times

TAMPA — With the current state of things, the unlikely union in Heisenberg provides a refreshingly tender contrast to the divisiveness trolling our lives these days.Playwright Simon Stephens even went so far to say in Oakland’s East Bay Times that "t...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/12/18
Before Tampa visit, To Write Love On Her Arms founder talks suicide, shootings and finding hope

Before Tampa visit, To Write Love On Her Arms founder talks suicide, shootings and finding hope

In the run-up to World Suicide Prevention Day, Jamie Tworkowski sounded like he was running a bit ragged."Really, the whole month leading up to (Sept. 10) is kind of the busiest we get," said the founder of Melbourne self-harm awareness charity To Wr...
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A new ‘Law & Order’ series about hate crimes is coming. Dick Wolf hopes it’ll start a dialogue

A new ‘Law & Order’ series about hate crimes is coming. Dick Wolf hopes it’ll start a dialogue

Several years ago, researchers at Washington State University sent out a survey to freshmen, asking about their views on sexual assault. In the same survey, they asked the students what crime shows they watched on TV.Their findings, published in 2015...
Updated one month ago