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News of the Weird 6/26/14

News of the Weird 6/26/14

by Chuck Shepherd Man of the People? Scott Fistler, twice a loser for electoral office in Phoenix, Arizona, as a Republican, decided in November 2013 that his luck might improve as a Democrat with [...]

An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention

By Jessica Forbes For most Floridians, days spent boating, lazing on the beach, or playing in the yard are a regular and time-honored tradition—we live in The Sunshine State, after all. As [...]

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

by Clay Bloodworth “You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity.” Wes Anderson is one of them. His movies [...]

A Shame Before God

A Shame Before God

Wedgewood Seeks Environmental Justice By Rick Outzen The residents of Wedgewood are upset. They are tired of being sick. They are tired of seeing their loved ones and neighbors die of cancer, [...]

Come on Charlie

Come on Charlie

Nan Rich calls out Crist By Rick Outzen Nan Rich wants to be Florida’s next governor. To win, the former Florida Senate Minority Leader is fond of saying that she has to beat two [...]

Outtakes—Words With Power

Outtakes—Words With Power

His words came near the end of a recent press conference on street violence. Some may have missed the significance of them, but they voiced sentiments that have been festering in the African-American [...]

Ears & Fingers 6/19/14

Ears & Fingers 6/19/14

by Jason Leger The Antlers—Familiars “When Heaven has a line around the corner, we shouldn’t have to wait around and hope to get in.” This line is from the opening track on [...]

Small Plates, Big Picture

Small Plates, Big Picture

By Jessica Forbes The subject of food is generally a good, safe conversation starter at an event, particularly if you are striking up conversations with chefs and farmers. Talking about the food [...]

“The Double” Breaks from the Norm

“The Double” Breaks from the Norm

by Clay Bloodworth The idea of meeting your own doppelgänger or clone has been explored in movies many times before, one of the most current being the excellent thriller “Enemy” from earlier [...]

News of the Weird 6/19/14

News of the Weird 6/19/14

by Chuck Shepherd Too Cute! Marking Japan's latest unfathomable social trend, two paperback photo books—both consisting only of portraits of the rear ends of hamsters—have experienced [...]

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