Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Nintendo hits it big with Pokémon, but Universal Orlando could be left out

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 3:05 PM

With Pokémon all the rage now there’s been plenty of discussion on what this may mean for Nintendo at Universal’s parks. Now we have new details via Japan Today that suggest that Japan will be the first location to receive the new land and it’ll be larger than the Harry Potter...

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A Florida man with a Confederate flag on his van rammed into a black couple over a parking spot

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 1:36 PM

A South Florida man sporting the Confederate stars and bars on his van drove into an African American couple over a beach parking spot.  According to the Palm Beach Post, Lake Worth resident Donald Hicks became agitated when a couple refused to move from a parking spot they were...

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8-bit weirdos Crunk Witch to get down at Geek Easy tonight

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 1:18 PM

Otherwise "normal" married couple Brandon Miles and Hannah Collen moonlight as Crunk Witch, an enfant terrible 8-bit duo with digi-pop savvy for miles and one of the better band names in recent memory. Also on the bill is Benjamin Briggs, O_Super and EyeQ. The show starts at 6 p.m. tonight...

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Owner of Pulse files plans to make nightclub a permanent memorial site

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:58 AM

The owners of the gay nightclub Pulse plan to create a memorial at the site where 49 people died June 12 and countless others were injured in a mass shooting.  In paperwork filed with the state for the not-for-profit OnePulse Foundation, the owners say the foundation's purpose include "conceiving, funding...

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21 free concerts in Orlando this week (7/27-8/2)

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Wednesday July 27 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints Of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. Oriented Music Group Open Jam 10:45 pm at St. Matthew's Tavern, 1300 N. Mills Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 pm at the Caboose, 1827 N. Orange Ave. ...

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The FWC would like you to stop painting turtles

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to remind people to stop using the shells of tortoises and turtles as paint canvases. The FWC posted a PSA to their Facebook on Wednesday, July 27, reminding Floridians that painting turtles' shells can harm their ability to get the vitamins they need...

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Bulla Gastrobar, opening this fall, to bring a little elBulli flair to Winter Park

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Yes, there's an actual elBulli connection.

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Publix billionaire donates $800k to fight Florida medical marijuana legalization

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:34 AM

A trust run by the president of Publix, a beloved Florida grocery store chain that carries cigarettes, alcohol and pharmaceuticals, just donated $800,000 to a conservative-led campaign fighting medical marijuana legalization in Florida.  According to the Ledger, Carol Jenkins Barnett, the chairwoman and president of Publix, used her trust to...

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Florida regulators approve more toxic chemicals in state water

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 8:28 AM

A state regulatory panel Tuesday narrowly approved the first changes to Florida's surface-water quality standards in nearly a quarter-century, despite objections from environmentalists who argued the new criteria potentially create more health hazards. The Environmental Regulation Commission, whose members are appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, voted 3-2 to support changes...

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OMA's Art Night Out gives you a crash course in making your own zines and comics

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 7:45 AM

Zine culture seems to be experiencing a bit of a renaissance locally, with releases of homemade publications like Tittie-Thyme and Is It Over Yet? becoming anticipated events. Even the American Library Association devoted a section to the creation and curation of Florida zines at its national convention a few...

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