Sunday, July 5, 2015

Wander the halls of desire at the Grand Polylust Hotel at Will's Pub

Posted By on Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM

It was only a matter of time before someone realized that Orlando’s burlesque scene was missing something: that is, a Wes Anderson-themed burlesque show. Polylust Burlesque to the rescue! For two evenings, the city’s radical, body-positive “queerlesque” troupe will transport audiences to the Grand Polylust Hotel (a play on...

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Orlando Eye broke down again, 66 passengers rescued

Posted By on Sat, Jul 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM

The Orlando Eye, a 400 ft Ferris wheel that now has a reputation for continuously breaking down, stranded 66 passengers Friday afternoon, July 3rd. At around 3:45 p.m., the ride stopped moving for more than 45 minutes. Orange County firefighters helped passengers exit the ride in a rescue effort that...

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Want a side of Michael Fassbender's wang at breakfast? Check out Uncomfortable Brunch at Will's Pub

Posted By on Sat, Jul 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM

The film series that revels in the awkwardness of combining delicious breakfast with disturbing art films has put us in some flustering situations since it launched in January – for instance, trying to eat Easter brunch while watching the sodomy-and-excrement festival that is Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salo, or the...

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Screamo band MewithoutYou wrestles with death at the Social

Posted By on Sat, Jul 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM

It’s clear straight from the album title, Pale Horses, that MewithoutYou songwriter Aaron Weiss is wrestling with death on the latest disc, or at least with its imagery. Without fearing retribution from the band’s still-staunch hardcore-leaning fans (who will immediately hold dear the album’s fiercest standout track, “Red Cow”),...

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Friday, July 3, 2015

This Little Underground: Black Tusk, Meatwound, Bhavachakra (Will's Pub)

Posted By on Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 3:49 PM

It’s serious business any time Georgia standouts Black Tusk come to town (July 2, Will’s Pub), but my scope was pointed more at a couple rising Florida acts this time. A new local band that’s been making increasing ripples on the scene lately, Bhavachakra deals in progressive black...

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State of Florida sees sharp spike in number of kids in foster care

Posted By on Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 9:01 AM

The number of Florida children in the state's foster-care system has reached its highest level since 2008 – driven by both a spike in the number of kids being removed from their homes and a drop in the number being discharged after a stint in foster care. In the...

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Unwind from the weekend with a free sunset yoga class at the Polasek

Posted By on Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Have you ever wanted to do a sun salutation as the sun fades into the background? Well, this is your chance and this setting, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden in Winter Park, is the perfect place for it. DJ Nigel will set the mood as Aly Ballow from Audubon...

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

How rich are Florida's top politicians? See their financial disclosure forms and find out

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 6:33 PM

It's financial-disclosure time in the state of Florida again! Which means we can tell you just how much our rich politicians are worth lately. Financial forms declaring our state's elected officials' net worth are due on July 1 every year. Here are some of the highlights from this year's...

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Tijuana Flats is bringing back the hemp burrito

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 5:42 PM

Burweedo strikes again! Starting next week, you can now add a hemp burrito to your paraphernalia collection courtesy of Tijuana Flats, according to a press release from the Winter Park chain.  The hemp tortillas are back for a limited time starting Monday, July 6. Last year, the chain also advertised three...

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Now that the OK Supreme Court ruled against the 10 Commandments monument, what will happen to the Satan statue?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Early Tuesday morning, June 30th, I received word that the Oklahoma Supreme Court had ruled against the legality of a 10 Commandments monument currently residing on the state capitol grounds. According to the ruling, the monument, only freshly erected, is unconstitutional and must now come down. The Satanic Temple,...

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