Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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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Kool Keith braves the elements to get back to Will's Pub for a make-up show

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 7:30 AM

After a tornado delay last month that left him stranded in an airport, Mr. Gerbik, aka Rhythm X, aka Dr. Octagon, aka Black Elvis, aka Kool Keith, is set to play his rescheduled Orlando show. Kool Keith is an MC among MCs: a legend, an innovator and a 30-year...

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Jennifer Medina's 'Out of the Blue' exhibit showcases bright young things in the flush of youth

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 7:00 AM

The multitalented Jennifer Medina hasn’t been seen around Orlando for a while (last time we saw her was when her band Colorsphere played at Stardust with Moon Jelly). But Time Waste Management, the art collective behind A Place Gallery, has brought her back into the fold with this one-night-only...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sonoma Kitchen bought by RusTeak, now called The Stubborn Mule

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 8:11 PM

The space in Thornton Park formerly known as Sonoma Kitchen has been purchased by Jonathan Canonaco, owner of College Park gastro-bistro RusTeak. The new moniker: The Stubborn Mule, which we deem appropriate, considering the spaces in that block have been notoriously difficult to settle into for restaurateurs.  As the name...

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The Semoran Skateway is resurrecting Gay Skate nights

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 4:08 PM

The Semoran Skateway is resurrecting Gay Skate nights (a tradition that stretches back to the '70s) with the support of the Central Florida Softball League, to raise funds for OneOrlando and the Zebra Coalition. This Wednesday, August 10, from 7-10 pm, get ready to fall on your ass multiple times in...

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Grayson threatens reporter with arrest after questions on domestic abuse allegations

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:40 PM

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson was caught on video threatening to call police on a Politico reporter who was asking him questions about a report where his ex-wife Lolita Grayson says she repeatedly went to law enforcement officials accusing the congressman of alleged domestic abuse over a two-decade period.  Politico released...

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We are(n't) the robots: Florida man isn't "Kraftwerk," just "David Sanborn"

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:40 PM

The power of belief is a funny thing, it can make us believe in gods, aliens, or even that a Lakeland man legally changed his name to "Kraftwerk."  David "Not Kraftwerk" Sanborn took the internet by storm last week with an album on Flickr called "Kraftwerk's Big Day", wherein he...

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Bernie Sanders visits Florida delegates, calls for party unity at Dem convention

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:16 PM

With Florida set to play a pivotal role in the November elections, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to a breakfast for the state's delegation to the Democratic National Convention and made a pitch for party unity. Sanders' impromptu appearance came one day after some of...

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Cloak & Dapper will close Ivanhoe Village store

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 1:11 PM

High-end men's boutique Cloak & Dapper will soon be closing the doors of its brick and mortar Ivanhoe Village shop. As first reported by Bungalower, owner Calvin Cearley (who in 2012 modeled for the cover of our BITE magazine; see below) will now focus solely on online sales and pop-up projects.  Cearly...

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