Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sean Cononie's COSAC Foundation brings its "self-supported community run by poor people" to Polk County

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 7:17 PM

There’s a story in yesterday's Sen-Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel about a group of homeless people who were exiled from heir former home city of Hollywood, Florida. For years, they’d lived in a former nudist hotel that had been converted into a residence for the chronically homeless by an organization called...

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In the end: Indiana facing massive backlash for pro-discrimination law

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 2:55 PM

To say that we are upset, distracted, troubled or hurt by the decision of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (a, gasp, Republican) for upsetting the apple cart (literally) by signing a bill into law last Thursday that allows businesses to refuse service to LGBT citizens, or anyone else, would be an...

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Concert pic of the week: Fleetwood Mac at Amway Center

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 2:06 PM

We had the heart-in-stomach experience of losing most of our Fleetwood Mac photos to a technology failure this week, but it did nothing to diminish the memory of the incredible show, which - confusing and hilarious awful visual graphics aside - was as earth-shaking as we'd heard from the...

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Google Maps shows you what Orlando would look like if it were a Pac-Man game

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Today on Google Maps, you can turn maps of various city streets into a game of Pac-Man.  Here's what it'd look like if Mills 50 were your board (that yellow line on the far left is Mills Avenue): And here's what it would look like if you played the game...

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You can still vote for – and buy – limited-edition Disney March Magic T-shirts

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 12:04 PM

For those of us who like theme parks more than basketball March can be a hard month. This year Disney is here to help by bringing a bit of theme park magic to March madness, with 32 new, limited-edition T-shirt designs going up against one another in a bracket-style...

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Confirmed: The Rolling Stones are coming to Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 9:17 AM

It seems the Rolling Stones' little billboard trick is a reliable forecaster, because the legendary band confirmed today their Orlando fans will be getting what they want on Friday, June 12, at the Citrus Bowl. Tickets will be available for a limited pre-sale on Wednesday, April 8, and then...

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This Little Underground: Mantar, Ad Nauseum and how Hourglass Brewery could change the north side live scene

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Like Ashley Belanger reported last month in Feedback, the Hourglass Brewery has recently entered the area live-venue derby with some Saturday night shows and the latest was a metal takeover hosted by noted local heavy bookers Non-Prophet Organization and F.N. Hostile (Mar. 27). The main reason I made the...

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Appeals court weighs future of workers-compensation laws in Florida.

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM

A South Florida appeals court Monday heard arguments in a challenge to the constitutionality of the state's workers-compensation insurance system —- as two other closely watched challenges also await rulings at the Florida Supreme Court. The 3rd District Court of Appeal took up a case in which a Miami-Dade County...

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Queen of Versailles II: Jackie Siegel takes the Parliament House and a front porch

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 11:42 AM

image via Instagram We'll try to avoid too much editorializing on this one, but in addition to being politically savvy with equally politically savvy power-broker Randy Ross this weekend, he who does not like women having babies (especially Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell), on his new chat show,...

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We're all doomed: #BoycottIndiana is just the beginning of anti-gay revenge legislation [VIDEO]

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Image via HRC As we verbally grimaced last week on this very blog, Indiana went for the gusto before the weekend and signed a pro-discrimination piece of shit, er, legislation that will effectively allow businesses and individuals to refuse service to serve people of a sexual orientation they don't...

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