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Still in Debt, Gator Stompin’ Pushes on with ‘Contained’ Budget — The debt owed to restaurants, bars, contractors and others following last year’s Gator Stompin’ event has been chopped to roughly half — or about $65,000 from an amount that once approached $150,000. But the head organizer said Gainesville’s 32-year-old annual pub crawl will go on and will still [...]

February 20, 2015 admin Business, Music & Arts, Travel & Culture 0

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes: My Top 5 Excerpts from Slaughterhouse Five

— After tackling Cat’s Cradle and Breakfast of Champions, the next clear Vonnegut choice was his magnum opus, Slaughterhouse Five. The story centers around Billy Pilgram, a chaplain’s assistant in the U.S. Army who bounces around in time throughout the novel and, most significantly, witnesses the Allied bombing of Dresden [...]

January 30, 2015 admin History, Music & Arts 0

Florida Panther Chalk Drawing vs. Photo—Which One Is Real?

Dallas, Texas, artist Henry Darnell used my photo of a Florida panther as a model for the Sarasota Chalk Festival in November. The theme of this year’s festival, held every November in downtown Sarasota’s Burns Square, was extinct and endangered species. With a population believed to be between 100 and 200, the Florida panther subspecies (Puma concolor [...]

December 14, 2014 admin Music & Arts, Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0

The One Band You Need to See in Gainesville (Listen & Be Convinced)

Not having been in a while, I returned a couple days ago to the Gainesville music venue with the mostest, The Jam. As always, I expected at least a decent act, but what I got was the best local live music I’d seen since my undergraduate years in Murfreesboro, which is, much like [...]

August 14, 2014 admin Music & Arts 0

Florida’s Only Feminist Bookstore Looks to Changes to Stay Viable, Continue Message

Florida’s only feminist bookstore is looking to make a change to help compensate for the growing difficulty in keeping such a business open. By switching from retail to corporate nonprofit status, Wild Iris will be able to pursue grants and donations, offer intern scholarships and volunteer recognition, and create a [...]

August 7, 2014 admin Business, Music & Arts 0

Grooveshark Bites on Using Bitcoin as Payment

Online music player Grooveshark started accepting Bitcoin this week, a move the company says obliges the growing demand for the virtual currency. [...]

July 24, 2014 admin Business, Music & Arts 0