Saturday, April 21, 2018

Human Interest

This college professor gives her students extra credit for going on dates

This college professor gives her students extra credit for going on dates

About 12 years ago, Boston College philosophy professor Kerry Cronin added an unorthodox task to her syllabus: Ask someone out on a date, where there will be no alcohol or physical contact. Sounds far easier than a research paper, right? A lot more ...
Published: 04/17/18
Watch: Bolingo the Gorilla ‘dances’ with his trainer at Busch Gardens

Watch: Bolingo the Gorilla ‘dances’ with his trainer at Busch Gardens

Could Bolingo and Rachel Hale be the next Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers?The only thing standing in their way, it seems, is that Bolingo is a gorilla who does his best moves behind a glass wall.A video posted on the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Facebook p...
Published: 04/12/18
I watched ‘The Room’ for the first time with Tommy Wiseau there. Here’s how it went

I watched ‘The Room’ for the first time with Tommy Wiseau there. Here’s how it went

YBOR CITY — It’s 1 a.m. and I’m hunched over a pile of plastic spoons, studying a list of phrases I’m supposed to shout aloud (Liar! Unfocus! HI, DENNY!) when a man with stringy ink-black hair sweeps to the stage."Oh, hi, Tommy!" a guy in back shouts...
Updated one month ago
St. Patrick's Day started in Florida, not Boston, USF professor says

St. Patrick's Day started in Florida, not Boston, USF professor says

The history was written and accepted. The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration on U.S. soil happened in Boston in 1737. The first parade? That other epicenter of Irish American immigration, New York City, 1762. It wasn’t really a big dea...
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How actresses who are just starting out get pressured into ‘creepy’ nude scenes

How actresses who are just starting out get pressured into ‘creepy’ nude scenes

Ciera Payton had just turned 18 when she was cast in a lead role opposite Steven Seagal in the 2007 film Flight of Fury. It was her first professional acting job, and filming would take place in Romania.But before sending her to set, neither the film...
Updated one month ago
New ‘American Idol’: Wesley Chapel teen Zach D’Onofrio steals the spotlight in premiere

New ‘American Idol’: Wesley Chapel teen Zach D’Onofrio steals the spotlight in premiere

When Zach D’Onofrio auditioned for American Idol last fall, it was hard to tell who was most shocked: the judges or Zach himself.The 17-year-old student at Wiregrass Ranch High School is one of the singers who’ll be featured on the rebooted American ...
Updated one month ago
Weekend ICYMI: Academy Awards, bad barbecue and avian infidelity

Weekend ICYMI: Academy Awards, bad barbecue and avian infidelity

It’s the start of another work week and we don’t want you to walk to the watercooler without being armed with the latest in memes and pop culture.We’ve compiled a few stories to keep you updated on what the internet has been buzzing about while you w...
Updated: 2 months ago
Pasco foundation battling childhood hunger one school at a time

Pasco foundation battling childhood hunger one school at a time

ZEPHRYHILLS — On a Thursday morning in a small warehouse off Gall Boulevard, a well-oiled machine of goodwill is cranking. At the Thomas Promise Foundation, volunteers Carlos and Robin Clothier, pack boxes of macaroni and cheese, granola bars, apple ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Weekend ICYMI: A rousing WWE debut; introducing the ‘banana phone’; celebrating curling gold

Weekend ICYMI: A rousing WWE debut; introducing the ‘banana phone’; celebrating curling gold

This weekend went wild with wrestling table slams, wacky new phones and the unlikely U.S. gold medal in curling.If you took a weekend break from the clutter of social media, here are a couple of moments to review so you can be armed with small talk f...
Updated: 2 months ago
8 stories that will make you believe in love again

8 stories that will make you believe in love again

These love stories were published on tampabay.com over the years. We think you’ll like them. ALICE AND JOE They were famous once. Alice starred in Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice. Joe was a lousy skater, but a great stage manager. He also mana...
Updated: 2 months ago