Monday, July 16, 2018

Human Interest

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: 5 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: 5 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: 5 months ago
Woodstock singer Melanie wants a new home in Tampa Bay. All she needs is the key.

Woodstock singer Melanie wants a new home in Tampa Bay. All she needs is the key.

ST. PETERSBURGMelanie leans in the kitchen, surveying the step-down dining room and den."If the kids come to visit, we could put them in here," she says. "Right?"The kids are her grandkids. She has three but hopes for more. If this is where she moves...
Updated: 5 months ago
Robin Williams’ suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copycat’ deaths

Robin Williams’ suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copycat’ deaths

"Hanged." The front page of the New York Daily News said it all in one word on Aug. 13, 2014. Above the capital letters, which filled nearly a third of the page, was a photo of comedian Robin Williams with a somber expression, dead at age 63.The head...
Updated: 5 months ago
What a pink pirate wedding at Gasparilla looks like

What a pink pirate wedding at Gasparilla looks like

Gay Hartman’s vision of a pirate wedding may not be what you would expect from someone who lives the pirate lifestyle nearly year-round.To the London transplant, a pirate’s life is not only rough beards, eye patches and hooks — it&#...
Updated: 6 months ago
Questlove and NBC sued for racial discrimination in firing of white ‘Tonight Show’ cameramen

Questlove and NBC sued for racial discrimination in firing of white ‘Tonight Show’ cameramen

Questlove has led his band the Roots from the underground hip-hop scene to a permanent gig as the house musicians on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." Along the way, he’s been an outspoken critic of racial injustice. In a Rolling Stone profile, h...
Updated: 6 months ago
2018 Oscar nominations: the complete list

2018 Oscar nominations: the complete list

List of nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Oscars ceremony will take place March 4, airing live on ABC.BEST PICTURECall Me by Your NameDarkest HourDunkirkGet OutLady BirdPhant...
Updated: 6 months ago
You can buy the balls from Amalie’s Beach Tampa exhibit at auction

You can buy the balls from Amalie’s Beach Tampa exhibit at auction

More than 100,000 people showed up at Amalie Arena in 2016 to frolic in a huge ball pit. It was a sea of 1.2 million white orbs so vast that grown men could belly flop and remain afloat. Almost two years after the Beach Tampa packed up, some 15,000 l...
Updated: 6 months ago
4 women accuse filmmaker Paul Haggis of sexual misconduct

4 women accuse filmmaker Paul Haggis of sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES — A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations, including another publicist who says he forced her to...
Updated a year ago