August 10, 2018

DELPHINE LEE | Special to the Times
DELPHINE LEE | Special to the Times

Tara McCarty, our news design director, was 20 years old and in college when her mom sent her a copy of Taylor Swift’s Fearless. Clearly something stuck with her because she’s spent the better part of 3 years tallying, counting and cross-referencing 99 of her songs and, in the process, created a database of 5,270 lines of her lyrics. And what has she learned? Well, for starters, Taylor’s most used word is “know” — how fitting. Check out what else Tara found out here.

August 8, 2018

Happy International Cat Day! These August 2016 images are from the All Breed Cat Show, hosted by the Skyway Cat Club of Tampa Bay at Minnreg Hall in Largo. Over 140 cats competed in the weekend-long event, with hundreds more attending. [LUIS SANTANA - Times]

August 5, 2018

 LUIS SANTANA | Times Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish performs at the final Van's Warped Tour at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. [Saturday August 4, 2018] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
LUIS SANTANA | Times Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish performs at the final Van's Warped Tour at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. [Saturday August 4, 2018] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]

You wouldn’t know it from the music, but there were a lot of feels floating around the Vans Warped Tour on Saturday, mixed in with gallons of sunscreen and sweat. After 23 years as a rite of summer passage for suburban punk kids, the tour that helped launch dozens of bands' careers was closing the mosh pit for good. Read the full story here.

August 1, 2018

Tampa artist Cam Parker gives his painting to musician Janelle Monae after her performance at Jannus Live. Read the full story here.

July 31, 2018

President Donald Trump came to Tampa for a rally and to voice his support for Ron DeSantis. Read our coverage here.









July 27, 2018

Last night, Janelle Monáe came to Jannus Live and, well, she was amazing. Read our full review here.

July 23, 2018

A hot dog walks near the end of the 5K Fun Run during the Times Turkey Trot. The trot features a 5K Wingding, 5K Fun Run, 1 Mile Gobbler and the 10K Turkey Trot in 2012. [Jim Damaske, Times]
A hot dog walks near the end of the 5K Fun Run during the Times Turkey Trot. The trot features a 5K Wingding, 5K Fun Run, 1 Mile Gobbler and the 10K Turkey Trot in 2012. [Jim Damaske, Times]

Happy national Hot Dog Day! This hot dog was photographed at the 5K Fun Run during the Times Turkey Trot in 2012. If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate this holiday with a hot dog, of course, follow this link.

July 21, 2018

William Maillis, 11, poses for a portrait at his father's church on Riviera Road in Palm Harbor on Friday, July 20, 2018. Maillis is about to graduate from St. Petersburg College. He has been in college since he was eight. But at the age of two he knew all the planets, the moons they had, their gases and their distance from the sun. At that age he also knew multiplication. And later division at three years old. [BRONTE WITTPENN | Times]
William Maillis, 11, poses for a portrait at his father's church on Riviera Road in Palm Harbor on Friday, July 20, 2018. Maillis is about to graduate from St. Petersburg College. He has been in college since he was eight. But at the age of two he knew all the planets, the moons they had, their gases and their distance from the sun. At that age he also knew multiplication. And later division at three years old. [BRONTE WITTPENN | Times]

Meet William Maillis, an 11-year-old from Palm Halbor. Today, the local wunderkind — declared a genius at 5 — will graduate from St. Petersburg College with an associate in arts degree. The ceremony is at 10 a.m., and he’s excited. Follow this link to read the full story, including his plans for the future.

July 19, 2018


Chickens in Ybor: a nuisance or a part of the culture? Regardless of how you feel, hawks have been taking action. In May, a survey counted 89 chickens; recently, they counted 29. Follow this link to read the full story. In a city council meeting, members declined to do anything about the chickens.


July 17, 2018


Follow this link to see the full gallery from the UANA Junior Pan American Championships.


July 13, 2018


Follow this link to read more about each of these local barcades.


July 10, 2018


The Rays have unveiled renderings of the Ybor stadium. For all our coverage of the new stadium, follow this link.

June 29, 2018

Tim Allen visits Toy Story Land. [Luis Santana | Times]
Tim Allen visits Toy Story Land. [Luis Santana | Times]

To infinity and beyond: Toy Story Land opens Saturday at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. The Tampa Bay Times got a sneak peek at the new rides and restaurant -- plus, a guest appearance from Tim Allen.

June 21, 2018

Happy pride month! Mayor Rick Kriseman raised the pride flag over city hall in St. Petersburg on June 21, 2018.
Happy pride month! Mayor Rick Kriseman raised the pride flag over city hall in St. Petersburg on June 21, 2018.

June 20, 2018

June 19, 2018

Protesters gathered in Pinellas County yesterday in opposition to the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents as they seek asylum at the U.S. border. That evening, more than 100 people gathered at Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg to hold a rally organized by the Florida chapter of the Women’s March. Photos by Douglass R. Clifford. Follow this link to read more about the protests.

June 15, 2018

Cannoli participates in the diving competition at the AKC All Breed Dog Show in Tampa, June 13, 2018 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. [MARTHA RHINE | Times]
Cannoli participates in the diving competition at the AKC All Breed Dog Show in Tampa, June 13, 2018 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. [MARTHA RHINE | Times]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Evan Smith (62) plays on the field with his son Blake Smith, 1, after mandatory mini camp on June 14, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Evan Smith (62) plays on the field with his son Blake Smith, 1, after mandatory mini camp on June 14, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times

This week’s three-day minicamp was the final push in the Bucs’ offseason, with about six weeks now until the team reconvenes in late July for training camp and the real preamble to the 2018 season. To see more scenes, check out the gallery here.

June 14, 2018

Frito, the seahorse has been released. Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescued and rehabilitated its smallest rescue yet: Frito, the tiny seahorse. Frito, a female lined seahorse, was rescued Sun., June 10 off Redington Shores, FL by local resident Dawn McCartney and her two daughters. On June 14, CMA released Frito back into the wild, in a lush seagrass bed, reached via boat. [Photo courtesy of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium]
Frito, the seahorse has been released. Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescued and rehabilitated its smallest rescue yet: Frito, the tiny seahorse. Frito, a female lined seahorse, was rescued Sun., June 10 off Redington Shores, FL by local resident Dawn McCartney and her two daughters. On June 14, CMA released Frito back into the wild, in a lush seagrass bed, reached via boat. [Photo courtesy of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium]

Frito has been freed! The @cmaquarium rescued and rehabilitated this tiny seahorse and released her earlier today. Follow this link to read more about Frito.

June 13, 2018

LARA CERRI | Times The flavors of gourmet popsicles at The Hyppo: (from left) pineapple cilantro, bourbon peach and ginger dragonfruit. Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, especially from about the 600 block west, has become a gourmet heaven with lots of little places like The Hyppo, Brew D Licious and Tony's Pizza.
LARA CERRI | Times The flavors of gourmet popsicles at The Hyppo: (from left) pineapple cilantro, bourbon peach and ginger dragonfruit. Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, especially from about the 600 block west, has become a gourmet heaven with lots of little places like The Hyppo, Brew D Licious and Tony's Pizza.

Times food critic Laura Reiley named her favorite frozen desserts in the Tampa Bay Area this summer. Check out her list, featuring top destinations for gelato, popsicles and rolled ice cream, here.

June 12, 2018

Times photographer Martha Rhine traveled to Italy and went on a 10-day tour of Tuscany and Rome, capturing these stunning photos of the country. Follow this link to see the full gallery.


LOREN ELLIOTT | Times McKenna Post holds a rainbow flag as her mother, Randa Black, hugs her during a vigil at Lake Eola honoring the 49 lives lost exactly one year earlier in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. The event was part of
LOREN ELLIOTT | Times McKenna Post holds a rainbow flag as her mother, Randa Black, hugs her during a vigil at Lake Eola honoring the 49 lives lost exactly one year earlier in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. The event was part of "Orlando United Day," organized by the City of Orlando, Orange County government and Pulse, as a tribute to the victims of the attack.

McKenna Post holds a rainbow flag as her mother, Randa Black, hugs her during a vigil for the Pulse massacre victims at Lake Eola on June 12, 2017 (@lorenelliottphoto). Today marks two years since 49 people died during a shooting in Orlando's Pulse nightclub. Gov. Rick Scott named June 12 "Pulse Remembrance Day" for the second year in a row, calling for flags to be flown at half mast and a moment of silence. For more, read the story here.

June 11, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Jake Bauers (9) and Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) celebrate the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Monday, June 11, 2018 in St. Petersburg. [CHRIS URSO | Times]
Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Jake Bauers (9) and Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) celebrate the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Monday, June 11, 2018 in St. Petersburg. [CHRIS URSO | Times]

Rays win! Bauers and Adames celebrate 8-4 win over the Blue Jays. Read the recap here.

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Jake Bauers (9) slides underneath Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (55) during the seventh inning Monday, June 11, 2018 in St. Petersburg. Both Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Jake Bauers (9) and Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos (40) scored on a fielder's choice hit by Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Joey Wendle (18). [CHRIS URSO | Times]
Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Jake Bauers (9) slides underneath Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (55) during the seventh inning Monday, June 11, 2018 in St. Petersburg. Both Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Jake Bauers (9) and Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos (40) scored on a fielder's choice hit by Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Joey Wendle (18). [CHRIS URSO | Times]

June 11, 2018

The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa has partnered with Top 5 Fishing Charters for what they are calling a hook-to-table experience. Guests go out, fish for four hours and bring their catch back to the hotel’s restaurant. Read more about the experience here.

June 9, 2018

Ink Mania has made its way to the St. Petersburg’s Coliseum this weekend. The family-friendly expo features specialty vendors, live entertainment and a DJ battle. Read more about the event here.

June 8, 2018

There's no better picture to describe the summer weather in Tampa Bay. This was taken by the Times' Jim Damaske at the Safety Harbor Pier as rain moved in earlier this afternoon. Keep up with the latest in local weather here.

June 8. 2018

Anthony Bourdain, author, chef and Food TV star who's in town promoting his latest book stopped for lunch at La Teresita in Tampa on Tuesday 3/5/2002. [Times Photo by: Mike Pease]
Anthony Bourdain, author, chef and Food TV star who's in town promoting his latest book stopped for lunch at La Teresita in Tampa on Tuesday 3/5/2002. [Times Photo by: Mike Pease]

We are saddened by the news of Anthony Bourdain’s death this morning in France. He was 61. The celebrity chef, author and television star was in Strasbourg to film an upcoming segment of his CNN series “Parts Unknown.” A photo from the Times archives shows Bourdain stopping for lunch at Tampa restaurant La Teresita in 2002 while promoting one of his books. Read our interview with Anthony Bourdain here.


June 5, 2018

CHRIS URSO | Times Dog trainer and walker, George Gagalis, 68, of Hyde Park prepares to throw a tennis ball as several dogs wait in anticipation near the water's edge Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the dog park located along Davis Islands in Tampa. Despite projections of torrential downpours and flooding, a low-pressure vacuum sucked up some dry air, choking Albertos rain engine and steering it away from Tampa Bay.
CHRIS URSO | Times Dog trainer and walker, George Gagalis, 68, of Hyde Park prepares to throw a tennis ball as several dogs wait in anticipation near the water's edge Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the dog park located along Davis Islands in Tampa. Despite projections of torrential downpours and flooding, a low-pressure vacuum sucked up some dry air, choking Albertos rain engine and steering it away from Tampa Bay.

May 30, 2018

May 29, 2018

CHRIS URSO | Times Dog trainer and walker, George Gagalis, 68, of Hyde Park prepares to throw a tennis ball as several dogs wait in anticipation near the water's edge Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the dog park located along Davis Islands in Tampa. Despite projections of torrential downpours and flooding, a low-pressure vacuum sucked up some dry air, choking Albertos rain engine and steering it away from Tampa Bay.
CHRIS URSO | Times Dog trainer and walker, George Gagalis, 68, of Hyde Park prepares to throw a tennis ball as several dogs wait in anticipation near the water's edge Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the dog park located along Davis Islands in Tampa. Despite projections of torrential downpours and flooding, a low-pressure vacuum sucked up some dry air, choking Albertos rain engine and steering it away from Tampa Bay.
LARA CERRI | Times The flavors of gourmet popsicles at The Hyppo: (from left) pineapple cilantro, bourbon peach and ginger dragonfruit. Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, especially from about the 600 block west, has become a gourmet heaven with lots of little places like The Hyppo, Brew D Licious and Tony's Pizza.
LARA CERRI | Times The flavors of gourmet popsicles at The Hyppo: (from left) pineapple cilantro, bourbon peach and ginger dragonfruit. Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, especially from about the 600 block west, has become a gourmet heaven with lots of little places like The Hyppo, Brew D Licious and Tony's Pizza.