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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Jan. 25-Feb. 1

    Events

    Gasparilla: It's officially the most swashbuckling time of the year in Tampa. The pirate- (and rum-) heavy festivities include the Gasparilla Pirate Fest Street Festival on Friday and Saturday in Curtis Hixon Park (free), the Gasparilla Charity Concert later Friday in the park ($30), the Gasparilla …

    Erika Delgado fist bumps with Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Peter Baker during the annual Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.
  2. After SAG awards, Oscars get more interesting

    Movies

    Heading into the homestretch of movie awards season, we suddenly have a horse race.

    Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in a scene from “The Theory of Everything.”  [Associated Press / Focus Features]
  3. Review: Fodder & Shine is a faithful re-creation of Florida Cracker food

    Food & Dining

    SEMINOLE HEIGHTS

    Recipe for world domination: Start a successful restaurant. Once that's up and running, launch No. 2, often something more affordable and accessible so it builds customer base without stealing thunder from the flagship. Eventually, Vegas, Dubai and frozen entrees.

    Cornmeal, Chicken Fat Fried Chicken is accompanied by a side of no-flour skillet corn bread and tomato gravy and rice. Fodder & Shine does a fine job showcasing fresh and local ingredients.
MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
  4. Spice up chili with real chile peppers, just in time for Super Bowl

    Cooking

    Chili can be a contentious topic. Not everyone agrees on the essential ingredients, such as whether beans are a must or ground beef is forbidden. Or whether a good chili absolutely needs to be made with real chiles instead of commercial chili powder. The ensuing debate can get heated. • Kind of like sports. …

    Clockwise from bottom left: Ancho, Guajillo, Arbol and Chipotle chiles.
  5. 'Birdman' tops SAG Awards; Redmayne upsets Keaton

    Stage

    The backstage farce Birdman topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star, Micheal Keaton, was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the outstanding male actor category.

    Eddie Redmayne won the SAG award for best male actor in a motion picture for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

    At Koch Bros event, Rubio, Cruz, Paul show GOP's split on foreign policy

    Three senators, including Florida’s Marco Rubio, gave a preview Sunday of the coming Republican presidential primary debate exposing differences on foreign policy while holding the party line on taxes....

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    NFL Mock Draft Monday: Jameis Winston? Marcus Mariota? Someone else?

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    A gruesome garment featured on QVC sparked the world's most epic argument about the moon's merits as a star versus planet. The answer's up for debate, but most scientists say neither.

    QVC debate: Is the moon a star or planet?

    I've learned a lot blogging for Deal Divas over the years:...

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