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  1. Review: 'Mistress America' shines with great writing and Greta Gerwig

    Movies

    Meet our nation's girl on the side, as she describes the title of Mistress America, a fictional short story that perhaps shouldn't be written, in a movie that gloriously is.

    Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke in "Mistress America." (David Feeney-Mosier/Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures/TNS)
  2. Napoleon Wineamite to make Tampa Theatre fundraiser flippin' sweet

    Events

    Tampa Theatre's annual movie-themed wine festival this year is called Napoleon Wineamite, so the five-day series of events Sept. 10-17 will be flippin' sweet.

    186915 Description Summer Movie Preview images. Cutlines and credits are attached to photos under file info. Napoleon Dynamite From left:Jon Gries, Jon Heder and Aaron Ruell in Napoleon Dynamite Photo Credit: Aaron Ruell Fox Searchlight Pictures
  3. Tampa Bay Fashion Week takes big risk hoping for big reward

    Events

    TAMPA — Nancy Vaughn sat down at a local leadership luncheon and got a question from Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn that she's still trying to answer.

    (9/17/14, Tampa, FL)   A model walks the runway at the Hilton Tampa Downtown for Tampa Bay Fashion Week's 2014 runway fashion show. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  4. 97X's Next Big Thing moves back to Tampa with Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon

    Music & Concerts

    For the third time in a decade, Next Big Thing is on the move.

    The Next Big Thing music festival thrown by alt-rock station 97X will shift this year from Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg back to Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, its home from 2006 to 2011.
  5. Tampa Theatre will play 1925 'Phantom' with live organ music

    Events

    All summer long, Tampa Theatre has been showing classic Hollywood movies, and the season is going really old school for its finale. On Sunday, the series closes with the silent film Phantom of the Opera from 1925 — accompanied with a live organ.

    Lon Chaney as Erik, the Phantom, and Mary Philbin as Christine Daae in the 1925 silent version of The Phantom of the Opera.
  6. Plan your weekend Aug. 28-30

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Comedy

    Patton Oswalt One of the most influential comics today, he will riff on obsessive-compulsive disorder one moment and comic book heroes the next, drawing on literature or video games with equal ease. He's the same way as an actor, moving seemlessly from …

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05:  Actor Patton Oswalt arrives at the premiere of FX's "Justified" Season 4 at Paramount Studios on January 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  7. Column: Local mural lovers can enjoy some throughout Tampa Bay

    Visual Arts

    When did Tampa Bay become a mini Wynwood?

    Stephanie Hayes stands by her dog, Stuart, in Dunedin.
  8. SHINE Mural Festival brings new wall art to St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG

    There will be paint. A lot of it.

    The SHINE Mural Festival officially kicks off Tuesday, but you might already notice a small army of artists transforming drab exterior walls into tapestries of color and imagery along the Central Avenue corridor and fanning out north and south at three …

    A SHINE mural on a side wall of the Amsterdam Bar on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg was completed with the help of students from the Bloom Gallery in St. Petersburg.
  9. Dining Planner: Best smoked cocktails, a secret menu at Il Ritorno and a place for fresh bread

    Food & Dining

    WHERE THERE'S SMOKE: COCKTAILS

    Ready your extinguisher. They're everywhere. Bartenders all over the Tampa Bay area are turning to new tools to up their game. One of those is smoke, which comes in many forms.

    The smoked Old Fashioned, Craft Street Kitchen’s signature drink, begins with fire on cedar. Buffalo Trace bourbon, smoke essence, demerara and walnut bitters complete the cocktail.
  10. Take It Outside Planner: Courtney Campbell trail (w/video), how to catch tarpon and how to beat a gator

    Outdoors

    SUNSHINE DAY: CAUSEWAY TRAIL

    Looking for a great sunrise? Take a hike on the new Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail. The 9.5-mile paved pathway that connects Clearwater and Tampa is an urban hiker's dream.

    Terry Tomalin, left, and walking partner Glenn Smith cross the top of the bridge on the Courtney Campbell Trail with the early morning sun at their backs. Be forewarned: It gets hot if you don’t start early.