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  1. Review: Raunchy and relatable 'Bad Moms' embraces imperfect parents (w/video)

    Movies

    Bad Moms taps into the growing rejection of motherhood as something precious, a state of being so delicate that few can really achieve or even deserve.

    This image released by STX Productions shows, from left, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn in a scene from “Bad Moms.”
  2. Here's where to celebrate a midnight release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' book

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    Among the many updates to the Potterverse these days is the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The play officially opens with a gala on Saturday in London, but for those of us …

     In "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," old friends Hermione Granger (Noma Dumezweni), Ron Weasley (Paul Thornley) and Harry Potter (Jamie Parker) are 19 years older than when we saw them last, and Hermione and Ron are a married couple. [Photos by Manuel Harlan]
  3. MOSI teaches kids the science of sport with indoor Olympic challenges

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    As the world gets ready for the Olympic Games to open Aug. 5, Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry has created indoor versions of some favorite events. And the museum is sneaking in some science lessons in the daily event it calls the MOSI Summer Games.

    Malia Ramsey, front, and Amelia Bugge play on the balance beam during MOSI’s Summer Games.
  4. Plan your weekend: Pitbull, Hunter Hayes at the Rays, Naked Magic Show

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    Naked Magic Show: They've got their wands up and nothing up their sleeves — and little else on, either — at the Naked Magic Show returning to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa this weekend. Comic stripper-magicians …

  5. Dining Planner: Cottage Industry Expo, Epic Chef Showdown, new foodie magazine launches

    Food & Dining

    SOUP'S ON: BUYA RAMEN

    Mike Sponaugle has been in the restaurant business, one way or another, for the past 20 years, first in St. Petersburg and then in Miami with an outdoor furniture business that serviced the restaurant industry. He wanted to get back to town and considered what concept might …

    From left, Ariana Losch, Michele Stone, Ellen Madden, Dawna Stone and Matt Dieter are the forces behind LocalsDish magazine.
  6. 5 things to do under $5: Bucs training camp, free show from DJ Elephante, 'Inside Out' by the pool

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    1Bucs and the Bulls: Football is coming, and this week you can get a look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camps and hear what the University of South Florida head coach has to say about the coming season for the Bulls. The public is invited to a series of free admission Bucs practices with discounted …

    This is an isolated closeup of an American Football
  7. Things to do planner: Naked Magic Show, Hunter Hayes at the Rays

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    TAMPA BAY RAYS: AND HUNTER HAYES

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  8. 5 things to do under $5: Night of Protest Poetry, Dollar Pool Night, Tampa Bay Home Show

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    1A Night of Protest Poetry and Poetry of Witness: Florida's poet laureate, Peter Meinke, right, and other poets, spoken word artists and institutional leaders join Sunday for poetry readings, photo exhibits, music and live painting. The outpouring is in memory of those killed in the police ambush in Dallas …

    Peter Meinke, Lucky Bones
  9. Dining planner: 5 of the best places to get a milk shake in Tampa Bay

    Food & Dining

    SUMMER TREAT: SHAKE IT UP

    You feeling it yet? Car seats like the surface of the sun; house windows sweating from within. I think it's officially the dog days of summer in Tampa Bay, time for something quenching, cooling and refreshing.

    A strawberry milk shake at Munch’s.
  10. Things to do Planner: Metrocon, Straight Outta Oz, Snooty the manatee's birthday

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    ANIME ACTION: Metrocon

    The focus of Metrocon is anime, the style of flashy Japanese animation and artwork familiar to anyone who has seen Speed Racer or Sailor Moon. Now Florida's largest anime convention, Metrocon has grow into a four-day extravaganza where more than 12,000 attendees …

    The crew from Turn Up Furs of Orlando pose for a photo at MetroCon 2014 Anime Convention at the Tampa Convention Center.