Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Stephanie Hayes

Stephanie Hayes

Stephanie Hayes is the features editor for the Tampa Bay Times, directing features coverage and the Times' staff of critics. Previously, she was arts and entertainment editor, and before that, performing arts critic, covering plays, musicals, classical music, dance, comedy and more. She also blogs about fashion for the Times' style blog, Deal Divas. She started writing for the Times in 2003, covering everything from suburban politics to zoning to snack foods to Britney Spears. She wrote the Times' feature obituary column, Epilogue, and went on to work as a general assignment reporter, entertainment reporter and higher education reporter. She grew up near Cleveland and graduated from St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida.



BRONTE WITTPENN   |   Times
Haven, which is about a three-minute walk from the Epicurean Hotel, has creative dishes, like this cauliflower carbonara, and drinks to match.

In South Tampa, create a dinearound with stops at Bern’s, Haven and the Epicurean Hotel

I had a specific vision for my 35th birthday.Relaxation mostly. Bathrobe. Wine. Maybe a massage or a pool. Food, food, food. A handful of close friends. I did some research at beach hotels in Clearwater and St. Pete Beach and found the price...
Updated one month ago
Fab Morvan, left, and Rob Pilatus, formerly known as Milli Vanilli, perform during the taping of the Arsenio Hall Show in Los Angeles. (AP Photo) (Craig Fujii) 1992

Does a Milli Vanilli song define your life? Find out now.

On May 29, Twitter user @swank0cean tweeted, "I've just read that apparently the song that was number 1 on your 14th birthday defines your life."
Updated: 3 months ago
SZA arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

SZA will not appear at tonight’s Kendrick Lamar Championship Tour

Singer SZA will not perform at Kendrick Lamar's Championship Tour at the MidFlorida Credit Union...
Updated: 3 months ago
Singer Rihanna wore a papal mitre (a ceremonial head-dress of bishops) and an bejeweled strapless mini dress with a matching collared robe that perfectly embodied the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala at the museum in New York, May 7, 2018. [Damon Winter | New York Times]

Met Gala 2018: Rihanna, Katy Perry and others take us to church

It’s the annual monster truck rally of fashion, a feast for the eyes and a challenge for the intellect. It delights, inspires and begs the question: Why are those women wearing papal tiaras and thigh-high boots?Here’s the...
Updated: 4 months ago
Legendary wrestler and sports icon Terry Bollea aka Hulk Hogan poses for a patriotic portrait at his restaurant and bar Hogan's Beach in Tampa in 2014. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]

Is Hulk Hogan OK?

***UPDATE TO THE UPDATE***Hulk has cleared up the Great Help Scandal of 2018:Sorry about the “HELP” tweet,was at the Dodge Dealer trying to figure out why...
Updated: 4 months ago
LARA CERRI  | Times
Picnic cover for Taste - at Crescent Lake Park

3 things to watch this weekend: Park picnics, Mainsail youth, No Shoes Nation

1 Elaborate picnics: American Stage presents its annual musical in Demens Landing Park, and this year it’s The Producers (
Updated: 4 months ago
Lorde did not disappoint with her sophomore album, Melodrama. It has been nominated for an Album of the Year Grammy. She will be in concert in Tampa on April 11. (New York Times)

Make your own playlist with Tampa Bay’s summer concert stars

There are more than 50 major concerts in Tampa Bay between now and Labor Day. How can you begin to choose?You can’t. You have to settle on one, maybe two, three if you’re a real passionate showgoer with deep pockets.
Updated: 5 months ago
UberEats will sustain us all. Photo from UberEats.

A list of things I will never leave the house for again.

Toys R Us is closing every store. It's easier and cheaper
Updated: 5 months ago
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Watch that episode of The Office where Michael Scott (Steve Carell) tries to get everyone free from the CEO on St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, but feel free to celebrate by staying home

The Party Gods have dispensed a pot of gold.St. Patrick’s Day, one of the biggest drinking holidays in America, falls on a Saturday this year. That means no waking up after a few too many pints of green beer to go to work. That also means...
Updated: 5 months ago
Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s search for love has taken him from Los Angeles to Peru. Credit: Paul Hebert, ABC

Arie Luyendyk Jr., maybe most hated Bachelor of all time, coming to St. Pete for Grand Prix

Any Bachelor fans in the Grand Prix stands this weekend?They probably won't be cheering for Arie Luyendyk Jr. The most recent Bachelor is expected to come to St. Petersburg for the race festivities. He's scheduled to be here...
Updated: 5 months ago