Tuesday, October 23, 2018


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.

Ryan Fitzpatrick showed up for his postgame news conference looking like he had raided DeSean Jackson’s wardrobe — which he had. Said Fitzpatrick: “The chest hair is mine.” 

From FitzMagic to Red Tide, 6 very Florida Halloween costumes

We’re here to help you put together costumes that portray sweaty life in the Sunshine State, with its stench of fish and cast of unforgettable characters.
Published: 10/23/18
SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  Stephanie Hayes is watching Jacques and Julia on Amazon Prime, a classic cooking show from the 1990s with Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. She\u2019s preparing an appetizer, dinner and dessert from the show

I binged Julia Child and Jacques Pepin's 1990s PBS show, and here's what it taught me about cooking

It started when someone on Facebook posted a photo of Julia Child flashing an old-timey pistol at her friend Jacques Pepin and wrote, "Spoiler Alert: they drink in basically every episode."
Updated: 2 months ago
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: 3 months 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: 5 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: 5 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: 6 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: 6 months ago