Life & Culture

  1. An artist's rendering of a Clear Channel billboard featuring Don Lewis. Four of the billboards went up in Tampa on Aug. 8, 2020. [Courtesy of Jack Smith]
  2. Earlier today• Life & Culture
    Cassie Yacovazzi focuses on American cultural, religious, and gender history in the nineteenth century. [Photo: Krista Lee Schrock/ University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee.]
  3. Author James Lee Burke's 40th novel is "A Private Cathedral." [James McDavid]
  4. Dr. Ed Amley, a retired  St. Petersburg orthodontist, poses at home in St. Petersburg, Monday, July 20, 2020.  [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  5. Left to right: Screenshots of TikToks made by Florida app users @helloemilyerin, @trashcaulin and @likecherriesinspring. [Screenshots, TikTok]
  6. This Feb. 25 photo shows the icon for TikTok in New York. President Donald Trump will order China’s ByteDance to sell its hit video app TikTok because of national-security concerns, according to reports published July 31. “We are looking at TikTok," Trump told reporters Friday at the White House. "We may be banning TikTok.” [AP]
  7. People sit outside at Tampa's Meat Market, a restaurant at Hyde Park Village, on June 16. [IVY CEBALLO  |  Times]
  8. Ethan Barbee carries the movement during "Reverberation," a socially distanced dance performance on the streets of St. Petersburg on June 13. [ALVARO G. GABALDON  |  Courtesy of Andee Scott]
  9. A customer enters the new Pickford's Counter in Tampa. The classic soda-shop restaurant was once Pickford's Sundries, where people went for pancakes, herbal medicine and perfumes. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  10. The movie "Confinement" was made using the Zoom app. [Courtesy of Nicole Abisinio]
  11. American Idol announced it will hold Idol Across America, the first ever virtual auditions for the show. The judges aren't involved yet.
  12. Kazumi Matsui, right, mayor of Hiroshima, and the family of the deceased bow before they place the victims list of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph during the ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Thursday in Hiroshima, western Japan. [EUGENE HOSHIKO  |  AP]
  13. A cruise ship is seen docked at the Port Tampa Bay March 18. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  14. Amelia and Bambi are two of many animals looking for forever homes. [Times]
  15. Piff the Magic Dragon appeared with Heidi Klum on NBC's "America's Got Talent: The Champions" in 2018. He will do live shows via Zoom on Aug. 7 and 9 that benefits Ruth Eckerd Hall. [TRAE PATTON  |  NBC]
  16. Aug. 5• Life & Culture
    The new St. Petersburg Pier and its $93 million dollar Pier District opened on July 6 to the public. [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  Times]
  17. Roy Peter Clark models wearing a mask not-so-properly. He calls it the Double-Down Dog. [Courtesy of Roy Peter Clark]
  18. Tampa rates high in outdoor fun for dogs in a new survey by personal finance website WalletHub. This one takes to the water at Picnic Island park. [JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ  |  Times]
  19. Left to right: Wilford Brimley in "Cocoon," Johnny Depp in "Edward Scissorhands" and George Clooney in "Ocean's 11." [Times files]
  20. The glass bottom boat tours at Silver Springs State Park drew the Mosall family out of the house for their summer adventures. Laura Mosall is a fifth grade teacher at Madeira Beach Fundamental School. She’s also the mom of three young boys who has come up with some great and cheap ways to entertain them this summer. Photo courtesy Laura Mosall. [Laura Mosall]
  21. Guests stop to take a selfie at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on July 11, 2020, the first day of the theme park’s phased reopening. [MATT STROSHANE  |  Matt Stroshane, Photographer]
  22. A salt cellar would be a great place to keep your salt while you cook, like this local brand: Florida Pure Sea Salt. [Times (2017)]
  23. The Party City at 1960 Tyrone Boulevard N. in St. Petersburg. [SARA DINATALE  |  Tampa Bay Times]
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