Life & Culture

  1. This cover image released by W.W. Norton shows "Philip Roth: The Biography," by Blake Bailey. (W.W. Norton via AP)
  2. An older model of the Champion 4 toilet by American Standard. It can flush golf balls, and our fears.
  3. Jeff Stewart hosting WMNF's Morning Show Wednesday. Hosts wear gloves and masks (when they aren't on the air) as coronavirus precautions.
  4. "Life's Rewards" is an Amazon Prime series that doubles as tourism promotion for Pinellas County.
  5. Manatees spend most of their lives in shallow water. As mammals, they need to surface to breathe air. While manatees can hold their breath for up to 20 minutes, they typically surface every three to five to minutes. This photo was taken in Fanning Springs.
  6. People walk along food booths at the Florida State Fair in 2020. The fair returns for a 12-day run April 22-May 2.
  7. The Florida State Fair, pictured in February 2020, will kick off Thursday in Tampa.
  8. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival has moved from its usual location at MOSI to the Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City. The festival will be held weekends through May 23.
  9. Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen's Baja Lemon Chicken Bol features jasmine rice, cilantro noodles, ginger broccoli, lemon chicken and sliced avocado.
  10. Dog Girl cover
  11. Rapper and YouTube creator Lionel Barnes, better known as Lionel B, poses for a portrait in his home studio on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Tampa.
  12. Ben and Jerry's is planning to open a "scoop shop" at Midtown Tampa.
  13. Celebrities and fans turned out by the dozens at the Palladium in St. Petersburg for the Sunscreen Film Festival in 2017. Kirstie Alley was among the actors who attended the event.
  14. A scene from Jobsite Theater's production of Shakespeare's "Henry V."
  15. Restaurants along Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg sat quiet and empty in March 2020, during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants, bars and other food businesses that were hammered by the pandemic will soon be eligible to apply for up to $10 million in federal aid through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a $28.6 billion tranche of relief approved as part of the American Rescue Plan.
  16. Justin Benson, left, and Tarpon Spring's native Aaron Moorhead, right,  arrive at Variety's 10 Directors to Watch and Creative Impact Awards Presented by Mercedes-Benz at the Parker Palm Springs in 2015.
  17. This pickle pizza is one of the new offerings at the Florida State Fair this year.
  18. Starting May 28, the new acrobatic show "Cirque Electric" will be open at Busch Gardens with modified operations in the park’s theaters.
  19. James Kaikainahaole, 69, "was the sunshine of kindness and he spread the aloha spirit," said cousin Johnette Chun.
  20. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits alone in St. George’s Chapel during the funeral of Prince Philip, the man who had been by her side for 73 years, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, on Saturday. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
  21. Chloe Wang, 18, a senior at Carrollwood Day School, poses for a photograph Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Carrollwood. Wang plans to attend South Hadley, Mass. in the fall.
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