Life & Culture

  1. In this July 30, 2016, file photo, actor Michael K. Williams poses for a portrait at the Beverly Hilton during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, 54, died of acute drug intoxication, New York City’s medical examiner said Friday. Williams, known for playing Omar Little on “The Wire,” had fentanyl, parafluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine in his system when he died Sept. 6 in Brooklyn.
  2. Lothar Weimann plays with his two German Shepherds, Ellie, right, and Willy, in the backyard of his home in Gainesville, Fla. When 68-year-old Weimann suffered a stroke at home in May, Ellie got through three gates and barked furiously to alert a neighbor.
  3. Marvel actor and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista holds Penny, his newly adopted puppy from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. She was found with a metal chain embedded in her neck that required surgery. Batista offered $5,000 reward for information on the abuser, and celebrity friends and others have added more than $7,000 more.
  4. A child holds up a pumpkin for his mother at the Harvest Moon Farm and Corn Maze in Masaryktown in Hernando County. [Luis Santana | Times]
  5. Judith Overcash layers flowers around a central focus flower at Random Acts of Flowers Tampa Bay, a nonprofit where volunteers recycle flowers left over from supermarkets, funerals and weddings to make new flower arrangements for nursing homes and hospitals.
  6. Shawn Mendes performed at Amalie Arena in Tampa in 2019. He returns to Tampa in 2022.
  7. In this courtroom sketch, R. Kelly, center, sits with his defense attorneys Thomas Farinella, top, and Nicole Blank Becker during the first day of his defense in his sex-trafficking case, Monday in New York.
  8. Sara Fludd, owner of Pop Goes the Waffle, will open a brick-and-mortar cafe in Gulfport next year.
  9. Joe Exotic was the talk of the early pandemic months after the premiere of " Tiger King."
  10. Louis Markoya stands before his 3D film, "Strange Attractors," at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College, where his exhibition "A Deeper Understanding" is on display.
  11. Anita and the three Mouseketeers are all looking for loving homes.
  12. Eli Saslow's new book is "Voices From the Pandemic."
  13. Melvin Van Peebles, right, and his son Mario Van Peebles arrive at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. The elder Van Peebles, an influential filmmaker, died Tuesday at age 89.
  14. Eric Clapton will perform at Amalie Arena on Sept.25. The guitarist, though vaccinated himself, has been outspoken in his complaints about COVID-19 regulations, vaccinations and touring mandates.
  15. Raymond Whitehurst, 93, and Vivian Whitehurst ,92, were married September 14, 1947. A Lane DeGregory story about the couple won first place in short features in the Society of Features Journalism contest.
  16. Rod Wave arrives on stage during his SoulFly tour concert at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.
  17. University of South Florida forensic anthropology grad students and staff, from left: Gennifer Goad, Erin Kimmerle, Barbara Arriaga Espinoza, Tuesday Frasier and Kelsee Hetschel-Fey.
  18. Willie Garson attends Neuro Brands Presenting Sponsor At The Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 9, 2020, in West Hollywood.  Garson, who starred in “Sex and the City” and “White Collar,” died Tuesday.
  19. The Progressive Pride intersection mural in St. Pete's Grand Central district, located at Central Avenue and 25th Street. The Grand Central and Edge districts will turn into a car-free zone for Halloween.
  20. Patrons sit in outdoor seating during dinner at Wild Child restaurant on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  21. Stu Schwartz heading back to the locker room followed by a bloody Dick Murdoch.
  22. Inclusivitea, the new sex-friendly tea shop, is located in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District.
  23. Florida Orchestra Music Director Michael Francis welcomes the crowd back last year. The 2021-22 orchestra season is about to start with pandemic precautions still in place.
tbt E-edition
Today's Featured Advertisers