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This week’s pop culture winners and losers: Tonya Harding edition

This week’s pop culture winners and losers: Tonya Harding edition

WINNERS: Tonya Harding The once disgraced Olympic figure skater is no longer on thin ice in the pop culture world. Harding joined Margot Robbie, who is playing her in the upcoming film I, Tonya, on the red carpet this week. While Harding pleaded g...
Published: 12/08/17
Mahaffey Theater cancels Garrison Keillor performance after sexual misconduct allegations

Mahaffey Theater cancels Garrison Keillor performance after sexual misconduct allegations

The Mahaffey Theater has canceled an upcoming performance by Garrison Keillor in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct against the former host of A Prairie Home Companion.Keillor was to perform in St. Petersburg on Feb. 5, but the show's promo...
Published: 12/06/17
Review: History’s ‘Knightfall’ will please fans of epic history, popular culture

Review: History’s ‘Knightfall’ will please fans of epic history, popular culture

Sometimes a Templar Knight dies in your field and you have to return his master sword to the temple in Paris, because God's kingdom depends on it.All that happens to Parsifal (Bobby Shofield) in the first episode of History's new period drama Knightf...
Published: 12/06/17
36 period dramas you can stream right now on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

36 period dramas you can stream right now on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

If you've loved period dramas for any length of time, you probably feel like you've seen them all. Not that there's a shortage of shows dramatizing any and everything from the 1600s to the '60s. But sometimes you've seen all Masterpiece and BBC curr...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/06/17
What pop culture from 2017 made you most hopeful for 2018 and beyond?

What pop culture from 2017 made you most hopeful for 2018 and beyond?

Can we all just agree that 2017 has been a toilet fire of epic proportions?Seriously, between all the strife and discord and tragedy and loss, it feels like 2017 was engineered in a lab to feel like a kick in the shins from the moment you woke up in ...
Published: 12/05/17
5 holiday treats to try at Busch Gardens Christmas Town

5 holiday treats to try at Busch Gardens Christmas Town

The Tampa theme park boasts the title of roller coaster king in Florida, but it can also say it has one of the prettiest displays of Christmas lights in Tampa Bay.Busch Gardens runs its annual Christmas Town festivities select nights through Dec. 31,...
Published: 12/05/17
Tampa, Largo breweries team up for Krispy Kreme doughnut beer

Tampa, Largo breweries team up for Krispy Kreme doughnut beer

What can unite two beermakers from opposite sides of Tampa Bay?Doughnuts, that's what.Tampa's Hidden Springs Ale Works and Largo's Arkane Aleworks are teaming up for a Russian imperial stout brewed with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Be still our beating he...
Published: 12/05/17
People are mad at Salt Bae for posing as Fidel Castro in Miami

People are mad at Salt Bae for posing as Fidel Castro in Miami

Remember Salt Bae? A.k.a. Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, he was viewed 10 million times on Instagram in a video called “Ottoman Steak.” He became a meme overnight for his salt-sprinkling flair (hand high, salt tumbling down forearm, fierce ga...
Published: 12/05/17
Tampa ranks high among the 'most hipster cities in America'

Tampa ranks high among the 'most hipster cities in America'

Where should cool, young people want to move to? Tampa, among other cities, according to this list assembled through what the website Movehub tongue-in-cheekily called its "groundbreaking new study" on "hipster fashion, diet and vanity." The site l...
Published: 12/04/17
SNL takes on 'Floribama Shore' and Hurricane Irma

SNL takes on 'Floribama Shore' and Hurricane Irma

"Reality" show Floribama Shore recently premiered on MTV, putting Florida stereotypes and faux Southern charm front and center in an attempt to recreate its Jersey Shore days. Be sure to read our full review from Chelsea Tatham, who wrote: "The ne...
Published: 12/04/17