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Alissa Nutting Talks Female Sexual Predators And Her Novel Tampa

Author Alissa Nutting's debut novel Tampa, while it's been pegged as a beach read by places like Vulture, is hard to actually read on the beach because it has graphic descriptions of a 26-year-old woman having sex with a 14-year-old boy. It's a frankly stated examination of female predators and their depiction in the… » 7/06/13 5:00pm 7/06/13 5:00pm

Where the Women Aren't: Drinking in the Republican Lady Lounge

And there, like a mirage, was the place I belonged. A pink logo. Hip, stencilly writing, in the style of a public service announcement warning me to wear a dental dam so as not to spread mouth STD's in 1994. A door propped open, air conditioning wafting out like a snowman fart. The only thing missing was a star… » 8/30/12 2:30pm 8/30/12 2:30pm

Everyone at This Hooters Is Terrible and I Will Die in My Hotel: Tales…

We've got a long history, Florida and I. Our paths keep crossing as if the fate of America's pregnant cabana accident capitol and I are somehow cosmically intertwined, and so naturally, when I found out that the Republican National Convention was being held in Florida this year, I knew I had to go. And that's how I… » 8/29/12 5:10pm 8/29/12 5:10pm

22-Year-Old Woman Tries to Talk Sense to Republican Party, Is Promptly…

The youngest member of the GOP's Platform Committee is 22-year-old anti-abortion rights Rick Santorum delegate Jackie Curtiss. And, despite her questionable political allegiance, she has more sense in her little finger than the rest of the committee combined — while her older, more delusional colleagues yammer away… » 8/22/12 6:40pm 8/22/12 6:40pm

Strip Club Business Is Doing Just Great Because Of GOP Conventions,…

With the Republican National Convention close at hand, the host city of Tampa's preparing their local strip clubs for the deluge of GOP patrons that will be pouring in with singles. As it turns out, the RNC singlehandedly buoys struggling strip joints out of debt and improves the town's economy (obviously this is re:… » 6/30/12 1:30pm 6/30/12 1:30pm

Florida Strip Clubs Ready Themselves for GOP Convention Crowd and Most…

This year's Republican National Committee Convention will be held in Tampa, Florida in August. And in case you didn't already fill in your Depressing Shit Bingo card: strip clubs — America's wang's undercarriage — are anticipating an influx of convention-related business, and are offering potential customers the… » 6/05/12 6:45pm 6/05/12 6:45pm

Dear MILFs: Shagging Your Students Is Still A Crime

Three female teachers were recently arrested for allegedly having sex with their students in completely unrelated cases. (They were all, coincidentally, located in the Tampa Bay area.) Stephanie Raguza, 28, is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy in her apartment and in the back seat of her Lexus. Mary Jo… » 3/31/08 1:30pm 3/31/08 1:30pm