Auntie Barb, keeping it real on a Thursday afternoon.
A mid-fall beach-faring warning to you all: Just because you’re hovering godlike above the chilly water in your elegant swan raft doesn’t mean you can wing it! Stay aware of your surroundings. Maybe just take a long, luxurious bath instead.
You know what I’ve been thinking about a lot this week? Hibernation, and how lovely that must be.
Here’s one bit of good news out of Florida to tide you over no matter what happens for the rest of this hell night: A majority of Floridians voted in favor of Amendment 4, which restores voting rights for people with felony convictions. This will restore the right to vote to 1.5 million people, according to data from…
One day before a gunman murdered two and injured six others in a midtown yoga studio, Tallahassee police arrested a 19-year-old woman for pouring chocolate milk on a volunteer at a Republican party table.
On Friday night, the Hillsborough County Republican Party in Florida is hosting walking pustule Steve Bannon as the keynote guest of its fundraising dinner. The only problem? It seems no one wants to see him and now I’m laughing.
Hello. Got a minute? I’d like to introduce you to Chubbs, this honkin’ gator that showed up on a golf course in Florida.
I’m still listening to the Trump press conference. I am TRULY going to barf.
I wish the president would shut his pie hole. Every day!
In a surprise upset for the establishment set, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary in Florida’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday night. Gillum beat out more moderate candidates like Gwen Graham and Phillip Levine who far outspent him. If elected he’ll be the first black governor of Florida.
On Tuesday, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum won Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, beating out several better-funded and more moderate candidates, and defying expectations. The Intercept reported that Gillum, who if he prevails in November will be the first black governor in the history of the state, won…
The sky was overcast and gray when I met Lauren Groff for lunch in her adopted hometown of Gainesville, Florida with the rollout of her new book, Florida, just weeks away. The weather was a grim but honest backdrop for our conversation about Florida, both the book and the state. For all of Florida’s insistence that…
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that an autopsy determined the death of a man from St. Petersburg, Florida earlier this month was caused by an exploding vape pen.
The Associate Press reports that St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, where 11-year-old Barron Trump is a student, joined over 100 other schools in the D.C/Maryland area in an effort to pressure his father into supporting actual gun control measures.
The NRA has announced that it’s suing its best friend Florida, hours after Florida Governor Rick Scott nominally recognized 17 lives lost by signing an uneven but not-totally-insignificant gun control act. The act includes a handful of gun safety measures, including raising the minimum age for firearm purchases to 21,…
More than three weeks after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed gun reform legislation (SB 7026) that includes $400 million to improve school safety, mental health access, as well as the controversial “school guardians” program. The bill, mixed though it is, includes
Did you think otters were safe? Did you? Perhaps, like me, you never thought of them at all, or paused to consider their more weasel-like features. So allow me to infringe upon that ignorant bliss.
In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, Florida Governor Rick Scott is proposing legislative changes in the hopes of preventing another tragedy. The biggest stunner from Scott’s late morning press conference was a controversial plan to raise the minimum age to purchase guns from 18 years old to 21.
Imagine being a teenager—a child, really—and having not only to contend with the fact that 17 of your classmates and teachers were murdered a week ago, the way that student survivors at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school must, but then also to convince a slew of conspiracy theorists that you’re…
“Prayers and condolences,” and “thoughts and prayers” were offered up almost immediately after news broke that a gunman had opened fire at a Broward County high school on Wednesday. Prayers were offered as the shooting unfolded, even before the gunman was apprehended; before it was confirmed that 17 high schoolers…