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Wednesday 05/20/2015
What is a Tesla and why you’ve heard the name before reading this column
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 10:55 pm

It occurred to me that Tesla has become a household name when my not-so-car-savvy roommate blurted out the brand name during a categories round of Ring of Fire. I asked her how she knew what Tesla was, and she said she really didn’t know but had heard about the brand.

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Jackson Scott, band to perform in GNV for first time
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Jackson Scott is bringing his band to Gainesville for the first time, and the psychedelic power trio plans to elicit all kinds of audience reactions.

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Netflix Binge Drinking Game: Portlandia
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 12:51 am

The dream of the ‘90s is alive in Portland, or at least according to IFC’s quirky comedy “Portlandia.” The show’s satirical approach to the hipster culture will have you bending over laughing at its accuracy — and maybe even realizing you’re guilty of a few hipster-isms yourself.

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Snoop Dogg’s latest album, ‘BUSH,’ introduces new rhythm
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 10:44 pm

Rapper Snoop Dogg has never been one to shy away from testing new waters with his music.

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‘Honky Tonk Angels’ returns to Hippodrome
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Best-selling country musical “Honky Tonk Angels” is returning to Gainesville after 13 years.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
LA filmmaker brings documentary back to where it began
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 11:29 pm

Eastside High School graduate Wadooah Wali is now a Los Angeles filmmaker with an award-winning documentary screening Saturday.

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Art exhibit gives survivors of interpersonal violence a voice
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 11:21 pm

The Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women is reviving its annual Survivor’s Art Exhibit after five years.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Review: Hit ‘like’ for UF alumnus’ Glimpse app
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Swiping is so passe.

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Let's roll: Olives, olive bars and roasted olives
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 11:34 pm

My sister and I were at our friend’s party, and, like most, I wandered over to the food table. Propped up close to the table was the friend’s daughter, a happy two-year-old eating from a bowl of jumbo black olives. Her chubby finger speared an olive and she happily pulled it from her fingertip, eating it with delight. Amused, I watched as she then bejeweled all her fingertips with olives and ate them one by one. Her mother, close by, noticed my curiosity and laughed, moving her daughter out of reach of the olive bowl, and said: “She loves these so much! She’ll eat the whole bowl if I don’t move her!” Laughing, I grabbed an olive to see what was so amazing about them. My tongue rolled the black olive around, savoring the umami, sweet-briny flavor. My eyes opened with renewed appreciation, and I reached for more. Soon five more olives were gone. So much one can learn from the youth!

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The Mischievous Madams Troupe to celebrate two years on Saturday
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 5:09 pm

The Mischievous Madams Troupe is celebrating its two-year anniversary with some naughty burlesque Saturday night. 

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