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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Lindsey Breneman


THE AVENUE  |  MOVIES AND TV

The Avenue reviews the 2019 Nominees for Best Picture

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the 91st Academy Awards, an event that has been fraught with controversies for its past few iterations, will decide the most noteworthy films of 2018. After #OscarsSoWhite in 2015, the subsequent boycott of many artists in 2016, the “Moonlight” and “La La Land” blunder in 2017 and the hyper spotlight on the #MeToo and “Time’s Up” movements last year, the Oscars lacks a host this year for the first time in three decades.

THE AVENUE  |  MOVIES AND TV

When white people romanticize our histories we get films like ‘Green Book’

After years of slowly diversifying the Academy, “Green Book” seems to be the pick of the remaining faction of old white men. The film is “based on true events” in the story of an acclaimed black musician’s tour through the Deep South with a racist white driver who changes his attitude toward race during the journey.

Florida Alligator
THE AVENUE  |  MUSIC

The best of FEST: playlist

FEST is taking over Gainesville this weekend for the 17th time. With punk-rock fanatics from across the globe roaming the streets, it seems like a good time to curate some of our favorite tunes to blare when we want to headbang out our emotions. The best part? You can see every band featured on the playlist this weekend.

Florida Alligator
THE AVENUE  |  LIFESTYLE

The Man behind the FEST

Tony Weinbender has two great loves: music and Gainesville. Seventeen years ago he lost $500 trying to combine those, but in doing so, he created an event that became a city staple and a community that never stops coming back for more.

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The Swamp Restaurant's current structure opened in 1994 after the previous building was destroyed in a fire. The beloved restaurant and game day destination will remain open despite construction around it. 

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