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Orlando Zombie Ball is here to melt your brains and eat them with a straw!

October 21, 2014
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costume required | 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 | Venue 578 (formerly Firestone Live), 578 N. Orange Ave. | 407-872-0066 | orlandozombieball.com | $15-$20 Last year was our first go at hosting a killer Halloween bash to kick off Orlando’s favorite season – and, if we do say so ourselves, it was pretty much...
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Second annual Trash2Trends fashion show looking for designers

October 2, 2014
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Second annual Trash2Trends fashion show looking for designers

The City of Orlando is looking for local artists and fashion designers to participate in the second annual Trash2Trends fashion event.
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No rights in “Gotham”: DC tightens its Babs

July 22, 2014
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No rights in “Gotham”:  DC tightens its Babs

Here’s one for Neil deGrasse Tyson to explain: Did you know that a mother can be considered to be “derivative” of her own daughter? At least she can if you’re a lawyer for DC Entertainment. Because the aforementioned miracle of metaphysics is part of the company’s rationale for refusing to pay writer Alan Brennert...
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Orange is the new slut: Probing “The Hotwives of Orlando”

July 16, 2014
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Orange is the new slut: Probing “The Hotwives of Orlando”

One of the pleasures of living in a tertiary market is recognizing that your city’s very name is a universally understood punchline. This is one of the ace cards held by The Hotwives of Orlando, the reality-series parody that became available yesterday on Hulu. As the first episode opens, an unseen narrator welcomes us...
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They see me trollin’: Wolfie, Cheney and the importance of being earnest

June 24, 2014
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They see me trollin’: Wolfie, Cheney and the importance of being earnest

Back when my father was a drama teacher, one of his best students was a guy named Dennis Boutsikaris. You may know Dennis by sight (if not by name), since he’s worked pretty steadily in the 40-plus years since Dad had him in class. He played Mozart on Broadway (opposite Frank Langella’s Salieri) in...
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Whiteface supremacy: Jerad Miller and the Joker

June 10, 2014
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Whiteface supremacy: Jerad Miller and the Joker

You ever have one of those mornings? You wake up in a good mood. You go for a walk with your pretty wife and adorable dog. You think about taking a quick dip in the pool before work. And then you turn on the TV and see that somebody has found footage of yet...
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Superdumb: Why Hornaday was right about Rogen

May 28, 2014
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Superdumb: Why Hornaday was right about Rogen

The first time I saw Superbad, I knew it would one day inspire a horrific multiple murder. OK, not quite. But I was disturbed greatly by its denouement. The good and upstanding kid who had refused to become a date rapist was rewarded by getting the girl; meanwhile, his coarse, obnoxious buddy, who had...
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Bite30: a citywide celebration of culinary delights every day in June

May 7, 2014
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Bite30: a citywide celebration of culinary delights every day in June

Start banking calories now, because Bite30 is coming (June 1-30), and you won't want to miss a single bite.
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The curse of desirability: A sonata for tiny violin

May 6, 2014
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The curse of desirability: A sonata for tiny violin

I didn’t get married until I was in my 40s. I had plenty of reasons, and one of the biggest was that I’m just painfully shy. For most of my life, the simple idea of asking somebody out on a first date was enough to make me curl up in an inert ball. Why...
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