Mrbubblez: The award-winning mobile shower service for the homeless needs your help

Mrbubblez Inc. provides a service at once simple and profound: a hot shower for anyone who doesn’t have the opportunity to take care of their hygiene needs from day to day. It’s something most of us take for granted. But for the homeless community, it can be well nigh impossible. That’s where Mrbubblez comes in. […]

The Super Bowl Experience: Fun in the sun (if you don’t mind the wait)

There’s a lot of fun to be had at the Super Bowl Experience, the big football fan-stravaganza in Tampa’s Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. But know this: You’ll have to wait in line to do most of it. Which is no big deal for anyone who’s ever been to, say, Disney World. But be forewarned: […]

Local Heroes: Ben Montgomery at Tombolo Books

The title alone piques your curiosity: A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and a Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South. Hmmm, you think, I wanna read that. And you wouldn’t be the only one: O Magazine named it one of its 10 most anticipated books of 2021. Well, […]

Every House Tells a Story: Editor’s Letter on the 2020 Real Estate Issue

I’ve got a pile of books about houses: Virginia & Lee McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses. Tracy Kidder’s House. Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House. I’m not quite sure the appeal. My mother would have said it’s because I’m a Cancer, the most domestic of signs, but I think it’s because houses stir my […]

Happy 10th Birthday to the Dalì’s “new” building!

It’s been 10 years!? On the one hand, I feel like St. Petersburg’s most celebrated museum opened its iconic building just yesterday, and on the other hand it’s become such a landmark that it feels like it’s been here forever. But no, it was back on Jan. 11, 2011 that a wacky parade led by […]

A&E Calendar: Live shows & livestreams, indoors & out

Yes, Virginia, there is an arts season. Many of these events were included in our dRTBestBets in the current Holiday Issue of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, though be sure to check ahead with the venues; in these uncertain times, cancellations and postponements are still common. THEATER/DANCE Through Dec. 20Nosotros La Gente (We The People) at American Stage. The theater’s […]

Weekend Top Ten 12/3-6: Shop for art, see the lights and more

Hasn’t the weather been cooperating nicely? December rolls in, and presto! It’s chilly enough to bundle up Florida-style (long sleeves!). It’s the perfect weather for socially distanced outdoor art, shopping strolls, seeing shows and… Lights! The downtown St. Pete waterfront is looking particularly fetching right now, thanks to new illuminated wonders in Straub Park (love […]

dR Daily 12/2/20: Catch “Twilight” tonight before it closes!

Ordinarily, I try not to repeat my dR Daily selections, but I’m making an exception with Jobsite’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, which closes tonight. I see on the company’s website that there are still tickets left, and there really shouldn’t be — it’s that good. I saw the production on opening night, and I guarantee you […]

dR Daily 12/1/20: Today is GivingTuesday

It’s GivingTuesday — a day to show your support for the many nonprofits that make our lives better in Tampa Bay and beyond. Founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, GivingTuesday was initiated as a counter to the consumerist bent of the other big shopping “days” on Friday […]


dR Daily 11/28-29: Final weekend for “Kate: The Unexamined Life of Katharine Hepburn”

You’ve got just four more chances to catch Janis Stevens as Katharine Hepburn, and I suggest you hop to it — this performance is too good to miss. The second play in American Stage’s  Digital Theatre Series, Kate:  The Unexamined Life of Katharine Hepburn ends its run this weekend. It’s a stage play by Rick […]