Green Light Cinema: The Little Movie House That Could

If you’re a movie lover, spare a thought for Mike Hazlett. Back in March, he was all set to open his new indie movie theater, Green Light Cinema, in the heart of downtown St. Pete. Then Covid struck. With a vengeance. “We were going to have a grand opening. Lots of VIPs. Champagne. Popcorn. Lots […]

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Hot Wheels! The WheelBase car condo is having a grand opening!

Remember Howard Walker’s story about the new complex that he called “a Four Seasons for your Ferrari?” We covered WheelBase Premium Garage Condos in our Home Design Issue because it seemed a unique architectural combination: housing for cars and a comfortable place to hang out for car owners. Well, if that piqued your interest and […]

Lucinda Williams. Photo by David McClister.

Weekend Top Ten Oct. 29-Nov. 1: Frankenstein & Florida Orchestra live, Lucinda Williams & James Suggs livestreamed!

However you’re planning to spend your Halloween weekend — cowering at home with the lights off or roaming about in search of mischief — there are lots of ways to make either choice an entertaining one. Fall Magic at Imagine Museum. Saturday scavenger hunts, Sunday bargains and “Positive Reversals,” a new exhibition of sandcast glass […]

All photos by Howard Walker.

Weekend Wheels: Kia's new gold-standard Seltos sport-ute

Unless you’ve been living in a yurt in the Gobi Desert for the past two years, you’ll know that when it comes to mid-size SUVs, the Kia Telluride rocks.  This thing has scooped more gongs than Garth Brooks at the CMAs, more MVP awards than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the NBA.  The tally includes Motor Trend […]

On the Firestone Grand Prix race track in 2019. Photo by Gabe Loewenberg.

Weekend Top Ten 10/22-25: Martians, Grand Prix, Patti Lupone, and oh yeah, the World Series

Ghouls and ghosties are afoot, and I’m not just talking about the L.A. Dodgers! It’s a weekend with range — like Brandon Lowe’s homers in Game 2. You’ll have more choices than Kevin Cash trying to figure out a roster. Can you tell I’ve been watching the Series? Let’s Talk About Art — and Politics! Cindy […]

BMW's M235i xDrive Gran Coupe delivers the fun

Now this is a first. Let’s take a play-in-the-mud sport utility and turn it into a sports sedan.  Give me that again? In its seemingly neverending quest to fill every niche in the automotive marketplace — well, perhaps not the pickup and minivan markets — BMW has given us the cute, but somewhat confusing, 2-Series […]

Martin Sheen as Pres. Jed Barlet in the "West Wing" reunion.

Weekend Top Ten 10/15-18: Jed Bartlet, David Byrne, Broadway Ball and… more Rays baseball!

What with presidential candidates and TV presidents, rock gods and guitar heroes, Broadway and salsa and hauntings all around — plus another chance (or two, or three) for the Rays to make the World Series — it’s one exciting weekend. Baseball! I’d hoped this item wouldn’t have to be in the Top Ten, counting on the […]

Weekend Wheels: Mazda’s CX-30 is a little bundle of joy

Looking for a pint-sized SUV that’s more fun than a day at Disney and more grin-inducing than The Incredible Hulk ride at Universal? Look no further than Mazda’s feisty CX-30. This $30,000 bundle of rolling joy stands out from the typical box-on-wheels compact SUV with its one major attribute: The thing is a joy to drive. […]

Artists at work, photographed by Jim Swallow for "2020 Vision" at Soft Water Studios.

Weekend Top Ten 10/8-11: Artists at work, theater awards, HungerFree and more

Wow! Or maybe that should that be WAW! (What A Weekend!) What’s particularly special is that it’s full of opportunities to show your generosity to those most affected by the pandemic, from struggling families to artists and arts organizations. Clays for Kids! A unique event for novice and expert shooters alike — and a chance […]

All photos courtesy Michael Saunders & Company.

A Condo for Your Corvette? WheelBase in Lakewood Ranch is a haven for auto aficionados

Think of it as a Four Seasons for your Ferrari, a Mandarin Oriental for your Maserati. Tucked away behind steely security gates and watched over by hi-def cameras, WheelBase Premium Garage Condos on the outskirts of Sarasota is perfect for protecting your Porsche or cosseting your Corvette.  This brand-new luxury car condo complex is a collection […]