Friday, November 24, 2017

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Trump sounds a scattershot alarm

On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump expressed frustration that his campaign is under investigation over possible ties to Russia’s plot to influence the 2016 election but that his former opponent Hillary Clinton is not facing the same level of s...
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Why care about a shoe emoji? It hurts

Why care about a shoe emoji? It hurts

An online brouhaha has erupted over women’s shoes. Well, not real shoes. Emoji shoes. The red emoji stiletto, to be specific. The semi-controversy was sparked by public-relations expert Florie Hutchinson’s campaign to persuade the Unicode Emoji Subco...
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Local craft beer of the week: Salt-Peter Soft Pickle Gose from Southern Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Salt-Peter Soft Pickle Gose from Southern Brewing

We’ll just go ahead and ignore the name here, instead focusing on the fact that, yes, this is a pickle-flavored beer.And you know? That’s not quite as odd as it sounds. Pickle juice and booze are a classic combo, whether it’s the Russian custom of ea...
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‘Female or Shemale’? We question that quiz

A furtive snapshot of a blurry projector screen revealed David Sorbello’s quiz to the world:"?‘Female or Shemale’ can you tell?" was the title. Then came a series of head shots, and the sociology students were told to choose between the two options.I...
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Bar review: Southern comfort at the 1895 Kitchen-Bar-Market in Tampa

Bar review: Southern comfort at the 1895 Kitchen-Bar-Market in Tampa

The new bar that Urban Juice Co. has transitioned into — 1895 Kitchen-Bar-Market in downtown Tampa — feels good in the "Southern comfort bar and kitchen" role in which it’s cleverly marketed.Located in the historic Franklin building (one of downtown ...
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Local craft beer of the week: Malt liquor? Yes — 3 Daughters Brewing’s Ctrl + Malt + Del

Local craft beer of the week: Malt liquor? Yes — 3 Daughters Brewing’s Ctrl + Malt + Del

In 2004, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery was well into the process of making a name for itself through envelope-pushing beers, like 120-Minute IPA and World Wide Stout, brews notorious for their astronomical alcohol content.Then came something even m...
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How to pick the perfect fall six-pack of beer

How to pick the perfect fall six-pack of beer

With each fall comes another opportunity to assemble the perfect seasonal six-pack. Of course, this is often a six-pack in name only, as many of the latest seasonal brews come in large- format bottles (with a price tag to match). That just means that...
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Tunnel vision might fell an ‘impenetrable’ wall

Tunnel vision might fell an ‘impenetrable’ wall

The prototypes of the Trump border wall are taking shape this month in a sun-baked swath of scrubland abutting a run-down neighborhood of Tijuana. Lined up next to each other, the 30-foot-tall concrete and steel sample barriers — some with extra-stou...
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Small batch, big quality at Southern Lights Brewing in Clearwater

Small batch, big quality at Southern Lights Brewing in Clearwater

I recently heard of the opening of "Clearwater's first brewery," which seemed odd to me, considering that there already are three in the city. Maybe it's Clearwater's first asterisk-free brewery — Sea Dog and Big Storm are local satellites of b...
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