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How YouTube Helped Me Come Out

I came out on July 21, and it is a day that I will never forget. It was the first day of the rest of my life, but ...

On August 16, 2015 / By

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    The Blind Tiger Café: Beauty, Brews and Branding

    In a day and age where red Starbucks cups cause controversy and coffee supposedly makes you live forever, it’s refreshing to find a local coffee business that ignores all the media bullshit and focuses on what matters: making coffee. That refreshing spot is The Blind Tiger Café, Tea, and Textiles, sitting coolly on 7th Avenue in Ybor City. Over the years, Ybor has ...

    On November 19, 2015 / By
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    A Chat with Papadosio at Suwanne Hulaween

    Over the past few years Papadosio has made a name for themselves, grasping attention of millions with their heavy instruments, smooth electronic sound and semi raspy vocals. Papadosio is breaking the mold on what psychedelic rock is suppose to sound like. They’re reinventing the genre as they progress in life, being  exposed to different ideas that orchestrate their music. With the release ...

    On November 7, 2015 / By
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    Drink More Water: Mick Jenkins & STWO Brings Rain to Tampa

    This is a guest post by local writer/photographer Maddie Collins. Fans filled The Orpheum in Ybor City on Sept. 10th to see Mick Jenkins, an up-and-coming rapper who made a splash in the hip hop scene with the release of his last critically acclaimed mixtape. The Chicago-based rapper filled the crowd with energy, inspiring the audience to “drink more water”, a motto ...

    On September 19, 2015 / By
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    Straight Outta My Mind About “Straight Outta Compton”

    This is guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Kathryn Williams. When I saw the trailer for Straight Outta Compton in theaters way back when, I knew I had to see this movie. Not only did the cast look fantastic, but the situation surrounding the film couldn’t have been timelier. The movie busted right into the theme that sparked the initial media controversy surrounding S.O.C., quite ...

    On September 1, 2015 / By
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    Asshole and Hero of the Week

    Although we love to view the world in absolutes, things are seldom black and white. Heroes have skeletons in their closets and assholes secretly donate money to the ASPCA commercials with Sarah McLachlan. Okay, maybe not. The point is that the world is a complex place, full of moral ambiguity, double standards and mixed feelings. So we have taken it upon ourselves ...

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    Asshole and Hero of the Week

    Although we love to view the world in absolutes, things are seldom black and white. Heroes have skeletons in their closets and assholes secretly donate money to the ASPCA commercials with Sarah McLachlan. Okay, maybe not. The point is that the world is a complex place, full of moral ambiguity, double standards and mixed feelings. So we have taken it upon ourselves ...

    On August 19, 2015 / By
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    How YouTube Helped Me Come Out

    I came out on July 21, and it is a day that I will never forget. It was the first day of the rest of my life, but I never could have imagined that it would have been motivated by YouTube. For so long, I felt lost in my confusion and lonely in my suppression. I couldn’t accept what was so blatantly ...

    On August 16, 2015 / By
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    Dear Cait, Maybe Wait

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few months, the name Caitlyn Jenner should ring a bell. Known to most as Olympian Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn shocked the world by revealing after sixty years that she was a transgender woman. In a life in which Caitlyn has been a world class competitor, motivational speaker and patriarch of what could be considered ...

    On August 13, 2015 / By
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    Out of the Locker Room: The Rays’ Stadium Solution

    I want to begin this article by stating that I am not a baseball fan — in the interest of full disclosure and all that. If you asked me to name 10 professional baseball players, I would cry and run away. I’ve watched maybe seven baseball games in my life, not counting the pitiful Little League games I played in as a ...

    On August 11, 2015 / By
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    My Day at the Tampa Bay Comic Con

    I was recently elected the most amazing uncle in the world. The Tampa Bay Comic Con was happening downtown, and I piled my sister’s kids, ages 11 and 6, in the car and headed that way. Luckily, we didn’t have any swords or plasma rifles for the security guards to inspect, so we walked right in. You should have seen those kids’ ...

    On August 5, 2015 / By
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    The Art of “Fuck Yes or No”

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Claire Fuller A good friend of mine shared an article with me a while back when I was complaining to her about a guy and how wishy-washy my situation with him was (spoiler alert: it didn’t work out because he was a closet asshole). The premise of it is a theory the author, Mark Manson, calls “The Law ...

    On August 3, 2015 / By
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    The Present and The Fallen

    Do you remember what you were doing the morning of September 11, 2001? I do. I was in Mrs. Love’s second grade class when we were told all of our parents were coming to pick us up from school early. Not understanding the weight of what was happening, my friends and I were excited. What a treat!  The rest of the school ...

    On July 31, 2015 / By
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    Asshole and Hero of the Week

    Although we love to view the world in absolutes, things are seldom black and white. Heroes have skeletons in their closets and assholes secretly donate money to the ASPCA commercials with Sarah McLachlan. Okay, maybe not. The point is that the world is a complex place, full of moral ambiguity, double standards and mixed feelings. So we have taken it upon ourselves ...

    On July 30, 2015 / By
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    The Errors of Short-hand Text: An Open Letter

    Dear people who use texting abbreviations far too often, Why are you doing this to me? Like most Millennials, I text fairly often. If you want to get in touch with me, texting is the best way. I screen calls from numbers I don’t recognize because I’m afraid of getting sued or something — it’s a neuroses of mine. My parents know ...

    On July 29, 2015 / By
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    How Caitlyn Jenner Won The ESPY

    This is a guest post from TallahasseeScene’s Paul McFadden This year, Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, an annual sports award show hosted by ESPN. This article is not meant to take anything away from the courageousness that Jenner has exhibited throughout her gender transition. It goes without saying that she has quickly become a sensational icon for ...

    On July 28, 2015 / By