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Review: ThinkTank Theatre’s 'Exhibits in the Zoo' is an all too painful reminder of human cruelty and delusion

It’s the most binary of 20th century stories.

By Jon Palmer Claridge

As we enter the doldrums of summer, it’s especially exciting to see two of the region’s newer small professional theaters embrace challenging new plays with keen intelligence and care. Each side of the Bay offers a chance for adventuresome playgoers to immerse themselves in a live experience that stretches audiences’ imaginations...

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Tampa Bay institutions that are long gone, but desperately need a comeback

In this world, things come and go, no matter much we want them to stay. Tampa Bay has seen its fair share…

By Max Steele, Molly Ryan

Kapok Tree Inn
Clearwater’s Kapok Tree Inn was widely known as one of Florida’s most extravagant restaurants as a result of its Renaissance-inspired architecture, garden, waterfalls, chandeliers and themed dining rooms. Despite generating $10 million in sales in 1988, the inn closed in 1991, but the property still remains as an event venue and includes a Sam Ash Music Store.
Photo via Florida State Archives
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Dreamcatcher Island, a 5-acre private island near Tampa Bay, is back on the market

A privately owned 5-acre island only accessible by boat is back on the market  in Homosassa. Located a little over an hour…

By CL Staff

This 6-acre private island near Tampa Bay is now for sale, and it's ideal for scalloping
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This Florida stilt bungalow sits over a spring-fed lake, and comes with a private island

A unique Florida bungalow that sits quite literally above a spring-fed lake is back on the market. Custom-built in 1979, this isolated…

By CL Staff

This Florida bungalow sits over a private freshwater lake
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We tasked an AI generator to create a Ron DeSantis that doesn't suck

While the state of Florida is currently bombarded with real life issues like rising sea levels, aging infrastructure, an exploding affordable housing…

By Colin Wolf

Ron DeSantis on RuPaul's Drag Race
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