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Events: Tampa Bay Comic Con authors to sign at Books at Park Place

Book TalkTampa Bay Comic Con featured authors Larry Correia (Monster Hunter series, Grimnoir series), Jody Lynn Nye (MythAdventures series), Quincy J. Allen (Blood War Chronicles) and L. J. Hachmeister (Triorion series) will sign their books at a pre...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Behind the lens: To capture an exhilarating moment, it's better to be lucky AND good

Behind the lens: To capture an exhilarating moment, it's better to be lucky AND good

Editor's note: Boyzell Hosey, our Assistant Managing Editor - Photography/Multimedia, shot this image while on a family vacation in Alaska. Below is his description of the shot.A humpback whale's tail is exposed as he takes a deep dive in Stephens Pa...
Updated: 4 hours ago
What's Gabe Hudson reading?

What's Gabe Hudson reading?

NightstandGabe HudsonWhen it came to creating the title character in Gork, the Teenage Dragon, Hudson says, it was like Gork just popped up in his life one day. "I felt like I was a tool and Gork was telling the story,'' he said. "Of course, I had to...
Published: 07/20/17
Notable: Books on screen

Notable: Books on screen

NotableOn screenPick up the "now a major motion picture" versions of these film-inspiring books. The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger (Scribner) by Stephen King comes to the screen at last. Based on the first of a series of eight novels, The Dark Tower i...
Published: 07/20/17

Tell Me About It: Needy partner should find his own circle

Q: Is there a way to help someone else build his social circle? My partner and I are both in our 30s with a fair amount of free time. We do spend quite a bit of time together and go on regular dates.I am a "joiner" and am involved in things that occu...
Published: 07/19/17
Hernando Pet of the Week for July 21

Hernando Pet of the Week for July 21

Ginger is a 5-year-old exotic-looking domestic shorthair, looking for a companion. She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Ginger or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter ...
Published: 07/18/17
Updated: 07/19/17
Studio: Kermit actor fired for 'unacceptable' conduct

Studio: Kermit actor fired for 'unacceptable' conduct

NEW YORK The Muppets Studio is blaming "unacceptable business conduct" for its dismissal of Steve Whitmire as the longtime performer of Kermit the Frog. This explanation, issued Monday, follows Whitmire's emotional blog post last week after his fir...
Published: 07/18/17

Tell Me About It: Wife's ultimatum doesn't obligate staying

Q: Can therapy for anger ever really work? My husband is a screamer and a bully when he feels he isn't getting the attention (sex) he "deserves." He agreed to go to individual counseling a few months ago after I issued an ultimatum; we have small chi...
Published: 07/18/17

Tell Me About It: Mom's 'ladies first' policy is embarrassing

Q: My mother frequently asks men to defer to her in situations where I feel that her requests are ridiculous. For instance, at the grocery store, if the person in front of her in line is a man, she will always say, "Excuse me, will you please be a ge...
Published: 07/17/17
Singer and Tampa native Aaron Carter and girlfriend arrested in Georgia

Singer and Tampa native Aaron Carter and girlfriend arrested in Georgia

CORNELIA, Ga. Authorities say singer Aaron Carter and his girlfriend have been arrested on DUI and drug charges in Georgia. Habersham County Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Floyd Canup says the 29-year-old Carter and Madison Parker were arrested S...
Published: 07/16/17