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April 16, 2014

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A new candidate for Attorney General, Libertarian Bill Wohlsifer, says he has a plan to fund water conservation and infrastructure: legalize the production of hemp in the state. (read more)


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News
Defending your mental environment in the age of ads

Defending your mental environment in the age of ads

News: Learning to view campaign ads critically rather than passively is the antidote to mass-media manipulation By Dave Plotkin 4/16/2014
Will Florida’s impending water crisis be addressed by state Legislature?

Will Florida’s impending water crisis be addressed by state Legislature?

News: As the 2014 session draws to a close, it looks less and less likely By Erin Sullivan 4/16/2014
Water hogs

Water hogs

News: Top 10 commercial water users in the Orlando area By Erin Sullivan 4/16/2014
Orlando burglar clogs toilet

Orlando burglar clogs toilet

News: Orlando robber takes a camera and leaves a flooded toilet By Fred Lambert 4/16/2014
Miami-Dade elections office to close bathrooms on polling days

Miami-Dade elections office to close bathrooms on polling days

News: Instead of making restrooms disability-friendly, there will be no restrooms By Billy Manes 4/16/2014
Orange County takes another shot at charter amendments

Orange County takes another shot at charter amendments

News: Commissioner Fred Brummer's power grab is back, only now in separate pieces By Billy Manes 4/16/2014
More on Florida’s refusal to expand Medicaid

More on Florida’s refusal to expand Medicaid

News: Letters to the editor By Orlando Weekly readers 4/16/2014
Arts & Culture
Future Bear wants to save the world

Future Bear wants to save the world

Arts & Culture: Rollins professors Rachel Simmons and Julian Chambliss create an environmental superhero By Richard Reep 4/16/2014
Three Orlando illusionists may hold the key to the future of magic

Three Orlando illusionists may hold the key to the future of magic

Arts & Culture: Live Active Cultures By Seth Kubersky 4/16/2014
A roundup of DPAC news, plus what’s next on local stages

A roundup of DPAC news, plus what’s next on local stages

Arts & Culture: Legler leaves town, Cowie films local creatives, Orlando Ballet to move into ‘the Doc’ By Seth Kubersky 4/9/2014
Robert Pruitt’s work pulls so many different threads

Robert Pruitt’s work pulls so many different threads

Arts & Culture: Acclaimed Afrofuturist at Zora Neale Hurston Museum through July By Richard Reep 4/9/2014
Top 10 reasons to love Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Top 10 reasons to love Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Arts & Culture: Universal Orlando’s new retro-revival hotel complex gets the details right By Seth Kubersky 4/9/2014
‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at Mad Cow Theatre

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at Mad Cow Theatre

ARTS & CULTURE: Mad Cow raises the roof on a Tennessee Williams classic By Cameron Meier 4/2/2014
Music
This Little Underground: A farewell salute to Orlandooom

This Little Underground: A farewell salute to Orlandooom

Music: Kadavar, Mothership, Bloodshot Bill, the Wildtones, J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers By Bao Le-Huu 4/16/2014
Cleveland indie rockers Cloud Nothings shoot straight sonically

Cleveland indie rockers Cloud Nothings shoot straight sonically

Music: Gloom never sounded so good as on 'Here and Nowhere Else' By Nick McGregor 4/16/2014
Off! slogs along with their signature snarl on ‘Wasted Years’

Off! slogs along with their signature snarl on ‘Wasted Years’

Music: Album review: Off!’s ‘Wasted Years’ By James Greene, Jr. 4/16/2014
Few moments worth relishing on Pup’s freshman album

Few moments worth relishing on Pup’s freshman album

Music: Album review: Pup’s self-titled By James Greene, Jr. 4/16/2014
Sonata Arctica’s latest is a rousing power metal triumph

Sonata Arctica’s latest is a rousing power metal triumph

Music: Album review: Sonata Arctica’s ‘Pariah’s Child’ By James Greene, Jr. 4/16/2014
This Little Underground: Sapphire Supper Club revisited

This Little Underground: Sapphire Supper Club revisited

Music: Cherlene live, Deltron 3030 By Bao Le-Huu 4/9/2014
Bloodshot Bill’s music takes a cue from Jack Kerouac

Bloodshot Bill’s music takes a cue from Jack Kerouac

Music: Montreal’s Bloodshot Bill specializes in a primal mix of blues, country and rockabilly By Nick McGregor 4/9/2014
Food & Drink
Bar Exam: Barley and Vine Biergarten

Bar Exam: Barley and Vine Biergarten

Drink: Because beer plus patio equals fun 4/16/2014
Bright, airy Kasa offers an ambitious sampling of small plates

Bright, airy Kasa offers an ambitious sampling of small plates

Food & Drink: Chefs Josh Lyons and Shawn Kaplan are the trendy boîte’s secret weapons By Faiyaz Kara 4/16/2014
Tip Jar: Brian’s Restaurant gets new owner; Nora’s Wine & Cigars to close

Tip Jar: Brian’s Restaurant gets new owner; Nora’s Wine & Cigars to close

Food & Drink: Plus lunch tips, beer flings, foraged foods and new pizza joints By Faiyaz Kara 4/16/2014
Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Drink: Where to drink and party in Orlando this week 4/16/2014
Bar Exam: Will’s Pub

Bar Exam: Will’s Pub

Drink: The what, where, why and how of this Mills 50 mainstay 4/9/2014
Film
‘The Lunchbox’ is a touching tale of love and longing

‘The Lunchbox’ is a touching tale of love and longing

Film & DVD: Movie that makes Mumbai’s lunchbox-delivery system a central plot point is a cinematic meal worth savoring By Cameron Meier 4/16/2014
Opening in Orlando: ’13 Sins,’ ‘Bears,’ ‘A Haunted House 2,’ ‘Heaven Is For Real’ and ‘Transcendence

Opening in Orlando: ’13 Sins,’ ‘Bears,’ ‘A Haunted House 2,’ ‘Heaven Is For Real’ and ‘Transcendence

Film & DVD: Movies opening in local theaters this week By Steve Schneider 4/16/2014
Paul Sorvino to screen ‘Goodfellas’ at Florida Film Festival

Paul Sorvino to screen ‘Goodfellas’ at Florida Film Festival

Film & DVD: An interview with the veteran actor, who says he tries to evade the gangster stereotype By Cameron Meier 4/9/2014
Opening in Orlando: ‘Rio 2,’ ‘Oculus’ and ‘Draft Day’

Opening in Orlando: ‘Rio 2,’ ‘Oculus’ and ‘Draft Day’

Film & DVD: Movies opening in Orlando theaters this week By Steve Schneider 4/9/2014
Comics

This Modern World

Comics: By Tom Tomorrow 4/16/2014

Lulu Eightball

Comics: By Emily Flake 4/16/2014
Columns
Savage Love

Savage Love

COLUMN: I’m a 26-year-old girl, and my boyfriend is bi. I assumed he would be less jealous than the average man, but my BF is more jealous than average. He accuses me of having slept with my male friends in the past. He makes negative comments about how many people By Dan Savage 4/16/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

COLUMN: By Rob Brezsny 4/16/2014
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