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August 21, 2014

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College Guide 2014
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Winter Park’s Mount Vernon Inn slated for redevelopment

Winter Park’s Mount Vernon Inn slated for redevelopment

News: Unicorp wants to build luxury apartments and a retail complex at the site By Justin Braun 8/20/2014
Vote smart: Why the Aug. 26 elections are important

Vote smart: Why the Aug. 26 elections are important

News: Your vote matters, and here’s why By Billy Manes 8/20/2014
Voting is sexy!

Voting is sexy!

News: Three reasons you should be hot and bothered enough to vote on Aug. 26 By Dave Plotkin 8/20/2014
Police Beat: Incidents reported by the Orlando Police Department

Police Beat: Incidents reported by the Orlando Police Department

News: A stolen cement mixer, man is ambushed on his way to meet a friend, police seek help searching for serial arsonist By Erin Sullivan 8/20/2014
Is Disney making kids gay?

Is Disney making kids gay?

News: Ridiculous column pulled from Tampa Tribune after public outcry By Billy Manes 8/20/2014
Rick Scott’s private email scandal

Rick Scott’s private email scandal

News: Attorney sues over possible violation of Sunshine Laws in governor's office By Billy Manes 8/20/2014
Megamalls = megaheadaches

Megamalls = megaheadaches

News: Reader comments and letters to the editor By Orlando Weekly readers 8/20/2014
Arts & Culture
TrIP shows humans of Orlando at Gallery at Avalon Island

TrIP shows humans of Orlando at Gallery at Avalon Island

Arts & Culture: The public transit-inspired project opens its portrait show Thursday By Richard Reep 8/20/2014
Brooklyn writer Maya Sloan admires Orlando’s spirit

Brooklyn writer Maya Sloan admires Orlando’s spirit

Arts & Culture: Current Kerouac House resident bids adieu to the ghost of Jack Friday night By Jessica Bryce Young 8/20/2014
‘The History Boys’ offers a nuanced version of schoolboy angst

‘The History Boys’ offers a nuanced version of schoolboy angst

Arts & Culture: Despite surface similarities to ‘Dead Poets Society,’ the Mad Cow production is more subtle By Seth Kubersky 8/20/2014
Florida Prize winner Agustina Woodgate leads workshop

Florida Prize winner Agustina Woodgate leads workshop

Arts & Culture: Collaborate with artist on a rug made of stuffed-animal ‘pelts’ By Jessica Bryce Young 8/20/2014
‘Gone With the Wind: Reel to Real’ opens at the History Center

‘Gone With the Wind: Reel to Real’ opens at the History Center

Arts & Culture: Orlando’s not Hollywood East, but this exhibit brings some movie magic By Seth Kubersky 8/20/2014
Review: ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki,’ the newest novel by Haruki Murakami

Review: ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki,’ the newest novel by Haruki Murakami

Arts & Culture: The globally revered author’s latest novel doesn’t disappoint By Jessica Bryce Young 8/13/2014
Music
Golden Pelicans discuss the necessity of visceral shows

Golden Pelicans discuss the necessity of visceral shows

Music: The Total Punk band’s frontman Erik Grincewicz on their debut self-titled LP By Ashley Belanger 8/20/2014
This Little Underground: The Ted Nugent dilemma

This Little Underground: The Ted Nugent dilemma

Music: Plus live reviews of OFF!, Gay Kiss, Bad Antics By Bao Le-Huu 8/20/2014
Songwriter Tori Amos spends her career lifetime in search of herself

Songwriter Tori Amos spends her career lifetime in search of herself

Music: Mislabeled a “fairy princess,” Amos shifts her perspectives to challenge and broaden listeners’ worldviews By Ashley Belanger 8/20/2014
Beach Day charts new creative territory on ‘Native Echoes’

Beach Day charts new creative territory on ‘Native Echoes’

Music: Album review: Beach Day’s ‘Native Echoes’ By Nick McGregor 8/20/2014
Cymbals Eat Guitars’ ‘Lose’ borders on the realm of perfection

Cymbals Eat Guitars’ ‘Lose’ borders on the realm of perfection

Music: Album review: Cymbals Eat Guitars’ ‘Lose’ By Nick McGregor 8/20/2014
‘Frozen Letter’ shoves Spider Bags into the long-overdue spotlight

‘Frozen Letter’ shoves Spider Bags into the long-overdue spotlight

Music: Album review: Spider Bags’ ‘Frozen Letter’ By Nick McGregor 8/20/2014
Solillaquists\' DiVinci infuses tech into Ms. Lauryn Hill’s live show

Solillaquists' DiVinci infuses tech into Ms. Lauryn Hill’s live show

Music: DiVinci discusses his creative collaborations and close friendship with the mother of hip-hop invention By Ashley Belanger 8/13/2014
Food & Drink
Quantum Leap makes wine tasting modern

Quantum Leap makes wine tasting modern

Drink: Bar Exam: The what, where and why of Orlando drinking spots 8/20/2014
Can Mingos establish itself on this hard-to-please corner?

Can Mingos establish itself on this hard-to-please corner?

Food & Drink: A little more change will be vital for this seafood and steak joint By Faiyaz Kara 8/20/2014
Opening soon: Mamak, Freshii, Zab Thai and another Shake Shack

Opening soon: Mamak, Freshii, Zab Thai and another Shake Shack

Food & Drink: Plus don’t miss the O-Town MacDown By Faiyaz Kara 8/20/2014
Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Drink: Where to drink and party in Orlando this week 8/20/2014
Have you tried Rome’s Flavours, RA Sushi, Kappo or Shake Shack yet?

Have you tried Rome’s Flavours, RA Sushi, Kappo or Shake Shack yet?

Food & Drink: Tip Jar: Restaurant shake-ups all around town By Faiyaz Kara 8/6/2014
Film
Movies opening in Orlando theaters this week

Movies opening in Orlando theaters this week

Film & DVD: ‘Are You Here,’ ‘Calvary,’ ‘Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ‘If I Stay’ and ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ By Steve Schneider 8/20/2014
Movies opening in Orlando theaters this week

Movies opening in Orlando theaters this week

Film & DVD: ‘The Expendables 3,’ ‘The Giver,’ ‘What If’ By Steve Schneider 8/13/2014
Comics

This Modern World

Comics: By Tom Tomorrow 8/20/2014

Lulu Eightball

Comics: By Emily Flake 8/20/2014
Columns
Savage Love

Savage Love

COLUMN: By Dan Savage 8/20/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

COLUMN: By Rob Brezsny 8/20/2014
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