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April 24, 2014

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You know that old trope that Florida is a cheap place to live? The cost of housing if you’re a renter is really not as cheap as our reputation would have you believe. (read more)


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This week, the Florida Senate Rules committee voted in favor of a bill that would severely tighten regulations on Florida’s craft brewing industry. (read more)


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News
Senator Bill Nelson tries to revive Medicaid expansion in Florida

Senator Bill Nelson tries to revive Medicaid expansion in Florida

News: New plan would redirect county hospital funding toward federal health-care money draw-down By Billy Manes 4/23/2014
Florida joins in the textbook censorship game

Florida joins in the textbook censorship game

News: Senate bill would allow counties to erase history, or at least revise it By Billy Manes 4/23/2014
Opening date for Trader Joes and feds investigate Bright Futures

Opening date for Trader Joes and feds investigate Bright Futures

News: News and updates By Jessica Bryce Young, Erin Sullivan and James Greene Jr. 4/23/2014
Police Beat

Police Beat

News: When Orlando police found 42-year-old Jose Casiocollado’s stolen car in East Orlando on Thursday, it was probably welcome news – except for the fact that his Jimenez Arms J.A. .380-caliber pistol was missing from its spot underneath the driver’s seat. Just By Fred Lambert 4/23/2014
Readers speak up about Gov. Rick Scott’s Facebook Q&A

Readers speak up about Gov. Rick Scott’s Facebook Q&A

News: Letters to the editor By Orlando Weekly readers 4/23/2014
Arts & Culture
Do not miss ‘The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?’ at the Shakes

Do not miss ‘The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?’ at the Shakes

Arts & Culture: Love hurts. It also bleats By Cameron Meier 4/23/2014
Live Active Cultures: Neil Patrick Harris nails Hedwig on Broadway

Live Active Cultures: Neil Patrick Harris nails Hedwig on Broadway

Arts & Culture: Plus ‘Jersey Boys’ in Orlando and four things DPAC must do to stay competitive By Seth Kubersky 4/23/2014
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
Music
DeLand band Roadkill Ghost Choir discusses their debut album

DeLand band Roadkill Ghost Choir discusses their debut album

Music: New Roadkill record 'In Tongues' due out July 2014 By Ashley Belanger 4/23/2014
Tycho records his album as a three-piece band but maintains minimalism

Tycho records his album as a three-piece band but maintains minimalism

Music: Album review: Tycho’s ‘Awake’ By Robert Miller 4/23/2014
This Little Underground: Harrypalooza pops off

This Little Underground: Harrypalooza pops off

Music: Mr. 3 & Saskatchewan, live potential at the Caboose, Bad Veins By Bao Le-Huu 4/23/2014
Chuck Ragan bleeds sweet on fourth studio album

Chuck Ragan bleeds sweet on fourth studio album

Music: Album review: Chuck Ragan’s ‘Till Midnight’ By Bao Le-Huu 4/23/2014
This Little Underground invades Florida Music Festival

This Little Underground invades Florida Music Festival

Music: We quote the source on his selections for Friday's FMF showcase By Ashley Belanger 4/23/2014
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
Food & Drink
Cocina 214 celebrates Cinco de Mayo with ‘Running of the Chihuahuas’

Cocina 214 celebrates Cinco de Mayo with ‘Running of the Chihuahuas’

Food & Drink: Plus Hangar Bar & Grille closes, new CityFish reopens, and second PR’s Taco Palace opens in May By Faiyaz Kara 4/23/2014
Magic Wok takes you on a tour of Shanghai’s diverse culinary offerings

Magic Wok takes you on a tour of Shanghai’s diverse culinary offerings

Food & Drink: Skip the American Chinese, ask for the menu of authentic Shanghainese dishes By Faiyaz Kara 4/23/2014
The Coop’s fried cherry hand pies

The Coop’s fried cherry hand pies

Food & Drink: Nosh Pit: Our favorite tastes around town By Erin Sullivan 4/23/2014
Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Drink: Where to drink and party in Orlando this week 4/23/2014
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
Film
‘The Railway Man’ is an uneven but moving melodrama

‘The Railway Man’ is an uneven but moving melodrama

Film & DVD: Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in biography of railway enthusiast Eric Lomax By Cameron Meier 4/23/2014
Opening in Orlando: ‘Brick Mansions,’ ‘The Other Woman’ and ‘The Quiet Ones’

Opening in Orlando: ‘Brick Mansions,’ ‘The Other Woman’ and ‘The Quiet Ones’

Film & DVD: Movies playing on screens in Orlando this week By Steve Schneider and Cameron Meier 4/23/2014
‘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
Comics

Lulu Eightball

Comics: By Emily Flake 4/23/2014

This Modern World

Comics: By Tom Tomorrow 4/23/2014
Columns
Savage Love

Savage Love

COLUMN: By Dan Savage 4/23/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

COLUMN: By Rob Brezsny 4/23/2014
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