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I must confess, as an artist and resident of the city, I read the headline of Sean T. Smith’s Aug. 14 Backpage Editorial—“Make Jacksonville Great Already”—with a fair … more
In the five years I’ve been a dog, never have I tracked down the story behind my breed. Yet here I am, discovering how Dachshunds earned that title and learning how a handful of other common … more
In his 1979 masterpiece, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams offered up perhaps the finest words ever written in the English language—about towels. The quotation is … more
It’s been 27 years since the Losers Club defeated Pennywise the Clown (Bill Skarsgård) in It (2017). During that time, most of the club members moved away, except Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), … more
In Northeast Florida, the young punks are BLURG. They won’t grow up and play by the rules. The rules say ambitious folks shooting for success in the music industry must ditch their instruments … more
Episode 2.1: Drop Day (W.E. Orbiter Bronco one hour ago) “Good mornin’, Chief,” Commander Leani Liu chirped from behind her pouch of coffee. “What’s so … more
I’ve never really flown in an airplane. The only thing I know of flying is what I’ve seen in movies. I can only imagine the joy of pressing my snout against a tiny window and getting lost … more
Shedding skin and transforming the self are the themes at the heart of visual artist Dimelza Broche’s works. They’re ideas which she has been working through for a long time but, within … more
It’s drizzling in the dark in Riverside on a Tuesday in late August, but the members of the band Whole Wheat Bread are damp with perspiration, cashing in on the sweat equity accrued in their … more
This month witnessed mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, the 254th and 255th mass shootings in America in 2019 (so far), according to the Gun Violence Archive. After each high-profile shooting, the … more
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