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Chris Toler is far better than wildly mediocre

Musicians are, by virtue of their profession, creatures of the night. So it’s no wonder that it took a late-night Key West prowl for me to finally be introduced to the sounds of the immensely talented and creative Chris Toler. I was wandering in the vicinity of the 200 block of Duval Street when the vibrations of his acoustic guitar […]

Key West Burlesque kicks off season Oct. 23

Key West Burlesque is back and set to bump and grind across the main stage at the Key West Theater with its 13th season of shows. Fall deep down the rabbit hole and and brace yourself for more as Key West Burlesque performers Tatah DuJour, Cheeky Derrière and Moana Amour tantalize and twirl alongside guest performers from far and wide, […]

Gwen Filosa reads a book for the first time in five years

Writer’s hilarious take on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Goldfinch

The arrival of the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s insanely long novel, “The Goldfinch,” prompted a startling response from a friend and voracious reader, Michael Wirkner. “It’s non-movieable,” he declared on Facebook. “I am filled with dread.” He also had nothing nice to say about leading lady Nicole Kidman. A strange addition, since there is no real leading lady character […]

The Rocky Horror Show lives at The Waterfront!

Time Magazine called it “campy trash.” Now, the hilarious tribute to the science fiction and B-horror movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, “The Rocky Horror Show” will arrive at the Waterfront Playhouse on Oct. 19 for a seven-day run through Oct. 25. Tickets may be obtained through the website,, or by calling 305-294-5015. Participation bags […]


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A first-rate crafting of a tale about a series of heinous crimes

The second installment of the Jon Lancaster & Beth Daniels Series, following “The King Tides,” is a blessing for crime thriller fans. It continues to build the shaky relationship between the highly engaging and original lead characters while exploring a series of heinous crimes in human trafficking. What’s happening is terrible, but the crafting of the tale is first-rate. What […]

Little White House holds wealth of history

Step inside the Harry S. Truman Little White House, and you’ll be forgiven for feeling the sudden urge to solve domestic policy issues while on vacation. It’s here, inside this spectacular home (built circa 1890), that some of the nation’s most influential leaders have retreated from the public eye to rest, recuperate and bring new meaning to the term “working […]

Five Fantasy Fest fun facts to get the ‘Royal Retrospective’ party started

No matter how many margaritas you might have imbibed during former Key West Fantasy Fests, the spectacle of creatively costumed people and a steady stream of Mardi Gras-like floats cannot easily be forgotten. But how much do you actually know about this world-renowned island festival and some of the very important people associated with it? Stroll over to the Custom […]

A not-so-apocalyptic visit to Regal Cinemas to see Jennifer Lopez

A first-timer makes his way to the Regal to view ‘Hustlers’ and has a few absurd thoughts along the way

I write in a style best dubbed absurdist. It even says so on my LinkedIn profile, which was recently the site of a bizarre attempt at intel gathering by a hate-spewing, barely literate fear monger 1,000 miles away. My critics are geographically and ideologically diverse. I’ll give them that. My literary subject matter can be just as convoluted, taking me […]


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