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Tailored book suggestions for those who’ve already watched everything


OK. You’ve binged and you’ve binged and you’ve binged, watching various TV and cable series until your eyes are rolling in their sockets or have dried up like raisins from overuse and fallen out of your face. You’ve watched everything on Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Hulu, Amazon Prime and every streaming service known, as well as the networks. There are no […]

Friendships in strange places, Looney Tunes, lucky grandmas and more on tap

FRESH TO STREAM


If you were to take a look at streaming activity this year over last you would find that it has nearly doubled, according to folks at Reelgood who monitor things like this. Playback for kids’ content has also gone up 86% over last year and, oh yes, consumers are now officially streaming more content during business hours versus during off-hours. […]

Tripping celebrities, First Lady doc and a talk show with Elmo on tap

FRESH TO STREAM


Our access to streaming content has never been greater. Following this trend, many movies and series once set to premiere at film festivals or in big red carpet public theaters are taking other routes. Even as Hollywood and production companies are looking at different approaches to content and production, more and more streaming services are giving us fresh options right […]

Favorite finds from my house – and yours

COLLECTOR’S CORNER


I live and breathe collecting. I sleep it, too, apparently, because my bedroom also bears witness to my passion for curiosities and beautiful things. It’s full, but I try not to let things get too cluttered. Here’s the top of my dresser. These are the first things I see, unless you count the hungry eyes of a cat. 1. This […]

There once was a train that crossed waters to Key West

DID YOU KNOW?

Industrialist Henry Flagler had a dream of connecting the Florida Keys to the rest of the state by rail. With construction of the Panama Canal around the turn of the last century, Flagler saw potential in Key West as the closest U.S. deep-water port to Panama. He had hoped the city could take advantage of the increased potential for trade […]

Henry Flagler got a law passed so he could divorce his wife

DID YOU KNOW?

Henry Flagler put South Florida on the map. When the Standard Oil and railroad baron ran his Florida East Coast Railway south from St. Augustine to West Palm Beach and Miami, it transformed the state. In 1912, he continued tracks along the Florida Overseas Railroad, which brought rail travel to Key West — the trestles still stand alongside the newer […]

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TOP PICKS

Bored, anxious or got the blues during the global pandemic? Throughout Florida, the online community is sharing performances, events and activities designed to stimulate the mind, soothe the psyche and keep the body active. Florida Weekly offers these top picks to keep you occupied during COVID- 19. To submit items for possible future publication, email plain text or Word documents […]

New to streaming brings award-winning films, Scooby snacks and HBO Max

MOVIES NOW


When HBO Max drops May 27 as an option to stream, you may just see the whole streaming game change. Imagine it. Think of all HBO offers plus thousands of hours of the most celebrated classics from WarnerMedia and throw in the other brands under the media conglomerate’s umbrella, such as TNT, TBS and Adult Swim. Think “Game of Thrones,” […]

Beastie Boys Story, Al Capone film, just two of the fresh releases to stream this week

MOVIES NOW


With many bigger film festivals having to cancel this year, including Tribeca Film Festival and SXSW, many movie producers who had expected to take the public by storm with huge premieres — then weave into a more mainstream distribution — have had to consider alternative methods. Others have plans to release immediately. A few festivals are now screening a sampling […]

Audubon shares awwww-inspiring photos of baby birds


Pop quiz: What’s more appealing than a bird? Answer: a baby bird. Special precautions are necessary when photographing these youngsters — disturbances might hurt their chances of survival, and scared or stressed-out birds make lousy photo subjects anyway. But for those photographers who take the extra steps to be responsible and alert while attempting to capture moments of young birds, […]


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