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Duval County’s Charter Revision Commission met for the fourth time last Friday, Sept. 13. It was an auspicious date, to be sure, and it proved most unlucky—at least for your average … more
For far too long, the West Coast has laid exclusive claim to the sun-drenched sounds of beach life, namely, reverb-laden surf guitars and blissfully layered vocals. The Beach Boys, The Ventures and … more
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
Florida! This big, beautiful state is home to some of the world’s finest beaches (all on its Atlantic Seaboard, mind you) and most breathtaking landscapes, not to mention unique flora and … more
If you are like many folks who live here, you love Jacksonville and you wish that the city would grow the hell up. We see glimpses of greatness—then we veer off course, our hopes are crushed, … more
There are times when what isn’t said tells the story. That was the case at the July 31 organizational meeting of the Jacksonville Charter Revision Commission, where no mention was made of the … more
The things that linger from childhood are at once extraordinary and utterly commonplace. They are the stuff of life. Sitting in a studio at CoRK Arts District, Hangama Amiri and I talk about her … more
[I emailed an attached version of this viewpoint piece to the editor as inclusion as a backpage editorial.] Trump’s Breadless Circus and the Strategy of Mass Distraction While you … more
Rather than ​increasing the funding for ​vouchers to subsidize private tuition, I would prefer DeSantis and our Florida Congress use the public money to fund more Community schools (which is a … more
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