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Pandemic could put Jaguars’ traditions on ‘timeout’

September 24, 2020
Lindsey Nolen Remember the basketball game HORSE? Well, on Thursday nights during the National Football League regular season the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive line comes together for their own version of the game, “CAT.” They’ve also been known to play a game of Rock Band or two. This is because on Thursdays after practice, Center Brandon Linder typically hosts the OL

Thoroughly Modern Marcelle

July 24, 2012
Written by Anne Schindler Since she arrived in Northeast Florida, Marcelle Polednik has been eagerly defying ideas about the local arts community. After starting her position as director at the Museum of Contemporary Art in February 2011, Polednik wasted no time presenting exhibitions and events that have made the once-floundering

Yearning to Get Away

July 24, 2012
Written by Nick McGregor For 50 years, youthful rebellion has been the backbone of rock ‘n’ roll. Sure, the once-antiestablishment genre has morphed into our country’s greatest cultural and commercial behemoth, but raw, unadulterated rock still thrives in drunken, seedy corners of every American city. One such band of merry

Your Art Here

July 24, 2012
Written by Kara Pound In England and other parts of the world, they’re called “hoardings.” In America, we call them billboards. Whatever you call the large outdoor advertising structures usually found in high-traffic areas, they can be both a blessing and a curse. Exhibit A: In March, a 15-foot Kate

A Taxing Situation

July 24, 2012
Denise M. Reagan No new taxes. We’ve been hearing that ubiquitous phrase for a long time. Taken at face value, it sounds like a good idea. I don’t really want to pay more taxes. I don’t know about you, but I’m not making more money than I was five years

Future Blues

July 17, 2012
Written by Kara Pound Anders Osborne’s story is fit for a hit movie. Born in Sweden in 1966, he left home at 16, hitchhiking through Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States. In 1985, he wound up in New Orleans, where he put the years he spent in

Eyes Widely Shut

July 17, 2012
Written by Susan Cooper Eastman Jacksonville was once again held up as a national scourge last week when media from The Palm Beach Post to The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian and even Wonkette reported that the city is the epicenter of the worst tuberculosis outbreak to strike the

You Don’t Know Me …

July 17, 2012
Denise M. Reagan I’ve worked most of my journalism career behind the scenes. I’ve written a few columns (that, sadly, included my photo at the top), but usually I’ve toiled as someone who shaped stories in relative anonymity. I liked it that way. My passion is working on stories that

Poetic Justice

July 17, 2012
Written by Claire Goforth In what some might consider a poetic turn of events, Florida Coastal School of Law is being sued by six alumni for a whopping $100 million. Turns out, if you train a dog to fight (practice law), it just might bite (sue) you. The lawsuit is

Pot Goes the Musical

July 17, 2012
Written by Kara Pound In 1970, public-interest attorney Keith Stroup founded the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (better known as NORML), a non-profit lobbying organization working to legalize marijuana. In 1971, while perusing Library of Congress archives, he came across the 1936 American propaganda exploitation film “Reefer

Solid Numbers

July 10, 2012
Written by Nick McGregor If ethnomusicologists ever attempt to pinpoint the best representation of popular 1990s music, 311 would be Exhibit A. The Nebraska five-piece was one of the first bands to perfect a hybrid of rap, reggae and rock. And while they definitely projected a heavy vibe, their music
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