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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Interview”

Going to a movie on Christmas has become a tradition in America. This year, however, going to the movies on the 25th of December was more akin to seeing a fireworks display on 4th of July. Visiting theaters to watch “” was viewed by many as a show of patriotism and independence as well as an exercising of our rights as protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution. As anyone who hasn’t been under a rock for the last few weeks knows, the / comedy almost never hit the theater screens, or any other viewing medium for that matter. After it was revealed that a caricature of dictator  was to be ridiculed and targeted for assassination as …

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Keeping The Cummer Green

Gardener Extraordinaire  will be heading down from his home state of Kentucky to spend a day at the  on November 5th. He will be talking how the art and gardens co-exist. The daytime event will feature a lecture and luncheon, but if a cocktail party is more your speed, come by in the evening for a special bourbon tasting, provided by , highlighting a couple of Jon’s favorite Kentucky drinks. Pick one event or join the Museum for both! I was lucky enough to catch up with this busy man and pick his brain for tips on making more spaces …

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What’s Brewing? Oktoberfest

A personal beer mug that displays, in holographic form, the temperature of the beer within its confines, the beer’s alcohol content by volume (ABV), its International Bitterness Units (IBUs), your heart rate, blood pressure, family birthdays and bank account balance–along with the price you are paying for your selected brew. Sounds like Google Glass, huh? Where can you purchase such a beer mug? Wrong question. You should be asking when you will be able to purchase it. It doesn’t exist–at least not at the time this article is published. But I am sure somewhere, somebody is working on developing such …

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Mighty Oaks Music Festival

When: August 15th & 16th Where: 5 Points Info: mightyoakfest.com Florida State University graduates  and  first thought of Tallahassee as a location for the . Then, the two decided to bring it to their hometown, Jacksonville, since they felt that the State Capitol didn’t have the right infrastructure for the event. Jonathan also cited the “influx of art and culture” in Jacksonville over the last few years, attributing events such as One Spark and like-minded people motivated to fuel local culture as primary proponents of the swing towards the arts. The real genesis of the event is Nasrallah and Chafin’s …

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Jacksonville’s Newest Restaurants

In the last year or two, we’ve had a wave of truly fantastic places opening in Jacksonville. It’s worth celebrating, so we’ve gathered together a list of places you should try, or revisit, if you haven’t already. has hit its stride and quickly become one of  hippest eateries. The cocktails were always outstanding while the service and the food (pretty stellar to begin with) have now reached optimum levels. , one of our food truck success stories, opened a brick and mortar earlier this year on Post Street. It’s just off the main drag in , tucked off to the …

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Pick A Pair: Gunnel and Tom of Edge City in 5 Points

Edge City, Tom and Gunnel

EU’s series on those who work to improve Jacksonville continues with two who are super-worthy of this recognition. Gunnel Humphreys and Tom McCleery are the intriguing faces behind the Jacksonville mainstay, Edge City. If you’re unfamiliar with these two, read on and you will quickly find yourself bee-lining it to to see what they are all about! Jacksonville became a better place in January 1976 when Tom McCleery got laid off from a job in the steel industry. That very same day, friend and founder of Riverside Avondale Preservation, , came knocking on his door, encouraging him to buy a …

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