• Innocence Stolen, Fear on the Rise: Mass Shooting Anxiety Marks a generation

    Words by Mallory Pace Not even a full month into the year and there have been three school shootings across the country. The Gun Violence Archive has documented…

  • Valentine’s Day Inspired Bevs

    Words by Briana Pereira    Valentine’s Day can look different for everyone, whether you’re Insta-official, in a situationship that seems to get messier by …

  • Seeing St. Augustine, One Bar at a Time

    Words by Briana Pereira   Who doesn’t love a good bar crawl? Especially in a city where there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of the breweri…

  • Neighborhood Picasso

    Words by Kelila Ritchie Chris Clark has been painting his way through the neighborhoods of Jacksonville, bringing the most vibrant colors to communities people …

  • Are Relationships Taking a Turn for the Robot? 

      By: Jillian Lombardo   I was confused when I heard Artificial Intelligence was entering the dating pool. I have used ChatGPT and Bard in various asp…

  • What The Singles Are Watching This Season.

    By: Jillian Lombardo   I do not know your plans for this Valentine’s season, but I plan on being in bed with my cat and a tall glass of red wine. Accompany…

  • The couple’s guide to Valentine’s Day

    Words by Mallory Pace   Valentine’s Day — you love it or you hate it. If you happen to love this holiday, you’re most likely in a committed relationship an…

  • Jacksonville Jaguars : A Season in Review

    Words by Carson Rich The rebuild of the Jacksonville Jaguars continues. North Florida’s home team showed much improvement this year, but fell short at the very …

  • Folio’s Ins & Outs for 2024

      In: making lists of what’s in and out.  Out: Comparing your lifestyle to others’.   The buzzing trend on TikTok these days is people’s lists of what…

  • ‘Not Your Mothers’ Mean Girls Review

    ‘Not Your Mothers’ Mean Girls Review Words by Mallory Pace   I went into the new “Mean Girls” movie (a movie musical based on the Broadway musical based on…

  • In the Name of Love

    By Amy Love Matchmaker and founder of Honey and Flame, a hands-on matchmaking agency Is it a bad idea to invite someone out for a Valentine’s date that you’ve o…

  • Read It and Weep

    By: Kelila Ritchie   In honor of Black History month and Valentine’s Day coinciding with one another, I bring you an article surrounding black love a…

  • A League of Vibrant Energies: Breaking the Glass Ceiling One Kismet Track at a Time

    Words by Amiyah Golden   A League of Vibrant Energies (more commonly known as “L.O.V.E Culture”) is a fitting acronym for a local artist collective  of fiv…

  • “Nothing beats a failure but a try” Dr. Shaun Powell and the Ritz Writers 

    Words by Mallory Pace   “Nothing beats a failure but a try,” echoed the words of Shaun Powell throughout the lobby of the Ritz Theatre and Museum. She had …

  • Brics & Bouqs

    Brick  To Jury Duty Scammmers. Be aware:  Most often the scam caller pretends to be a law enforcement officer, state attorney, court official, or a deputy clerk…

  • Cliff Dorsey: Small-Town Hero With A Southern Heart

    Words by Carson Rich High Springs, Florida, known for its charming small-town atmosphere, is now becoming a hotbed for musical talent as an ambitious young coun…

  • February Horoscopes

    Words by Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri   Aries Love is in the air, but not for you, Aries. And maybe that is a good thing. How many failed relationships…

  • Love Languages, What’s Yours?

      Words by Ambar Ramirez   I know you don’t need me to tell you this but relationships, platonic or more, require a lot of work. Everyone expresses lo…

  • Sportsmanship and Sore Losers

    Mallorie Aldrich   Sportsmanship is a life lesson many people are taught at a young age and learn to understand the meaning as they grow up and mature. Man…

  • New Music Releases This February

    Feb. 2 Brittany Howard As lead singer for the Alabama Shakes, Howard needs no additional hype from me when it comes to the validity of her vocal abilities (just…

  • The Hunt: Finding the Best Tiramisu In Jax

      Words by Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri   Let’s just start by saying we are tiramisu snobs. We had scoured high and low to find the best tiramisu …

  • February Sports

    FEB. 2 Jacksonville Icemen vs Atlanta Gladiators Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonvilleicemen.com   FEB. 3 FIS DONNA 5K  Everbank Stadium  Breastcance…

  • Theater/Dance- February

    Through Feb. 4 “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” Players by the Sea Theatre playersbythesea.org   Through Feb. 18 ‘Million Dollar Quartet” Alhambra Thea…

  • Nightlife- February

    Arlington Cliff’s Bar and Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com    Club Heaven  clubheavenjax.com   Beaches/Ponte Vedra Blue Jay Listening Room bluejayjax.com  …

  • Who We Saw, What We Thought 

    Words by Briana Pereira   EASY HONEY AT JACK RABBITS LIVE    Easy Honey, a Charleston-based band, took the stage at Jack Rabbits Live recently, alongs…

  • Art- February

    The Art Center Cooperative  tacjacksonville.org     Beaches Museum beachesmuseum.org   Butterfield Garage Art Gallery Works by Amy Hemphill Dove, Nanc…

  • Comedy- February

    Feb. 1-3 Shaun Jones Comedy Zone comedyzone.com Feb. 2 A-Train Live! The Experience featuring Hank Denson WJCT Studios comedianatrain.com Feb. 3 Cam Bertrand Ca…

  • The Straight Man

    Words by Shelton Hull  ‘My Show, Also My Life’ returns Jan. 29   It was mere days ago that I interviewed comedian Ted Brown, the writer, director, producer, edi…

  • February Concerts

    Feb. 1 Grace Potter Florida Theatre floridatheatre.com   Matisyahu Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com   Big Sky Jack Rabbits jaxlive.com  …

  • Florida Bill to Ban Social Media for Minors 16 and Younger

    Words by Ambar Ramirez and Carmen Macri Earlier in the month, legislators introduced a bill aiming to prohibit minors under the age of 16 from using social medi…

  • Best Food Festival: Jacksonville Taco & Tequila Festival

    Best Food Festival Jacksonville Taco & Tequila Festival Pizza and beer. Milk and cookies. Somethings just go together, and according to the readers of “Foli…

  • Best Comedian: Daisy Tackett

    Best Comedian Daisy Tackett Known for her riffs on feminism, body image, dating and politics, Daisy Tackett has made a name for herself by not shying away from …

  • Best TV News Anchor: Chandler Morgan

    Best TV News Anchor Chandler Morgan While she’s relatively new to Jacksonville, having joined the Action News Jax team in December 2021, Chandler Morgan is alre…

  • Best Local Weirdo: JoHanna Moresco

    Best Local Weirdo JoHanna Moresco Some people might take being labeled a “weirdo” as an insult. We’re quite sure, however, this year’s winner JoHanna Moresco we…

  • Indigo Art Therapy Studio: Best Mental Health Clinic

    Indigo Art Therapy Studio Best Mental Health Clinic   Using color and creativity, Indigo Art Therapy has transformed the world of mental health, and opened…

  • Best Barista — Elias, Tetherball Coffee

    Best Barista Elias, Tetherball Coffee Avid coffee drinkers know how vital it is to start the day off right with a nice, hot cup of joe. They also know that maki…

  • Best Pediatrician: Carithers Pediatric Group

    Best Pediatrician  Carithers Pediatric Group Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear scrubs. Armed with stethoscopes and TLC, they have taken their compassion to t…

  • Best Local Area Farm: Be Well Greens

    Best Local Area Farm Be Well Greens   Be Well Greens, the saviors of the produce aisle, deliver organic and sustainable products that support the well-bein…

  • Best Speakeasy — Volstead

    Best Speakeasy Volstead Shrouded away on Adams Street, hidden under the guise of an old-timey barber shop is the moody speakeasy Volstead. Volstead is the cream…

  • Best Hair Salon — Beauty Junkie

    Best Hair Salon Beauty Junkie Located on Edgewood Ave, this not so average hair salon has people coming back for more, like an addiction they just can’t resist.…

  • Best Athlete: Trevor Lawrence 

    Best Athlete Trevor Lawrence  From leading Clemson to the National Championship in 2019 to being the first overall draft pick in 2021 NFL draft, quarterback Tre…

  • Best Skateboarder — Faruk

    Best Skateboarder Faruk With the hard concrete and steep ramps participants encounter, skateboarding is not for the faint of heart. But for Faruk, these element…

  • Best Radio Personality: Shot Out, Power 106.1 FM

    Best Radio Personality Shot Out, Power 106.1 FM When it comes to all things hip-hop and vibing through music, “Folio” readers voted Shot Out their No. 1. From h…

  • Best Photographer — Ally Brody

    Best Photographer Ally Brody As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and Ally Brody’s photographs speak volumes. Hailing from Jacksonvill…

  • Best TV Sports Anchor: Brent Martineau

    Best TV Sports Anchor Brent Martineau When “Folio” readers need the latest sports news, they turn to Brent Martineau. As sports director at CBS47/FOX30, he has …

  • Best Happy Hour — Bar Molino

    Best Happy Hour Bar Molino Led by Alfred Young, Kurt Rogers, Vadim Akimenko and Rob Roccapriore, Bar Molino place is definitely a go-to for great drink prices —…

  • Best TV Morning Show: Action News Jax

    Best TV Morning Show Action News Jax The best part of waking up is not Folgers in your cup but watching morning shows, and according to “Folio” readers, Action …

  • Best Nail Salon: Pink Mojo

    Best Nail Salon Pink Mojo Located in the heart of Mandarin, this salon would definitely be Barbie approved. Pink Mojo not only caters to one’s mani-pedi needs b…

  • Best Bank — VyStar

    Best Bank VyStar OK, technically VyStar is a credit union not a bank. But the member-owned and member-managed financial cooperative has been serving the Jackson…

  • Best Marijuana Clinic — Affordable Marijuana License, Dr. Rene Pulido

    Best Marijuana Clinic Affordable Marijuana License, Dr. Rene Pulido Dr. Rene Pulido and his team are committed to making medical marijuana cards accessible to p…

  • Best Meal Under $10: Hot Dog Hut

    Best Meal Under $10 Hot Dog Hut A staple. A classic. An icon. Hot Dog Hut was voted the Best Meal Under $10 with its wide variety of hot dogs — from the basics …

  • Best Medical Marijuana Dispensary — Trulieve

    Best Medical Marijuana Dispensary Trulieve With more than 7,000 employees and multiple locations in Northeast Florida, it’s no wonder that Trulieve is one…

  • Best Category We Didn’t Think of: Best Pool Hall 

    Best Category We Didn’t Think of  Best Pool Hall  How could we forget about pool halls? Whether it’s bringing together a room full of strangers or inviting frie…

  • Best Talk Show Host — Jordan Wilkerson, First Coast Living

    Best Talk Show Host Jordan Wilkerson, First Coast Living A native Floridian, Jordan Wilkerson is also a renowned journalist and meteorologist, not to mention an…

  • Best Muralist — Willow Barnes

    Willow Barnes Striving to make sure each painting portrays the underlying spirit of the subject, Willow Barnes’ passion for art started young. Drawing and paint…

  • Best Karaoke Spot: Nakama Anime Bar

    Best Karaoke Spot Nakama Anime Bar   Nakama Anime Bar is an anime-themed bar in Orange Park, offering karaoke by day and transforming into an adult bar and…

  • Best Place to Work: Clay County School District

    Best Place to Work Clay County School District   Clay County School District encompasses the communities of Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Fl…

  • Best Beach Bar: Lemon Bar

    Best Beach Bar Lemon Bar Situated on the ocean in Neptune Beach, Lemon Bar is our exclusive piece of paradise, standing as the sole genuine beach bar sitting ri…

  • Best Mullet: Kyle Lybrand 

    Best Mullet Kyle Lybrand  Is the abundance of mullets in Jacksonville Minshew Mania aftermath? Perhaps for some, but not for Kyle Lybrand. He’s been proud…

  • Best Erectile Dysfunction Clinic & Best Strip Club: Wacko’s Gentlemen’s Club

    Best Strip Club Wacko’s Gentlemen’s Club It’s hardly shocking that our locally cherished Wacko’s clinched the top spot for Best Strip Club. I mean, …

  • Best Instagram Account (tie) — 904 Happy Hour & Only in Duval

    Best Instagram Account (tie) 904 Happy Hour 904 Happy Hour gives you no excuse as to why you should ever mumble the words, “There’s nothing to do in Jacksonvill…

  • Best Podcast — Dex & Barbie Pop Quiz Trivia Podcast

    Best Podcast Dex & Barbie Pop Quiz Trivia Podcast Parasocial relationships that exist in the form of listening to strangers talk for hours have been the bes…

  • Best Alternative Fitness Studio — 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

    Best Alternative Fitness Studio The epic logo for 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu alone will activate the confidence of your internal (and possibly delusional) abilities …

  • Best Surfer — Austin Clouse

    Best Surfer Ripping waves around the world, Austin Clouse has become a household name in the surf community. With numerous professional surf contests under his …

  • Best Bull Rider — Nick Dunkenstein

    Best Bull Rider As a full-time artist, memory collector and snazzy dresser (his words), Nick Dunkenstein makes sure he holds tight to the reins when navigating …

  • Best Cowboy: Jack Ringca (aka Jackie Stranger)

    Best Cowboy Jack Ringca (aka Jackie Stranger) The last great American Cowboy. Jack Ringca, better known as Jackie Stranger, is a homegrown multi-instrumentalist…

  • Best Radio Station — WAPE

    Best Radio Station Launched in 1958, WAPE started as Top 40 station and from 1959 through the early ‘70s it’s certain that every teenager living along the…

  • Best Tattoo Artist: Angel Mae Glutz

    Best Tattoo Artist Angel Mae Glutz Angel Mae Glutz has been rocking the tattoo scene since ’06, and you can see the love in her devoted clientele and killer lin…

  • Best Investigative Reporter — Vic Micolucci

    Best Investigative Reporter As an investigative and news reporter at News4Jax, Vic Micolucci covers crime, justice, public safety and government, as well as the…

  • Dear Dumbs,

    Dear Dumbs, Happy New Year and thank you for all the shows and advice. It’s now my turn to be on the receiving end. My husband passed 14 months ago after a long…

  • Best Appetizers/Best Date Night — Riverside Liquors

    Best Appetizers/Best Date Night Riverside Liquors has been named the No. 1 date night spot in Jacksonville — with the best appetizers in the city. Do not miss o…

  • January Print Horoscopes

    Words by Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri   Aries New year, new you, right? It is time to hunker down and start focusing on your goals. These past months h…

  • Most Likely to Cheat Taxpayers & Worst Waste of Local Public Money– Gov Ron DeSantis

    Most Likely to Cheat Taxpayers Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been voted most likely to cheat taxpayers after a controversial year in office. His “Don’t Say …

  • Weird Wild Stuff

    Words by Shelton Hull  2024 is here, and so is this column, and year No. 3 begins now. This column is being written on Jan. 4, and you might think that’s …

  • Best Community Activist — Michael Sampson II

    Best Community Activist Michael Sampson II is a community activist best known for his work done with JCAC (Jacksonville Community Action Committee). He is a pil…

  • Folio Weed: Choose or Lose

    Words by Shelton Hull  Happy New Year to all those who celebrate. Some of you might still be celebrating by the time you read this, in which case you probably n…

  • BEST OF JAX 2023

    Follow the link to check out the results of our BEST OF JAX 2023 contest! https://folioweekly.secondstreetapp.com/BEST-OF-JAX-CONTEST-2023-/   …

  • MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks the ALHAMBRA Season Opening

    If you are looking for high-energy fun, the Alhambra is opening their 2024 with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. December 4, 1956, at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tenn…

  • BEST OF JAX 2023 WINNER GRAPHICS PACKAGE

    Best of Jax 2023 Winners Graphic Package …

  • The Specktator

    Words by Kerry Speckman                   It’s that time of year again! Time to make promises to yourself, proclaim…

  • Bouqs & Bricks

    BOQUETS    To Interfaith Organizations joining forces to address local housing challenges. The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) and The Church …

  • ‘Give Peace A Chance: The Art of John Lennon’ Exhibition

    Images Courtesy of Yoko Ono © Yoko Ono Experience a compelling journey through the artistic legacy of John Lennon at the not-to-be-missed exhibition, “Give Peac…

  • A Day at the Farm At Okefenokee

    Words By Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri Photos by Ambar Ramirez It was a crisp Thursday morning. The sun was beaming, but the breeze was cooling. In our opini…

  • Future Threads: 2024 Fashion Trend Predictions

      Words by Ambar Ramirez   Now, I wouldn’t say I’m an expert when it comes to fashion. In any way. I would, however, like to take this moment to…

  • The Hunt: Finding the Best Spicy Margarita in Town

      Words by Ambar Ramirez and Carmen Macri   Flying Iguana Located in the heart of the busy Beaches Town Center is Flying Iguana, a taqueria and tequil…

  • “Renaissance: The Film”

      Words by Kelila Ritchie   “Renaissance.” The word we keep seeing, thanks to Beyoncé. The tour that single handedly brought silver and chrome back to…

  • Southern Sounds: Stephen Carey Q&A

      Words by Carson Rich How did you get started playing music?   I got my first guitar for my 11th birthday, and within about a year, I was playing alo…

  • 2023 Books in Review and 2024 Books to Look Out for

      Words by Carmen Macri    As we bid farewell to 2023, let’s reflect on the highlights we’ve experienced — be it blockbuster movies, emerg…

  • It’s a New Year… And You’re Still an Awful Human

      Words by Amiyah Golden 2024 is finally here, and I’m not going to lie: I’m a bit disappointed. I expected to see flying cars or time travel by now, but a…

  • From the archives April l5, 2017- FOLIO STAFF

    Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is celebrated far and wide. A prominent figure of the Civil Rights movement, his “I Have a Dream” spe…

  • Postcards and Poems: Who Knew?

      Words by Mallory Pace   The year is 2020 and Clark Lunberry has been sitting around his house for far too long. The pandemic is just beginning to pu…

  • Louise Freshman Brown: An Artist’s Story Through a Studio

    Words by Su Ertekin-Taner   Multimedia artist Louise Freshman Brown makes her art in the studio tacked onto her garage. She describes the studio’s location…

  • Living up to the pressures of your early 20s is fighting a losing battle

    Words by Mallory Pace   I just submitted the last assignment of my college career and I don’t feel any different, except for the constant pit in my stomach…

  • ‘Senseis, Bars and Scars’

    The anarchic lifestyle of a patron boxing fighter Words by Carson Rich In the realm of literature, there are certain works that not only entertain but also enli…

  • In the Name of Love — New Year’s Style

      Words by Amy Love, matchmaker and founder of Honey & Flame    Andie and Adam from St. Johns County asked: “How do you help a partner who m…

  • Food Review: Norikase

      Words by Kelila Ritchie   Nestled in a little corner beside Tinseltown, Norikase creates an entirely different world from the one outside its doors …

  • Rally 904: How Dean Grant Serves up Community in Atlantic Beach

    Words and photos by Travis Zittrauer While the last few months have brought families together around the dinner table, Dean Grant has been working hard to bring…

  • Edge Control: The Project Everyone Needs to Hear

      Words by Amiyah Golden As a huge proponent of the arts in this city, I find myself frequenting many local showcases, bars and album releases — wherever a…

  • January Film Review

    Words by Harry Moore Wonka The early years of Roald Dahl’s whimsical chocolatier are brought to life in this sweet musical from “Paddington” director Paul King.…

  • January Horoscopes

    Your 2024 Year According to the Stars Words by Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri   Aries In 2024, the lunar north node guides collective evolution in Aries,…

  • New Music January

    New Years Eve Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign  Kanye West is back at it in collaboration with Ty Dolla Sign with their joint project, “Vultures.” The pair have b…

  • January Sports Listing

    JAN. 3 Jacksonville Icemen vs. Orlando Solar Bears Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena jacksonvilleicemen.com   JAN. 4 JU Women’s Basketball vs. Florida Gulf Co…

  • January Theater and Dance

    Through Jan. 7 Beyond King Tut  NoCo Center  beyondkingtut.com   Jan. 1 Vernardos Circle St. Augustine Amphitheatre theamp.com   Jan. 5-14 “Twelfth Ni…

  • January Trivia, etc.

    Trivia, Etc. All games are general knowledge trivia unless otherwise noted.    Mondays St. Augustine Fish Company & Oyster House, 6:30 p.m. The Brix Ta…

  • January Art Listing

    The Art Center Cooperative  tacjacksonville.org     Beaches Museum beachesmuseum.org   Butterfield Garage Art Gallery Works by Amy Hemphill Dove, Nanc…

  • January Comedy Listing

    Jan. 4-6 Benji Brown Comedy Zone comedyzone.com   Jan. 5-6 The Main Event, 7:30 p.m.  The Blue Show (21+ only), 10 p.m.  First Coast Comedy firstcoastcomed…

  • January Concert Listing

    Jan. 3 The Steel Crows Jack Rabbits jaxlive.com   Jan. 4 Donna the Buffalo Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com   3 Exits to Hattiesburg Jack Ra…

  • Folio Weed Gift Guide 2023

    Words by Shelton Hull   The holidays are here, and that always means great food, reuniting with friends and family, and of course, presents. We all like what we…

  • Dear Dumbs,

    Dear Dumbs,   First, let me say that I love your podcast and sound advice. I was hoping that I would never need it, yet here I am. I’ve been married now fo…

  • Weird Wild Stuff

    Words by Shelton Hull   Well, 2023 is almost over, and we have seen all kinds of weirdness this year. We have a Democrat as mayor of Jacksonville and a football…

  • December Horoscopes 

    By Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri   Aries Mars being in Sagittarius fills you with motivational energy to pack up and go this December, Aries. If you had…

  • Tale of the New Year’s Toast

    Words by Teresa Spencer The New Year’s toast is a custom that celebrates of the advent of a new year.  Made at the stroke of midnight usually while standing up …

  • Still Standing: James Weldon Johnson Park looks to future of renovations 

    Words by Mallory Pace   Since its founding in 1822, Jacksonville has seen its fair share of makeovers and evolution. Buildings go up, statues come down, br…

  • Harmony in Diversity: Mandalla’s Multicultural Melodies 

    Words by Ambar Ramirez   When I first moved to Jacksonville I noticed that there wasn’t a big Hispanic culture here. Granted, I wasn’t looking for one, but…

  • In Your Own Words: Folio Staff New Year Resolutions

    Ambar Ramirez:  “It has come to my attention that I have horrible time management so for 2024 I would like to work on that! But I make no promises.”   Carm…

  • The Effects of Redlining and Food Deserts in Jacksonville 

      Words by Kelila Ritchie In a city where Whole Foods, Publix and Fresh Market can amicably exist within a three-mile radius from each other; just on the o…

  • Florida Once Upon a Time… Prohibition, Rum-Runners and Shady Characters

    Words by Ted Hunt   The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibiting the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors was ratifie…

  • Pedaling Through History and Culture: St. Augustine to host Giro d’Italia Ride Like a Pro event

    Words by Carson Rich One of the biggest sporting events in the world is geared up to head to the Sunshine State, and no, it is not the Super Bowl. Giro d’Italia…

  • The Dark History of Gossip 

      Words by Carmen Macri and Ambar Ramirez  We’ll just start by saying that we love to gossip. Most people do, and if you claim otherwise, you’re probably l…

  • Looking Back on 37 Years of FOLIO

    Words by Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri Starting in 1987, Folio Weekly quickly became a staple to Jacksonville’s news and entertainment scene – and coffee tab…

  • Combined Minds

    WATCH VIDEO HERE Words by Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri The Girlies build gingerbread houses and talk about … shrooms?   Ambar: Do you know about the we…

  • Will Morgan Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: What’s Next for Vagabond

      Vital community member and creative spirit Will Morgan discusses his process, his mission, and his plans for the coming year as he redefines what it mean…

  • THE BOOK OF MORMON rings in a new season for the FSCJ Artist Series

    We’ve all had one come to our door at some point – the polite, prim and proper young person who rings the doorbell and asks for a moment of your tim…

  • Ice Nine Kills: A Scary Good Show

    Words by Courtney Thomassen INT. DAILY’S PLACE, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA   VOICE (V.O.) And now, for our feature presentation…   A light rain falls over …

  • The Hunt for the Best Apple Pie 

      Words by Carmen Macri and Ambar Ramirez    This month’s edition of “The Hunt” is a little different — mainly because we dropped the ball and did not…

  • Wish You Were Here with Floyd Nation

    Words by Carmen Macri and Ambar Ramirez    “We don’t hold ourselves out to be these rock stars we’re not. We’re just people. We’re …

  • What the F***?

    Florida ranks 3rd in U.S. states that swear the most Words by Carmen Macri    Does it really come as a surprise that Florida, the dirty south, has the dirt…

  • Actually Let’s Not: What Not to Say During the Holidays

      Words by Amiyah Golden As we prepare to gather around the dinner table for another holiday, we cannot do so without acknowledging the anxiety that comes …

  • Florida Once Upon a Time…

    Stogie-Cigar Capital of the World Words by Ted Hunt   In the land of sunshine, oranges, tourism, retirees, alligators and pythons, there exists a rich trad…

  • Ally Shawver: Big City, Bigger Dreams

      Kelila Ritchie    As a Jacksonville native, it is always really cool to see people who come from the same city as you doing something amazing. That …

  • In the Name of Love

      By Amy Love, matchmaker and founder of Honey & Flame  Connie L. from St. Augustine expressed that her almost live-in boyfriend has not said “I love y…

  • Mood Stabilizers: Jazz+Food=Perfection

    Words by Shelton Hull   “Fine dining” is about more than just the food itself, although that is the most important thing. Fine dining is a state of mind, a…

  • Podcast Picks

    Words by Su Ertekin-Taner “Pops on Hops”   For Barry and Abigail Hummel, podcasting is a family affair. The father and daughter duo are the co-hosts of pod…

  • Artist Spotlight: Liza Attic

      Words by Amiyah Golden Meet Liza Attic, a local Jacksonville band that is composed of four friends who love to create music filled with passion, purpose,…

  • 2023 Films in Review

    Words by Harry Moore When it comes to film, 2023 will likely be remembered as a year marred with strikes and big-budget bombs. Hollywood has begun to reckon wit…

  • Road to the Playoffs

      The 2023 Jacksonville Jaguars’ Unbelievable Season So Far Words by Carson Rich We have reached the midway point of the NFL season, and it is looking like…

  • The Specktator

    Of all the Merriam-Webster’s words of the year, 2023’s might just be my favorite: authentic. For one, it’s something I strive to be as  much as possible (for be…

  • Bouquets and Brickbats

    Brick To Specialized Towing who does vehicle repossessions for a variety of banks and lenders in Jacksonville. According to several families who contacted us, t…

  • Bite by Bite

    Arlington  Cliff’s Bar & Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com   Fancy Sushi & Grill Japanese Restaurant fancysushiandgrill.com   Fuji Sushi  fujisushi-…

  • December Horoscopes

    By Carmen Macri and Ambar Ramirez   Aries Feeling ambitious this December, Aries? With the presence of Mars, the Sun and Mercury, that is to be expected. T…

  • A Conversation With Tinsley Ellis

    Words by Carson Rich  A singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Tinsely Ellis has been blessing fans’ ears with sounds of rock, folk and blues for over three decades no…

  • New Music December

    Dec. 1 Kenny G Holiday time calls for peace and jazz! (I’m sorry. I don’t make the rules. I just enforce them!) And Grammy-award winning saxophonist Kenny G has…

  • December Holiday Special Events

    Dazzling Nights Jacksonville  Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Through Dec. 29 Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is completely transf…

  • December Sports Listing

    Dec. 1 Light Up the House 5K and Family Day Ronald McDonald House 1stplacesports.com   Dec. 2 Girls on the Run 5K University of North Florida gotrnefl.org …

  • December Theater and Dance Listing

    Through Dec. 24 “Miracle on 24th Street” Alhambra Theatre & Dining alhambrajax.com   Dec. 1 Magician Michael Carbonaro Florida Theatre floridatheatre.c…

  • December Trivia, etc.

    Trivia, Etc. All games are general knowledge trivia unless otherwise noted.    Mondays St. Augustine Fish Company & Oyster House, 6:30 p.m. The Brix Ta…

  • December Nightlife

    Arlington Cliff’s Bar and Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com    Club Heaven  clubheavenjax.com   Beaches/Ponte Vedra Blue Jay Listening Room bluejayjax.com  …

  • December Art Listing

    Dec. 1 Three Dog Night  Thrasher-Horne Center, Orange Park thcenter.org   “A Choral Christmas” with the UNF Choirs Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.c…

  • December Comedy Listing

    Dec. 1 Three Dog Night  Thrasher-Horne Center, Orange Park thcenter.org   “A Choral Christmas” with the UNF Choirs Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.c…

  • December Concert Listing

    Dec. 1 Three Dog Night  Thrasher-Horne Center, Orange Park thcenter.org   “A Choral Christmas” with the UNF Choirs Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.c…

  • A Seasonal Miracle at 34th St at the Alhambra

    Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical focuses on a man named Kris Kringle, who claims to be Santa Claus (Pete Clapsis), and his interactions young Susan Walker (K…

  • Folio’s Holiday Gift Guide 2023

        Giro d’Italia Ride like a Pro Event Tickets/Entrance Fee Family-Friendly Cycling & Italian Festival Weekend in St. Augustine Giro d’Italia Rid…

  • Folio Weed: The Doctor Is IN

    Words by Shelton Hull One of the main questions asked by readers of this column is whether or not I, the author of the column, have a medical marijuana card. Th…

  • Lucy’s Legacy

    Turning lemons into lemonade stands and funding for childhood cancer Words by Kerry Speckman Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children past in…

  • Strikes of Compassion

    Travis Etienne Jr. Charity Bowling Night Words by Carson Rich In a sport that brings fame and fortune to so many young players, it also creates people who care …

  • Reclaiming What Daylight Savings Steals: How to Prevent Seasonal Depression

    Words by Mallory Pace   I have a bone to pick with whomever came up with daylight saving time. It’s a concept I have never fully grasped, no matter how man…

  • In Your Own Words 

    With D. Michelle Maule, executive marketing administrator and community liaison for the Clara White Mission   “Can you provide an overview of your organiza…

  • Give Thanks, Give Back: Homelessness in Jacksonville

    Words by Mallory Pace   For many, November indicates the beginning of the holidays, meaning family gatherings with a table full of food, giving thanks. For…

  • Debunking Fake News 

    Words by Kelila Ritchie   I don’t know if it’s the journalist in me or if it’s just me in general, but I absolutely cannot stand the idea of everyone…

  • Obtaining Bodily Perfection: A Deep Dive Into the Rituals of Female Bodybuilders

    Words by Su Ertekin-Taner The process doesn’t begin at the start as most processes do. There is a prestart, a prelude to the prelude. The urge to body build beg…

  • Living at Home Until It Is Socially Unacceptable 

    Words by Carmen Macri    We live in an era where kids are so eager to leave their parents’ nests to experience adulthood. And by all means, do it. But take some…

  • Dear Dumbs,

    Dear Dumbs, I’m a 44-year-old single woman, and I have a bit of a situation. A little about me first. I have a great job, I take care of myself, and I don’t wan…

  • November Horoscopes

      Aries Your strong drive to succeed will lead you to exciting opportunities for financial growth. However, it’s essential to be careful when it come…

  • Racing Against Hate Like My Life Depends On It 

    By Suzie Pollak Becker    I always have a valid passport, cash on hand and a heightened fight or flight instinct braided like challah into my DNA. Why? Bec…

  • Dracula

    Words by Amiyah Golden As we close out another spooky season, we can’t do so without acknowledging the recent production of Roberto Forleo’s “Dracula” performed…

  • Weird Wild Stuff

    Words by Shelton Hull   Here’s some breaking news: Men are vain. You may know that already, if you’re a Carly Simon fan or just a woman in general, but thi…

  • Combined Minds: The Girls Talk Gossip… and Witchcraft? 

    Words by Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri Carmen: Ever heard of a tea party? What do you think are the real reasons for such parties? To drink hot tea and eat d…

  • A SWEET EVENING AT THEATRE JACKSONVILLE WITH JUST DESSERTS

    A recently-released show (2021), JUST DESSERTS A Musical Bake-Off is a sweet little heart-felt musical mixed with a little mystery, romance, and comedy. In a pa…

  • Naked and Not-So Afraid 

    Words by Carmen Macri and Ambar Ramirez   “I was like, my God, what am I doing? What choices could I have made better? You know?”   Picture this: It’s…

  • Unleashing Electrifying Harmonies: Exploring the Sonic Fusion of Mia x Ally

    Words by Ambar Ramirez   Social media has proven time and time again that it can make the impossible, possible. It connects people from different corners o…

  • The amateur’s guide to a wine and chip pairing

    Words by Mallory Pace WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE Another TikTok trend has infiltrated my mind and bank account. But this one especially piqued my interest becaus…

  • Passion For Profit

    Words by Amiyah Golden The idea of humanity is truly a beautiful thing when it’s completely stripped to its bare bones: People existing, living and loving.   Wh…

  • New Cummer Museum Fall Art Exhibits

    Words and photos by Ambar Ramirez Unveiling Tradition: Tattoos in Japanese Prints   Contrary to what some may believe, tattoos became mainstream well befor…

  • Pint-Sized Piledrivers

    Words and Photos by Carmen Macri  This was undoubtedly the best night of my life.    Imagine this: It’s a Friday night in the beautiful city of Jacks…

  • Northern Attitudes/Southern Latitudes

    Words by Courtney Thomassen Autumn, that beautiful time of year when the leaves change color and start to fall and the perfect backdrop for Noah Kahan’s Stick S…

  • The Chaotic Art of Tailgating: Florida vs. Georgia

    Words by Carson Rich The unhinged nature of tailgating before a sporting event is chaotic enough, but for Jacksonville, the month of October brings this event t…

  • The Hunt for the Best Ramen in Jacksonville 

    Words by Carmen Macri and Ambar Ramirez    Kyuramen Tucked away on the corner of Old Baymeadows and Southside, walking into Kyuramen is like walking straig…

  • The Candy Mansion

    Words by Kelila Ritchie   Fall is by far my favorite time of year for so many reasons. The cinnamon brooms I keep in the nooks of my home, the cool breeze …

  • Welcome Aboard

    Shipyard Social takes the concept of a party to uncharted waters. Words by Ambar Ramirez   My weekend nightlife routine has consisted of going to the beach…

  • Inner Peace Guide for Dummies

    Words by Kelila Ritchie   Being human in 2023 has proven itself to be hard work and at times, incredibly stressful. Let’s just be honest: Life isn’t always…

  • In the Name of Love

    By Amy Love, Matchmaker and Founder of Honey & Flame Matchmaking “What’s the difference between being in love and loving someone? My girlfriend tells me the…

  • Why “third places” should be your first priority

    Words by Mallory Pace   The gym in my apartment complex is, more often than not, completely empty. Aside from the “out of order” signs, a treadmill that is…

  • Podcast Picks

    Words by Su-Ertekin-Taner The Terry Jaymes Show “Welcome to The Terry Jaymes Show” reverberates with a familiar voice. An original rock-esque theme song created…

  • Common Threads

    Words by Amiyah Golden Fountain (30th Anniversary) by Common Thread With the emergence of new sounds being birthed from the inspiration of musical innovators ev…

  • Sensorial Seduction

    Nightlife legend Bruce Chambers & co. celebrated in new Max Michaels book  Words by Shelton Hull The 5 Points neighborhood has been the epicenter of alterna…

  • FILM REVIEW

    Words by Harry Moore “Killers of the Flower Moon” Martin Scorsese’s majestic epic is a soulful chronicle of one of America’s many great untold tragedies that wo…

  •  Raising the Bar: Hardwicks

    Words by Kelila Ritchie   “Refreshing, welcoming and different.”   These are three words Sarah Merritt used to describe her new gig as a bartender at …

  • Pesca Vilano

    Words by Jessica Walton The latest addition to North Florida’s fine dining landscape is a feast for the eyes as well as the belly. Located inside the modern, be…

  • The Specktator

    Words by Kerry Speckman Shout out to River City Pride and anyone and everyone who make Pride Month such a beautiful success. A personal highlight was seeing May…

  • Korean Food for the Soul

    Words by Su Ertekin-Taner   When I search for spaces to occupy, I search for untrodden spaces. That is not to say I don’t traverse or find myself in well-t…

  • November Horoscopes

      November Digi Horoscopes   Aries Mercury’s retrograde might try to trip you up, but remember, Aries: even the turkey stumbles on its way to th…

  • Sounds from the Jacksonville Fair

      Words by Carson Rich The 2023 Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair is right around the corner, taking place from Nov. 2-12. This year’s lineup for thei…

  • New Music November

    November 10 Pink Pantheress The “Boy’s a liar,” but not this British pop star. Pink Pantheress has announced the release of her debut album, “Heaven Knows.” Wit…

  • November Special Events

    Through Nov. 16 Jacksonville Jewish Cultural Arts Festival Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) jcajax.org/cafest   Through Jan. 6, 2024 “Beyond King Tut,” NoCo…

  • November Sports Listing

    Nov. 2 Jacksonville Armada FC Fan Fest Intuition Ale Bier Hall  jacksonvillearmada.com   Jacksonville Icemen vs. South Carolina Stingrays   VyStar Veterans…

  • November Theater/Dance Listing

    Through Nov. 5 “Legally Blonde: The Musical” Alhambra Theatre & Dining alhambrajax.com   “The Addams Family” Players by the Sea playersbythesea.org &nb…

  • November Trivia, Etc.

    Trivia, Etc. All games are general knowledge trivia unless otherwise noted.    Mondays St. Augustine Fish Company & Oyster House, 6:30 p.m. The Brix Ta…

  • November Nightlife Listing

    Arlington Cliff’s Bar and Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com    Club Heaven  clubheavenjax.com   Beaches/Ponte Vedra Blue Jay Listening Room bluejayjax.com  …

  • November Art Listing

    The Art Center Cooperative  “Glimpses: Paul Lanier,” through Nov. 3 “Patterns,” Nov. 6-Dec. 8 tacjacksonville.org     Beaches Museum “American Dream: Steps…

  • November Comedy Listing

    Nov. 1 River City Comedy Showcase Comedy Zone comedyzone.com   Improv Night  Colonial Oak Music Park, St. Augustine  thecolonialoakmusicpark.com   Nov…

  • November Concert Listing

    Nov. 1 The Dollyrots Jack Rabbits jaxlive.com   Nov. 2 Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Florida Theatre floridatheatre.com   Here Come The Mummies Ponte Ved…

  • Best of Jax 2023 Nominations

    Nominations begin 11/1/2023 @ midnight & end 11/30/2023 @ midnight. Top 5 in each category progress to the voting phase. If a tie occurs the nominees who ti…

  • Bite By Bite

    Arlington  Cliff’s Bar & Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com   Fancy Sushi & Grill Japanese Restaurant fancysushiandgrill.com   Fuji Sushi  fujisushi-…

  • Romanza Festivale Celebrates St. Augustine’s Heritage in Arts and Culture

    ‘Romanza’ in Spanish is a love song. ‘Romanza’ in Italian is a love affair. ‘Romanza” in St. Augustine means celebrating our heritage in arts and culture,” said…

  • Ride Down(town) to HADESTOWN for a Helluva Show

    Words by Cessy Newmon What a way to go to hell and back.  The first of Anaïs Mitchell’s stage endeavors, HADESTOWN intertwines two tales from Greek mythol…