The Buzz – 2/20/20

Salzman Rakes in Cash GOP challenger Michelle Salzman raised more in January than District 1 State Representative Mike Hill (R) has collected since he announced his re-election bid in February 2019. Salzman raised $33,480 in January, bringing her total monetary contributions to $48,786. Last month, Salzman raised more cash than any other newcomer in state […]

‘Always in Season’ Makes Local Debut

By C. Scott Satterwhite Director and documentarian Jackie Olive is having her moment. Her long-awaited film “Always in Season” is a documentary about lynchings and the mysterious 2014 death of a young African American teenager. It premiered last year at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. This week, thanks to the UWF Kugelman Honors […]

Skeletons of Copan

By Jeremy Morrison Dr. Katherine Miller Wolf can learn a lot about a person after they’re dead. The University of West Florida bioarchaeologist studies skeletons. “You can put on different clothes, decorate your house in different ways, have different objects around you where you’re trying to portray a particular identity or something like that,” Miller […]

News of the Weird – 2/20/20

By the Editors at Andrews McMeel FROM BAD TO WORSE A well-meaning neighbor’s attempt to save his friend from a dog attack went south on Feb. 5 in Adams, Massachusetts. Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington told the Associated Press the neighbor heard yelling shortly after noon and discovered his friend being attacked by his own […]

The Buzz – 2/13/20

Celebrating 100 Years League of Women Voters Pensacola Bay Area is celebrating its centennial anniversary from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Pensacola State College Student Center, Bldg. 5, 1013 Underwood Ave. In 1920, founder Carrie Chapman Catt believed that within five years, a League of Women Voters could give millions of women voters […]

Weird Science

By Jeremy Morrison Much like his body of fiction, author Jeff VanderMeer absorbs the natural world. He took a moment in the middle of an interview recently, pausing for fuller immersion—“I was just looking down into the ravine we live on here, and there was just such a huge flurry of birds, it kind of […]