Startling photos of an Otter attacking a crocodile

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 10 March 2014

It’s official: alligators and crocodiles are getting soft. Last week, we saw photos of a snake devouring a crocodile in the swamps of Queensland, Australia. Now, photos show a river otter in Florida engaging a young alligator in an epic battle for lunch, with the mammal eventually emerging as the victor. It looks like the […]

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In Florida, hundreds compete in Ernest Hemingway lookalike contest

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Friday 2 August 2013

Wow, what is this? Apparently a fierce competition takes place every year in July at Key West, Florida, with bearded blokes fighting to see who most resembles iconic novelist Ernest Hemingway. The always awesome Henry Hargreaves — whom you know we’ve been a fan of and keeping hot tabs on — documented this year’s contest with a series of portrait shots that show some of this year’s contestants. Must say that Papa Hemingway does have some pretty convincing doppelgangers out there.

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View from above: Florida’s amusement parks

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 27 April 2013

I suppose there are two things I love about this: the craziness of the amusement park designs in Florida, and the craziness of the view from above. Just check out Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park: the flats look just like candy-frosted donuts. Unbelievable. This aerial approach isn’t new for Jason Hawke — his aerial shots […]

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Man makes Mermanning a lifestyle

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 24 April 2013

It’s funny to think how folks in the 18th century tried to cobble a merman out of monkey and fish body parts, and today, we think of mermans as these lithe, mythical, fairytale-like beings. Now we’ve just found out about a guy from Florida who has custom-built a shimmering latex merman fin for himself and […]

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Meet Florida Man, the world’s worst superhero

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 15 February 2013

If you haven’t been brushing up on news about Florida lately, try following Florida Man, a brilliant Twitter feed that tracks the none-too-subtle antics of, well, said Florida Man as he makes news headlines like ‘Florida Man Arrested While Sunbathing Naked And Holding Rubber Penis’ and ‘Florida Man Shoots And Kills Roommate Over Pork Chop‘. […]

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Handmade jewelry by Amy Lou

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Products on Friday 6 April 2012

Inspired by natural and organic elements, the handmade jewelry of Amy Carlino (aka Amy Lou) is certainly unique. Taking her creations to the level of art, Lou is informed by a subculture sensibility that resonates in her work. From bracelets to rings to necklaces, her crystal work is raw and inspired and the metals are […]

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Craft beers aged in same wood used to make cigar boxes

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By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Thursday 17 November 2011

Tobacco and beer: now there’s a classic combination. If you want to have a cigar with your favorite brew but you’re not so keen on the hazards of smoking, we’ve got just the thing for you. Straight out of the US cigar capital, Florida, comes the Humidor series of craft beers from Cigar City Brewing […]

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Welcome to Titusville

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By Ride5 in New Film on Wednesday 20 July 2011

Welcome to Titusville shows the impact of the 30 year Space Shuttle program on the residents of Titusville, a city that lies only a few miles from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Tasteless

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By Zolton in New Fashion on Friday 14 January 2011

For a lark, I spent last night cruising Worth Street in West Palm Springs, Florida, the longest, cleanest, most deserted street I’ve ever seen, which is jammed with a string of high-class stores, flogging everything from travel jewellery (for the terrified billionaire), to sweaters and blazers in every colour imaginable. That’s right, who said The […]

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Human landscapes in Florida

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By Francis Andrews in Cool Travel on Wednesday 6 October 2010

These fascinating mosaics of twenty-first century human habitation are proof that planned housing isn’t always dull and distasteful, for the bird’s-eye photographer at least. What may be endless rows of generic streets and blocks at ground level suddenly become giant patchwork quilts from the air, perhaps in a weird way proving that there is more to life than what meets the pedestrian’s eye.

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The Longboat Key Club and Resort

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Saturday 26 September 2009

I spent a weekend down in Longboat Key, Florida, a few weeks back, doing very little but lying on a deck chair by the pool, contemplating life and my small place in it, and enjoying the rather lush and salubrious surrounds of the Longboat Key Club and Resort. Yes, it’s a tough life, but, well, y’know, someone’s gotta do it. [photos by Alison Zavos]

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Florida’s Longboat Key Club and Resort

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Tuesday 25 August 2009

Located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico Drive, in the stunning surrounds of Sarasota, Florida, the Longboat Key Club and Resort is just about the most relaxing place on earth. Seriously. With a bountiful Florida sun beating down, it’s too easy to zone out beside the pool, drinking cocktails, reading sporadically, and imagining that this is how life should always be lived. Only it isn’t. Well, for most of us anyway. Paris Hilton, really! What are you doing wasting time in LA?

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Dark Castle will pound your ears

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Friday 14 August 2009

Dark Castle is a duo from Saint Augustine, Florida, that makes sweaty, hallucinatory, heavy-as-hell doom metal. Frontwoman Stevie Floyd emasculates dudes with her dexterous riffage and gutteral growls while drummer Rob Shaffer uses a bass drum as a floor tom to ensure the destruction of your lower intestines. They’re touring through September. Don’t miss these […]

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The Fox Restaurant, Jacksonville

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By Gerry Mak in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 4 August 2009

Musicians in Jacksonville, Florida, often plop themselves amongst breakfasting families to nurse their hangovers at the Fox Restaurant. The food is a step above normal greasy spoon fare, but is just as cheap, with a full breakfast costing as little as three dollars. They even offer bananas as an alternative to grits or hash browns.

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Francis Vallejo

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Wednesday 3 September 2008

I’m keeping a sharp eye on Florida illustrator Francis Vallejo. Upon first glance, you’d never realize that he is about to enter his senior year at the Ringling School! Vallejo has the draughtmanship and expressive brush work of a top tier, seasoned professional. Having already busted out work for clients such as Vibe and grabbed […]

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