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Feature Story The site of a new six-story bed tower at AdventHealth Hospital at the northeast corner of Fletcher Avenue and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

Uptown Tampa hones its identity, investments

An official rebranding for Uptown Tampa and the announcement of a new partnership between the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County are designed to encourage and accommodate innovative growth envisioned for the neighborhoods surrounding USF.

Feature Story La Fondita de Leo in Downtown Clearwater

The evolution of downtown Clearwater: An infusion of international dining

Looking for a taste of Brazil? Mexico? Thailand? Italy? Sicily? the Philippines? Check out the diversity of new international restaurants in downtown Clearwater. 

Feature Story CTE, Media, and the NFL book jacket illustration.

Book excerpt: CTE, Media, and the NFLFraming a Public Health Crisis as a Football Epidemic

Read an excerpt from "CTE, Media, and the NFL,'' a recently published book about media coverage of brain injuries in sports. The excerpt is the beginning of chapter eight, which is titled "It's a 'Guy Thing': Mediated Misconceptions.''

Feature Story measuring microplastics

Tampa Bay awash in microplastic particles

Researchers from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Eckerd College find disturbing evidence that Tampa Bay is polluted with billions of tiny plastic particles. Bills before the 2020 Florida Legislature would begin to address the issue.

Feature Story Each Trash Swag shirt is crafted from 8 recycled water bottles and repurposed fibers.

TrashSwag: Products designed for global impact

Seven years ago, Desiree McLaughlin took a Creative Thinking Class through USF St. Petersburg’s Business Entrepreneurship program. Originally, she hoped to develop clothing for female kite surfers like herself. She reworked the idea, searching for the right angle, the right time. Soon TrashSwag began to fall into place.

Feature Story Giles Davies (Jaxton), Adam Workman (Caden), and Dana Mauro (Alicia) bring the funny in The Thanksgiving Play.

Let’s give thanks for Jobsite conversation starters

The Thanksgiving Play is yet another provocative, funny play presented by a local theater company that has staged a cornucopia of compelling dramas and comedies in Tampa Bay.

Feature Story Kari Goetz

Q&A: Director Kari Goetz, Jobsite Theater

83 Degrees Media chats with Kari Goetz, the director of Jobsite Theater’s latest production, to find out what inspires her to work day and night in roles that help shape the Tampa Bay Area arts and culture scene.

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West Tampa is an historic Tampa neighborhood undergoing transformational change as new people and businesses move in. Traditionally defined by its working class, primarily Latin culture, the neighborhood is increasingly seen as a place of opportunity for a diversity of ...