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Ask Her More, But Don’t Forget the Dress

This is a guest post from TampaBayScene’s Ariel Chates.    Oh, the Oscars. The epitome of Hollywood glamour and arguably the most famed award show on Earth. And ...

On February 24, 2015 / By

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    Why Gainesville?

    “Where are you headed after graduation?” “I’m staying in Gainesville.” The looks of shock, disbelief and judgment I receive in response to my answer have become all too familiar. ...

    On February 16, 2015 / By
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    How to Tackle FL/GA

    An oldie but a goodie. Here’s a gem on FL/GA survival by our very own, Morgan Jenkins, originally published Oct. 31, 2013. #throwback I love a good cocktail ...

    On October 31, 2014 / By
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    Gainesville’s Asian Sensations

    Although the average hungover UF student might consider a Bento box an authentic Asian feast, here at GainesvilleScene, we want to expand culinary horizons. We recognize “Asian food” ...

    On October 16, 2014 / By

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    Study Edge Meets Tinder: Gainesville has a Knack for New Business

    If you’re not a first-semester freshman, you know about those dreaded green and blue packets. Between Tutoring Zone and Study Edge, the market of study aids seems to be dominated by the conglomerate of corporate business. Power players like Study Edge have eaten away at the competition, providing supplemental instruction that ends up being a second class in itself while eagerly taking ...

    On February 26, 2015 / By
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    Asshole and Hero of the Week

    Although we love to view the world in absolutes, things are seldom black and white. Heroes have skeletons in their closets and assholes secretly donate money to the ASPCA commercials with Sarah McLachlan. Okay, maybe not. But the point is that the world is a complex place, full of moral ambiguity, double standards and mixed feelings. So we have taken it upon ourselves ...

    On February 25, 2015 / By
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    Edward Sharpe Plays to Chilled Out Crowds

    Student Government Productions has done it again. SGP brought indie-folk group Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros to the University of Florida on Friday, encouraging eager music-loving souls to venture into the cold abyss to bear witness to this California-based band’s cool rhythms. Even though the show took place outdoors at the Band Shell stage on Flavet Field, the weather seemed to ...

    On February 25, 2015 / By
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    Ask Her More, But Don’t Forget the Dress

    This is a guest post from TampaBayScene’s Ariel Chates.    Oh, the Oscars. The epitome of Hollywood glamour and arguably the most famed award show on Earth. And what would the Oscars be without fashion? According to some people, it might be better. This year’s Academy Awards has come with as much buzz about the red carpet interviews as the movies. The ...

    On February 24, 2015 / By
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    The Mysterious James Franco Comes to Gainesville

    James Franco, the ultimate wildcard. From nude selfies to comedic hijinks, James Franco is a certified enigma. Though he carries on a fraught relationship with the media, the general public has somehow managed to scurry around and gather random facts about the 36-year-old actor. Thanks to the miracle that is the camera phone, we all know he’s snoozed in a college class. ...

    On February 24, 2015 / By
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    Culture Your Fu**ing Self

    There are two approaches to spending your time in this complex enigma of a town called Gainesville. You can complain that, “there’s nothing to do” and drown your sorrows in a sub-par 3-4-1 Long Island at Cantina every night, or you can embrace your precious time here in Hogtown and go explore. We’ve helped you survive your road trips and spring break. ...

    On February 23, 2015 / By
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    Zach Deputy, the JAM and Chicken Pot Pie

    If you forced yourself to stand still and look around for just a moment at the JAM last week, you found yourself surrounded by grungy free spirits, roaring frat stars and plain-Janes alike, all getting the funk down and chanting three little words: Chicken. Pot. Pie. Zach Deputy pressed the pause button on all things non-funk related during his two exceptional performances ...

    On February 20, 2015 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    We’re not sure why it’s still so damn cold, but there’s one thing we know for sure: the bars are cozy with warm cider and sorority girls in fur vests. Throw on a liquor blanket and this playlist and celebrate life. ...

    On February 20, 2015 / By
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    Behind the Scene: Joe Pierce from Mosswood Farm Store

    We live in a transactional world. From the daily debit swipe for goods and services to the daily exchange of emotions and conversation, we are always trading back and forth between each other.  Although it’s easy to sign your receipt and move on your way, GainesvilleScene wants to dig a little deeper. Behind the Scene, our new series, gives you a glimpse into the ...

    On February 19, 2015 / By
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    Lent Me Your Ears for a Moment

    Disclaimer: I am by no means a religious expert. In fact, I was kicked out of Confirmation class for kind of sort of leading a Sunday-school protest (long story), so my street cred in the Vatican is very entry-level, if that. Ash Wednesday is upon us. Prepare ye sacred forehead for the blessed ash of last year’s palm branches…or at least prepare ...

    On February 18, 2015 / By
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    Sounding Off on Hate Crime in America

    “I hate you!” That exclamation is what I have to deal with when I ask middle schoolers to follow the rules. This phrase may seem rather harmless because it’s coming from a child who doesn’t actually hate me. He or she just hates the rules I’m enforcing. Even as 20-somethings, we throw around the word “hate” loosely, too. “I hate this class.” “I ...

    On February 18, 2015 / By
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    Technology Brings New Rules to the Dating Game

    My Aunt Wanda lived in an era of drive-in movies and jukeboxes. She bought coke floats at Walgreens, a once-hip hangout spot. While on dates, her dinner came to the table via a girl in roller skates. More remarkably, when a boy liked her, he had to ask in person, and only after meeting through mutual friends or acquaintances. Her idea of ...

    On February 18, 2015 / By
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    Asshole and Hero of the Week

    Although we love to view the world in absolutes, things are seldom black and white. Heroes have skeletons in their closets and assholes secretly donate money to the ASPCA commercials with Sarah McLachlan. Okay, maybe not. But the point is that the world is a complex place, full of moral ambiguity, double standards and mixed feelings. So we have taken it upon ourselves ...

    On February 18, 2015 / By
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    Punk Rock and Pints: Against Me! Rocks the Wooly

    My mirror neurons flared and a frown automatically appeared on my mouth as I entered the Wooly this past Valentine’s night for the Against Me! show. I was stoked to hear that the angst-y, local crew would be playing on my least favorite holiday of the year. Nothing is as transporting as the music you loved during your darker years, right? Now, ...

    On February 17, 2015 / By
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    The GainesvilleScene Interview: Dwayne “Danglin” Anglin of The Wailers

    To paraphrase the great bass man Aston “Family Man” Barrett, reggae music is the heartbeat of the people. It is a universal language and it carries the message of roots, culture and reality. It is for all ages and for all time: past, present and future. It is just like the moon — the older it gets, the brighter it shines. The ...

    On February 17, 2015 / By