This Week in Sarasota

Wrote heavily researched and highly sarcastic columns about Sarasota politics, business developments and various local shenanigans, as well as local music profiles for Sarasota-centric blog and online events calendar ThisWeekInSarasota.com. I also copy edited contributors, and handled publishing duties for the TWIS site.

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TWISler Breakdown: Noise and Entertainment Ordinances

Published Dec. 31, 2010 TWISler Breakdown: Noise and Entertainment Ordinances The number one culprit holding this “Creative Paradise” of ours …

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TWISler Breakdown: Sarasota County Festival Steering Committee

Published Jan. 4, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: Sarasota County Festival Steering Committee This week your good buddy TWISler breaks down the …

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TWISler’s Super Tuesday Special Election Breakdown

Published Jan. 11, 2011 TWISler’s Super Tuesday Special Election Breakdown It’s that time of year again, when we all start …

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TWISler Breakdown: We Need a Braveheart

Published Jan. 18, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: We Need a Braveheart It’s your good buddy TWISler back again this week to …

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TWISler Breakdown: DEAL or No DEAL

Published Jan. 26, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: DEAL or No DEAL This week the TWISler’s going to play a little game …

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TWISler Update: The TWISler endorses three lucky candidates

Published Jan. 31, 2011 TWISler Update: The TWISler endorses three lucky candidates The TWIS-meister has been keepin’ it pretty real …

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TWISler Update: The real deal with the DEAL

Published Feb. 3, 2011 TWISler Update: The real deal with the DEAL Alrighty folks, the TWISler has some good news …

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TWISler Update: Examining the youth vote… or lack thereof

Published Feb. 8, 2011 TWISler Update: Examining the youth vote… or lack thereof When it comes to local elections, that …

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The TWISler Breaks Sarasota Down

Published Feb. 11, 2011 The TWISler Breaks Sarasota Down — As you read this column, there are a half-million Egyptians …

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TWISler Breakdown: Governor Skeletor’s Epic Fail

Published Feb. 17, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: Governor Skeletor’s Epic Fail For today’s lesson, the TWISler had planned to regale you …

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TWISler Update: Vote Early and Often

Published Feb. 22, 2011 TWISler Update: Vote Early and Often The responses from TWISler’s little rant on the governor says …

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TWISler Update: Join the party, y’all!

Published Feb. 24, 2011 TWISler Update: Join the party, y’all! As of yesterday, the number of Sarasotans that had put …

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TWISler Update: Sarasota’s Exit Poll Report Card

Published March 1, 2011 TWISler Update: Sarasota’s Exit Poll Report Card Okey-Dokey folks, now that the TWISler has enlightened you …

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TWISler Breakdown: Vote Now! The End is Near!!!

Published March 7, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: Vote Now! The End is Near!!! OK, valiant brave soldiers of Sarasota. Tomorrow is …

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TWISler Recap: City Commission Election Results

Published March 10, 2011 TWISler Recap: City Commission Election Results The TWISler is a little bummed out today. We’re all …

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TWISler Update: Rise of the Creatives

Published March 15, 2011 TWISler Update: Rise of the Creatives Just so you know, the TWISler takes comfort in the …

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TWISler Update: Who will be the next EDC President?

Published March 17, 2011 TWISler Update: Who will be the next EDC President? Kathy Baylis is the only economic development …

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TWISler Update: Bye, Bye Jackson Labs…

Published March 24, 2011 TWISler Update: Bye, Bye Jackson Labs… A few weeks back your trusty TWISler attended a press …

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TWISler’s Semi-Super Tuesday Voter Registration Drive

Published March 31, 2011 TWISler’s Semi-Super Tuesday Voter Registration Drive Hey there, all my fresh peeps! The TWISler’s looking to …

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TWISler Update: Festival Steering Committee surrenders

Published April 1, 2011 TWISler Update: Festival Steering Committee surrenders Some of you long-time TWISler fans may remember one of …

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TWISler Breakdown: Paid parking returns to downtown Sarasota

Published April 5, 2011 (Photo: yourobserver.com) TWISler Breakdown: Paid parking returns to downtown Sarasota Now, the TWISler knows just as …

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TWISler Call Out: Our Governor needs to hear from us

Published April 8, 2011 TWISler Call Out: Our Governor needs to hear from us Now, the TWISler said we wouldn’t …

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TWISler Breakdown: Sarasota Film Fest Fabulousness

Published April 13, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: Sarasota Film Fest Fabulousness The swankiest Sarasotans among us have been busily rubbing elbows …

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TWISler Breakdown: Fraud in the Heart of Sarasota!

Published April 18, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: Fraud in the Heart of Sarasota! The rules regarding how Sarasota County signs contracts …

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TWISler Update: The Economic Development Corporation chooses its Braveheart

Mark Huey Published April 26, 2011 TWISler Update: The Economic Development Corporation chooses its Braveheart Every …

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TWISler Breakdown: Sarasota’s incompetence problem

Published May 3, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: Sarasota’s incompetence problem It’s pretty clear after Sarasota’s recent uncovering of massive amounts of …

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TWISler Breakdown: The SUM+ Conference gets brainy

Published May 10, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: The SUM+ Conference gets brainy It’s come to the TWISler’s attention lately that while …

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TWISler Breakdown: The Harvey Milk Festival gets TWISted

Published May 17, 2011 (Photo: sarasota.patch.com) TWISler Breakdown: The Harvey Milk Festival gets TWISted Harvey Milk Festival Art Opening: 7-10 …

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TWISler Breakdown: Don’t park – Don’t sit – Don’t even come downtown!

Published May 24, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: Don’t park – Don’t sit – Don’t even come downtown! The heart of Sarasota …

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TWISler Breakdown: Is there anybody out there?

Published May 31, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: Is there anybody out there? We’ve been trying pretty hard over here in TWISville …

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TWISler Breakdown: Money, Money, Money

Published June 8, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: Money, Money, Money – Politicians spend it while citizens cough it up It was …

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TWISler Breakdown: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Published July 18, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes As many of you probably noticed, the TWISler took a bit of a …

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In the Green Room with Cats in the Basement

Published July 26, 2011 (Photo: Scott Braun) In the Green Room with Cats in the Basement Fun fact: “Herb Crust” …

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In the Green Room with I.G.O.R.

Published Aug. 2, 2011 In the Green Room with I.G.O.R. “It was always an acronym, we just had to come …

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In the Green Room with Fancy Rat

Published Aug. 12, 2011 (Photo: Scott Braun) In the Green Room with Fancy Rat “I’ve always written about serious things …

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