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Should Tampa be on magazine’s list of ‘America’s Snobbiest Cities’?

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Have you noticed people looking down their noses at you as you walk down the streets of Tampa?

Drinking their fancy teas with their pinkies up, perhaps?

There’s quite a bit of snobbery in Tampa, according to Travel + Leisure. The city ranked No. 6 on the magazine’s list of “America’s Snobbiest Cities.”

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Part of downtown Tampa goes car-free during Cyclovia

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Hundreds of people cycled, skated, jogged, walked and mingled along Kennedy Boulevard on Sunday during the first Cyclovia Downtown Tampa.

The event, which took place from Nebraska Avenue to Tampa Street, was meant to promote car-free transportation. Attendees learned about bike and pedestrian safety at training presentations, get fitted for a helmet, play interactive street games, and more.

Check out the photos above and learn more about the inaugural event in this TBO.com story: Tampa’s first Cyclovia event draws bicyclists downtown.

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5 places to find a pumpkin in Tampa Bay

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Halloween is almost here, and if you’re in the mood to get creative, you’re probably in the market for a pumpkin or two.

Here are five places in the Tampa Bay area where you can find your future jack-o’-lantern.

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“Constantine” is new TV show premiering this week, Oct. 19-25

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

New TV shows have been premiering since the start of the fall season.

As far as the major networks are concerned, there’s one new show ahead for this week.

Constantine” premieres Friday, Oct. 24, at 10 p.m. on NBC. It’s a supernatural drama starring Matt Ryan as occult detective John Constantine, the demon hunter from DC Comics’ “Hellblazer” series. He’s “armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit,” a description of the show on the NBC website reads.

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How young entrepreneurs are reshaping St. Pete’s business scene

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Josh BoatwrightTribune Staff

St. Pete always held an odd charm for Marina Williams.

She grew up eating out at The Chattaway, the tropical, British-themed burger joint lined with colorfully painted claw foot tubs on the south side of downtown.

The city’s historic relics fascinated her, like Doc Webb and his “World’s Most Unusual Drug Store,” with its dancing chickens and mermaid shows.

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Cuteness Alert: Baby pygmy hippo takes first swim at Lowry Park Zoo

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

For the second week in a row, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has provided us with an “awww” moment.

Following its cute baby penguin picture, the zoo has released photos and video of its new pygmy hippopotamus, which was born on Saturday. Zoo Docent David Parkinson captured the baby’s first steps outside and in the pool on Tuesday.

The calf, a female, is the third successful pygmy hippo birth in the zoo’s history. She weighs 14.5 pounds.

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Check out trailer for ‘Sex Ed’ movie shot in Tampa

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Remember that buzz-worthy flick starring Haley Joel Osment of “The Six Sense” fame that we told you about a couple months ago?

Well, the movie called “Sex Ed,” which was filmed mostly at the former Sacred Heart Academy in Tampa last summer, now has two trailers, one approved for all audiences, and one for mature audiences. Watch the tamer one above.

“Sex Ed” stars Osment as Ed Cole, an aspiring math teacher who can only find work at an inner-city middle school supervising detention. When he realizes the students don’t know much about sex, he starts up his own sexual education class, even though he’s a virgin and as clueless as the students.

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Are Bucs cheerleaders next to participate in new #ShakeEbolaOff challenge?

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Oh, you thought your social media feeds were finally free of challenges for charitable causes? Well, get ready, because they could become flooded again.

But this time, instead of people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads for the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, they’re showing off dance moves for #ShakeEbolaOff.

The new challenge is the brainchild of End Ebola Now, a campaign that was created by a group of Sierra Leonean-Americans in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

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“Marry Me” is new TV show premiering this week, Oct. 12-18

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

New TV shows have been premiering since the start of the fall season.

As far as the major networks are concerned, there’s one new show ahead for this week.

Marry Me” premieres Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 9 p.m. on NBC. It’s a romantic comedy starring Casey Wilson, from SNL and “Happy Endings,” and Ken Marino, from “Eastbound & Down” and “Party Down.”

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Check out these amazing lunar eclipse, blood moon photos

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If you were up early enough Wednesday morning, you might have caught a glimpse of two different moon-related sights.

A full lunar eclipse started around 6:25 a.m. and lasted for about an hour before sunrise. Then, the moon took on orange and red hues known as a blood moon as it passed through the Earth’s shadow.

The phenomenon was a celestial photographer’s dream, and there are several amazing pictures out there. We’ve compiled a few here for your viewing pleasure.

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