End times

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episode 12: 'Cheers to the End of Summer!'

In the season finale, the producers work overtime to tie up all the loose ends.

04/03/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Heat Index

The Sarasota Film Festival Keeps the Movie Mojo Going All Year-Round

And this year's festival will take place April 5-14.

04/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Second coming

The Starlite Room Will Get a Makeover and Be Featured on the Food Network

The Starlite Room has closed, but the owner plans to reopen soon, thanks in part to a new TV deal.

03/29/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Almost at the finish line

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episode 11: 'I Want Him (Without the Cheating)'

There are only two episodes before this season is over and no one is more excited than I am.

03/27/2019 By Giulia Heyward

TV RECAP

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episode 10: 'I Had High Hopes for You.'

With only two episodes left before the season finale, this is truly the show that runs out my patience.

03/20/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Sarasota Film Festival 2019 Announces Its Line-up

Festival organizers revealed film titles, special events, stars and more during a kickoff party Tuesday evening.

03/20/2019 By Kay Kipling

Television

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episode 9: 'Cheers to Sunday Funday!'

Who would have thought that the most interesting character in this show about 20-somethings on the beach would be Pauly's sweet grandmother?

03/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

LOCAL FILM

Local Documentary Receives Three Awards at Film Festival Screenings Across the Country

Since its original test screening in Sarasota, the documentary has been shown at eight film festivals, receiving three separate awards along the way.

03/06/2019 By Giulia Heyward

RECAP

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episode 8: 'Deflect, Deflect, Deflect'

You might be surprised that season two of Siesta Key is nearing its end. My editors are just surprised that I'm still writing about it.

03/06/2019 By Giulia Heyward

TV RECAP

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episode 7: 'It's Been A Day'

This week, we learn that this show takes monogamy and throws it out the window. We also find out when peak "booty-call hours" take place.

02/27/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Remember When?

The People, Milestones and Game-Changing Events That Made Us Who We Are

A decade-by-decade look at Sarasota over the past 40 years.

02/25/2019 By Susan Burns, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, and Megan McDonald

Let's get it

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key, Season 2, Episode 6: 'A Second-Tier Friend'

I have officially become numb to the manufactured plot lines of this show.

02/20/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Crying time

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key, Season 2, Episode 5: 'How Am I a Lot to Handle?'

In the spirit of charity, the Siesta Key crew attend the Kompo's Annual Autism Gala. I make my contribution by continuing to watch this show.

02/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Wakanda Forever

Winston Duke Talks Life Lessons, Representation and Black Panther at Ringling College

Six questions with the actor, who also stars in the upcoming "Us" with his longtime friend—and fellow Yale Drama School grad—Lupita N'yongo.

02/12/2019 By Megan McDonald

Siesta Key

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key, Season 2, Episode 4: 'Don't Come to My Trip'

The Siesta Key crew participates in a pastime that all young Sarasotans can relate to when they're looking for something fun to do in this town: leave.

02/06/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Arts

Director Honored at St. Pete Film Festival

Sarasota filmmaker Kathryn Parks was recently honored at the Sunshine City Film Festival for her short film 50 Words.

02/05/2019 By Staff

I watched this so you don't have to

Recap: MTV Siesta Key, Season 2, Episode 3: 'Sorry! I Don't Owe You Anything'

"Siesta Key" isn't slowing down, and neither are we. Let's get into it.

01/30/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Coming Soon

Sarasota's Own Charlie Barnett in New Netflix Series Russian Doll, Starting Feb. 1

Barnett grew up on local stages and graduated from Booker High.

01/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

TV

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episodes 1 and 2: 'Born a King'/'Your Own Hairdresser'

Giulia Heyward descends into the world of spray tans and television drama so you won’t have to.

01/23/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Sneak Preview

Antiques Roadshow Taped at The Ringling to Air Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 and 11

The museum hosts an advance screening Jan. 15.

12/31/2018 By Ilene Denton