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Comics to get new fans farther

SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Recently, comic mega giants Marvel and DC Comics released their respective cinematic schemes until 2020. Several veterans of the silver screen are returning, but a few lesser-known heroes, such as Cyborg and Ant-Man, are slated to make their big screen debuts. While films do a great […]

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Books written by the stars

PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography” by Neil Patrick Harris Only Neil Patrick Harris would think of writing an autobiography as a choose-your-own-adventure book, and only he could actually pull it off. In “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography,” the reader takes on […]


‘Christmas creep’ pushes consumers away from stores

SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE “For every Christmas tree lit before thanksgiving, an elf drowns a baby reindeer,” tweeted comedian Zach Galifianakis. While his message is brash, it’s serious: Christmas is happening far too soon and it’s everywhere. What was once carols playing softly in the department store and a lit […]


USF player robbed near campus

ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU USF center Jaleel Cousins and friend Leland Collins were sitting in Cousins’ parked car at 3:32 a.m. Sunday outside 4050 Lofts when two armed suspects approached the vehicle.  According to a statement from Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), one of the suspects pointed a handgun at […]

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Fall blockbusters hit theaters

PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE “Big Hero 6” This weekend, Disney brought us a new type of hero, one who appears to be more of a marshmallow. The film is set in the fictional mash-up metropolis, San Fransokyo, where Hiro Hamada, a 14-year-old robotics genius,  lives with his large and […]

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Ghastly tours haunt Tampa Bay area

The Cuban Club is home to several unsettled spirits including the Woman in White. ORACLE PHOTO / POLLY SNOVER Ybor City Ghost Tour By Polly Snover, CORRESPONDENT: It is said there are many restless spirits in Ybor, and the Ybor City Ghost Tour is a fantastic way to meet them. […]


EDITORIAL: Ridesharing networks could revive Tampa transit

ORACLE PHOTO/ ADAM MATHIEU The ridesharing app Uber quickly gained popularity in 2013, having expanded to 22 countries and 60 cities by the end of that year, and New York Magazine was quick to predict that one day the company could take over the taxi system. However, the Hillsborough County […]

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Comics to get new fans flying

With legendary comic book companies Marvel and DC Comics setting cinemas alight with big budget blockbusters on what appears to be a regular basis, the once obscure world of comics is becoming much more mainstream.  By only watching the movies, film fans are missing out on the vast world of […]

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End-of-summer movies fall into theaters

“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”  Director Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank Miller return to the sable streets and boulevards of film noir for “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” This sequel is a dark, violent and testosterone-producing spectacle that relies too much on Mickey Rourke’s character […]