July 2008

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FEATURES 10 BEST Su Byron searches out vegetarian dishes so good you’ll never miss the meat. THE YEAR OF THE BLOCKBUSTER With a season that included Broadway-bound A Tale of Two Cities, critic Kay Kipling finds much to honor in her annual theater awards. HOMES FOR ARTISTS Who says artists can’t afford to live in Sarasota […]


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FEATURES

10 BEST

Su Byron searches out vegetarian dishes so good you’ll never miss the meat.

THE YEAR OF THE BLOCKBUSTER

With a season that included Broadway-bound A Tale of Two Cities, critic Kay Kipling finds much to honor in her annual theater awards.

HOMES FOR ARTISTS

Who says artists can’t afford to live in Sarasota anymore? Our Real Estate Junkie, Robert Plunket, discovers some great choices in the current market.

BREEZY DOES IT

Breezy summer styles take to the sea. Photography by Gary John Norman

WHAT WILL THE NEXT FIVE YEARS LOOK LIKE?

A panel of experts analyzes what the economic slowdown will mean for the region. Edited by Pam Daniel

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR

A fond farewell to our longtime leader, Dan Denton, who’s leaving us to start a new venture. By Pam Daniel

STREET TALK

News and names to boost your civic I.Q.

* Street Smarts

* Hot Seat

SHOPPING

Carol Tisch finds youthful energy and celebrity fashions at the expanded Westfield Sarasota Square mall–and opens up a world of chic umbrellas.

MR. CHATTERBOX

Our in-house political pundit sets the record straight about the HBO movie Recount and his never-before-revealed role in the 2000 presidential election.

LIMELIGHT

Rebecca Baxter snaps people and parties, and we see our “Fashion Statement” at downtown’s White on State event.

EVENTS

Kay Kipling’s calendar of arts and entertainment, plus On Exhibit by Mark Ormond.

VITAL SIGNS

Think you know all about skin cancer? Su Byron presents some compelling new reasons to practice safe sun.

* A Beautiful Sunset

FOOD & WINE

John Bancroft delivers a special “Good Deal” summer edition with three outstanding prix fixe menus, plus chef Judi Gallagher’s yummy avocado dip.

NATURAL SELECTION

Our artist’s sketchbook of Sarasota flora and fauna.