Hays Blinckmann

Hays Blinckmann is an oil painter, author of the novel “In The Salt,” lover of all things German including husband, children and Bundesliga. She spends her free time developing a font for sarcasm, testing foreign wines and failing miserably at home cooking.

‘The Lost Girls Of Paris’ Goes Back in Time – Author Pam Jenoff speaks at Books & Books April 17

World War II remains a timeless backdrop for page-turning novels. From the suspense of battle to historical significance, the new novel “The Lost Girls Of Paris” by Pam Jenoff takes readers back to this tumultuous time, inspired by actual events. Coming to Books & Books on Wednesday, April 17,...

Heating up at Waterfront: “Sex with Strangers” Review

It’s an age-old question: how well do you know a person? In today’s sea of technology, social media and fame, how can a person even be trusted to be who they are? Laura Eason, a writer from the hit series “House of Cards," wrote the insightful comedy “Sex With...

“Going to the Mattresses”: Cow Key Channel Bridge Repair Negotiations Improve

Virginia Panico, executive vice president of the Key West Chamber of Commerce, was prepared to “go to the mattresses” for Key West when it came to FDOT’s Cow Key Channel Bridge renovation. Armed with non-negotiable terms, Panico has been instrumental, along with city officials, in helping set the guidelines...

Sorry Harmony Korine, We’re Not ‘Bums!’ A Key West Local’s Response to “The Beach Bum” move

As it turns out, we aren’t actually beach bums. Director Harmony Korine’s new movie, “The Beach Bum,” hit Key West more with the thud of an empty mojito glass than a bang. Granted, the movie only had two things going for it: 1) Matthew McConaughey and 2) it was...

The Brotherhood Of Barbecue: The Dirty Pig is now open in Key West

Barbecue is a brotherhood, and the brothers Solove want everyone to join. Dan and Ben Solove opened “The Dirty Pig” restaurant this week at 320 Grinnell Street (formerly Finnegan’s and Lucy’s), and it’s destined to be a delicious and messy culinary highlight for any local or tourist. The place...

Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower cracks up the Red Barn

All is fair in love and war. Comedian and playwright Steve Martin proves the point with his absurd and hilarious play, “Meteor Shower," now playing at The Red Barn Theatre. It’s a satire, a comedy and a blatant jab at California narcissism. To paraphrase Shakespeare: there is truth in...

Exclusive Interview with a Blue Angel

Cameras and phones turned toward the sky, and social media lit up as our favorite VIP guests made another memorable entrance. The Blue Angels landed Thursday morning, March 28, at the NAS airfield Key West, and no one missed it. Doing their signature diamond formation flyover, the famed F/A...

Notes from the Hill: Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell gives the Weekly a report on the action in D.C.

In news from the hill: on March 14, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell shared some significant achievements in her first three months representing our district. She is moving forward on the issues that she committed to during her South Florida campaign, like supporting common sense gun control and environmental efforts....

Touching the Sky – Women aviators celebrated at Naval Air Show

“There’s more to life than being a passenger,” said Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Other women listened and agreed. This year’s Key West Southernmost Air Spectacular, Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, is celebrating women in aviation, from historical figures to the...

Bret Michaels “Taking it to Another Level” for Upcoming Key West Show

It’s hard to imagine, but rock stars act like everybody else. What does legend Bret Michaels love to do? Get in his car, turn on music and drive down the Keys – hello brother. It’s one of his favorite road trips because he likes “the vibe down here." An...

“On the Hook” with Mark Hedden —Captivating, Raw, Genius

History is always in the making, and it's local artists like photographer Mark Hedden who have the ingenious eye to capture it. Hedden’s new show “On The Hook” opens at the Studios of Key West on Thursday, March 7, and is more than a group of photographic portraits, but...

Alligator Alley Kills at The Studios

It is easily is one of the most creative, original and perceptively modern plays to debut — not just in Key West, but anywhere. Now at The Studios of Key West, the premiere performances of “Alligator Alley," a contemporary play by local playwright Michael Marrero, are up and running....