Reda Wigle

REDA WIGLE is a middle child and Taurus Fire Tiger named after a stigmatic saint. She divides her time and affections between New Orleans and Key West.

FREE TO BE: QUEER KEYS UNLOCKS SUPPORT FOR LGBTQ YOUTH

At the dawn of the new millennium, the city of Key West adopted the inclusive, equitable slogan “One Human Family” as its official philosophy. Now, Janiece Rodriguez and Chris McNulty are putting that philosophy into much-needed practice with the formation of their LGBTQIA+ youth group, Queer Keys.  The team maintains...

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: WOMEN UNITE FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Key West residents and visitors showed their support for women and their reproductive rights by taking to Duval Street on Oct. 2 with fists raised in defiance, chanting a chorus of “My body, my choice.” The event was held in solidarity with other marches throughout the country and comes on...

IN PICTURES: GRIMAL GROVE HOSTS FIRST GARDEN GALA

Big Pine had itself a fine time on Sept. 18, when Grimal Grove welcomed visitors to its first-ever gala. Owner Patrick Garvey, who purchased and restored the grove in 2013 only to see his efforts washed away by Hurricane Irma, has spent several years rebuilding the property and replanting...

BARSTOOL ASTROLOGY: VIRGO SEASON IS COMING TO A CLOSE

Aries  March 21 – April 19  Next week’s full moon sheds lunar light on your twelfth house of conclusions and the unconscious mind. Closure for you is often marked by cauterization but this phase asks for a slower, more mindful approach to healing. Ritualize your release by lighting a candle for...

A SPECIAL PLACE ON BIG PINE HOLDS A SPECIAL EVENT

The back of Patrick Garvey’s Grimal Grove t-shirt advocates fearlessness: “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb; that’s where the fruit is.” Garvey, who has owned the Big Pine property since 2013, is no stranger to limb-seeking. Having weathered hurricanes and dire financial straits, the grove is...

BARSTOOL ASTROLOGY: VIRGO SEASON HATH ARRIVED

Bleach your bathtubs, my babies, Virgo season hath arrived. The modality of Virgo is advancement through ritual purification, it is decisive, exacting and at times ruthless in the pursuit of perfection. Virgo is ever operating from a place of intention rather than impulse; words are measured, actions weighed. It...

BARSTOOL ASTROLOGY: POWER & POSSIBILITIES ARE IN THE STARS

While the first half of August has been, astrologically speaking, a trying sort of dumpster fire, the remaining weeks are bound for glory. Five celestial bodies —the sun, Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Neptune — are giving us a much-needed dose of power and possibilities. Adding to this planetary good,...

BARSTOOL ASTROLOGY: CHIRON HAS STATIONED ITSELF RETROGRADE

Good news: We have the lion’s share of Leo season ahead of us. Troubling update: We need the promised distraction of pageantry, Polaroid nudes and one-night stands to weather the storm now that Chiron has stationed itself retrograde.  Chiron, named for the mythical centaur healer who suffered from an incurable...

BARSTOOL ASTROLOGY: LEO SEASON IS GOING TO BE BIG & BOLD

Leo season is upon us, with an energy akin to Texas: big, brazen and boldly belt-buckled, shining relentlessly on those who have to squint and bear it. While Leo is the sign voted most likely to masturbate to their own sex tape, they're also most likely to give to charity...

KEY WEST: TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MUSEUM REOPENS ON 513 TRUMAN AVE

Tennessee Williams famously claimed, “New Orleans is the best place to write. I can’t think of anywhere else with such characters.” Dennis Beaver, curator of the recently reopened Tennessee Williams Museum, is quick to note the legendary playwright made that proclamation two years before he came to Key West...

BARSTOOL ASTROLOGY: EMOTIONS ARE HEIGHTENED

We remain in the soft saltwater belly of Cancer season, and all thoughts are on feelings, what rises to the surface and what has kept us from it. Emotions are heightened during this cycle and we should allow them their elevation and honor them through creative expression.  Cancer season invites...

PEACE, LOVE & ORGANIC COFFEE BRIGHTEN MORNINGS AT KEY WEST’S HIGGS BEACH

A proverb declares “to drink is human, to drink coffee is divine.”  Local barista Kaia Hartsfield is distilling divinity on Higgs Beach. From her turquoise Kaia’s Coffee cart, Hartsfield hand-grinds beans she sources from Death Wish Coffee Co. “The blend is higher in caffeine and everything's fair trade and organic....