Stephanie Hayes, Tampa Bay Times

Stephanie Hayes

Tampa Bay Times

Florida, United States

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Recent articles by Stephanie:

‘The Bluest Eye’ is the latest victim of Florida’s thought police

Toni Morrison’s book is a masterpiece. But literary merit no longer outweighs empty soundbites. → Read More

Tom Brady washed up at 45? Welcome to the life of a woman.

Like the Bucs QB, there’s a whole population of people used to being pushed out at a certain age. → Read More

Overwhelmed by the best restaurants in Tampa Bay? Same.

Our food critic talks trying new hot spots when sweatpants and takeout have ruled the day. → Read More

No diets, no Dry January, no stress: Gentle January is here

Reject the impulse to improve yourself. Become a dirt person. → Read More

Unhinged predictions for Tampa Bay in 2023

Gisele buys the Bucs? ThunderBug becomes police chief? Elon Musk moves in? → Read More

A journey into Hotbins, Tampa’s viral Amazon reseller bin store

The store near Busch Gardens offers bargains for the brave. → Read More

I am suspicious of Christmas gnomes

What are these things? → Read More

White Elephant, Dirty Santa, Yankee Swap: A guide to faking it

Holiday gift exchange rules for misanthropes. → Read More

Meet the Tampa man bound for Olympia, the Super Bowl of bodybuilding

Winston Sullivan went from lanky hoops player to elite muscleman. → Read More

Dear Trader Joe’s, please open more stores in Tampa Bay

From Clearwater to Carrollwood, the people are begging. Bring on the apps. → Read More

Tampa police chief’s golf cart saga is a lesson in weak apologies

The minor traffic stop was just the beginning in a web of bad moves. What can we learn? → Read More

Fix Tropicana Field by turning it into a holiday skating rink already

Baseball? Enchant Christmas offers glittery lessons as redevelopers eye St. Pete’s stadium. → Read More

Kohl’s is trying to kill me

The struggling store’s CEO is stepping down, so why does Kohl’s still have me in a prison of coupons? → Read More

A live review of Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Falling for Christmas’ on Netflix

Amnesia, Airbnb, Santa’s very white teeth. We have much to discuss. → Read More

POV: Florida awkwardly telling hurricane season it’s time to leave

Uh, Hurricane Nicole? This party is over. Get out. → Read More

What is the worst month, and why is it November?

Elections, Daylight Saving Time, inflation and then... we have to like each other by Thanksgiving? → Read More

A Largo nail artist found TikTok fame painting ’90s masterpieces

Devin Strebler of Nailz by Dev harnessed her raw talent to change her life. → Read More

Is the thumbs-up emoji passive-aggressive?

From the red heart to the laugh-cry face, here’s a glossary of cancelled emoji. → Read More

Questions missing from the DeSantis-Crist debate

First of all, how dare you? → Read More

Florida Man, go off: It’s shorts and sweatshirt season

From flip-flops to hoodies, lower temperatures bring out our finest fashions. → Read More