Colin Wolf, Creative Loafing

Colin Wolf

Creative Loafing

Orlando, FL, United States

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Past articles by Colin:

'This is ridiculous': Video shows Florida Gov. DeSantis yelling at Tampa teenagers for wearing masks at his press conference

"We've gotta stop with this Covid theater. So if you wanna wear it, fine, but this is ridiculous." → Read More

Parkland parents have raised nearly $50K to get rid of Florida's NRA-backed Rep. Matt Gaetz

There are plenty of reasons to dislike Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz – like the time he brought a Holocaust denier to the State of the... → Read More

Photo appears to show Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini, who's still dealing with a blackface scandal, wearing brownface

A new photo of Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini, who refuses to resign after photos surfaced of him in blackface, appears to show him in brownface, wearing a stereotypical "Mexican" costume. The photo was sent to Orlando Weekly by a former classmate of Sabatini's who wishes to remain anonymous. → Read More

Here's Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz screaming about the recounts like an absolute lunatic

Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican congressman with a well-documented history of peddling insane conspiracy theories, was mingling in the crowd yesterday outside the Broward County Supervisor... → Read More

$15 an hour is great, but it's still not enough to live in Orlando

Last month, Disney World and its unions agreed to raise wages to $15 an hour by 2021, and yesterday Amazon agreed to raise the wages of their minimum wage employees to $15 an hour starting in November. This is all great, but it doesn't change the fact that people in Orlando will continue to be broke as hell. → Read More

The Florida GOP keeps making Anna Eskamani look cool as hell

The Florida GOP seems to be on a mission to make Anna Eskamani, a Democrat running for Central Florida's House District 47, look incredibly cool to... → Read More

Disneyland raises minimum wage to $15.75, but only for non-union employees

In Disneyland's latest attempt to divide and conquer their lowest-paid employees, the company decided to raise their starting salary to $15.75 an hour for non-union... → Read More

You're paying too much for rent in Orlando

If you feel like you're paying too much for rent, you undoubtedly are. Average rental prices in the Orlando area increased by 7.7 percent from July 2017 to July 2018, according to a new monthly report from RentCafe. → Read More

Disney donates to almost everyone, including nearly $1 million to 'proud NRA sellout' Adam Putnam

Yesterday, on the two-year memorial of Pulse, gun reform activists held "die-ins" across the country at sites like Sen. Marco Rubio's Tampa office, the Capitol Building in D.C., and President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. Now, it appears that Disney will also get the "die-in" treatment. → Read More

Disney erects giant Woody at Hollywood Studios

This morning, Disney announced they've reached the important milestone of erecting a giant Woody at the entrance of the yet-to-open Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios. According to the official Disney Parks Blog, the 20-foot-tall Woody doll has a 7-foot-wide hat and stands next to a 4-foot-tall yo-yo. Disney did not release any measurements on Woody's girth. → Read More

Orlando's affordable housing crisis is about to implode

Back in December, Florida Gov. Rick Scott touted that Orlando leads the state in job growth, which is certainly something to be proud of. But Orlando doesn't have a job shortage – it has a shortage of well-paying jobs and places for these people to live. → Read More

Is Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz just three kids stacked on top of each other in a suit?

On Sunday, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz made a rare appearance on a network other than Fox News to defend the NRA-backed notion that arming teachers... → Read More

Marco Rubio, who accepted nearly $10,000 from the NRA last year, sends his 'thoughts and prayers' to Las Vegas

Americans woke up Monday morning to the horror that a white domestic terrorist shot and killed an estimated 58 people and injured more than 500 more at a country music festival in Las Vegas. In the aftermath of the shooting, which has now surpassed Orlando as the most deadly mass shooting in modern history, lawmakers and elected officials posted heartfelt "thoughts and prayers" to social media. → Read More

Anti-Muslim group cancels pro-Trump rally in downtown Orlando

ACT for America, a group with a long history of anti-Muslim rhetoric, has cancelled rallies in 36 locations, including one scheduled for downtown Orlando in... → Read More

Anti-Muslim group holding pro-Trump rally at Lake Eola in September

A group with a history of anti-Muslim rhetoric and hate speech plans to hold a pro-Trump rally at Lake Eola this September. The event, America... → Read More

Adam Putnam says he's a 'proud NRA sellout'

Adam Putnam is currently Florida's Agriculture Commissioner. He's also a Republican candidate for governor and a self-described "NRA sellout." On Monday, Tampa Bay Times columnist... → Read More

Florida probably won't close the gender wage gap until 2038, says study

Florida will likely be the first state to close the gender wage gap, but it'll take at least 21 years before this actually happens. According to projections from the Institute for Women's Policy Research, it'll take at least 21 more years before the state of Florida starts compensating women equally for the same jobs as men. → Read More

Watch Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer get squished into a phone booth with Jimmy Fallon

On last night's Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer squeezed his pliant, malleable body into a crammed phone booth. Jimmy squared off with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a game called "Phone Booth," in which when you get a question wrong, a stranger from the "Mystery Bench" has to squeeze into your booth. → Read More

Marco Rubio accepted more than $75K in donations from ISPs before selling us out

Florida senator Marco Rubio recently decided that the privacy of his constituents is worth about $75,000 in political donations. Yesterday, Marco Rubio, along with the... → Read More

Univeral Orlando releases new details about Incredible Hulk Coaster

Universal just released a slew of details about The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure, which is set to re-open this summer. According to Universal,... → Read More