Jeff Weaver in the Studio after Tiger Bay

Bernie Sanders' long time ally Jeff Weaver came to St Pete for the September Tiger Bay lunch. He talked about his time as Campaign Manager during the 2016 Presidential run and his new book, How Bernie Won.

After the event, he stopped by the Catalyst for a chat.

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Free Museum Day and other current cultural happenings

You hear a lot of chatter these days about St. Petersburg’s art and history museums, and how they’re getting to be world-class; yet another reason the city is becoming a “destination.” If you haven’t checked them out yourself, an opportune moment is about to present itself.

The national Free Museum Day is coming up Saturday, Sept. 22, and St. Petersburg’s major museums are all taking part. While the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, the Dali Museum and the St. Petersburg Museum of History will be free to Pinellas County residents with valid ID showing residency, these halls of treasure will be admission-free to one and all: The Holocaust Museum, Imagine Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (with curtailed hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), the Morean Arts Center and the Chihuly Collection, and the Carter G. Woodson Museum of African American History.

Mark your calendars. See what everybody else has been raving about.

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The Algorithmic Trap [Perell]

I’m in San Sebastián, Spain, but I could really be anywhere. I’ve flown halfway across the world, but from inside this coffee shop, I can’t tell what country I’m in.

They say that travel allows you to see different ways of living, but that’s definitely not what I’m doing. As I drink this latte, I might as well be back in New York.

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Harris/Murray/Peterson Discussion: London [YouTube]

This is the fourth video of the four-part debate between Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson from June in London. Peterson will be appearing at the Mahaffey Theatre on Saturday 9/15.

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The Hustle

Romina & Greg Mikurak

It seems like happy hour never ends at Thirsty First, where food and drink specials are on the menu every day of the week. Husband and wife duo Greg and Romina Mikurak conceptualized a prohibition-themed bar and restaurant only two years ago, and Thirsty First has been growing ever since.

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3 Daughters Brewing

3 Daughters Brewing helped pioneer brewing culture in St. Petersburg. Now it’s solidifying Florida’s place on the craft beer scene.

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The Shuffle

Haley Rademacher
Grow Smarter

Krista Quicker
Big Sea


John Collins
S.P. Arts Alliance

Focus: Brands

Here's why more brands, like Nike with Colin Kaepernick, are openly liberal [Business Insider]

Michael Jordan probably never actually said "Republicans buy sneakers, too." But that apocryphal quote reflects a common sentiment for consumer product marketers: Better to stay away from political controversies so you can keep selling on both sides of the aisle.

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ACUMEN: Self Respect

On Self-Respect: Joan Didion’s 1961 Essay from the Pages of [Vogue]

Here, in its original layout, is Joan Didion’s seminal essay “Self-respect: Its Source, Its Power,” which was first published in Vogue in 1961, and which was republished as “On Self-Respect” in the author’s 1968 collection, Slouching Towards Bethlehem. Didion wrote the essay as the magazine was going to press, to fill the space left after another writer did not produce a piece on the same subject. She wrote it not to a word count or a line count, but to an exact character count.

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