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Two Long-Lost Maps Spark a Quest to Find Forgotten Pyramids in the Florida Swamps

The maps and letters fell out of an aging file folder in a dark corner of a room called the "Curious Vault" at the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science. Printed on yellowing paper, they pointed the way toward remote locations somewhere near the Everglades. And in the long-faded text, they provided a hint about where they led: "Pyramids in the Everglades."

What were these curious relics? To find the truth required solving a four-decade-old mystery involving two enigmatic characters: a former science museum curator who once became a world authority on the lost city of Atlantis ... full story >>

Westword

Jerry Kern Has Made Lots of Noise at the Colorado Symphony

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra's Classically Cannabis series this summer grabbed headlines across the country -- but it's far from the first time that the symphony has turned heads, and it won't be the last. The organization has hosted high-profile musical collaborations, launched out-of-the-box fundraising efforts, made flashy new hires. Who's responsible for such bold moves? The answer, says nearly everyone associated with the CSO, is symphony CEO Jerome Kern. For more on this unlikely savior, read Joel Warner's "Unfinished Symphony" story on the Backbeat blog.... full story >>

SF Weekly

What Happens Here Gets Heard: Lessons from Four Years in the Trenches of San Francisco Music

Lars Ulrich is not a scary man. He is short, Danish, and gabby. He often wears gym shorts onstage. But at the Fillmore that night, Lars Ulrich wasn't the one making threats. He was just delivering them.

"If you fuck with him, he will beat your ass," the short drummer squawked.

This was a guest-filled Metallica 30th anniversary concert, so there were plenty of characters around capable of beating most anyone's ass if they felt fucked with. But everyone in the crowd seemed to pretty much know who Ulrich was talking about. He was coming on next. And even if they were deeply unh... full story >>

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Two Long-Lost Maps Spark a Quest to Find Forgotten Pyramids in the Florida Swamps Two Long-Lost Maps Spark a Quest to Find Forgotten Pyramids in the Florida Swamps

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Reader Mail: Stitches' 15 Minutes Are Up

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Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall for President

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Inside Miami's New Science Museum and Its Eye-Popping, Shark-Filled Aquarium

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The Seven Types of Miami Dolphins Fan

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Reader Mail: No More Off-Duty Jobs for Cops

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