Thursday, December 14, 2017

Floridian

Florida controls the road to the White House, so why not the White House?

Florida controls the road to the White House, so why not the White House?

You, as a Florida voter, hold the fate of the world in your hands. If you've lived here for a while, you're probably used to this terrible responsibility. Every four years, the rest of the nation gives us the side-eye, wondering how we wound up holdi...
Updated a year ago
Readers respond to young violist with generosity and support

Readers respond to young violist with generosity and support

ST. PETERSBURGMore than 100 emails and phone calls poured in after September's Floridian story about 16-year-old Adán Martinez and the viola that changed his life. He had been busking to make payments on the instrument he named Lamar and had mor...
Updated a year ago
Time capsule: On a beach, he found a box containing a stranger's ashes

Time capsule: On a beach, he found a box containing a stranger's ashes

Time capsule: This is a recurring Floridian magazine feature that allows readers to re-experience some of the Tampa Bay Times' best stories with the wisdom of hindsight. Writer Lane DeGregory got a phone call last month about this story, from the chi...
Updated a year ago
Lightning ranked No. 1 franchise in sports by ESPN

Lightning ranked No. 1 franchise in sports by ESPN

Since owner Jeff Vinik bought the Lightning in 2010, he's said his goal was to make it a "world class" organization. And on Thursday, the Lightning received a significant validation in its growth, ranked the No. 1 franchise in all of sports in ESPN t...
Updated a year ago
In his own words: I'm a 12-year-old international go-kart racer

In his own words: I'm a 12-year-old international go-kart racer

I was 4 years old when I started racing. … I remember going out on the track for my first time and, like, just going around, like, really slow. …I raced (in Australia) for 2014, '15 and '16. The one I won was 2016. … The sun was in ...
Updated a year ago
Time Capsule: The day that Tampa banned lap dancing

Time Capsule: The day that Tampa banned lap dancing

Time capsule: This is a recurring Floridian magazine feature that allows readers to re-experience some of the Tampa Bay Times' best stories with the wisdom of hindsight. At the end of this meeting, which spilled into the early morning hours, the Tamp...
Updated a year ago
The 'F' in Florida often stands for 'fake'

The 'F' in Florida often stands for 'fake'

Living in Florida is an adventure, and not just because of the hurricanes, lightning, sinkholes, shark attacks and nudist resorts. A big part of what makes living here so — interesting? is that the right word? — is knowing that much of wh...
Updated a year ago
In her own words: Dangling from my piercings makes me comfortable in my own skin

In her own words: Dangling from my piercings makes me comfortable in my own skin

Shannon Michael, 29, Palm Beach | body suspension artistShe tattoos people for a living but considers this her art: having her skin pierced with temporary holes and being strung up by hooks for onlooking crowds. The traveling performance artist, who ...
Updated a year ago
From Disney's Space Mountain to SeaWorld's Mako: We're pushing the limits on roller coaster thrills

From Disney's Space Mountain to SeaWorld's Mako: We're pushing the limits on roller coaster thrills

ORLANDO I n January 1975, Mickey Mouse donned a space suit to herald the newest attraction in Disney's Tomorrowland, the first roller coaster on Earth to be controlled by a computer.Space Mountain's design evoked Stanley Kubrick's spooky 2001: A Spac...
Updated a year ago
Here's how NASA is preparing to go to Mars

Here's how NASA is preparing to go to Mars

Putting humans on Mars already has moved beyond fiction. NASA is closer than ever to making it happen.
Updated a year ago