I was visiting my older son and daughter-in-law on the other side of the country last May, sitting on the edge of the bed, when my son handed me a little gift bag.
John Dubois' artistic and mechanical genius is best appreciated when you see the "before'' pictures of the junked 1960 Chevrolet El Camino he rescued from the Arizona desert.
MICANOPY — O.J. Brisky hated his first name, but he loved books, old dusty books, books with a little mildew or history hidden among the pages. For decades, he bought them by the thousands and sold them at his beloved North Florida store, O. Brisky Books.
Two weeks ago, Monica Miracle's world revolved around getting four kids off to school and corralling her rambunctious 18-month-old son, Jayce. She clipped coupons to save money. She worried about the rent and the family sedan nearing 200,000 miles.
Leo Bretholz, who made a daring escape from the Nazis by jumping off a moving train en route to Auschwitz, died Saturday at his home in Maryland. He was 93.
Florida's notoriety as the "shoot first" state grows by the day. As its citizens pull guns on one another at gas stations and on basketball courts, at birthday parties and in movie theaters, the perception grows that the state's 2005 "stand your ground" law made it a safe haven for killers. • But like many …
Here are the real lessons of the crisis in Ukraine: Russia is not a great power, and Vladimir Putin is hardly the master grand strategist that many American Cold Warriors have been weirdly eager to believe.
Oak pollen on your car. Zyrtec on your kitchen counter.
Medical marijuana enjoys broad backing in Florida, with polls in the past year indicating that 65 to 70 percent of voters support the idea.
TAMPA — Nearly four years after authorities waged an unprecedented manhunt for Tampa cop killer Dontae Morris, a fundamental question remains:
How did they capture him?
It can begin early if you grow up a little wild and more than a little barefoot in Florida: Something is going to bite you. Something is going to sting you. At the very least, you are going to touch something so horrible, and so repugnant, that you'll be scarred and scared for life. Decades later, while working in the …
Two cars wait beneath the bright lights and barbed wire of Lowell Correctional Institution.
The photographer from People magazine pointed his camera at Julian Newman. Stripped along one side of the basketball court by the gym's few rows of metal bleachers was yellow tape that said CAUTION.
"Big smile," the photographer said.
The frame. The pose. The toothy grin. And the gun.
I locked my bike at one end of Fort De Soto and drove to the other. Armed with sunscreen, a hat, two GPS apps and one fragile psyche, I was ready. Ready to walk. Ready to reset my life.
St. Petersburg has long claimed the distinction of having hired in 1918 the first municipal public relations director in the country. His name was John Lodwick and he had a natural salesman's grasp of how to entice Northerners like himself to a mostly undeveloped point of land on the Gulf of Mexico. Sunshine. His …
The class ring. It is often one of the first items of value we get when we are young; it is also one of the first items of value we lose — because we are young.
The company in rural Sumter County that makes FemSkins, life-sized, lifelike, rubber female body suits for men who want to feel like dolls, was featured this year in a documentary on English TV. Ready-made viral fodder, it hit the British tabloids, the Daily Beast, BuzzFeed, Gawker, Facebook, Twitter …
I was sitting in my kitchen last weekend, editing Michael Kruse's cover story on a precocious sixth-grade basketball player, when it occurred to me to do a little field research down the hall.
The outrage has already begun to fade.
The jurors have returned to anonymous lives, and the news crews have left Jacksonville. Michael Dunn has only appeals and a prison sentence in his immediate future, and Jordan Davis' parents have only memories and grief in theirs.
As for the rest of us?