Rachel Korine, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens star in the 2013 film "Spring Breakers."
On the 10th anniversary of A24′s first big splash, Tampa Bay Times staffers discuss Harmony Korine’s neon-bathed, bullet-riddled feature.
The precipitous actions of our own Florida Supreme Court have jettisoned a three-decade endeavor to ensure that judges and court staff received meaningful education in diversity and fairness.
Here’s what readers are saying in Tuesday’s letters to the editor.


  1. Rachel Korine, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens star in the 2013 film "Spring Breakers."
  2. “Equal Justice Under the Law” is chiseled above the entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court building. Two former chief justices of the Florida Supreme Court write that they worry about equal justice now that “diversity, equity and inclusion” have become banned terms with a single stroke of the judicial pen and without input from the bench and bar.
  3. A letter writer suggests another famous book that schools should ban, and it's not the Toni Morrison novel "The Bluest Eye."
  4. Cartoon
  5. The Legislature has targeted any "courses in higher education that are “based on unproven, theoretical or exploratory content." A reader asks: Does that mean banning any classes that include discussion of the Bible?
  6. Albert and Alberta, the mascots for the University of Florida. The Florida Prepaid Plan helps families pay for students to attend Florida's universities, including UF.
  7. A sign supports young immigrants who were part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The author points out that because U.S. citizen children or those with DACA often act as institutional brokers for their families, the state Senate bill — SB 1718 — will place them at risk of arrest, for the mere act of caring for their families.
  8. A lone pedestrian navigates Chicago's famed Loop in windy, falling snow. The U.S. appears plagued by loneliness argues columnist Mona Charen.
  9. President Donald Trump talks to Gov. Ron DeSantis during a visit to Lake Okeechobee and Herbert Hoover Dike at Canal Point in 2019.
  10. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt travels through San Diego Bay as seen from Shelter Island after leaving Naval Air Station North Island in 2020.
  11. Pat Ton, holding his dog Ginger, takes in the damage to homes and businesses on Third Street at Fort Myers Beach after Hurricane Ian struck in September.
  12. An Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun
  13. Michelangelo's "David."
  14. Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard resigned earlier this week.
  15. Fans tailgate and mingle ahead of a Bucs game against the Dallas Cowboys near Bucs Beach on Jan. 16 in Tampa.
  16. Guns on display at a gun store in Miami. Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow permitless carry of guns in public.
  17. Proposed legislation would make secret the travel records of Gov. Ron DeSantis, shown here in February, and other top state officials.
  18. A photograph taken by astronaut Reid Wiseman shows Florida and the gulf coast all the way west to Louisiana.
  19. Smoke and steam rise out of the stacks at Tampa Electric Company's Big Bend Station.
  20. Cartoon
  21. The Tampa runoff elections are April 25. Early voting starts April 17.
  22. Jimmy Carter with journalists Robert Scheer (middle) and Barry Golson in 1976.
  23. Former President Donald Trump arrives for an event at the Adler Theatre on March 13 in Davenport, Iowa.
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