Tag: florida

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Blood Ties

On claiming the conquistador Juan Ponce de León as an ancestor and the fictions we tell ourselves.

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The Ponzi State

“Florida, in some ways, resembles a modern Ponzi scheme. Everything is fine for me if a thousand newcomers come tomorrow. The problem is…no one knew what would happen if they stopped coming.”

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Failure Factories

On Dec. 18, 2007, the school board in Pinellas Country, Florida, voted to abandon integration. They justified the decision with bold promises: Schools in poor, black neighborhoods would get more money, more staff, more resources. They delivered none of that. A 5-part investigation.

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Insane. Invisible. In Danger.

How $100 million in cuts created chaos in Florida’s mental hospitals.

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Zola's Story

A stripping trip to Florida gone horribly astray told across 158 tweets.

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Hostage Camp

Worried about being kidnapped while on a business trip? A man in Florida teaches courses on how to avoid it.

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How a Traveling Consultant Helps America Hide the Homeless

Robert Marbut is in the business of helping cities criminalize homelessness.

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Life’s Rich Pageant: Meet a Florida Man

The story of a young man, a lake with some fish, a compound bow and a very bad idea.

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Magical Thinking: Bitcoin Gathers at Disney

Bitcoin partying at an Orlando hotel with worshippers of the blockchain.

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Club Meds

A trip to The Villages, a booming retiremement community outside Orlando, where the golf is free, casual sex is everywhere, and there is no cemetery.

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Who Is Charlie Crist? The Answer Is Complicated

A profile of Florida’s former (and perhaps future) governor.

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A ‘Band-Aid’ for 800 Children

A profile of Nora Sandigo, guardian to hundreds of kids born in America to illegal immigrants.