The Longform Guide to Florida
A trip to Disney, the origins of Gatorade, the carny capital of America and how Miami ends — ten of our favorite articles about Florida.
Are You Having Fun?
The author visits Walt Disney World with his niece and wife.
Forty years later, John Jeremiah Sullivan visited Disney with his kid and weed.
Angels & Demons
On June 4, 1989, the bodies of Jo, Michelle and Christe were found floating in Tampa Bay. This is the story of the murders, their aftermath, and the handful of people who kept faith amid the unthinkable.
The Bottle and the Babe
A profile of Robert Cade, a University of Florida professor and inventor of Gatorade.
Myths Over Miami
God has fled, avenging angels hide out in the Everglades, and more “secret stories” passed down by homeless kids in Miami shelters.
How Joe Redner Invented the Lap Dance, Built a Strip-Club Empire, Became a Model Citizen, Fought for Your Rights, and Beat Cancer
A local boy brings a touch of class to the city on the Bay.
On the 1934 lynching of Claude Neal, and the Florida town that kept the identity of those responsible a secret.
I Was a Teenage Freak
Welcome to Gibsonton, Fla., the carny capital of the nation.
The Strawberry Girls
Life as a pageant queen in Plant City, Florida.
What Happens When the Amish Get Rich
They lose millions in a Florida real estate scam.
How the city will drown.
Compiled by Elon Green.