Florida

Corruption-money

The Strange Rise and Sudden Fall of the Florida Mayor Who Took on a SWAT Team

A disgraced doctor and alleged user of crack and meth managed to take over a city until he got caught. Somehow, that was just the beginning.
Francisco Alvarado
6.10.19
food news

Florida Couple's Picnic Ruined by Guacamole-Stealing Alligator

"The worst part is, we had a big bowl of guac made... He put the whole bowl in his mouth."
Bettina Makalintal
6.4.19
tech-science

Florida Captures, Kills Giant Lizard That Terrorized Local Community for a Year

The elusive, human-sized reptile was nabbed by wildlife authorities.
Sarah Emerson
5.17.19
sex work

A Government Database for People Who Pay for Sex Is a Terrible, Dangerous Idea

A set of bills pass this month in Florida that, if they become law, will build a “Soliciting for Prostitution Public Database."
Samantha Cole
5.10.19
money-inequality

This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in Miami

"It basically always feels like I’m one bad roommate drama away from being homeless."
Allie Conti
5.2.19
Culture

Harmony Korine on the Sun-Soaked Joy of Filming 'The Beach Bum' in the Florida Keys

The film, the legendary cult director's first in seven years, follows Matthew McConaughey​​'s Moondog as he meanders through bars and avoids writing poetry.
Alex Norcia
3.29.19
Drugs

A Florida Woman Faced Ten Years for 'Meth' She Said Was 'Just a Rock'

The case highlights a sheriff's department with a history of misconduct and a central role in the recent prostitution bust that ensnared Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Meg O'Connor
3.26.19
climate change

DC's Trumpiest Congressman Says the GOP Needs to Get Real on Climate Change

"We can believe the climate deniers or we can believe our eyes," Florida's Matt Gaetz said in an interview.
Geoff Dembicki
3.25.19
true crime

What We Know About the Florida Sisters Accused of Murdering Their Dad

It wouldn't be the first time children turned on their parents as things got messy in old age. But this one involved a bizarre love triangle.
Alex Norcia
3.7.19
climate change

The $1 Trillion Storm: How a Single Hurricane Could Rupture the World Economy

Climate change and a potentially vulnerable insurance market could cause a disaster that starts in South Florida but spreads over the entire globe.
Geoff Dembicki
3.4.19
LGBTQ

Inside the Florida Town Where the Government Is 100 Percent LGBTQ

Wilton Manors has achieved a quiet milestone.
Zak Bennett
2.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Florida Man Destroying Roger Stone on Infowars Is So Satisfying

"You guys are snowflakes, and you’re going to go down in prison. You’re facing 40-plus years, Stone. It's coming down on you."
Allie Conti
2.14.19
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