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Long Before the First Thanksgiving, an Artificial Island in Florida Hosted a Cross-Cultural Feast

Decades before the Wampanoag and Pilgrims shared a meal, the powerful Calusa and their Spanish guests celebrated their new alliance. Spoiler alert: It didn't last.
November 15, 2023

These FX Artists Make Nightmares Come Alive (Or At Least Undead)

Mark Villalobos and Heather Mages create frightful fun in horror films big and small.
October 5, 2023
maritime history

Chasing Black Caesar, Southern Florida's Notorious Pirate

Was the terror of Biscayne Bay a man who escaped slavery, an African chieftain, or a marketing ploy that went viral?
September 6, 2023
endangered species

Disney's Animal Kingdom Rhinos Are the 'Real Housewives' of Orlando

Keeping the gossipy big animals healthy and happy means spa days and spritzes of cologne.
June 15, 2023

The Hunt for an Elusive Florida Shipwreck That Killed 41 Enslaved People

Searching for the slave ship Guerrero, the nonprofit Diving With a Purpose has also trained scores of young Black men and women to find and tell stories once lost to the waves.
February 27, 2023
endangered species

Meet Florida's Most Adorable Rodent and the Superfans Determined to Save It

Invasive predators and other threats have pushed the Key Largo woodrat to the brink. A small but passionate group of scientists and volunteers is pushing back.
August 5, 2022

For Sale: A 19th-Century Screw-Pile Lighthouse With a View of Key West

For free: Four more of these derelict, decommissioned structures, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.
November 22, 2019

The Tiny Florida Butterfly That Refuses to Become Extinct

Miami blues have returned from the dead. Twice.
December 12, 2018