Everyday Disrupter

"Creative Trespasser" Tania Katan is Next in Sarasota Museum of Art's "Artist Talks" Series

Katan will talk about her career path, activism and her viral #ItWasNeveraDress campaign.

11/18/2016 By Riley Board

Pop Culture Picks

Watch/Listen/Love: Halloween Edition

Here are the Halloween movies, books and more our editors love.

10/27/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

How Easy is That?

Talking to Celebrated Chef and Author Ina Garten

The Barefoot Contessa will be at Tampa's Straz Center next week to talk about her long career and her 10th cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey.

10/26/2016 By Megan McDonald

Peculiar Child

How an Englewood Kid Dreamed Up the New Tim Burton Movie

Author Ransom Riggs says his Englewood childhood “fueled his imagination” and helped inspire his first novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

08/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Oh, Florida!

Award-Winning Writer Craig Pittman on Sarasota, the Environment and His New Book

Writer and frequent Sarasota contributor Craig Pittman on his new book, Oh, Florida!, which was just released to glowing reviews.

07/28/2016 By Pam Daniel

Bonnet Rippers

Amish Romance Novels Are a Booming Literary Genre

No, seriously.

05/02/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Meat Me

Renowned Cookbook Author Visits Sarasota

Love cured meat and literary fiction? Michael Ruhlman's talk Friday evening at Bookstore 1 is right up your alley.

04/05/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Town Hall

Retired Four-Star Gen. David Petraeus Speaks in Sarasota

The former commander in Iraq and Afghanistan talks geopolitics.

03/16/2016 By Ilene Denton

Economic Outlook

Fed Reserve's Loretta J. Mester Predicts Slow and Steady Growth

Mester spoke to FPA of the Suncoast at the Sarasota Yacht Club Friday morning.

02/19/2016 By Pam Daniel

Creativity Matters

Sir Ken Robinson Speaks at Ringling College Library Association Town Hall

Sir Ken Robinson, the most-watched speaker in the TED Talk video series, spoke at the Van Wezel on Feb. 16.

02/18/2016 By Isaac Eger

Election Fever

Republican Karl Rove and Democrat Jim Messina on the 2016 Presidential Election

Presidential predictions from two campaign masterminds.

02/04/2016 By Pam Daniel

Article

Elizabeth Smart Visits Sarasota

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart visited Sarasota this week to give a talk presented by Designing Women Boutique and Selah Freedom.

10/16/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Seafood Shack Hosts Coastal Collaboration Dinner on Sept. 2

The dinner will feature a four-course meal by Manatee County chefs and a reading and Q&A, moderated by Sarasota Magazine web editor Megan McDonald, with author Vanessa LaFaye on the 80th anniversary of the Labor Day hurricane of 1935.

08/25/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Sarasota Hot Spot: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

In our second Sarasota Hot Spot installment, we revisit a great Sarasota resource: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.

06/16/2015 By Chelsey Lucas

Article

Billy Collins, Marie Howe and Tracy K. Smith on Why Poetry Matters

PoetryLife Weekend is this Friday and Saturday at Florida Studio Theatre. Here's a brief introduction to the poets Billy Collins, Marie Howe and Tracy K. Smith.

04/27/2015 By Chelsey Lucas

Article

Richmond Fed President Jeffrey M. Lacker Speaks at Sarasota Yacht Club

Lacker delivered a generally upbeat economic prediction.

04/10/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Katty Kay Speak at Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series

Hirsi Ali and Katty Kay are the latest speakers in this year's sell-out series.

03/06/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

X Prize Founder Peter Diamandis Visits Sarasota

The author and "techno-optimist" was in town for a book signing and lecture with 350 local philanthropists and business leaders.

02/26/2015 By Tony D'Souza

Article

PINC.Sarasota Launched a Successful, Sold-out Event Last Week

Like a marathon film festival, PINC, with its almost nonstop one amazing speaker after another, left me feeling I couldn’t hold onto enough of the details.

11/10/2014 By Chelsey Lucas

Article

Aubrey Plaza Visits Ringling College Studio Lab

Aubrey Plaza, zombie star in "Life After Beth," visited Ringling College Studio Lab to talk about her new movie.

10/09/2014 By Chelsey Lucas