A Peek Inside
The 46,000-square-foot building houses everything from books to films and video games.
"I think what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. I still believe that."
Together at Last
Comedy legend Dick Smothers will give a talk and our Bob Plunket will sell his jewelry at Designing Women Boutique for a Salon Series event.
Katan will talk about her career path, activism and her viral #ItWasNeveraDress campaign.
Pop Culture Picks
Here are the Halloween movies, books and more our editors love.
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How Easy is That?
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.
Author Ransom Riggs says his Englewood childhood “fueled his imagination” and helped inspire his first novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Writer and frequent Sarasota contributor Craig Pittman on his new book, Oh, Florida!, which was just released to glowing reviews.
Love cured meat and literary fiction? Michael Ruhlman's talk Friday evening at Bookstore 1 is right up your alley.
The former commander in Iraq and Afghanistan talks geopolitics.
Mester spoke to FPA of the Suncoast at the Sarasota Yacht Club Friday morning.
Sir Ken Robinson, the most-watched speaker in the TED Talk video series, spoke at the Van Wezel on Feb. 16.
Presidential predictions from two campaign masterminds.
Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart visited Sarasota this week to give a talk presented by Designing Women Boutique and Selah Freedom.
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.
In our second Sarasota Hot Spot installment, we revisit a great Sarasota resource: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.
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.
Lacker delivered a generally upbeat economic prediction.
Hirsi Ali and Katty Kay are the latest speakers in this year's sell-out series.