Health Care

What Florida's Six-Week Abortion Ban Means for Residents and Out-of-State Patients

"For women in the South, this is really devastating," says Stephanie Fraim, the president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.

04/24/2023 By Elizabeth Djinis

No Go

School Board Rejects Proposal for Consultant Review

School board members voted 3-2 to not move forward with a contract with Vermilion Education, a fledgling company with conservative political ties.

04/19/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Fair Food

Sarasota's Fair Food Standards Council Was Featured on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Its work was highlighted on an episode about the plight of migrant workers.

04/18/2023 By Isaac Eger

In Memoriam

Remembering Sarasota County Commissioner Nancy Detert

The longtime Florida politician passed away this week at age 78.

04/06/2023 By Kim Doleatto


New College Joins Other Florida Universities in Banning TikTok on Campus

The move was announced on the same day that California Gov. Gavin Newsom visited with some of the school's staff and students.

04/05/2023 By Isaac Eger


A Massachusetts College Is Offering Admission to New College Students

In the wake of recent events, Hampshire College says it will welcome New College transfers and match students' current cost of tuition.

03/15/2023 By Megan McDonald and Elizabeth Djinis

Book ban

Shelf Indulgence Is Starting a Mobile Bookstore That Will Feature Banned Books

Shelf Indulgence is fighting statewide book bans by providing access to censored literature.

02/27/2023 By Isaac Eger


Manatee County Ditches Plan to Restore Confederate Monument—For Now

The monument in question was removed from outside the downtown Bradenton courthouse in 2017.

02/01/2023 By Isaac Eger


A Look at New College's Cloudy Future

Many affiliated with the school are worried it could lose what makes it special.

01/30/2023 By Elizabeth Djinis

Image Is Everything

What the New City Seal Says About Sarasota's Possible Future

Reading the tea leaves of the city's new look.

01/04/2023 By Isaac Eger

Top 10 in 2022

10 Great Reads From a Year Full of Them

Our editor-in-chief picks some of his favorite stories from 2022.

12/28/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Listen Up

A Sarasota Magazine Unity Award Winner and Editor Discuss the Battle for the Right to Vote

Local activist Demetrius Jifunza and Sarasota Magazine associate editor Isaac Eger appeared on WSLR 96.5 on Wednesday to talk about felons' voting rights.

12/22/2022 By Staff


The Sarasota County School Board Votes Out Superintendent Brennan Asplen

At last night's meeting, board members voted 4-1 to move forward with a separation agreement with Asplen.

12/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto


The Sarasota County School Board Wants Superintendent Brennan Asplen Gone

At a special meeting on Tuesday, members voted 4-1 to begin negotiations with Asplen for his resignation.

11/30/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Civil Rights

Recent Voter Fraud Arrests Threaten to Keep People Away From the Polls

Critics say the arrest of 20 former felons for voting could have a chilling effect on Florida voter turnout this year.

11/01/2022 By Isaac Eger


Eight Sarasota-Centric Conspiracy Theories That Range From the Very Absurd to the Very Real

From the Skunk Ape to We Build the Wall, Sarasota has played a role in conspiracies both real and imagined.

09/13/2022 By Isaac Eger

Sexist Standards

Dress Codes vs. the Student Body

Four years after the story of a Bradenton girl receiving a dress code violation went viral, students say little has changed.

08/26/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Before You Vote

What Will Sarasota County Commission Candidates Do to Address Our Beach Access Crisis?

We asked candidates to tell us what they think needs to be done to resolve the tension between beachgoers and property owners.

08/22/2022 By Isaac Eger

Q & A

Former Republican Stalwart Ron Filipkowski Is Using Twitter to Shine a Light on the Far Right

Filipkowski used to be the president of the Republican Club of South Sarasota County. Now he monitors extremists and conspiracy theorists and posts what he finds to his nearly 500,000 followers.

08/22/2022 By Kim Doleatto


How to Vote in Sarasota County

Everything you need to know—from how to register to how to track your vote-by-mail ballot.

08/10/2022 By Staff