Girl Interrupted

A Local Syrian Student is Derailed by War

We spoke to former New College student Racha Masara shortly after President Trump's travel ban, affecting Syria and six other Middle Eastern countries, went into effect.

02/15/2017 By Pam Daniel

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Why Millennials Struggle in Sarasota

The good news: Not all young people hate Sarasota. The bad news: The obstacles to keeping them here are bigger than most people realize.

02/14/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison

New Era

In Sarasota, Dick Cheney Talks Trump, Iraq, Women's March

"I think what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. I still believe that."

01/23/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grab a Sign

Protesters Ready to Hit the Streets in D.C. and Here in Sarasota

Discussing Saturday's Women's March on Washington and Sarasota's local Solidarity March with organizer Shakira Refos.

01/20/2017 By Jasmine Respess

Election 2016

Sarasotans Respond to Donald Trump's Election

A group of business leaders, students, artists and more tell us what Donald Trump's election means for them.

11/28/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Secrets and Lies

Does a Classified Sarasota Investigation Hold Shocking Truths About 9/11?

Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham believes it does.

10/26/2016 By Lucy Morgan

Election Alert

Early Voting Starts in Sarasota County Monday, Oct. 24

Seven early-voting polling locations are located throughout the county.

10/18/2016 By Staff

No Time to Rest

How This Supreme Court Marriage Equality Plaintiff Went From "Accidental" Activist to Just Plain Activist

"The opponents of equality know they're losing and they're lashing out in every way they can."

10/12/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Civil Discourse

Searching for Common Ground on Gun Laws

We asked State Rep. Greg Steube and Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight to sit down with editor Pam Daniel to discuss two proposed gun bills that failed during the recent legislative session but are expected to be filed again next year.

06/22/2016 By Pam Daniel

Convention Wisdom

Inside This Month's Republican National Convention

Each congressional district in Florida is sending three delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18-21.

06/22/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

We Shall Overcome

Hundreds Gather at Five Points Park to Mourn, Remember, Speak Out

Speakers on Monday evening called for solidarity, encouraged fearlessness and memorialized Eddie Sotomayor, the Sarasota native killed in Orlando on Sunday.

06/15/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mean Streets

Sarasota's Homeless Problem Makes National News...Again

A new Washington Post piece highlights Sarasota as a lightning rod for the fierce battle over homelessness.

06/03/2016 By Megan McDonald

Street Meat

Food Truck Rally Intended to Call Attention to Restrictive County Rules

SRQ's First Food Truck Rally runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

04/20/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Civil Discourse

Complete Transcript: Julio Gonzalez and Ken Shelin Discuss Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights

Gonzalez's "Religious Freedom Bill" would allow Floridians to refuse to provide services to customers if they object on religious or moral grounds.

03/04/2016 By Pam Daniel

Civil Discourse

Should Businesses Be Required to Provide Services to Same-Sex Couples?

A conversation about gay weddings and religious freedom between State Rep. Julio Gonzalez and Ken Shelin.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Talking Points

How to Sound Smart About Redistricting

Cooper Levey-Baker breaks down what's going on with redistricting and how it affects us.

03/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Public Service

Mayor Willie Shaw Hands Out Free Coffee at Sarasota's New Kahwa

Sarasota's new Kahwa Coffee Roasting is the St. Pete-based chain's first shop south of Tampa Bay.

02/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

Talking Points

How to Sound Smart About: Making Florida's State Parks Free

The Florida Legislature is considering waiving entrance fees at state parks for an entire year, starting July 1.

02/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Dept. of Unintended Consequences

Did Florida’s Crackdown on Pill Mills Create a Heroin Epidemic?

After a 2011 crackdown on pain clinics, heroin use has soared.

02/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace