Cooper Levey-Baker has written about food, politics, civic issues, the arts, and music in Southwest Florida for a decade. His work has won an honorable mention from the Julia Child Foundation and a Bronze Award for Best In-Depth Reporting from the Florida Magazine Association, and he was named a finalist for Best Public Service Reporting by the Florida Society of Professional Journalists. His fiction earned him a John Ringling Fund Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Sarasota County and his rendition of "Drunk in Love" has left karaoke audiences throughout the region bewildered.


Exactly What To Do in Sarasota This Summer

We've scouted out some great things to eat, see and do while the snowbirds are gone and the Sarasota is ours.

06/27/2013 By Cooper Levey-Baker


The Bounty Hunter

Steve Phelps scours the landscape to bring diners at his Indigenous restaurant a taste of the Florida--specifically, Sarasota--wild.

02/01/2013 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Sarasota After Dark: Bandwidth

These three bands are helping the local Sarasota music scene make a name for itself.

11/01/2012 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Are We Still Seasonal?

10/31/2012 Photography by Lori Sax By Cooper Levey-Baker


First Person: The Invisible Campaign

Writer Cooper Levey-Baker took to the election trenches to work for Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008.

09/30/2012 Photography by Barbara Banks By Cooper Levey-Baker


God, Politics and Business

07/31/2012 Photography by Alex Stafford By Cooper Levey-Baker