Way Down Low

How a Sarasota Educator Got the FBI to Investigate the Lyrics of a Rock Song

"‘Louie Louie’ leaped up the chart on the basis of a myth about its lyrics so contagious that it swept cross country quicker than bad weather.”

08/25/2017 By Craig Pittman

Snooty

Remembering Snooty

The life and times of Bradenton’s beloved manatee.

08/25/2017 By Craig Pittman

Time Bombs

The Clock is Ticking on Florida's Mountains of Hazardous Phosphate Waste

Phosphate has also seeded Florida with the environmental equivalent of ticking time bombs.

04/26/2017 By Craig Pittman

Of Swamps and Seashores

Happy 100th Birthday, National Park System

Environmental reporter Craig Pittman on enjoying Florida's national parks.

09/28/2016 By Craig Pittman

Sunshine State

Oh, Florida!

In a new book, Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman chronicles some of our state's weirdest, wackiest moments--including, in this excerpt, plastic surgery gone wild.

07/29/2016 By Craig Pittman

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Battling Florida’s Government to Protect Public Lands

Nature-loving citizens keep battling the Florida government to protect our public lands.

03/31/2014 By Craig Pittman

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Last Look

07/01/2010 By Craig Pittman Photography by Larry Kresek

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Over Our Heads?

01/01/2009 By Craig Pittman Photography by Ted Mase

Orchid Thief

The Case of the Purloined Orchid

The most important orchid in Selby Gardens' 30-year history is not on view. It's the one that made headlines around the country.

03/01/2005 By Craig Pittman