Magical History Tour

Key West Offers Visitors a Unique Spirit and Fabulous Decadence

To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson, "Key West is where the weird go pro."

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel

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Stephen King, John Grisham Take Center Stage at Manatee County Library Foundation Fund Raiser

Authors Stephen King and John Grisham appeared at a fund raiser for the Manatee County Library Foundation in Bradenton last night.

01/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

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Writer Amy Tan Headlines Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall Series Platinum Dinner

Writer Amy Tan will appear in Sarasota at Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall Series this month.

01/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

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Behind the Scenes with Van Wezel Executive Director Mary Bensel

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall executive director Mary Bensel shares some of her most unforgettable behind-the-scenes memories.

11/02/2015 By Megan McDonald

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Author David Baldacci Visits Sarasota

Party Girl Loren Mayo takes us behind the scenes of author David Baldacci's recent visit to Sarasota for the Library Foundation Luncheon.

03/31/2015 By Loren Mayo

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Author David Baldacci to Speak in Sarasota

Talking with novelist David Baldacci, speaker at this month’s Library Foundation luncheon.

01/28/2015 By davidadkins

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Best-Selling Author Randy Wayne White Crusades to Protect Tarpon

Best-selling Southwest Florida thriller writer Randy Wayne White crusades to protect the region's tarpon.

04/01/2014 By Tony D'Souza

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An Ode to Sarasota’s Dive Bars

Novelist Tim Dorsey pens an ode to two of Sarasota's most famous dive bars: The Crescent Club and the Bahi Hut.

11/01/2013 Photography by Brian Braun By Tim Dorsey

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Rosie O'Donnell Buys $5 Million Dollar House on Casey Key

The strange story of how Rosie O'Donnell came to buy a $5 million dollar house on Casey Key.

10/28/2013 By Megan McDonald

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Media Picks: June 2013

Georgia Court of Bookstore1Sarasota, Samy Ramadane of IMG Aademies and RoseAnne McCabe of the Sarasota Music Festival share what they're reading, watching and listening to this month.

06/03/2013 By Megan McDonald

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Insider: The 2013 Sarasota Film Festival

Sarasota Film Festival executive director Tom Hall shares his top film picks for the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival.

04/01/2013 By Megan McDonald

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What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: March 7, 2013

Sarasota events: March 7, 2013.

03/07/2013 By Megan McDonald

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TOP TICKETS

Sarasota Events: Top tickets, March 2013.

02/28/2013 By staff

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Sarasota Gets Unflattering Mention in Political Series "House of Cards"

Sarasota gets an unflattering mention in Kevin Spacey's new political series, "House of Cards"; plus news from Sarasota Opera and Asolo Rep.

02/04/2013 By Megan McDonald

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Insider: Sports and Media Picks

This month's media picks, plus Sarasota's Snowbird Baseball Classic at Ed Smith Stadium.

02/01/2013 By Megan McDonald

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Walter Isaacson on Writing, Sarasota and Steve Jobs.

Walter Isaacson, biographer and author of the best-selling biography of the late Steve Jobs, visits Sarasota as part of the Town Hall lecture series.

01/08/2013 By Megan McDonald