Traumatized Parkland Teens Forced to Assure Public They Are Not 'Crisis Actors'

Imagine being a teenager—a child, really—and having not only to contend with the fact that 17 of your classmates and teachers were murdered a week ago, the way that student survivors at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school must, but then also to convince a slew of conspiracy theorists that you’re…

Florida's Political Scandals Could Be a Disaster for Democrats

Stephen Bittel, the chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, resigned on Friday after six women complained of “creepy” and “demeaning” behavior. The women, Politico reported, “didn’t want to be alone with him due to his body language, suggestive remarks and even the breast-shaped stress squeeze-ball he has been known …

Black State Attorney Pulled Over in Traffic Stop Will Talk with Orlando Police About the Incident

In a video that quickly went viral, bodycam footage released this week showed Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala getting pulled over for no apparent reason, catching a police officer’s desperate scramble to justify the stop after learning her identity. Ayala has confirmed the incident and released a statement on how…

Claws Is the Best New Addition to the Mythology of 'Weird Florida'

Claws is the perfect summer show, establishing itself in three brief episodes as yet another entry in the cultural genre that is “Weird Florida”—somewhere on the same spectrum of Spring Breakers, with a dash of the standard “Florida Man Does Something Bizarre” story that surfaces in the news every now and then. It’s a…