History Buffs

A Sarasota Duo's Historical Experiences Educate and Entertain

Offering everything from live events to a podcast, Compass Rose will lead you down a rabbit hole of Sarasota history.

08/30/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Book club

What We're Reading: Five Top Book Picks From Our Office

We asked Sarasota Magazine staffers what books they can't put down this summer.

08/05/2019 By Hanna Powers

Walking With Ghosts

A Conversation With Poet Diana Khoi Nguyen

"Grief was an unpredictable, tricky thing I found myself in as I was trying to understand and make sense of my brother’s passing."

07/31/2019 By Olivia Letts

Book worm

A Conversation With Author Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

The National Book Award longlister is coming to Sarasota this August.

07/25/2019 By Hanna Powers

It's Lit

Bookstore1 Sarasota Wants to Celebrate Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday With You

The local bookstore's staff will be reading Whitman's seminal Leaves of Grass aloud tomorrow—all day along.

05/30/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Water, Water Everywhere

Water Quality Summit Speakers Announced

The summit will run from 1-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in the Review High School auditorium.

05/24/2019 By Staff

SNAPSHOT

Photographer Lynne Buchanan on Cherishing Florida's Waters

Buchanan comes to Sarasota May 12 to discuss her book, Florida’s Changing Waters: A Beautiful World in Peril.

05/08/2019 By Giulia Heyward

What I've Learned

Love of Rock Music Launched David McGough's Starry Career

McGough, 60, has a new book, "Fame," that features his photographs and stories of Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Trump, Michael Jackson and scores of other celebrities.

04/30/2019 By David Hackett

Celebrating 100 Years

The Suffragist Project Launch Party Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote

The bi-county project will celebrate the milestone in a variety of ways.

04/16/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite Visits to Sign New Book of Essays

The "Cathy" creator has long had a connection to Sarasota: her parents.

04/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Recap

Caroline Kennedy Appears at Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall

Kennedy spoke of White House memories, international relations and her love of reading.

03/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Law

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Speak at Legal Aid Fundraiser

Gilbert King, author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America, will speak in Sarasota on Thursday, March 28.

02/28/2019 By Staff

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: Fame and Fortune on the Book-Tour Circuit

Mr. Chatterbox reflects on the success of his book, Love Junkie, in October 1992.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Eight Sarasotans Who Shaped Our Past

The secret lives only Mr. Chatterbox knows.

02/25/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

A Look Back at 40 Years of Sarasota Magazine Covers

From our early days as Clubhouse Magazine to now, here's a retrospective of our favorite covers. (That hair! That fashion!)

02/25/2019 By Staff

Recap

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales on Why He Doesn’t Accept Advertising

Wales spoke at the Town Hall series presented by the Ringling College of Art and Design Library Association.

02/19/2019 By Ilene Denton

Free Spirit

Artist and Author Kat Schuetz Wants to Help People Think Outside the Box

In her new book, The Gypspirit, Schuetz takes her readers on a metaphysical journey.

02/13/2019 By Megan McDonald

Recap

Former FBI Director James Comey on Truth, Trump and Loyalty in Ringling College Library Association Town Hall

Comey talked to the crowd at Van Wezel Hall about leadership, ethics—and his firing.

02/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

From the Editor

From the Editor: An Awakening at New College

Susan Burns reflects on how the school's culture of critical thinking can create dramatic personal change.

12/26/2018 By Susan Burns

Environment

Pulitzer-Winning Historian Speaks in Sarasota on Jan. 15

Jack E. Davis' book The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea examines the often-tragic history of the Gulf of Mexico.

12/21/2018 By Staff