27 days ago | Environmental
A half-mile off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, 35 feet below the ocean's surface, two battery-powered golden-yellow submarines the size of Volkswagen Beetles puttered around Barracuda Reef. In one submarine's cabin — a transparent sphere that looks...
2 months ago | Longform
Herb Smith, a lanky 23-year-old, drove a slick crimson Audi through the streets of Fort Lauderdale while a friend rode shotgun. At 4 p.m. last October 7, they caught a red light. A Broward County Sheriff's patrol car stopped beside them at the int...
2 months ago | Education
This past December 3, a somber 21-year-old with long blond hair stood on the limestone outdoor stage at the center of the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus. When her name was called, she approached the microphone and detailed a violent rap...
4 months ago | Drugs
By 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, the health professionals in white coats and green scrubs have already filed into Jackson Health System's $2 billion medical complex north of downtown Miami. But across NW 17th Street, scores of homeless individua...
4 months ago | Longform
In the Atlantic Ocean, 17 miles southeast of Miami and 100 feet under the surface of the water, Lazaro Cabrera reaches the sunken remains of a steel freighter and swims inside. The lean 41-year-old, in an army-green camouflage wetsuit, scans for m...
5 months ago | Culture
Angelica Sweeting grew up playing with a black Barbie doll. It had straight black hair, a button nose, and a thin-lipped pout. Sure, its skin was darker than the iconic blond Barbie's complexion, but it still didn't look like Sweeting. "It was lik...