Sean Rowe

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  • 10 years ago | Longform

    In its time there was nothing like the Mutiny Hotel, and today it lives on in hindsight like the afterimage of a hallucination, bright but blurry. The Mississippi Delta is said to begin in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis; likewise the Mu...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Dan Marino, perhaps the greatest quarterback in the history of pro football, slumps on a bench in front of a locker and starts ripping wads of tape off his legs. The Dolphins have just lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars in a road game 500 miles nort...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    On first approach, the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop looks like 80 acres of chaos. Five miles west of the ocean, 2000 vendors show up long before sunrise to sell everything from pig snouts to home mortgages. Some of the sellers are full-time pros bent...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Among Florida's 40 specialty license plates, the top dollar-producer has been the Florida panther tag (not to be confused with the comparative dud that celebrates the Florida Panthers hockey team). The panther plate pictures the snarling head of a...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Seminole Indian chief James Billie, dressed in traditional multicolor jersey and snakeskin boots, is dropping fast from two miles above the earth toward his target -- a windblown airport runway in Tallahassee. The man sitting next to him in the co...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    The limo driver straightened his tux and scratched his head. To the east the giant glow of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach urban corridor was clearly visible, a comforting sign of modernity. But brighter still and directly overhead lay Orion,...