8 months ago | Longform
Maria Busto stands on the deck of a small boat stopped about a half-mile from the Coconut Grove shore. She grips the rail as she peers down at what remains visible of a half-sunken sailboat. "Yep, that's Barnabas," says Busto, wearing jean shorts,...
1 year ago | Crime
Millions flocked to March for Our Lives events this weekend, including tens of thousands to events in South Florida. In Miami Beach, huge crowds waved signs and chanted for stricter gun control, while organizers promised that the fight had “just b...
1 year ago | Holidays
Between shopping, eating and your Trump-loving uncle, the holiday season is enough to make even the most Zen among us feel crazy. There’s never been a better time to pause to take some deep breaths. On Saturday, the Miami meditation group Blue Oce...
3 years ago | Environmental
One day early last year, Luiz Rodrigues gazed out at the dunes near the Fourth Street Beach. The sandy hills are cordoned off with rope and wooden fencing, a sanctuary for many amid the bustle of South Beach. Inside, sea oats swayed in the wind. F...
3 years ago | Drugs
When Carolina noticed the bus advertisements in 2011, she had already run out of hope. What had begun as a low dose of Percocet to manage back pain three years earlier had spiraled into a full-blown opioid addiction. The 30-year-old had lost her j...
3 years ago | Longform
Vera Arias glides north along Federal Highway during morning rush hour, her black Republic road bike fast and light beneath her. All her senses are heightened at this intersection near the Miami-Dade/Broward County line, the worst part of her dail...