Florida

Tips and Articles in Florida

See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Museums. Bunnies, bunnies everywhere, and in all forms: stuffed, ceramic, painted—even a few real ones. Not only does the onslaught of bunny paraphernalia in Pasadena, California’s aptly named Bunny Muse...
Quiet now. We’re going to let you in on a secret. You may think that golfers have been exploring Florida for so long that there is nothing left to dis­cover. You may think it impossible that the state could have a small, elegant hotel with a seasi...
See our slideshow of America’s Most Mysterious Places. “The very first night there we saw brilliant white and green lights that would respond to our laser signaling; they came from a steep side of the mountain, way too steep for climbers,” says R...
Miami “Styled for the Road: The Art of Automobile Design, 1908–1948” at the Wolfsonian-FIU (October 16–March 14, 2010). The role of design and the visual arts in shaping American automobile culture, from the concept of “planned obsolescence” at...
Miami “Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980–2008” at the Miami Art Museum (October 9–January 17, 2010). Some three decades of work by the Argentine wunderkind, a poet of absence and dislocation, whose theatrical paint...
Sarasota, FL There might not be trapeze artists, clowns, and ringmasters, but Sarasota is still anticipating the next greatest show on earth. The inaugural Ringling International Arts Festival—a partnership between the Baryshinikov Arts Center i...
FOXX HOLES? Comedian Jamie Foxx's portrayal of Ray Charles in the movie Ray has made him an early contender for an Oscar, but it was a golf movie that was supposed to be Foxx's breakout film. Two years ago New Line Cinema bought the rights to Ingl...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
Given the recent hoop-la in Miami, where so many hotel openings have been vying for the spotlight, it was fitting that the July launch of the W South Beach—the first W in town—featured the obligatory barrage of fame and fashion, as partygoers prow...
Imagine showing up at the local Y to play three-on-three with your pals and seeing Kobe Bryant practicing his jump shot and crossover dribble on a nearby court. Picture going to a batting cage with your child and finding Alex Rodriguez at work rip...
Props to the British engineer F. W. Lanchester for inventing the power­boat more than a century ago. To be precise, he was the first to connect a screw propeller to a gasoline engine and mount it on a recreational vessel. Lanchester was part of th...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Late-Night Restaurants How do you coax Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy Manhattan chefs to sit down for three hours? Put them in the company of friends and culinary ...
In the brief months since President Obama was elected, his daughters, Malia and Sasha, have visited the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin, strolled the beaches of Hawaii with their dad, curtseyed to Queen Elizabeth, and had an audience with the Pope. W...
Kudos to Sophy Roberts for her superb article on Ladakh. I first came to know the region while reading Ancient Futures by Helena Norberg-Hodge, the Swedish-American linguist who put this nook of a place on the map. She wrote about traditional Lada...
Question: What do Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and John Waters have to do with cruise ships? Answer: Absolutely nothing. Until now, that is—works by these artists and many more have found a home aboard the new M.V. Mercury, where art and d...