| Feb 10, 2010
| 12:08 PM
TAMPA -- The $32.8 million Tampa Museum of Art, which opened to the public Feb. 6, rises on the historic banks of the Hillsborough River across from a Moorish, late-19th century, minaret-topped University of Tampa building that once served as headquarters...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 1:20 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — For a few hours Tuesday, this Florida city was transformed into a Surrealist canvas in honor of Salvador Dali, the genre's master.
A man wearing a large snail hat led a parade of drummers, who were followed by a...
| Jul 11, 2010
No matter how the most optimistic among us might try to spin it, this Florida heat is tough to take when summer moves into the dog days.
Fortunately, the resourceful traveler knows there are cool things to do, literally, in the Sunshine State. So fold up...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 12:03 PM
For inquiring minds that want a window into how the Postcards from Florida column comes together, here's the reason your traveling correspondent selected this week's photo:
It looks warm.
Thinking about warm places was top of mind this week, with...
| May 9, 2010
It's hot out there, huh?
That unmistakable Florida heat motivated me to pick out the refreshing picture that is the theme of this week's postcard: Ideas for cool fun (literally) in the Sunshine State.
Last week, on the shores of Flagler Beach, I had a...
| May 11, 2010
| 9:18 AM
Explore the homes of iconic inventors (Fort Myers): The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are major tourist attractions in this Gulf Coast town and for good reason. A tour of the homes also includes a spin through a terrific 15,000-square-foot...
| Jul 10, 2009
If you go
*Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau: visittampabay.com
*St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce: stpete.com
*St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce: stjohnscountychamber.com
*The Florida Aquarium: flaquarium.org
*Salvador Dali Museum:...
| Jul 26, 2009
The Show That Smells
Akashic Books: 120 pp., $15.95 paper
Even by the standards of the paranormal romances that occupy the top slots of bestseller lists, Derek McCormack's new novel of cursed crooners, murderous fashion...
| Mar 6, 2009
| 2:10 PM
From 1965 to 1967, British artist Alan Aldridge was the art director of Penguin UK, bringing an edgy, growingly psychedelic design sensibility to its always culture-clashing paperbacks. Eventually, Aldridge and the publisher parted ways, and he spent time...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Open until 9 p.m. during First Thursdays Art Walk. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and active military....
| Aug 21, 2010
The words "art restorer" provoke visions of dormer-windowed studios, of flaking oil paintings in Rococo frames, of landscapes emerging from beneath layers of ancient grime. It's startling, then, to enter Gustavo Perez's workshops — a cluster of...