Through years of intense training, Ian Frierson, 31, has mastered the ability to transform his body and work the crowd.
Greg Dawson discovers that you can go home again, but it probably won’t be exactly as you remembered it.
Best of Orlando—the cutting-room floor.
Readers and staff pick the best of the city.
Perry Jr., Sublette, Shugart, Grayson, Pugh, Marchena, Demings, Wick, Aguel
German, McGee, Webster, Maladecki, Sheehan, NeJame, Batchelor, West, Stuart, LaRoe, Hill, plus 10 to Watch
Greg Dawson is feeling kind of antsy about a possible takeover from below.
Our annual list comprises politicians, entrepreneurs, educators, philanthropists and others who are instrumental in shaping our community.
A look back at the first 50 Most Powerful issue.
They show their age beautifully—and yet they are ageless. Orlando’s live oak trees have put down roots, spread out and thrived for centuries. And their magnificence continues to grow on us.
For more than half his life, Brian Bradley, 60, has made others laugh—and learned to master tough crowds.
Dyer, Morgan, Houmann, Hitt, Jenkins, Jacobs, Gardiner, Downs, Rosen, Kalogridis
Williams, Martins, Mica, Cohen, Thakkar, Ashton, Nelson, Rawlins, Ustler, Kruppenbacher
Maines, Miller, Simmons, Ramsberger, Siegel, Macnab, Whittall, Brown II, Bailey, Maxwell, German
Reflections on grits and nitwits.
Greg Dawson gets all misty eyed—from debris sent airborne by leaf blowers.
With 15 years on Winter Park’s lakes, Dan Lancaster, 77, has seen it all: wildlife fights, stormy weather and a “dead boat.”
Nicolas Jay, 43, paints his body, dresses in costume, and stays perfectly still to entertain audiences at Disney World.
Greg Dawson finds the man with the most thankless job in Orlando—an overnight attendant at a towing company’s impoundment lot.
More than six decades ago, Orlando played a role in the racist saga of the Groveland Boys. Here’s a look back at some shameful history—and a look forward to possible justice.
Reflections on the horror of good-old-boy racism in the not-so-distant past.
Sandra Friend, 52, braves gators, bears and floods to research her guidebooks to Florida’s best trails.
Greg Dawson has a dinosaur that keeps showing up on his doorstep—the phone book.
Ruminations about fashion challenges and more.
Zurich, Paris, Los Angeles—Patrick Kahn has had many stops on his visual arts journey. Now he is bringing the works of master photographers to Orlando through his Snap! Space gallery and an annual festival.
Greg Dawson chows down on school lunch menus of yesteryear and today.
Coffee, like beer, has gone craft, and no one knows that better than Aaron Albright, 26, of Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen.
Kicking around soccer and other issues.
Orlando City’s Lions begin play this month as a member of Major League Soccer. To prepare you for the next level of Soccermania, we offer a look at their coach, their star player, their history and their fans.
Adrian Heath brings the competitive fire he had as a player to his role as coach of Orlando City.
Yeah, we’re still pinching ourselves—but Kaká really has arrived to lead Orlando City into the big leagues.
From cheering and singing to pyrotechnics, Orlando City’s raucous supporters are a special breed.
Stumped by the terminology of “the beautiful game’’? We’re here to help.
The musical road not taken.
Sunshine Labs provides a place for hardware makers to create their wares.