Craig Pittman

Craig Pittman is a native Floridian and an award-winning reporter who covers environmental issues for the state's largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. He is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid. Follow him on Twitter at @craigtimes

Florida
July 31 2013 6:45 AMOh, #Florida!Why does Florida produce so much weird news? Our experts explain.
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July 29 2013 8:15 AMOh, #Florida!What’s it like to grow up in Florida?
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July 25 2013 8:27 AMOh, #Florida!Biting the hand that feeds you.
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July 23 2013 7:45 AMOh, #Florida!Crooks, cops, and crooked cops—but very few criminal masterminds.
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July 19 2013 7:15 AMOh, #Florida!Why you’d be sorry if the state were gone.
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July 17 2013 7:00 AMOh, #Florida!Heroic measures to save Florida’s panthers, including mouth-to-mouth.
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July 14 2013 3:34 PMOh, #Florida!What is wrong with Florida juries?
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July 11 2013 5:44 AMOh, #Florida!Introducing the Debra Lafave Bad Teacher Award.
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July 9 2013 5:00 AMOh, #Florida!Florida politicians work in the most phallic building in the world.
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July 5 2013 8:00 AMOh, #Florida!My favorite Florida roadside sign.
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July 3 2013 5:15 AMOh, #Florida!How to clean up (financially) after a disaster.
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July 1 2013 5:30 AMOh, #Florida!True facts about the weirdest, wildest, most fascinating state.
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July 30 2013 8:45 AMOh, #Florida!The three-way competition for the weirdest Florida story ever.
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July 26 2013 7:30 AMOh, #Florida!The beaches are beautiful, but you never know what will wash up.
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July 24 2013 6:30 AMOh, #Florida!The best castles, dinosaurs, roadside attractions, and UFOs.
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July 22 2013 7:45 AMOh, #Florida!Fresh and juicy scandals in Disney World for old people.
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July 18 2013 7:06 AMOh, #Florida!Sunshine state religion: Scientology, Santeria, and sin.
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July 16 2013 6:45 AMOh, #Florida!What makes a weird Florida story a weird Florida story?
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July 12 2013 8:15 AMOh, #Florida!What’s the weirdest place in the weirdest state?
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July 10 2013 5:37 AMOh, #Florida!Weeki Wachee, the park where mermaids are state employees.
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July 8 2013 5:30 AMOh, #Florida!The cult origins of one of Florida’s most dangerous invasive species.
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July 4 2013 11:45 AMOh, #Florida!The lightning capital of the United States.
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July 2 2013 7:36 AMOh, #Florida!What “cracker” really means.

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Oct. 22 2014 2:05 PM Paul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
  Business
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  Life
The Eye
Oct. 22 2014 1:01 PM The Surprisingly Xenophobic Origins of Wonder Bread
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 10:00 AM On the Internet, Men Are Called Names. Women Are Stalked and Sexually Harassed.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 10:39 PM Avengers: Age of Ultron Looks Like a Fun, Sprawling, and Extremely Satisfying Sequel
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 2:59 PM Netizen Report: Twitter Users Under Fire in Mexico, Venezuela, Turkey
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.