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What do wealth, power and privilege do when they find themselves on the wrong side of public opinion? They don’t back down, that’s for sure. No, when push comes to shove, the powerful … more
I must confess, as an artist and resident of the city, I read the headline of Sean T. Smith’s Aug. 14 Backpage Editorial—“Make Jacksonville Great Already”—with a fair … more
In his 1979 masterpiece, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams offered up perhaps the finest words ever written in the English language—about towels. The quotation is … more
Numerous watchdog groups scrutinize and document the “pork-barrel” spending of government agencies across the nation. To facilitate some watchdogging of our own, Folio Weekly examined the … more
According to Lexico, empathy is “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” It’s not city government’s strong suit. Last week, at a dramatic meeting, … more
Episode 2.1: Drop Day (W.E. Orbiter Bronco one hour ago) “Good mornin’, Chief,” Commander Leani Liu chirped from behind her pouch of coffee. “What’s so … more
In 1990, a triangular parcel of one hundred acres of waterfront St. Johns County land was designated conservation. Privately owned but almost entirely surrounded by the Florida Fish & Wildlife … more
Florida! This big, beautiful state is home to some of the world’s finest beaches (all on its Atlantic Seaboard, mind you) and most breathtaking landscapes, not to mention unique flora and … more
This month witnessed mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, the 254th and 255th mass shootings in America in 2019 (so far), according to the Gun Violence Archive. After each high-profile shooting, the … more
Melissa Ross pulls back from the microphone and strides out of the studio and into her office at WJCT Public Media. The city’s chief interrogator is sitting down to answer a few questions from … more
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