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FORUM is the award-winning, statewide magazine that supports the mission of Florida Humanities, which is to preserve, promote and share the history, literature, culture, and personal stories that offer Floridians a better understanding of themselves, their communities and their state. With thoughtful storytelling and captivating images, FORUM explores the people, places and moments that make up the fabric and foundation of the Sunshine State and shares the impact the humanities bring to our communities. FORUM is led by a team of exceptional editors, leading journalists and scholars and inspiring photographers and illustrators.

For more than 30 years, FORUM has been the gateway to discovering Florida through a different lens and offering a deeper look into the place Floridians call home. Explore past issues through our archives or check out our new bookOnce Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises, an anthology of 50 stories curated from the archives of FORUM.

FORUM is a benefit of being a Florida Humanities member. To join our membership program and receive each new issue of FORUM delivered to your home three times a year, click here to select the membership level that is right for you!

Spring 2024 Issue: Game On!

Get your game face on for this newest issue of FORUM—a deep dive into some of Florida’s most legendary athletes and often-forgotten sports. Historian Gary Mormino explores the state’s deep history of football—from the games to rival marching bands—with an excerpt from Bill Maxwell on his experience playing during segregation; journalist Eric Barton tells the not-so-funny story of the Miami Ethiopian Clowns baseball team; and writer Susan Burns profiles marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, the subject of the 2023 critically-acclaimed film, “Nyad.” PLUS: a tour of Florida’s many unique sports museums with Robert Plunket; the recent movement to keep the sport of jai alai alive —and more.

Dive into a few of the features from the Spring 2024 issue. To receive the print edition of the magazine and enjoy reading all the stories, please consider supporting Florida Humanities through membership!

Send in the Clowns – Few people remember one of baseball’s winningest teams, and journalist Eric Barton says there’s a reason for that.

Gridiron GloryHistorian Gary Mormino explores the cultural history of Florida’s fervor for football.

One More Serve — Can the culturally rich sport of jai alai regain its former Florida glory? Writer Francisco Alvarado addresses the question.

Going the DistanceAt 64, Diana Nyad made swimming history. Susan Burns profiles her inspiring story. 

FORUM is supported in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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2023 FMA Charlie Awards

Congratulations to FORUM magazine for bringing home 24 awards, including 10 first-place “Charlies.” Check out the winning articles and designs!

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