Miami New Times Ten Most Read Feature Stories of 2013
Miami New Times has never had a year quite like 2013. In January, we dropped a bomb on Major League Baseball when our Biogenesis investigation revealed a massive doping scandal in Coral Gables. In April, Michael Bay released "Pain & Gain," a major production with the Rock and Mark Wahlberg based on a New Times feature story. By the end of the year, features on a killer porn star, the troubled life of a former online cam girl and Thomas Kramer's downfall had riled and entertained the Magic City.
Check out the ten most-read features we wrote this year, and here's hoping 2014 is even wilder.
10) Chad Johnson's Comeback: A Year After His Career Imploded, Orcas and Instagram Fill the Void
Writer Michael E. Miller profiles former All Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson as he spends his days visiting orcas at the Seaquarium, hanging with strangers in South Beach and dreaming of an NFL comeback that's probably not in the cards.
9) Is Charlie Crist Florida's Next Governor?
Writer Terrence McCoy lifts weights with ex-governor Charlie Crist and tries to get to the bottom of the ex-Republican's sudden switch to Democratic savior.
8) Jungle Drug Ayahuasca Could Revolutionize Psychotherapy
Could a psychedelic Amazonian drug change the way mental illness is treated? Writers Kyle Swenson and Olivia Levecchia investigate.
7) MLB Steroid Scandal: How Porter Fischer Exposed the Coral Gables Clinic
Tim Elfrink's follow-up feature to his January Biogenesis investigation revealed the backstory behind how a previously anonymous source leaked the documents that lead to the story -- as well as MLB's alleged malfeasance in trying to get that evidence.