Tropic (magazine)

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Final EditorTom Shroder
Categories Sunday magazine
First issueOctober 15, 1967
Final issueDecember 6, 1998
Company The Miami Herald, Knight Ridder
Country United States
Based in Miami
Language English
An issue of Tropic Magazine from 1992 Tropicmagazine1.jpeg
An issue of Tropic Magazine from 1992

Tropic was The Miami Herald's Sunday magazine, published as an insert in the Sunday edition from 1967 until 1998. Tropic won three Pulitzer Prizes and published many writers who went on to become well known. More notable writers include humour columnists Dave Barry, Gene Weingarten, Carl Hiaasen, and Madeleine Blais. Other writers include Paul Levine, Joel Achenbach, Bill Cosford, and Tom Shroder. [1] [2]

The magazine created the Tropic Hunt, now known as the Herald Hunt.

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  1. Weingarten, Gene (April 13, 2013). "A story that could make Roger Ebert look bad. Too soon?". Washington Post. Retrieved April 12, 2013.