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2011 Stories by Amanda McCorquodale

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  • Ms. Swamp Thing

    published October 6, 2011

    A woman exits the dense, sweaty mangroves and finds the limestone splendor of Vizcaya. She attempts to make sense of the Mediterranean-revival... More >>

  • Armchair Diver

    published November 10, 2011

    Next time you're walking the sea wall at South Pointe Park, squint and picture a neon forest growing just under the waves in Government Cut.... More >>

  • Scenes From Hopelandia

    published December 8, 2011

    Fans literally faint with rapture during Sigur Rós concerts. It's all due to the Icelandic postrock band's haunting bowed guitar, sparse... More >>

  • Get a Head Start

    published November 17, 2011

    Face it: You will not see everything during Art Basel. Five days to experience 15-plus art fairs? Not to mention the all-night parties and general... More >>

  • Heads Up

    published November 17, 2011

    Face it: You will not see everything during Art Basel. Five days to experience 15-plus art fairs? Not to mention the all-night parties and general... More >>

  • Arts Beat

    published November 24, 2011

    Among the ever-growing number of satellite art fairs, Pulse Miami stands out for its high concentration of contemporary photography —... More >>

  • Fountain of Youth

    published November 24, 2011

    Fountain Miami, which opens Friday and runs through Sunday, contains arguably the most experimental art during Basel. Think entrails worn... More >>

  • Sibling Revelry

    published November 24, 2011

    In contrast to the White Stripes’ siblings-or-lovers mystery, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister advertises its kinship... More >>

  • TM Sisters Reign Large in the Design District

    published Nov 29, 2011

    ​On the cusp of Baselphrenia, the sad truth is that all this contemporary art mania drowns out the talented pool of local artists. So pay homage to Miami's creatives with a visit to the gigantic Fra... More >>

  • Winter Whiteout

    published November 17, 2011

    Wear white after Labor Day? Thousands of gay men and women will commit that (admittedly outdated) fashion faux pas this week for the annual... More >>

  • Congrats to 2011 Knight Arts Challenge Winners!

    published Nov 28, 2011

    ​The Knight Foundation's Arts Challenge has awarded $2.9 million in matching grants to 31 culture projects in Miami. To qualify, the projects must be about art, must take place in or benefit Miami, ... More >>

  • Yorke and Company

    published November 17, 2011

    Radiohead is one of the most beloved bands of the past 20 years despite the fan schism created by the release of The King of Limbs. For... More >>

  • Swamplandia

    published November 3, 2011

    If you see bumper-to-bumper traffic on Tamiami Trail heading to the Everglades, it's because author Karen Russell has made our mucky,... More >>

  • Birds of Paradise

    published November 3, 2011

    On the second page of Birds of Paradise, Diana Abu-Jaber evokes local carpet salesman Don Bailey as that "thirty-foot naked man... More >>

  • Beware the Literati

    published November 10, 2011

    Saturday at 10 a.m., Jeffrey Eugenides, who won the Pulitzer for Middlesex, will discuss his latest novel, The Marriage Plot,... More >>

  • Books & Books

    published November 3, 2011

    In Composed, Rosanne Cash recalls folk singers, addicts, preachers, and sex kittens knocking on the door of her childhood home in the... More >>

  • Susan Lee-Chun Puts Her Head in the Clouds Above Grand Central

    published Nov 22, 2011

    ​What artists' new favorite canvas? Miami's bright blue sky. Street artist Above recently hung a banker dummy from wires above his Occupy Wall Street mural in Wynwood. Several blocks away there is a... More >>

  • Coral Morphologic: Aquatic Ambassadors

    published November 24, 2011

    Coral Morphologic: Aquatic Ambassadors More >>

  • Agustina Woodgate: Poetry Bomber

    published November 24, 2011

    Agustina Woodgate: Poetry Bomber More >>

  • Oh, the Humanity

    published November 3, 2011

    As Europe deliberates whether to outlaw mosque minarets and women’s burqas, filmmakers are rushing in for a slice of the immigration... More >>

  • Mr. Brainwash Returns to Miami Beach for Art Basel 2011
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    Mr. Brainwash Returns to Miami Beach for Art Basel 2011

    published Nov 15, 2011

    ​Last year, dozens of storm troopers surrounded an abandoned building on Miami Beach, guns blazing. They were joined by a giant Albert Einstein, holding a sign that read "Love Is the Answer." The my... More >>

  • Dana Keith's Miami Beach Cinematheque Is a Haven for Cinephiles

    published Nov 15, 2011

    In honor of our People Issue, which will hit newsstands and computer screens November 24, Cultist presents "Miami Backstage," where we feature some of the city's behind-the-scenes culture makers. Ha... More >>

  • Art Basel Satellite Fair Guide: It Ain't Fair to NADA

    published Nov 11, 2011

    ​Art Basel Miami Beach, or as we fondly refer to it - hipster spring break, is only three weeks away. Except most folks don't go to the eponymous art fair in the Miami Beach Convention Center. Entry... More >>

  • Cinema a la Mode

    published October 27, 2011

    How many Frenchmen does it take to change a light bulb? One. He holds the bulb, and all of Europe revolves around him. No, but seriously, if... More >>

  • Wallet Wars

    published October 27, 2011

    Aside from pitching a tent outside Government Center for Occupy Miami, there’s another way to boost the 99 percent’s economic standing... More >>

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