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2009 Stories by Amanda McCorquodale

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  • All They Want to Do Is Dance

    published December 24, 2009

    So they think they can dance. Well, of course they do — they’re professionals. This week, actual dancers from around the globe (and not... More >>

  • Booty Call of the Wild

    published December 17, 2009

    In a video that’s one part Lancôme commercial, three parts Discovery Channel, and seven parts Michel Gondry music video, Isabella... More >>

  • Ooh, This Is So FLIFFy!

    published October 22, 2009

    Jet packs are passé; imagine a future where you can get a wrist implant that counts down to the moment when you will meet your soulmate.... More >>

  • Witches... All of them witches!

    published October 15, 2009

    Nothing says filthy rich like having your very own movie theater in your house. Until that day comes, fake it by attending film screenings at the... More >>

  • The Fabric of our Lives

    published October 15, 2009

    Finally there’s a way to fill in that long pause between Project Runway episodes: The Miami Beach Cinematheque’s Funkshion Fashion Week... More >>

  • This Is Amore

    published October 8, 2009

    A portrait of decadent life in Rome — complete with a love triangle, hard drugs, and elaborate costume changes — is the opening-night... More >>

  • It’s All About the Music

    published October 1, 2009

    If you’re a fan of orchestral maneuvers in the dark, head to the opening night of the 26th annual Festival Miami, the University of... More >>

  • The Next Big Thing

    published September 24, 2009

    Send those blues packing the last Monday of each month with a free film screening at the lovely, wonderfully hip Standard Hotel. Nestled on that... More >>

  • The Revolution Will Be Televised

    published September 17, 2009

    Some people might dismiss American Idol as vacuous entertainment, but what if voting for your favorite contestant was an act of political... More >>

  • The Re-Rebirth of Soul

    published September 10, 2009

    Did you lose your ticket to Oprah's Legends Ball? Then you have no business missing out on Icons & Legends at the African Heritage Cultural... More >>

  • Sweatin’ to the Oldies

    published September 3, 2009

    If you ain't nothin' but a hound dog, you might want to check out the jukebox musical Smokey Joe's Café at the University of Miami's... More >>

  • Lively Up Yourself

    published August 13, 2009

    It’s time to chase those crazy baldheads out of town. Catch the Florida premiere of RiseUp, a film that pays homage to Jamaica’s... More >>

  • Get a Clue

    published August 6, 2009

    Cadavers, maggots, flesh-eating beetles... are you still reading? Then you might have a stomach strong enough to enjoy the nauseating yet... More >>

  • Baila Me

    published July 30, 2009

    Azúcar! If your hips start moving at the mere mention of Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa, put on your dancing shoes and get on over to... More >>

  • The Rhythm of the Night

    published July 23, 2009

    If you’re into crazy freeform jazz, get your kicks this Sunday during Straight Jazz/No Chaser, an outdoor concert at the SoBe... More >>

  • The Walrus Was Paul

    published July 16, 2009

    What’s that you say, ma’am? You’re nostalgic for bowl haircuts? You love dead pop stars credited with changing the course of... More >>

  • Itsy-Bitsy Art

    published July 9, 2009

    The history of the swimsuit is really the history of the women’s movement. Early suits with bloomers and caps were made of wool even though... More >>

  • They Design, You Dine

    published June 11, 2009

    In the 18-block district that hosts this town’s most cutting-edge furniture stores, chichi design, and high-minded art galleries, Miami New... More >>

  • And a Child Shall Lead Them

    published April 30, 2009

    Considering that our last president cut funding for the National Arts in Education program each of his eight years in office, it’s a wonder... More >>

  • Wonder Women

    published April 30, 2009

    Fun and sun draw many national events to Miami, but none quite like this one. This Wednesday marks the beginning of the tenth annual Aqua... More >>

  • Sushi and Shower-Worthy Vocals

    published April 2, 2009

    Who among us hasn’t had a hankering to sing a duet of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” after finishing off a particularly tasty dragon... More >>

  • No Need to Get Wet

    published March 19, 2009

    In the illustrious words of über-babe Heidi Klum — when it comes to style, you’re either in or you’re out. Since you still... More >>

  • Other Clubs Just Give Us Lemons

    published March 12, 2009

    “We’re all having a good time” is repeated over and over as Lemonade’s track “Blissout” fades out. but there’s... More >>

  • These Birds Need a String to Fly

    published March 5, 2009

    If there’s a higher purpose of this nouveau depression, perhaps it’s to inspire us to appreciate the simple pleasures. If so, this... More >>

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