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2010 Stories by Amanda McCorquodale

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  • Pray Ball

    published January 21, 2010

    Instead of commercial breaks, the ancient Greeks would pause their athletic games every so often to pray and sacrifice to the gods. This would (a)... More >>

  • Not Hot for Teacher

    published January 21, 2010

    If a Brit, not that horny Nabokov, wrote Lolita, you'd have something along the lines of the film An Education, where a precocious... More >>

  • No Place Like Oz

    published January 21, 2010

    So in the end, it was just some guy sitting behind a curtain, tweaking knobs, and pushing buttons. But the Land of Oz was grand while it lasted. A... More >>

  • Funny Girl

    published January 21, 2010

    There's been a lot of back-and-forth (and even entire Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes) about the real-life inspirations for George and Kramer... More >>

  • Liberty City Filmmaker Barry Jenkins Interviewed on PBS

    published Jan 27, 2010

    Miami-born filmmaker Barry Jenkins has been featured on PBS for his 2008 film Medicine for Melancholy, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, screened at the Toronto International Film Festival an... More >>

  • Miami Free Times

    published Jan 25, 2010

    We hereby declare that being strapped for cash is no longer a valid excuse for staying home and missing out on all your city's cultural offerings. You can see a movie, catch an art show or two, or per... More >>

  • Around Town This Weekend

    published Jan 22, 2010

    ​Grab the weekend by its horns and ride till Monday.Friday    Tonight, Chicago's Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (whose moving, lo-fi sound has been described as "bedroom-synth") wi... More >>

  • Go for Baroque

    published January 21, 2010

    Many a girl has lost her singlehood to Air on a G String. Friends, that's not a track from 2 Live Crew's reunion album but a popular wedding... More >>

  • Deal or No Deal

    published January 21, 2010

    A train is hurtling out of control down a track where five people are tied. Fortunately, you can flip a switch that will divert the train to a... More >>

  • We Do Haiku: Artists Wax Poetic About Lack of Arts Funding

    published Jan 20, 2010

    When life gives you a dearth of arts funding, make haikus! The Knight Foundation and the University of Wynwood recently cosponsored "Do You Haiku" -- a contest to find the best haikus written about th... More >>

  • Big in Japan, Huge in Jerusalem

    published January 7, 2010

    What do you call a sumo wrestler who speaks Hebrew? Herzl! Well, that’s what you call him in the film A Matter of Size —... More >>

  • Books That Suck

    published January 7, 2010

    We know what you’re thinking. Who needs another vampire book series? But word on the street is that The Vampire Academy is on an... More >>

  • Start the Year With a “Bam!”

    published January 7, 2010

    Sure, you could just wander into the kitchen and watch your mom slice an onion, or you could sit in a giant concert hall and gawk at celebrity... More >>

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