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Awards

  • 2006 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published March 10, 2005

    "Ocean Thrive"

2000 Stories by Brett Sokol

Archives: 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Kulchurkampf: 365 Days of Pop Music

    published December 28, 2000

    There's a theory that the pop music of a given moment in time isn't determined by aural trends, record-company marketing plans, or even artistic... More >>

  • Requiem for a True Original

    published December 14, 2000

    "The difference between the communist and capitalist systems is that, although both give you a kick in the ass, in the communist system you... More >>

  • Socialism or Suntan, Part 2

    published December 7, 2000

    Read Part 1 If you really want to ponder the strange and wonderful world of Florida politics,... More >>

  • Socialism or Suntan

    published November 30, 2000

    Read Part 2 As the results of the Florida presidential election came in on November 7, Volusia... More >>

  • The Other E-Commerce

    published November 16, 2000

    What happens when subcultures come of age? The answer would look a lot like the roomful of 75 social workers, therapists, teachers, activists, and... More >>

  • Raver Madness

    published November 9, 2000

    A camouflage-clad National Guardmember pokes his head into Kulchur's car window. “Are you here for the special event?” he asks gruffly. I... More >>

  • Sex Sells

    published November 2, 2000

    Wrapped tightly inside a black gown with eye-grabbing side slits and a strategically cut gap across her straining bosom, Keri Windsor... More >>

  • It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop

    published October 26, 2000

    You know I -- thug 'em, fuck 'em, love 'em, leave 'em/'Cause I don't fuckin' need 'em..../I'm a pimp in every sense of the word, bitch.... More >>

  • The Battle Was Won but the War Continues

    published October 12, 2000

    For Scott Souther it's been a long day in the office. As a booking agent with the Boston-area International Music Network, Souther is responsible... More >>

  • Welcome to the Edge

    published October 5, 2000

    Arriving in Miami with his family as an eighteen-year-old punk rocker, Brook Dorsch fondly recalls the state of South Beach in the... More >>

  • Up Your Chart

    published September 28, 2000

    “I knew he had something to do with my motherfuckin' cousin gettin' killed!” X-Con snarls into his cell phone. “I'm gonna get ... More >>

  • Black Roots, White Fruit

    published September 21, 2000

    “Finally, after so many years, I'm making the kind of money and receiving the kind of accolades I deserve,” reports Detroit's seminal techno ... More >>

  • Exiled in Havana

    published September 7, 2000

    Even a casual observer in Havana would notice the striking disconnect between the slogans emblazoned on billboards across the city and the actual... More >>

  • Out with the Geezers

    published September 7, 2000

    The Buena Vista Social Club's wrinkled musical veterans may still be basking in critical hosannas and standing ovations as they continue their... More >>

  • Bonfire of the e-Vanities

    published August 31, 2000

    “Is it too late on a Friday night to talk about Hegel?” That was the question put by celebrity author Tom Wolfe to the well-heeled crowd ... More >>

  • What Makes Alvaro Run?

    published August 10, 2000

    Forget about smoke-filled backroom deals, angry convention-floor fights, or black-bandanna-clad anarchists running through the streets. Right now,... More >>

  • Model Behavior

    published August 3, 2000

    “There's more girls coming down here than ever before,” sighs the booker from a prominent South Beach modeling agency. “They all think they... More >>

  • e-Cuba

    published July 27, 2000

    Hardly a week goes by in South Florida without a new dot-com opening an office, tossing up a splashy billboard, and then issuing a... More >>

  • Hip-hop and Socialism

    published July 20, 2000

    Pablo Herrera's home in the Havana neighborhood of Santos Suarez isn't that dissimilar from those of his rap-producer counterparts in the States.... More >>

  • Los Raperos de La Habana

    published July 13, 2000

    At first glance you might think you were still in Miami, perhaps amid the cameras on the set of the latest Jay-Z video. About 200 people are... More >>

  • Another Endangered Species

    published June 29, 2000

    At first glance, poolside at South Beach's tony National Hotel would seem an odd place to interview director Greg Harrison. His debut feature... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published June 15, 2000

    Seems like the Eighties again. Prince is now responding to the title Prince. Maurice Ferre's name is being bandied about in... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published June 8, 2000

    It may be hard to imagine these days, but there actually was a time when Coconut Grove was synonymous with the phrase "hippie mecca." Long before... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published June 1, 2000

    The fashion world is a topic that seems to render otherwise eloquent individuals apoplectic. There's just something about models -- those... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published May 18, 2000

    Have you considered a night out at CocoWalk? That was the message last Wednesday from Miami Beach to South Florida's kinder, as Beach... More >>

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