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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
  • Kulchur

    published May 11, 2000

    It's pop-quiz time. What do Anchorage, Alaska; Uncasville, Connecticut; and Wausau, Wisconsin; all have in common? Best keep your podunkville... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published May 4, 2000

    "To everyone who is here, if we would have had weapons, this would not have happened." -- Lazaro Gonzalez, addressing a crowd of... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published April 20, 2000

    It's been somewhat gratifying to page through the nation's mainstream media this past week and discover editorials from St. Louis to Seattle, all... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published April 13, 2000

    The immortality predictions of Elian-crazed santeros aside, eventually Fidel Castro will pass on, and with him (notwithstanding the... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published April 6, 2000

    For a telling sociological observation on last week's Miami Beach gathering of nearly 5000 dance-music professionals at the Winter Music... More >>

  • Electronica's Kingdom Comes

    published March 23, 2000

    Depending on your perspective, Miami's Winter Music Conference (WMC) is either the annual gathering of the electronic dance-music industry... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published March 9, 2000

    Forget literary allusions to magical realism, psychoanalyses of Fidel Castro, or policy studies assembled from the comforts of a plush... More >>

  • A New Spin on Elevator Music

    published March 2, 2000

    Curd Duca carefully swallows a forkful of his quiche lunch and begins speaking in his thickly Austrian-accented English. "I have never understood... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published February 24, 2000

    A taste of the Bronx hits Miami on Thursday, February 24, when Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band perform at the FIU Miami Film... More >>

  • Viva Sandinista!

    published February 17, 2000

    Like the best mid-Sixties work by Bob Dylan, the first three albums by the Clash redefined the rock and roll landscape into which they were... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published February 17, 2000

    The FIU Miami Film Festival unfolds this week at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts amid a novel dose of controversy. The subject of... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published February 10, 2000

    A New York City journalist in town to do his own now-requisite take on the Chris Paciello story remained unfazed by the case's lurid... More >>

  • Ensnared in Spider's Blues

    published January 27, 2000

    "Spider" John Koerner sits alone on the darkened stage inside Hollywood's Temple Beth El, sound-checking for his show later in the evening.... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published January 27, 2000

    "Of all the bands to come from Miami and end up on a movie soundtrack, you wouldn't promptly think of us," scoffs Tom Smith. Placing... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published January 20, 2000

    Both on-site police and concertgoers agreed the strongest similarity between the original Woodstock and Phish's 80,000-strong New Year's... More >>

  • Mother-Tested, Kid-Approved Psychedelia

    published January 13, 2000

    Few groups have taken more critical abuse in recent years than Phish, if not in the form of outright animosity from hipsterdom-at-large, than in... More >>

  • Looking Back on Premillennium Tension

    published January 6, 2000

    A strange truth emerged as New Times polled both its own writers and prominent music figures across Miami's aural spectrum, seeking their... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published January 6, 2000

    Forget boy bands, Woodstock violence, or the "Latin" craze. If you're looking for an overarching theme throughout last year's pop music, just one... More >>

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