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Awards

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

    "Ocean Thrive"

2001 Stories by Brett Sokol

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  • The Foolproof 9/11 Antidote

    published December 20, 2001

    Brian Andrews has been up for sixteen hours now. Rising at 3:00 a.m., the reporter for WSVN-TV (Channel 7) substitute-anchored the... More >>

  • Satellite Juice

    published December 13, 2001

    What a difference a war makes. Back in 1995 CNN devoted no fewer than 388 breathless hours to the daily murder-trial proceedings of OJ... More >>

  • Where Have All the Models Gone?

    published December 6, 2001

    Ray Lata is about to wax nostalgic. The director of Wilhelmina Models' Miami office leans back in his chair and casts his gaze out... More >>

  • Runways Are Forever

    published November 29, 2001

    The collective mood inside the Level nightclub for November 17's Ford Models' Supermodel of the World competition was less exultant than... More >>

  • Hip-Hop Gets Mellow

    published November 15, 2001

    The cobblestones of the Shops at Sunset Place are a world away from Mr. Cheeks' old haunts in South Jamaica, Queens. Indeed as the 29-year-old... More >>

  • Hizzoner Unloads

    published November 1, 2001

    Forget about anthrax jitters or terrorist sleeper cells. To hear outgoing Miami Beach Mayor Neisen Kasdin tell it, there's a more imminent... More >>

  • Citizen Saul

    published October 25, 2001

    "A recession is never a good thing," says Saul Gross, owner of Streamline Properties (a real estate management and brokerage firm) and a... More >>

  • Full Recovery

    published October 11, 2001

    What's the tasteful way to make a buck during a time of national tragedy? That's the question the pop culture industry has been gingerly grappling... More >>

  • Paradise Lost, Again

    published October 4, 2001

    You don't need to tell the staff at the Delano Hotel that a recession is here. One look at the pool makes it pretty obvious. Gone are the... More >>

  • You Coulda Called Him Al

    published September 27, 2001

    Even through a closed door you can still hear DJ Greo's angry voice thundering away. "I got no life!" he hollers. "I got no girlfriend! I... More >>

  • He Ain't Guilty, He's My Partner

    published September 6, 2001

    It seemed harmless enough at the time. Sitting with Source magazine head David Mays and Source Youth Foundation... More >>

  • Money Talks

    published August 30, 2001

    Will the real thugs please stand up? After two and a half months of fearful teeth-gnashing preceding the arrival of last week's... More >>

  • On Top of Pop

    published August 23, 2001

    To get a sense of Madonna's cultural heft you didn't have to look too hard at the audience gathered for her recent sold-out concert at... More >>

  • Mo' Money, Mo' Trouble

    published August 2, 2001

    Is Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs still cool? The answer to that question is more than just a matter of taste. It speaks to the future of hip-hop... More >>

  • All Puffed Up

    published July 26, 2001

    "He has a problem because white people are starting to hate him," Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs said last week, and although he was speaking... More >>

  • It's a Hip-Hop World

    published July 5, 2001

    People be asking me all the time, “Yo Mos, what's getting ready to happen with hip-hop?' People talk about hip-hop like it's some kind of gian... More >>

  • The Drudge Retort

    published June 28, 2001

    Miami Beach appears to be treating Matt Drudge well. The man who fearfully barricaded himself inside his Hollywood, California, apartment for five... More >>

  • The Color of Hip-Hop

    published June 28, 2001

    Every woman has her breaking point. Amy Gerstenfeld's arrived at the crowning moment of her wedding vows. As her family and friends sat gathered... More >>

  • Wanna Be Restartin' Somethin'

    published June 14, 2001

    Nobody's been this excited about Jermaine Jackson in a very long time. "He dropped by and we spoke," gushes Algerian singer Cheb Nasro over... More >>

  • When E-Prophecy Fails

    published May 17, 2001

    It was hard to tell who was more annoying: the shirtless, apparently medicated fellow wobbling up and down Lincoln Road as he bellowed out Doobie... More >>

  • South Beach Drinks Up and Goes Home

    published May 10, 2001

    If you bought into the advance hype, the MODA in Miami Fashion Week of the Americas should have been a raging success. Here finally was a... More >>

  • Dark Star, Bright Future

    published April 26, 2001

    Of all the heartfelt elegies for the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, it was fellow traveler Ken Kesey's that seemed to strike just the right note.... More >>

  • Sex and the Single Raver, Part 2

    published April 19, 2001

    Read "Sex and the Single Raver, Part 1" An intense game of naked Twister is the best way... More >>

  • Sex and the Single Raver

    published April 12, 2001

    Read "Sex and the Single Raver, Part 2" "I couldn't believe the attention I got by putting on... More >>

  • Austin Chronicles

    published March 29, 2001

    It's not exactly a page out of the Vidal Sassoon hair-care manual, but it works. "Elmer's glue," explains Karl Michaels when asked for the secret... More >>

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