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Awards

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

    "Ocean Thrive"

2002 Stories by Brett Sokol

Archives: 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • School Daze

    published December 19, 2002

    He's not quite beefy enough to qualify as a Praetorian Guard, but Alex is doing his best to look tough as part of the Socialist Workers Party's... More >>

  • On the Left, Off the Wall

    published December 12, 2002

    These are good days to be a revolutionary socialist. Just ask Mary Ann Schmidt, of Miami's chapter of the Socialist Workers Party. "We signed up... More >>

  • South Beach Greets the Season

    published December 5, 2002

    It's safe to crack jokes inside Miami Beach City Hall again. That much was clear at November's meeting of the Nightlife Industry Task Force... More >>

  • Resurgent Rock

    published November 28, 2002

    "I feel like such an asshole," joked Rilo Kiley guitarist Blake Sennett to appreciative hoots from the packed audience at Churchill's. Stepping... More >>

  • Jackass the Man

    published November 21, 2002

    Philip John Clapp should be smiling. He's the star and producer behind Jackass the Movie, one of the hottest films in America right now. In... More >>

  • The Political Dance

    published October 31, 2002

    Open mouth, insert high-heeled foot: If you're speaking at a swanky dinner for a gay community organization, it's a sure bet your audience... More >>

  • They Shoot Divas, Don't They?

    published October 10, 2002

    "A lot of people say I'm difficult," Robert Rosenberg muses with an awkward smile, pausing over a description he's been hearing... More >>

  • Kafka in a Guayabera

    published September 19, 2002

    Vaclav Havel arrives in Miami on Sunday, as much a visiting rock star as a sainted political leader. The Czech president, who's jammed with... More >>

  • Rebel Without a Causeway

    published September 12, 2002

    Attention aspiring South Beach power brokers: Wanna learn how to game the system like a pro? Hollywood macher Michael... More >>

  • Botox Rules!

    published September 5, 2002

    Give former supermodel Janice Dickinson points for a sense of humor. In her new tell-all memoir No Lifeguard On Duty, the enfant... More >>

  • Wonder Boy?

    published August 15, 2002

    South Beach isn't exactly known as a literary mecca, making the standing-room-only crowd inside Lincoln Road's Books & Books this July evening all... More >>

  • The Life in Nightlife

    published August 8, 2002

    There's a specter haunting South Beach. Actually it's just haunting two people: Danny and Tanya, a pair of delicate-looking Cabaret-style... More >>

  • Requiem for a Lightweight Nightclub

    published August 1, 2002

    Enron, WorldCom ... Billboardlive? Amidst a wave of recent staff departures and murmurs of cash-flow difficulties, the mood inside the... More >>

  • Faking the Funk

    published July 4, 2002

    It's pretty hard to ruffle Andrew Yeomanson (a.k.a. DJ Le Spam). After all, this is a man who can keep a straight face while asserting that... More >>

  • The XXXstasy Biz

    published June 27, 2002

    Balancing your own film career with that of your husband isn't easy. Just ask up-and-coming actress Lesley Zen. "I have jealousy issues," Zen... More >>

  • They're Here, They're Queer, They Vote

    published June 13, 2002

    What does Jorge Diaz look like? "I'm just your average Cuban," he jokes over the phone before a lunch meeting with Kulchur. Well, not... More >>

  • Can't Knock the Hustle

    published May 16, 2002

    It's a recent Saturday night, you're tucked behind a VIP table inside Lincoln Road's Spin nightclub, and the hip-hop beats are thumping.... More >>

  • As Nasty as He Wants To Be

    published May 9, 2002

    "You want my prediction for Memorial Day Weekend?" asks Rudolf with a mischievous grin. The Billboardlive nightlife director pauses a beat... More >>

  • Oops, She Did It Again!

    published April 25, 2002

    Britney Spears is many things to many people. To her label executives at Jive Records, the midriff-baring singer is a recording artist who... More >>

  • We Won't Get Fooled Again

    published April 11, 2002

    If you stand outside Miami Beach's City Hall and listen carefully, you'll hear the distinct sound of gnashing teeth, followed by the anguished... More >>

  • O Manolo!

    published April 4, 2002

    "Is there a Banana Republic here?" Manolo Blahnik calls out to a nearby Neiman Marcus staffwoman inside the Bal Harbour mall. Turning... More >>

  • Start Me Up

    published March 7, 2002

    Is it Billboardlive or Billboard dead? That was the question the Los Angeles Times asked in a series of stories probing the troubled... More >>

  • Meet Nightlife's Mr. Fix-It

    published February 28, 2002

    Rudolf has a novel idea for returning that elusive "cool" factor to the Beach's nightlife. "We need more homeless people here," he... More >>

  • The Comeback Kid Does South Beach

    published February 14, 2002

    Spend enough time working in South Beach's competitive nightlife industry, and you're bound to make some enemies. Just ask Gerry Kelly.... More >>

  • Before the Lights Go Down

    published February 7, 2002

    It's only the second day of the Miami Film Festival, but the event's new director, David Poland, is already engaged in damage... More >>

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