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Awards

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

    "Ocean Thrive"

2003 Stories by Brett Sokol

Archives: 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Mutating Airwaves

    published December 25, 2003

    For progressives the jury is still out on Miami-Dade mayoral hopeful José Cancela. Is the Radio Unica president poised to take a... More >>

  • That Eighties Show

    published December 18, 2003

    For the kinder, the Eighties are one long Cyndi Lauper video, all asymmetrical haircuts, striped leg warmers, and fun, fun, fun 'til... More >>

  • Direct Action Reaction

    published December 4, 2003

    Memo to Miuccia Prada: Your fall line is just as well suited to a downtown Miami riot scene as a night out in clubland. That was the lesson... More >>

  • Through a Lens Distortedly

    published November 27, 2003

    "Oh, you poor deluded leftists," sighs author Neal Pollack while gazing out at the audience gathered before him at the recent Miami Book... More >>

  • Fashion Sense and Nonsense

    published November 20, 2003

    If South Beach's fashionistas have a bit less spring in their high-heeled step of late, show some sympathy. After all, Camelot just ended. For the... More >>

  • In Search of the Great Miami Novel

    published November 6, 2003

    Author James W. Hall was looking anything but professorial. He put his hands to his mouth and made a series of bird calls: "This is how we amused... More >>

  • Hit Picks of Miami Lit

    published November 6, 2003

    The rules were simple. An array of Miami's leading literati were asked to compile a list of their favorite writing this city has inspired --... More >>

  • Paparazzi Pandemonium

    published October 9, 2003

    "We're trying to act as a mediator, but we're really limited in what we can do," says Miami Beach Police spokesman Det. Bobby Hernandez with a... More >>

  • Swooning Over a Soldier

    published October 2, 2003

    To the untrained ear, that loud rushing sound in the air last week may have been mistaken for Hurricane Isabel's final gusts swooping past Miami.... More >>

  • Mixed Message

    published September 18, 2003

    José Cancela has stopped eating. He carefully places knife and fork across his barely touched salad and stares at Kulchur with a... More >>

  • No Cuban, No Problem

    published September 11, 2003

    Were the Latin Grammys fixed by President Bush? Based on State Department documents Kulchur has received, that would certainly appear to be... More >>

  • Miami Soul Sister

    published September 4, 2003

    "Play it for me, Little Beaver!" Joss Stone breathlessly calls out in the middle of her new song "Super Duper Love." It's a command that... More >>

  • A Plunge into the Mainstream

    published August 28, 2003

    Hitting the campaign trail is an awful lot like marketing a pop star. Cult audiences, no matter how dedicated, are fine if all you're after is... More >>

  • Queer Eye for the Mayoral Guy

    published August 21, 2003

    And they're off! It may be more than a year away, but the 2004 election campaign is in full swing: swanky fundraisers, fist-pumping stump... More >>

  • Crazy Like a Fox

    published July 17, 2003

    If you're trying to handicap the 2004 presidential election, forget about the marquee pundits and media analysts. Instead look to Saturday... More >>

  • He's Back From Iraq

    published July 3, 2003

    Don't get Charlie Herman wrong. He doesn't miss the gunfire or the backdrop of constant explosions. It's just that after being a producer... More >>

  • Black and White and Dread All Over

    published June 26, 2003

    Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, or Manhattanites heading for the Hamptons, Miami Beach's city hall also has a rhythm you can set your... More >>

  • Nightlife Everlasting

    published June 19, 2003

    Frank Owen is on his best behavior. "I'm not getting drunk tonight," he announces firmly, wagging a cautionary finger at Kulchur outside of... More >>

  • Still in the Hood

    published May 22, 2003

    We're a long way from God's Waiting Room, as South Beach with its abundance of quietly rocking retirees was wryly dubbed in the Seventies. For a... More >>

  • Hysterical Blindness

    published May 22, 2003

    Even the most elaborate battle plan should always be adapted to the "facts on the ground," as we've been sagely reminded of late by Defense... More >>

  • Miami's Rag Trade Serenade

    published May 1, 2003

    Forget about celebrity-filled runway shows and imperious magazine editors. The Dulce de Leche menswear line is receiving a true field test inside... More >>

  • The Great Liberal Hope

    published April 17, 2003

    "No names," insisted Bud Russell. That was the first ground rule if Kulchur wanted to attend a private $1000-a-head South Beach fundraiser... More >>

  • The Whole World Keeps Watching

    published April 10, 2003

    There's no need to mince words with the BBC's Miami correspondent, Fergal Parkinson. Kulchur is delicately dancing around the differences between... More >>

  • The Sounds of Silence

    published April 3, 2003

    The first sign that something dramatic was unfolding was the eerie quiet. About 200 young hipsters had poured into Austin, Texas's Urban... More >>

  • Goodbye to All That

    published March 20, 2003

    You could feel the frisson in the air inside the darkened theaters of this year's Miami International Film Fest. For many in the attending... More >>

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