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Awards

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

    "Ocean Thrive"

2004 Stories by Brett Sokol

Archives: 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • The Art of Investing in Art

    published December 30, 2004

    If you spent much time at this year's Art Basel Miami Beach art fair, you heard plenty of talk about truth and beauty, of how a painting... More >>

  • It Isn't Easy Being Fabulous

    published December 16, 2004

    Don't hate Fabian Basabe because he's beautiful. "I don't work, and a lot of people just don't understand that," the 26-year-old Basabe... More >>

  • Musical Mecca

    published December 9, 2004

    They aren't nearly as morbid as the tourists who swarm to the entryway of Gianni Versace's South Beach mansion, taking snapshots of each other on... More >>

  • Miami's Blessed Airwaves

    published November 25, 2004

    "Why are people wondering why the Republicans won the election?" asks Ruthie J with a touch of annoyance. During the course of Kulchur's... More >>

  • Trouble at Home

    published November 18, 2004

    All right, progressives. You want a real reason to cry? Enough with the voting machines already. Please shut up about an Ohio recount. And... More >>

  • Story Line

    published November 11, 2004

    "You can't be a happy newspaper columnist, you can't be Erma Bombeck," Carl Hiaasen insists, stabbing the air with a forkful of grouper as he lays... More >>

  • Carlos Alvarez's Sexual Problem

    published October 28, 2004

    "I don't support it." -- Carlos Alvarez on maintaining Miami-Dade's gay rights ordinance, speaking in Spanish, August 28, 2004... More >>

  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Next President of the United States

    published October 14, 2004

    Somewhere in Texas a two-time presidential aspirant is laughing, no doubt feeling more than a little vindicated. When he first announced his Oval... More >>

  • Count All Votes -- Except Those for Nader

    published October 7, 2004

    Let's hope Laurence Tribe has a finely honed sense of irony. It was nearly four years ago that Tribe, a Harvard University constitutional... More >>

  • Unnatural Attractions

    published September 30, 2004

    Toronto would seem an odd place to take the pulse of Latin cinema. Sure, you can buy Cuban cigars, fresh from Havana, at any of the corner... More >>

  • The Million-Dollar Question

    published September 16, 2004

    The clearest lesson from the August 31 county mayoral election: $1.8 million just doesn't buy what it used to. That was the size of... More >>

  • Nixon Rewound

    published August 19, 2004

    As he prepares to attend next Monday's Republican National Convention in New York City, Miami delegate Marco Rubio is already anticipating... More >>

  • Democratic Mayor or Republican Mayor?

    published August 5, 2004

    Have you heard about John Kerry's secret connections to Fidel Castro? How about the hidden financial links between Teresa Heinz Kerry and... More >>

  • No More Mayor Loco

    published July 22, 2004

    It is almost too easy to make fun of Xavier Suarez. Miami certainly has suffered through its share of troubling political leaders, but only... More >>

  • Bickering Not Allowed

    published July 15, 2004

    "We've got real plans, we've got a better sense of what's happening to America. And we've got better hair." -- John Kerry, introducing running... More >>

  • The Gridlock Candidate

    published July 1, 2004

    If youíve ever found yourself stuck in I-95ís snarl, gazing with envy as a television news helicopter whipped past overhead, take comfort ... More >>

  • Ego Without End

    published June 17, 2004

    "This is it. I am done." -- Maurice Ferré, announcing the end of his political career after decisively losing the Miami-Dade County... More >>

  • Pay to Play

    published June 3, 2004

    It's hardly surprising that Micky Arison wrote out a $2000 check to President George W. Bush's re-election campaign. After all, last year... More >>

  • Behind Bush

    published May 13, 2004

    Police officers call it stalking. Kulchur, however, prefers the term "field research." So let's just split the difference and say that for the... More >>

  • The 3% Man

    published April 29, 2004

    "On tomorrow's Meet the Press, Green Party leader Ralph Nader will announce whether he will sit out the 2004 election or enter the race... More >>

  • Dezer's Big Deal: The Sequel

    published April 15, 2004

    "When a girl quits here, what does she say? Sexual harassment!" groans Gil Dezer with a dismissive shake of his head. "When a guy quits... More >>

  • Dezer's Big Deal

    published April 8, 2004

    "You know what I like about my life?" muses Gil Dezer with an ear-to-ear grin. "How many 29-year-olds do you know who can pick up the phone and... More >>

  • Texas High Notes

    published April 1, 2004

    It's not often that the U.S. military and the music industry go looking for salvation in the same central Texas city -- particularly one whose... More >>

  • The Next Big Thing

    published March 18, 2004

    Every few years the cultural margins throw up an album that suddenly clears the air, announcing not just a new Zeitgeist but a fresh generation of... More >>

  • Food and Fundraising

    published March 11, 2004

    Standing inside Bal Harbour's Neiman Marcus, Michael Musto was far from his usual downtown Manhattan stomping grounds, and even farther... More >>

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