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

    "Ocean Thrive"

2005 Stories by Brett Sokol

Archives: 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • The Luxe Life

    published October 20, 2005

    The Sanctuary hotel has a customized Bentley to whisk its guests around South Beach in style. The Ritz-Carlton offers a hunky poolside "tanning... More >>

  • Perception Is Reality

    published October 6, 2005

    As father-and-son moments go, this one was downright surreal. Forget about Sunday-afternoon baseball games, weekend camping trips, or even a... More >>

  • Lotus-Eaters and Literati

    published September 29, 2005

    For all of University of Miami president Donna Shalala's talk about a new spirit of academic rigor, no one's going to mistake her school's... More >>

  • Beach Brawl

    published September 22, 2005

    Forget about calling it the American Riviera. When election season rolls around, Miami Beach begins looking less like a well-oiled resort town... More >>

  • The Gaza Dialogues

    published August 25, 2005

    Labels matter. Just as one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, the tiny sliver of Middle Eastern land that some refer to as the... More >>

  • Payola on the Cheap

    published August 4, 2005

    Compact disc sales are down, online piracy is up, and the tune being sung by the music industry is increasingly dire. How dire? Even the size... More >>

  • Gangster Marketing

    published July 28, 2005

    Like any successful music industry CEO, Damon Dash knows the value of building personal relationships. "Individual development is very... More >>

  • The Dullness of Being Manny Diaz

    published July 14, 2005

    Speaking as a columnist, I can say that Manny Diaz has been an absolute disaster as mayor of Miami. As Diaz's first term in office draws... More >>

  • Is Pink the New Black?

    published June 30, 2005

    Bill Stephens is careful to sound confident but never cocky as he chats with Kulchur. After all, pride is one of the seven deadly sins, and as... More >>

  • Double Speak

    published June 16, 2005

    It's been seven months since Carlos Alvarez was sworn into office. That should have been more than enough time for Miami-Dade's newest mayor to... More >>

  • Terror Alert, Miami Style

    published June 2, 2005

    As journalistic flareups go, it was hardly on the scale of Newsweek igniting a fresh round of Middle Eastern jihad. Still the May 17 secret... More >>

  • The D Word

    published May 26, 2005

    It's hard to imagine another major city in America with as many closeted politicians as Miami. No, not closeted about being gay -- in the... More >>

  • Acute Democratitis

    published May 19, 2005

    Just how tough is it being a red-state Democrat these days? "I inherited a party that's broke," grimaces Jimmy Morales, the new chairman of... More >>

  • When Drag Queens Ruled the World

    published May 5, 2005

    "Somehow I just knew he would look great in a dress," Robert Desiderio pronounces, casting a regal gaze across the room at Shelley... More >>

  • Here Comes the Neighborhood, Part 2

    published April 28, 2005

    Spending an afternoon on South Beach with Ray Breslin is a bit like stepping into the closing scenes of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful... More >>

  • Here Comes the Neighborhood

    published April 21, 2005

    Keith Menin spent last Saturday night with a large grin plastered on his face. He had good reason to smile as throngs of fashion-forward... More >>

  • Caribbean Homesick Blues

    published April 14, 2005

    There was a time when it was easy to tell the three Antoni children apart. As the offspring of Dr. Robert Antoni, a descendent of... More >>

  • The President and Mr. Blowfly

    published March 31, 2005

    You have to feel a little bit sorry for ousted Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, regardless of your personal political... More >>

  • No News Is Bad News

    published March 17, 2005

    Call it a journalistic moment of clarity. Code 33 was unspooling to a packed theater during last month's Miami International... More >>

  • Ocean Thrive

    published March 10, 2005

    For someone about to be surrounded by a sea of barely clothed models, all preening for his attention, you'd think Glenn Albin would sound a... More >>

  • Reel-to-Reel Requiem

    published February 17, 2005

    So you want to be a rock and roll star? Forget the line about tight pants. "Buy a van," advises Paul Maroon, guitarist with the New York-based act... More >>

  • Revolution and Evolution

    published February 10, 2005

    "I have been through this," writes Chilean novelist and playwright Ariel Dorfman in his new essay collection Other Septembers, Many... More >>

  • Screen for Me, Argentina

    published February 3, 2005

    The interview is not going well. We've barely begun talking and Argentine director Lucrecia Martel is already staring back at Kulchur with... More >>

  • The Camelot Legacy

    published January 20, 2005

    "My whole life I was introduced as someone else," Anthony Kennedy Shriver quipped to the well-heeled crowd before him at a Toronto benefit dinner... More >>

  • Miami's Most Incredible, Fantastic, Amazing Year in Music!

    published January 6, 2005

    "Don't get me wrong, it's really flattering that so many people have wanted to write about us," explains Adam Zimmon, guitarist for the Spam... More >>

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