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  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published July 26, 2007

    "Swamp Man"

2006 Stories by Calvin Godfrey

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006
  • Room with a View

    published December 28, 2006

    Room with a View Filed under: Scene "Kramer. Thomas Kramer. I have told you zis zree times... More >>

  • Shanty Talk

    published December 7, 2006

    Shanty Talk Filed under: News One should always be wary when city officials declare they are "listening" to the people's... More >>

  • Car 19, Where Are You?

    published November 30, 2006

    The "ghost trains" of Miami's failing Metrorail fascinated author Joan Didion twenty years ago. A "people mover" then in the works was meant to... More >>

  • Tom Waits

    published November 30, 2006

    You know things have gotten bad when Tom Waits is singing songs about the Arab-Israeli conflict. Waits, who earned his stripes in this world... More >>

  • The Orange Man Cometh

    published November 16, 2006

    A minipark marks the center of an East Allapattah neighborhood, just off NW Twelfth Avenue. Gray wooden stumps, a few oak trees, and a small sandy... More >>

  • Mo' Ammo

    published November 9, 2006

    Mo' Ammo Filed under: News Following the ambush of two narco cops by AK-47-toting thugs in Opa-locka, Commissioners... More >>

  • Sticky Lingers

    published October 26, 2006

    Sticky Lingers Filed under: Flotsam... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published October 12, 2006

    Fahrenheit 451: Cast in the, er, glow of the recent public-school book-banning controversy (Vamos a Cuba) and fresh... More >>

  • Run and Gun

    published September 21, 2006

    Every Thursday, hours before quitting time, a curious handful of men duck out of Miami's construction sites, banks, and police stations to beat... More >>

  • A Cool $20 Million

    published September 7, 2006

    Mark Mitnick, a portly, even-tempered 43-year-old bachelor, had worked as a grocery clerk, card dealer, bartender, factory worker, airman first... More >>

  • Iron Twin

    published August 24, 2006

    The chase is on. Juan "Iron Twin" Urango, a Colombian-born fighter hunting for a world championship, marches forward and swings at his... More >>

  • Albert Kuvezin and Yat-Kha

    published August 24, 2006

    Imagine that a prehistoric Mongol demon commandeered Tom Waits's notorious throat and a fistful of Martian instruments for a possessed joy ride... More >>

  • Sandwich and a Dictator to Go

    published August 3, 2006

    As midnight approached this past Monday, Radio Mambí host Ninoska Pérez Castellón cautioned against speculation of Fidel... More >>

  • Thrice Stolen

    published July 20, 2006

    Marshall Robert Bellin can't win. On a recent balmy Saturday evening, the 63-year-old architect stepped from his 2001 silver Porsche Carrera... More >>

  • Beer Bash

    published July 6, 2006

    At 11:00 p.m. on the Abbey Brewing Co.'s eleventh anniversary, Brad Berkman, a middle-age man with bulging biceps and a shaved head, wobbled... More >>

  • The Drink-'Em-Up World Cup

    published June 29, 2006

    Not long after noon on June 11 at the Playwright Irish Pub in South Beach, the predominantly pro-American crowd was silent. It had nothing to root... More >>

  • Miami Gripes, Part 2

    published June 8, 2006

    At 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, the atmosphere in South Beach was thick with tattooed flesh, rattling bass boom, and the mad, intoxicating energy... More >>

  • Miami Gripes

    published June 1, 2006

    Things are bleak in the subtropics. China owns us, we're losing the War on Terror, summer's sticky misery is here, alligators are treating the... More >>

  • The Name Game

    published May 25, 2006

    There is a lot of trash on Lexus Boulevard. Heading south on the nascent byway in West Kendall, you pass rotting sofas, abandoned furniture, and a... More >>

  • He Ain’t Pelé

    published May 18, 2006

    Romário de Souza Faria is soccer's answer to the Greek demagogue. Since being named MVP of the World Cup in 1994, the stout Brazilian... More >>

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