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2012 Stories by Ciara LaVelle

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  • Girls Girls Girls

    published May 3, 2012

    Wasn’t it just Miami Beach Pride Week? And the week after that was the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Good Lord, do we really need... More >>

  • Beyond the Blonde

    published May 3, 2012

    Marilyn Monroe: She’s arguably the most objectified woman of the 20th Century. Used in her own time by everyone from athletes to playwrights... More >>

  • Ride It

    published April 26, 2012

    Carmen Sandiego taught us that being Dutch was all about wooden clogs and boatloads of tulips. And because she was such a stunner in that red... More >>

  • Mexican Imports

    published April 26, 2012

    Search your brain for every little thing you know about acoustic guitars. Gather it all into a pile: the stereotypes of hippies and folk music and... More >>

  • Verses and Violins

    published April 19, 2012

    Some say poetry is a dead art form. Others say the same about classical music. On Friday, New World Symphony and O, Miami will prove them all... More >>

  • Midtown Munchies

    published April 19, 2012

    Once upon a time, long ago (well, it was the 1970s), a group of teenage friends heard rumors of an abandoned crop of the plant Cannabis sativa... More >>

  • South Beach Sexytime

    published April 19, 2012

    Sex! There, we have your attention. We know this because studies have shown that people are really, really bad at ignoring anything having to do... More >>

  • Opera for Hipsters

    published April 19, 2012

    Say what you will about opera in general — that it’s intimidating, boring, or simply outdated. That might be true with traditional... More >>

  • Buried Treasures

    published April 19, 2012

    When Mad Men debuted in 2007, it revived ’50s- and ’60s-era style for present-day fashionistas. Across the nation, what was old... More >>

  • Making Whoopi

    published April 19, 2012

    It doesn’t matter who you are. When you hear “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers, you think of Ghost, the... More >>

  • Wanna Be on Top?

    published April 12, 2012

    If you could host a dinner party with any five historical or mythical figures, who would it be? If you’re Marlene, the central character in... More >>

  • Feel the Pride

    published April 12, 2012

    Pride means different things to different people. To some, it’s their child’s first steps. To others, it’s a set of jiggly new... More >>

  • Guilt-Free Gluttony

    published April 12, 2012

    You know that feeling, the one you get after you eat way too much. It’s gross, gluttonous, and guilty, all rolled into one foul package. And... More >>

  • Drink Like the Pros

    published April 12, 2012

    Rum: It’s not just for pirates and old Cuban dudes anymore. Not this week, anyway. The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival kicks off... More >>

  • Ladies Who Brunch

    published April 5, 2012

    Can we get an “amen”? Unless you have kids or are so religious that the idea of the resurrection of your lord and savior gives you... More >>

  • Hear Ye, Hear Ye

    published April 5, 2012

    Gather ’round, ye fairy-tale lovers, ye Dungeons & Dragons players, ye Game of Thrones watchers, all. For we come with a tale sure to strike... More >>

  • Poetic Justice

    published April 5, 2012

    Poetry is good for a hell of a lot more than impressing that girl you had a crush on back in middle school. Luckily, the University of Wynwood is... More >>

  • America’s Next Top Feminist

    published March 29, 2012

    Where’s this generation’s Gloria Steinem? The New York Times asked the question this month, and we still haven’t heard an... More >>

  • Theater for the People

    published March 29, 2012

    How long has the Coconut Grove Playhouse (3500 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove) been out of commission? Nearly six years, which has been long enough for... More >>

  • The Stallion Rides Again

    published March 22, 2012

    Have you seen Victory? Of course you have; it’s the quintessential European sports-meets-Nazi fighting genre film classic. But let us... More >>

  • Get Off My Lawn

    published March 22, 2012

    Remember the days before the real estate bubble burst? Our economy was at peace. The citizens walked arm in arm, in harmony with nature, with each... More >>

  • It's Not Racist If It's True

    published March 15, 2012

    Ever notice how the Irish are the one ethnic group that embraces all the stereotypes about themselves? Ask any die-hard from the Emerald Isle, and... More >>

  • Girl, Look at That Body

    published March 15, 2012

    If people-watching is the unofficial sport of South Beach – and we can all agree that it is, right? – then Wednesday kicks off our own... More >>

  • The Miami International Film Festival delivers Chinese hip-hop and Argentine culture clashes

    published March 8, 2012

    The Miami International Film Festival delivers Chinese hip-hop and Argentine culture clashes More >>

  • Miami International Film Festival's Latin love

    published March 1, 2012

    The Miami International Film Festival, which kicks off Friday, is celebrating its 29th year. It's no longer just a highbrow affair at the... More >>

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