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2013 Stories by Ciara LaVelle

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  • New Times MasterMind Awards Submission Deadline Is Dec. 13

    published December 5, 2013

    Miami's art scene doesn't pack up and leave when Art Basel ends. Culture is a year-round perk of life in the 305, and each year, New... More >>

  • Basel, Blah-sel

    published December 5, 2013

    There’s a little art party happening in Miami this week. It’s called Art Basel. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? It’s no... More >>

  • Kareem Tabsch, Miami's Hitchcock

    published November 28, 2013

    At 10 years old, when most boys his age were obsessed with He-Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kareem Tabsch couldn't get enough of... More >>

  • Alex Gartenfeld, Contemporary Genius

    published November 28, 2013

    Alex Gartenfeld's art career began, like so many others, on Canal Street in New York City. Unlike most curators, however, Gartenfeld launched... More >>

  • Ciara LaVelle

    Miami Book Fair 2013's Best Authors

    published November 21, 2013

    How many books could you read in 30 years? Five hundred? Three thousand? Could you break into the six figures? No matter your estimate,... More >>

  • Make Like the Lorax

    published November 21, 2013

    As environmentalists go, the Lorax is pretty much the gold standard. The Dr. Seuss character who “speaks for the trees” stands against... More >>

  • Such Great Heights

    published October 31, 2013

    Children might not seem like the ideal actors to perform in In the Heights, the Tony award-winning musical about the lives of an... More >>

  • Party On

    published October 10, 2013

    Elsewhere on this site, you can read about Wynwood’s new Thursday-night art walk, organized partly in response to the raging, crowded party... More >>

  • Ride the Nu-Wave

    published September 12, 2013

    Sure, Miami's an EDM-heavy, beat freak haven. But that hasn't scared off other styles of music, especially those with close ties to the Magic... More >>

  • Party Yourself Healthy

    published September 12, 2013

    Inside Grand Central nightclub, the lights are dim and the music is pulsing. On the dance floor, beat freaks jump, bounce, and flail to the... More >>

  • Forever Chung

    published August 29, 2013

    English New Wave band Wang Chung might seem like old news to today’s whippersnappers, with their Katy Perry and their twerking and... More >>

  • The Great Garbo

    published August 22, 2013

    Would Greta Garbo have become a Hollywood legend if she were breaking into movies today? The actress famously hated publicity; she never... More >>

  • Supreme Cuisine

    published August 1, 2013

    On the TV show Iron Chef, two culinary competitors create unique, delectable, mouthwatering dishes for a panel of four ungrateful judges... More >>

  • Balls Out

    published August 1, 2013

    If you’ve seen the 2004 film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, you know the five D’s of dodgeball: dodge, dip, duck, dive, and... More >>

  • He’s On A Boat

    published May 16, 2013

    If you didn’t see Life of Pi while it was in theaters last year, you missed out. The epic story of a young man who survives a... More >>

  • The Burbs

    published May 9, 2013

    William and Louisa Day have a good life. They’re married to each other. They love each other. They live a relatively stress-free life in the... More >>

  • Funny People

    published May 2, 2013

    Unless it’s the weekend of the South Beach Comedy Festival, Miami is not exactly known as a comic’s paradise. And that’s sad,... More >>

  • Laugh On

    published May 2, 2013

    Hey, y'know what's funny? Sweets. The humorous Ultimate Miami Dessert competition this Saturday. No, desserts aren’t inherently... More >>

  • Piazza, New York Catcher

    published May 2, 2013

    Baseball season is underway, but here in Miami, there might be more fans singing “Take Me Out to the Ballet.” That’s because... More >>

  • Pain & Gain: Michael Bay Injects Potent Absurdity Into an Unbelievable True Story

    published April 25, 2013

    Pain & Gain: Michael Bay Injects Potent Absurdity Into an Unbelievable True Story See also: "Pain &... More >>

  • Dead Poets’ Society

    published April 25, 2013

    Know what, Robin Williams? Your teaching methods are a joke. You think just because you convinced a bunch of impressionable prep school boys to... More >>

  • Rick Rollin’

    published April 25, 2013

    Richard Lewis Springthorpe was just your average kid in suburban Australia hanging out in the Sydney suburbs, working on his boomerang throw and... More >>

  • Unreal Housewives

    published April 11, 2013

    Starring on The Real Housewives of Miami didn’t make Lea Black faaahbulous, darling. It’s the other way around. The blonde powerhouse... More >>

  • Everlasting War

    published March 21, 2013

    What does Rachel Maddow know about war? Plenty. The radio and TV host was born to a former U.S. Air Force captain, for starters. Maddow, a... More >>

  • Magic Moves

    published March 14, 2013

    The New World Center and its adjacent SoundScape Park have hosted some awesome cultural events — New World Symphony Wallcasts, Borscht Film... More >>

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