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Awards

  • 2007 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published October 19, 2006

    "Mock Trial"

  • 2007 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published October 19, 2006

    "Mock Trial"

  • 2007 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published March 2, 2006

    "Never Forget You"

  • 2007 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published March 2, 2006

    "Never Forget You"

  • 2007 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published April 13, 2006

    "Band of Outsiders"

  • 2007 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published April 13, 2006

    "Band of Outsiders"

  • 2007 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published April 13, 2006

    "Band of Outsiders"

  • 2007 - Awards of Excellence/North Central Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published April 13, 2006

    "Band of Outsiders"

2006 Stories by Emily Witt

Archives: 2007 | 2006 | 2005
  • Executing Angel

    published December 14, 2006

    Three days before Christmas 1979, Angel "Sammy" Toro, Angel Diaz, and another man entered the Velvet Swing, a dimly lit, sparsely populated lounge... More >>

  • Make Believe

    published December 14, 2006

    When a theater is packed with children instead of adults, it becomes a site not of high culture but of mass fidgeting. On a recent Wednesday... More >>

  • Breakaway

    published November 30, 2006

    The drive from Kendall Ice Arena to Fort Myers Skatium takes about two and a half hours. On a late October Saturday at sunset, the pilot of the... More >>

  • Risky Business

    published November 16, 2006

    Risky Business Filed under: News When the corrections counselor tells what it's like to walk past the cell blocks at the... More >>

  • Mock Trial

    published October 19, 2006

    Awad grew up on a cattle farm in Ethiopia, a member of that country's underrepresented and sometimes persecuted ethnic minority, the Oromo. He had... More >>

  • Douglas Road Goes Off the (Metro) Rails

    published October 12, 2006

    Douglas Road Goes Off the (Metro) Rails Filed under: Scanner In... More >>

  • Mining the Store

    published September 28, 2006

    Mining the Store Filed under: Flotsam Every once in a while,... More >>

  • Waterfront Access Is for Commies

    published September 14, 2006

    Waterfront Access Is for Commies Filed under: Scanner When the Miami City Commission met this past week to discuss... More >>

  • Cadillacs and Basketball

    published September 14, 2006

    When Money Malc was still swaddled in diapers, his mom kept him quiet by placing the radio in the crib. Now he's grown up, a big man who sports... More >>

  • The Kiss

    published September 7, 2006

    Poor Alex. With his baby face and soul patch, the sensitive heir to a successful Napa Valley vineyard is alone in a world of malevolent usurpers... More >>

  • A Literary Upstart from Miami?

    published August 17, 2006

    For a young writer, publishing a story in The New Yorker's Début Fiction issue and locking down a book deal are the first steps... More >>

  • Water Fight

    published August 10, 2006

    Every day fifteen wells in Northwest Miami-Dade pump more than 150 million gallons of water from the Biscayne Aquifer, South Florida's sole source... 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 >>

  • Tour de Dope

    published July 27, 2006

    There was something fishy about the skinny, long-limb, shaved-head stranger who appeared in the parking lot of Macy's at Aventura Mall one steamy... 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 >>

  • Local Boy Makes Food

    published June 22, 2006

    Late afternoon on May 5 in a windowless, wood-paneled North Miami office, Stephen Brooks feeds his family and friends. His grandparents sit on a... More >>

  • Pearl of the Antilles

    published June 8, 2006

    East Caravella. It sounds like a meadow in Narnia but looks like a suburb of Phoenix. East Caravella is a complex of townhouses situated along a... More >>

  • Mayor “Money” Diaz

    published April 27, 2006

    Miamians may have been surprised to see his honor Manny Diaz among a group of environmentally conscious mayors in this May's Vanity Fair, a... More >>

  • Already Home (?)

    published April 20, 2006

    There is a certain poignancy to holding an immigration rally in a place called Homestead. The city's name dates back to 1898, when the government... More >>

  • Band of Outsiders

    published April 13, 2006

    Arainia's parents expected a healthy baby. Her first moments of life seemed to confirm their hopes. On the outside she looked perfect, with downy... More >>

  • Practice Safe Sex

    published April 13, 2006

    South Beach is the casual-sex capital of America — or at least that's the reputation. So it was a surprise when, this past March, a sign... More >>

  • The Rub

    published March 23, 2006

    When the Rub — a Brooklyn DJ crew comprising DJ Eleven, DJ Cosmo Baker, and DJ Ayres — performs at the new Wynwood venue Bullfrog Eatz... More >>

  • Off the Beach!

    published March 16, 2006

    We empathize with tourists: If you don't live in Miami, it is lovely to sit poolside outside a hotel and drink complimentary cocktails from one... More >>

  • Never Forget You

    published March 2, 2006

    Isabel's plans have gone horribly awry. The buxom brunet, her frosty highlighted hair in gravity-defying layers, had one mission: Seduce and marry... More >>

  • Beach Blanket Beethoven

    published February 2, 2006

    Stacey Glassman, blond and enthusiastic, teetered on a stage by the pool of the Raleigh Hotel in a cotton-candy pink, Marilyn Monroe-inspired... More >>

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