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2010 Stories by Gabriela Garcia

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  • A Better PlaceG

    published December 2, 2010

    There are a lot of things that are awesome about Art Basel week, only one of which is actually Art Basel. In between staring at five-digit... More >>

  • Big-Top Big Fun

    published December 2, 2010

    At Cafeina, Primary Flight will help CPOP Gallery transform the usually swanky garden into a warped big-top circus featuring common products,... More >>

  • Graffiti by Bike

    published December 2, 2010

    If you suffer from art-claustrophobia, yearning to hack through the gleaming white walls of fancy galleries and out into the world, there's no... More >>

  • Broadway Lampoon

    published December 2, 2010

    Broadway takes itself way too seriously with all those pompous celebrities and Tony award-winning screenwriters and tear-jerking performances. It... More >>

  • Put Some Bach Into It

    published November 25, 2010

    What does German classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach have to do with the Afro-Cuban roots of salsa? Everything — if you ask the members... More >>

  • Blood, Sweat, and Art Fairs

    published November 25, 2010

    With all the free-booze scheming, artsy schmoozing, rabid-collector fighting, and gallerist drama going down this week, it’s easy to forget... More >>

  • Aerosol Dreams

    published November 18, 2010

    Thirty years ago — when the NYPD declared war on graffiti via a vandal squad, laws restricting the sale of paint to minors, and guards posted... More >>

  • Vanity Affair

    published November 18, 2010

    Vanity Fair is no stranger to art. In fact, the most controversial pieces of journalism the magazine has published haven’t been the... More >>

  • From Haiti with Love

    published November 11, 2010

    Edwidge Danticat moved from Haiti to the United States when she was 12 and draws on that immigrant experience, filled with history,... More >>

  • Boxing Morena

    published November 11, 2010

    Here in the United States, it’s easy to take filmmaking for granted. We throw millions of dollars on the table to produce a flick about... More >>

  • Go the Wong Way

    published November 11, 2010

    A few years ago, porn-seeking perverts with colonialist ambitions began stumbling onto the wrong mail-order bride website. Presenting itself as a... More >>

  • Cuban Ballet

    published November 11, 2010

    In Cuban Ballet, author Octavio Roca utilizes words and lush photographs to tell the story of Alicia Alonso, Cuba's most prominent prima... More >>

  • Trapezing Tricksters

    published November 4, 2010

    In the Cirque du Soleil production Kooza, an extremely naive, melancholy character known as the Innocent finds himself unable to... More >>

  • High-Stakes Storytelling

    published October 28, 2010

    Reporting is as much about story choice as it is about storytelling. After all, there’s something happening every moment in every corner of... More >>

  • Alice in Dade-land

    published October 28, 2010

    You can view Lewis Carroll’s classic story Alice in Wonderland through many different lenses. There’s the Disney scope,... More >>

  • Designated Drawer

    published October 21, 2010

    You know those sudden bursts of creativity inspired by one too many tequila funnels and 151 chasers? Suddenly, you were born to dance like Michael... More >>

  • Haunted Opulence

    published October 21, 2010

    Maybe it’s just us, but whenever we visit historic mansions, we imagine the place full of aristocratic ghosts that come out at night, eager... More >>

  • Pop-up Poem Shops

    published October 14, 2010

    If you've ever been to a Wynwood Second Saturdays Art Walk, you've probably met the Miami Poetry Collective. They're the ones behind... More >>

  • Hey, Mambo

    published October 14, 2010

    In 1977, legendary musician Dizzy Gillespie visited Cuba in search of the nation’s jazz scene. He needed someone to take him to the smoky... More >>

  • Pervy Plies

    published October 7, 2010

    When master ballet choreographer George Balanchine unveiled Bugaku in 1962, audiences were stunned by what critics have called the sexiest... More >>

  • The Virgin Monologues

    published October 7, 2010

    Much like sex, the Internet is a microcosm of human emotion. There are those who seek unity and connection, and those who'd like to nurture lonely... More >>

  • Staying Afloat

    published September 30, 2010

    Maybe it’s been years since you kicked back and smoked a bowl while jamming to Bob Marley’s greatest hits. Or maybe it was yesterday.... More >>

  • Broadway Who

    published September 23, 2010

    There’s an unwritten rule that only plays that have had a run in New York are awarded the Pulitzer. So when word hit that a Little Havana... More >>

  • Getting Jerked Around

    published September 23, 2010

    As you go about your everyday, banal existence, selling your soul at the office for an overpriced concrete box you call a home, do you ever get... More >>

  • Independence Dance

    published September 23, 2010

    How did Cinco de Mayo, a historical date relevant to only one small town in Mexico, get confused with the country’s real independence day?... More >>

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