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1999 Stories by Greg Baker

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  • Sing, Barbers, Sing!

    published October 28, 1999

    It's a slate-black night, the streets sopped, hard rain pounding, as several dozen men gather in a spacious backroom at a Miller Road church. The... More >>

  • Jack of All Fruits

    published September 9, 1999

    Jackfruit might be the coolest fruit there is. First, that great name -- like Jack Frost without the chilling effect. Second, the tasty jacks... More >>

  • Get Art-a Here

    published August 19, 1999

    As any half-assed ascetic can tell you, there's nothing in life that must be done. You do not have to eat. Or sleep. Or even breathe. If you allow... More >>

  • Seeing and Nothingness

    published August 12, 1999

    Time does not exist. It's simply a human concept, completely invalid in terms of reality and Truth (in the Kantian, transcendent sense of Truth).... More >>

  • Pride of Gay Film

    published July 15, 1999

    For all its claims of sophistication and open-mindedness, Miami continues to be, in many ways, about as cosmopolitan as Podunk. "We were inspired... More >>

  • A Wallflower in Bloom

    published June 17, 1999

    David Haskin shows off his renaissance. It's a building first, a two-story former office complex in the murky shadows of downtown's federal... More >>

  • The Cat's Meow

    published May 20, 1999

    Q: What do veterinarians call a newborn cat with a three-inch tail, black stripes, and tufted ears? A: A kitten. Cats have a sense of... More >>

  • Casbah Fair

    published April 29, 1999

    Eight decades ago, while he was seeding a vision that would eventually grow into Opa-locka, developer Glenn Curtiss imagined "the most perfect... More >>

  • A Native Return

    published March 25, 1999

    The director of the Deering Estate at Cutler, Miami-Dade Parks' Ivan A. Rodriguez, chokes on construction dust, wipes his eyes beneath his shades,... More >>

  • Choice Pick

    published March 4, 1999

    Roses are everywhere: in nine out of ten poems ever written, in pop songs, all over TV. Ah, but those orchids. They're more elusive, yet just as... More >>

  • Disposable Art for the Ages

    published February 4, 1999

    Until an effective time machine is invented, posters (plus a touch of imagination) might be the best medium through which to visit bygone eras.... More >>

  • Mall-to-Mall Art

    published January 28, 1999

    Ellie Schneiderman surveys her sanctuary, which sprawls across the third floor of one of South Florida's most aberrantly designed malls and... More >>

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