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  • Yarmulkes and Catcher's Mitts

    published December 28, 2006

    Though the Israel of today didn't exist in biblical times, the wise guys publicizing the new Israel Baseball League tryouts still went to... More >>

  • The Heat Is On

    published December 28, 2006

    Dwyane Wade is back to leading off headlines -- "Wade's heroics ..." -- and was recently named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.... More >>

  • Golden Boy

    published December 21, 2006

    Local hero Udonis Haslem has shown himself again and again to be reliable, talented, versatile, and, perhaps most important, uninjured. But the... More >>

  • Believe It or Not

    published December 21, 2006

    One of Miami's legitimate cultural treasures, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, defines itself with the word escapism. Two current projects... More >>

  • That Really Stings

    published December 14, 2006

    Time to stop making excuses about how difficult it is for a championship team to motivate itself early in a season. The Miami Heat need to... More >>

  • Prey on This

    published December 7, 2006

    In a division (the Atlantic) where no team has a winning record, Toronto has achieved what some thought to be an impossibility: knocking... More >>

  • Happy Trail(s)

    published December 7, 2006

    It is the immortal debate among those who know, or think they know, more than most about South Florida. Is the 150-square-mile rural area in South... More >>

  • Just a Bad Dream

    published November 30, 2006

    It is one of the great tragedies of moviedom that Stanley Kubrick's brilliant career ended with Eyes Wide Shut, a terribly awful... More >>

  • Genitorturers

    published November 23, 2006

    Way back, Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids would rent a van from Crease and cruise down from Broward to play what became known as the "chocolate... More >>

  • We Want Mo’ Zo!

    published November 23, 2006

    Dear Mr. Riley: With due respect, and an awareness that Shaquille O'Neal is being paid an enormous sum of money, we don't understand why Alonzo... More >>

  • Perfect Di-Version

    published November 16, 2006

    With the exceptions of a couple of appropriate jags and ledges, the musical mountain scaled by Diane Ward is almost perfectly vertical. Despite... More >>

  • Knick It in the Bud

    published November 16, 2006

    The NBA playoffs are commonly considered the real season. The 82 regularly scheduled games serve as a seeding process, although tonight's... More >>

  • Museum-Quality Sound

    published November 9, 2006

    Vizcaya is a pretty amazing place: a National Historic Landmark that exemplifies the profound indulgence, natural wealth, and unbridled... More >>

  • We’re Driving Now

    published October 12, 2006

    It's like walking around a parking lot -- after traveling into the future by time machine and landing in an extremely wealthy neighborhood. The... More >>

  • Thanks for the Fish

    published September 28, 2006

    This is it, sports fans, the last game of a season that should be celebrated for its surprising, if relative, success. Today's 1:05 matchup... More >>

  • Hipp, Hipp, Hurray!

    published September 28, 2006

    Plenty of big names are associated with the 23rd rendition of Festival Miami, the five-week series of concerts (27 of them this year) that... More >>

  • Go Fish!

    published September 21, 2006

    Everyone who put money on the Marlins’ being in the playoffs -- or even coming close -- please stand up and give a big shout. Okay.... More >>

  • ´Tis the Season for Broadway

    published September 21, 2006

    An entertainment shows special promise when it inspires treatment in multiple media. The Light in the Piazza glows with romance hot... More >>

  • Come into the Water!

    published September 14, 2006

    The enduring fish called shark might offer a cure for cancer (a disease they're immune to) and possess an unusual sensory system that can be... More >>

  • Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers

    published September 7, 2006

    Key words: liver spots, life insurance, Emma Bo-Bemma, Dick Royale, skeeze, beer, loitering. If Bob White were still around, he could tell ya that... More >>

  • Valerie C. Wisecracker

    published September 7, 2006

    Val Wisecracker knows plenty about tunecraft, and she'll share it at the songwriters' showcase series at the Wallflower Gallery (a three-time... More >>

  • Forgive Us, Fish

    published September 7, 2006

    And now we humbly bow our heads to the Baseball Gods and beg forgiveness, we doubters, we sinners, we who mocked and ridiculed the cut-rate... More >>

  • Remember Mama

    published September 7, 2006

    On or about September 8, 1608, two indigenous Indians and a ten-year-old slave boy were caught in a storm, forcing them to land their canoe and... More >>

  • Swimming with the Big Fish

    published August 31, 2006

    You would have been mocked and ridiculed, laughed at and possibly urinated upon, had you, early in this season, even suggested the possibility... More >>

  • Kick ´Em in the Hotdish

    published August 31, 2006

    A devoted Miami FC fan called "rev TT & Grin coco" (or is that two fans?) is so passionate about the United Soccer League that he or she... More >>

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