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2011 Stories by J.J. Colagrande

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  • Drama Queens and Kings

    published June 16, 2011

    You don’t have to be Trey Parker or Matt Stone to write the next Book of Mormon, the South Park creators’ Broadway musical... More >>

  • On the Road: A Miamian in Arkansas

    published Jun 16, 2011

    ​White people. That was the first thing that went through my mind. I'd been in the 3-0-5 for the last nine months. After taking a trip to Arkansas, I remembered that most of America is filled with w... More >>

  • Exiled Author Chenjerai Hove's Fiction Workshop on Writing From Experience

    published Jun 13, 2011

    ​Telling a story is not as easy as, well, telling a story. You need training, grasshopper. You need to take a class, learn narrative techniques, surround yourselves with other neurotic introverts. L... More >>

  • Tell Your Story, Sicko

    published June 2, 2011

    Are you a liar? Do you have dark thoughts or fantasies? Do you have a guilty conscience? Do you want to confess? Try writing some fiction.... More >>

  • Pass the Mike

    published May 26, 2011

    If you think Stone Groove is just about music, you’re dead wrong. Held every Tuesday at the Vagabond, it’s an avant-garde,... More >>

  • Inside Barry Jenkins's Chlorophyl with Lead Ana Trevino

    published May 25, 2011

    ​Chlorophyl, the 25-minute short directed by Miami native Barry Jenkins, stars first-time actress and Miami local Ana Trevino. It premiered at last month's Borscht Film Festival. If you saw the movi... More >>

  • The Haircut's Ken Clement on Borscht, Sideburns, and Acting

    published May 19, 2011

    ​The Haircut, for many in attendance, was a delightful treat at last month's Borscht Film Festival. Clocking in at a little over five minutes, the short was filled with wonderful twists and turns. I... More >>

  • Mob Wives: Tune In or Forget About It?

    published May 16, 2011

    ​Mob Wives is pretty damn gangsta. The new VH1 realty show, now four episodes deep, fits a niche for our market. Everyone knows South Florida is the sixth borough of New York City. There are t... More >>

  • Otto Von Schirach on Eels, Borscht, and Being Normal

    published May 11, 2011

    ​Otto von Schirach has a dinner date. But there's nothing to eat. Lightbulb. Otto gets an idea. In a laboratory, complete with smoking beakers, styling lab coats, and a shitload of equipment, the mu... More >>

  • Stone Groove: Vagabond's Weekly Poetry and Jazz Open Mic Night
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    Stone Groove: Vagabond's Weekly Poetry and Jazz Open Mic Night

    published May 09, 2011

    ​Talking about Stone Groove. Then we can dig it. Jus' hang loose, blood. What it is, big slick? Our mama ain't raise no dummies. We dug the rap! Cut me some slack, Jack! Say 'e can't hang! Jive ass ... More >>

  • <i>La Pageant Diva</i>'s Elika Crespo on Chongas, Black Swan, and Hialeah
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    La Pageant Diva's Elika Crespo on Chongas, Black Swan, and Hialeah

    published May 02, 2011

    ​La Pageant Diva, whether you think it was warranted or not, received the loudest cheer at the Borscht Film Festival. The hilarious satire of glamor, beauty pageantry, and celebrity obse... More >>

  • James Franco Fours Hours Late to O, Miami Event
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    James Franco Fours Hours Late to O, Miami Event

    published Apr 30, 2011

    ​Last night, the New World Center was packed, more girls than boys, a younger vibe than older, not a lot of color, but a great mix of couture. This was a big night. Everyone needed to look dapper.... More >>

  • Moksha Gallery Hosts Indoor/Outdoor Culture This Weekend

    published Apr 15, 2011

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, we have started our descent in preparation for landing, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position. There's a big weekend coming up... More >>

  • Emma in the Tropics

    published March 31, 2011

    Emma Trelles is the best South Florida poet under the age of 40. Join her at Books & Books this Saturday when she celebrates the release of... More >>

  • Words & Wine Returns to American Legion Tonight

    published Mar 30, 2011

    ​Words & Wine, one of Miami's strongest weekly poetry and artist gatherings, is back on at the American Legion following a two-week hiatus. Organizer and founding poet Nikki Rodriguez confirme... More >>

  • Tonight, Moksha Gallery's Elements of Culture Festival

    published Mar 18, 2011

    ​The Moksha Gallery is unequivocally the counter-cultural hub of Miami. Consistently, and over the course of many years, this artist collective has tastefully produced some of the most amazing eve... More >>

  • Wine & Words Gets Booted From American Legion (Updated)

    published Mar 15, 2011

    ​Remember the show Quantum Leap? Probably not. In the show, there's this physicist, Sam, who becomes lost in time following a time-travel experiment. A new Miami spoken word night, Words & Wine... More >>

  • Miami Paddle-Boarders Go 300 Miles for Charity

    published Mar 09, 2011

    ​You've seen them along South Beach canals like Venetian gondoliers. You've witnessed them in the ocean and Bay, a cross-breed of kayaker and surfer. Yup. The paddle-boarder. But never before have... More >>

  • 20. Emma Trelles

    published Feb 04, 2011

    In honor of our Artopia party on February 10, Cultist proudly presents "100 Creatives," where we feature Miami's cultural superheroes in random order. Have suggestions for future profiles? Email cult... More >>

  • Baker Body

    published February 3, 2011

    The World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM) is a local treasure. There is no better city to combine art and eroticism, and no better erotic art collection... More >>

  • World Erotic Art Museum Celebrates Black History Month and Josephine Baker

    published Jan 31, 2011

    ​The World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM) is a local treasure. There is no better city to combine art and eroticism, and no better erotic art collection than what is housed in this obscure space nestled i... More >>

  • Be a Scenester

    published January 27, 2011

    ENTER: You — a young, up-and-coming, dreamy-eyed Miami writer with an idea for a novel, something hip and grandiose. It’ll capture the... More >>

  • 33. Preston Allen

    published Jan 18, 2011

    In honor of our MasterMind genius awards, Cultist proudly presents "100 Creatives," where we feature Miami's cultural superheroes in random order. Have suggestions for future profiles? Email cultist@m... More >>

  • Six Professions Deader Than Print Journalism

    published Jan 07, 2011

    ​The Imperfectionists portrays a group of journalists at a declining newspaper and begs several questions: Is it truly the end of the print era? What happens to all the old timers just looking for a... More >>

  • 41. Jorge Rubiera

    published Jan 06, 2011

    In honor of our MasterMind genius awards, Cultist proudly presents "100 Creatives," where we feature Miami's cultural superheroes in random order. Have suggestions for future profiles? Email cultist@m... More >>

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