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2008 Stories by Jacob Katel

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  • We Built This City

    published October 16, 2008

    On February 15, 1933, shots rang out in Bayfront Park. Italian anarchist Giuseppe Zangara stood on a wooden folding chair, held up a pawnshop... More >>

  • Politics and pedals mix during Critical Mass

    published Oct 14, 2008

    Jacob Katel This past Saturday one of two group-bike-ride events in Miami that carry the Critical Mass name met at Vizcaya Metro Rail station to traverse areas of downtown, Brickell Key and Coconut ... More >>

  • Corking, Cyclones, and Bike-Lifting

    published October 9, 2008

    A renegade freelancer at New Times recently conducted a random telephone survey of used car dealers and private sellers regarding their thoughts... More >>

  • Cheap Eats - Heidy's Cafe and Laundromat

    published Oct 08, 2008

    I go to Heidy’s Cafe (2804 NE Second Ave., Miami) for the $6 special. The portions are generous and the food delicious. Today, the daily special features carne asada, white rice, refried beans, and... More >>

  • StreetWorks - Biscayne Bay Between 23rd and 35th Streets

    published Oct 02, 2008

    Jacob Katel Two blocks east of Biscayne Boulevard between NE 23rd and 35th Streets along the seawall separating Biscayne Bay from Miami's asphalt landscape, lie many forms of public art. The followi... More >>

  • Fear and Loathing in Miami

    published October 2, 2008

    Your eyes bleed terror; your heart pumps fear. Your dead grandma laughs from the corner of the room as a hunchbacked madman hacks into a screaming... More >>

  • Specialized to Organize

    published October 2, 2008

    The Miami Workers Center, whose mission is to “build the collective strength of working-class and poor black and Latino communities in... More >>

  • Bless the Beasts

    published October 2, 2008

    For years, avaricious carnivores have mocked vegetarians and animal lovers as a bunch of know-it-all pansies. Well, wouldn’t you know it... More >>

  • StreetWorks - Toe Jam Backlot's Famous Monsters

    published Sep 24, 2008

    Jacob Katel Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny painted on a wall in Miami's Wynwood Arts District. Jack Nicholson, aka Jack Torrance, in The Shining appears with an assortment of other killers, psychos an... More >>

  • StreetWorks - Day Of The Dead Wall

    published Sep 17, 2008

    Jacob Katel The I.D. Art Gallery building on the west edge of Wynwood is canvassed all across its exterior. The east facing wall of the building forms an alley with the building next door and is bom... More >>

  • Trap or Die

    published September 18, 2008

    It’s the final game of the season for the Miami FC Blues and they’re in last place. But don’t let that stop you from heading... More >>

  • Chopper City War Horse

    published September 18, 2008

    American biker lore speaks of the four-corners run, a rumbling pilgrimage to the farthest corners of the United States. One of the must-ride... More >>

  • StreetWorks - Fat Naked Girls, Botero Goes Parking Lot

    published Sep 11, 2008

    Jacob Katel Donna Sdraiata, Fernando Botero StreetWorks is usually a graffiti blog. Starting today, as long as I'm shooting, it'll document all forms of publicly displayed art, from the gutter to th... More >>

  • The Global Revolution

    published September 11, 2008

    According to Christopher Witecki, Soulgarden.tv’s daily astrological weatherman, “Things don’t have to change; they have to... More >>

  • My Face Is Melting

    published September 4, 2008

    Take a step back to the Nineties, when Miami’s streets were flooded with cheap psychedelics. Acid was as much a part of many people’s... More >>

  • StreetWorks - The Graffiti of Jimbo's

    published Sep 03, 2008

    Across the Rickenbacker Causeway from our gutter metropolis, between the City of Miami and the Village of Key Biscayne, lies Virginia Key. It's home to the legendary Jimbo's, a one of a kind smoked ... More >>

  • Futbol Hooligans, Stand Up!

    published August 28, 2008

    “Minnesota sucks.” Go ahead and Google that phrase, and you’ll get about 4,900 hits in less than a second. So you know it must be... More >>

  • Archive Divers, Unite!

    published August 21, 2008

    Guinness World Records recognizes her as the top art teacher in the world. With more than 17 million students ranging from Johnny Carson... More >>

  • Bye, Haters!

    published August 14, 2008

    Michael Madd loves "the haters." The more they hate, the harder he works. He says they're jealous, that it's in their nature to envy, that every... More >>

  • White-Collar Dollar Clones

    published August 14, 2008

    The fluorescent lights buzz ceaselessly above you, their hypnotic drone pushing you into a zombielike state. Gossip and shit-talk, squabbles and... More >>

  • It’s Nacho Government

    published August 7, 2008

    Emily Eisenhauer taught English to college students in rural China. Patty Phares was a junior high math instructor in the Samoan countryside. Both... More >>

  • Killin’ ’Em for Condos

    published July 31, 2008

    According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (MyFWC.com), our pine rockland habitat is in poor condition. The rocklands,... More >>

  • The Type of Man She Hated

    published July 31, 2008

    “Let me do the talking, angel. I don't know yet what I'm going to tell them. It'll be pretty close to the truth.” Humphrey Bogart... More >>

  • Hot as Hellbound City

    published July 24, 2008

    You’re naked in your living room, each foot in a bucket of ice water, head wrapped in a wet towel, sitting in front of your air conditioner... More >>

  • Homestead Crank That

    published July 24, 2008

    Ever seen somebody push a 1098cc Ducati to the 190-mph mark? Barrett Long can do it. The Miami motorcycle racer, competing in the unlimited... More >>

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