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  • 2009 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published January 17, 2008


2007 Stories by Janine Zeitlin

Archives: 2008 | 2007
  • And the Band Played On

    published December 13, 2007

    And the Band Played On Filed under: News On a recent Thursday, a tricked-out maroon car with chrome rims revved... More >>

  • Haitians Sent Home

    published November 29, 2007

    Swami Lalitananda planned to hit the gym this past March 28. But then she decided on an early-morning stroll along Hallandale... More >>

  • Haven and Hell

    published November 29, 2007

    Roger Vivas peels off his headphones after reading the 5 p.m. news on La Poderosa (670 AM) from the station's offices on SW 27th Avenue.... More >>

  • Doppelganger Goes Down

    published November 29, 2007

    Doppelganger Goes Down Filed under: News When I wrote the tale of Thomas Barrett Stringer, a 42-year-old con man... More >>

  • Cuban Painters and Fugitives

    published November 1, 2007

    The lobby of the exclusive Big 5 Club in Fontainebleau, on SW 92nd Avenue near Calle Ocho, glowed under an eight-tier chandelier and was... More >>

  • War on Hugo Chávez

    published October 11, 2007

    Siomara Alonso flipped through Reader's Digest one humid May night in 2004. The 50-year-old natural beauty with caramel hair sat alone... More >>

  • Yo Quiero In!

    published September 20, 2007

    Yo Quiero In! Filed under: Politics In his upstart race against two-term District 1... More >>

  • The Debate You Didn't See

    published September 13, 2007

    The Debate You Didn't See Filed under: News Mr. Griff, a middle-age man with loose cornrows and baggy brown... More >>

  • Crime and Misdemeanor

    published September 6, 2007

    Long ago Humberto Aguilar was a thief, a rich one with a Mercedes-Benz SL650 and a slew of designer Italian suits to show for it. He... More >>

  • Bon Voyage, Manuel

    published September 6, 2007

    Bon Voyage, Manuel Filed under: News Manuel Noriega's swarthy, acne-scarred mug will be missed in our fair city... More >>

  • Butcher of the Andes

    published August 30, 2007

    Gladys Marin, a 61-year-old in snug stonewashed jeans and a gold necklace bearing her name, chomps gum to the rumble of washers and dryers at... More >>

  • A Fish-Stomping Spree

    published August 23, 2007

    A Fish-Stomping Spree Filed under: Flotsam Accounts of a porpoise hacked by a machete or an alligator gouged by a... More >>

  • Burger Sting

    published August 16, 2007

    Burger Sting Filed under: News It can't feel good to get scolded by a nine-year-old. How about 100 of... More >>

  • "Happy" Mother's Day, for $2.99

    published August 9, 2007

    "Happy" Mother's Day, for $2.99 Filed under: Flotsam One night, back in 1999, at Monty's on Miami Beach, Erik... More >>

  • Too Hot to Care

    published August 2, 2007

    Too Hot to Care Filed under: News Apart from four sweaty journalists, a homeless man, and a retired Puerto Rican... More >>

  • Serious Comedy

    published July 26, 2007

    Yamil Piedra swabs his shaved head with one bar napkin and then grabs another to smooth his dark, caterpillar-thick eyebrows. At six... More >>

  • The Cuban Contender

    published July 19, 2007

    Thuds to punching bags and the hum of chitchat quiet when the 215-pound heavyweight stops jabbing invisible foes and starts grinding to piped... More >>

  • Hate Shack, Not Where It's At

    published July 19, 2007

    Hate Shack, Not Where It's At Filed under: Culture Tourists love 'em. So say Miami Beach city officials. But the... More >>

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