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2001 Stories by Juan Carlos Rodriguez

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  • Saving Souls, Saving Lives

    published September 20, 2001

    Rev. Marilyn Hardy sinks into her couch with an exhausted sigh on a recent Friday. She has just returned home after what seems like a week of... More >>

  • Strike Up the Bland

    published September 6, 2001

    The mime who painted himself green and performed near the Nexxt Café on Lincoln Road was truly silenced by Miami Beach police for posing... More >>

  • Get Your Break On

    published August 23, 2001

    By late Saturday evening it was clear Hurricane Hip-Hop had been downgraded to a tropical depression at best. While the Miami Beach and county... More >>

  • Swimming with the Sharks

    published August 16, 2001

    My stomach rumbles but I'm not nauseous. I swallowed seasickness pills at Eckerd's more than an hour ago and I'm sure they've kicked in.... More >>

  • Blacker than Thou

    published July 12, 2001

    At 11:00 on a Friday night, former Miami Dolphins safety, now event promoter Louis Oliver, shoulders through the side door of the Marlin Bar at... More >>

  • Mama Mia! Thatsa My Pizza!!

    published June 14, 2001

    Pizza joints, like sushi bars, are not in short supply along Washington Avenue. On the eleven blocks between Sixth Street and Lincoln Road, there... More >>

  • Power Studios, Take Two

    published May 24, 2001

    With five performance stages that featured salsa, hip-hop, jazz, and rock musicians; a gourmet restaurant; an art gallery; and an outdoor film... More >>

  • The Gersten Affair

    published April 12, 2001

    Eight years, 10,000 miles, and eleven time zones don't seem to be enough to insulate former county Commissioner Joe Gersten from his notorious... More >>

  • The Wages of Sin

    published April 5, 2001

    Monday night is a slow night at Club Madonna. As a dancer named Yvonne counts the tips in her garter, it dawns on her it might have been better to... More >>

  • The Camelot Factor

    published March 22, 2001

    Anthony Kennedy Shriver's broad smile and Brahmin inflection are eerily familiar. The bushy hair, chiseled chin, and piercing eyes clearly... More >>

  • Petition Suspicion

    published February 1, 2001

    The petition drive aimed at repealing Miami-Dade County's human-rights ordinance, which protects homosexuals from discrimination, is a time bomb... More >>

  • Ballroom Prancing

    published January 18, 2001

    "Give me a beat, DJ. This child wants to walk!" demands Jojo Infiniti, who is MCing the House of Quest's Awareness Ball at club Oz this past... More >>

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