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2002 Stories by Juan Carlos Rodriguez

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  • Star Bores

    published December 19, 2002

    A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, a couple of dudes spent months camped out on a Seattle street waiting for the opening of the new... More >>

  • These Are the Breaks

    published December 5, 2002

    After more than twenty years, one of Miami's original b-boys, Richard "Speedy Legs" Fernandez, is beginning to feel the toll of the countless... More >>

  • High on Haiti

    published November 28, 2002

    "Can somebody pinch me," requests director Wilkenson Bruna, nervously speaking moments before his first feature film, Wind of... More >>

  • Eco-Bay Watch

    published November 28, 2002

    Ten thousand years ago, when mastodon, woolly mammoths, and a fifteen-foot creature known as the dire wolf roamed the land, what we know as... More >>

  • Film in the Florida Room

    published November 14, 2002

    Miamians have been hearing the same promise for years: The city is a certifiable and important center for the arts. It is on the cusp of... More >>

  • Skate Lord

    published November 7, 2002

    Although the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau may not know it, Miami is a Mecca of sorts for skateboarders. Each year aficionados from... More >>

  • Whip, Crop, Leg-Lift!

    published October 31, 2002

    "Who sent you here?" aerobics instructor/dominatrix Michelle demands to know after the hour-long workout called Whipped. The hard-bodied... More >>

  • Elian: The Bus Tour

    published October 17, 2002

    Those aggressive Latin Americans. First they take over the town, and now they're hogging public transportation. Okay, that's just our Latin side,... More >>

  • Herzog Head-Trip

    published October 10, 2002

    The legend of director Werner Herzog goes something like this: Raised in a remote mountain village in the Black Forest of Germany, the young... More >>

  • Palm in Hand

    published October 10, 2002

    For the members of the Bonsai Society of Miami, size matters. Rather than dwell on the large, this assortment of tree lovers think diminutive is... More >>

  • South American Style

    published September 26, 2002

    Twenty years after the rise of gangsta rap, its rebellious legacy is hollow, at least in the U.S. Once the voice of youthful defiance, American... More >>

  • Altared States

    published September 26, 2002

    Remember this: Even though the New York Times is finally running same-sex commitment notices in its "Sunday Styles" section among hetero... More >>

  • Cola Coda

    published September 5, 2002

    Strange math has been permuting the American psyche since the September 11th attacks. Perhaps in an attempt to rationalize deep-seated... More >>

  • Goodbye, Doris

    published August 29, 2002

    Naked alien goddesses, with big tits and bouffant hair, frolicking in the sun on Super-8 film. Buxom harlots smothering men to death with their... More >>

  • Deca-D

    published August 22, 2002

    In the salt-and-pepper years of his middle age, Bill Sullivan is fit, ruddy, and strong. Retired and living now in South Beach, the former... More >>

  • Sr. Big Wheels

    published August 8, 2002

    Never mind getting behind the wheel of a dangerous Pinto, Pacer, or Gremlin, Lupe Sosa learned to drive in his grandfather's work truck and has... More >>

  • Hope on the Half-Shell

    published August 1, 2002

    As the half-moon beams on a recent Thursday night, I stand at the ocean's edge among a group of nearly 50 Miami urbanites and suburbanites, hoping... More >>

  • Twentieth-century Song

    published July 25, 2002

    Long before chart-toppers We Are The World and Feed the World, French woodworker and lyricist Eugene Pottier accomplished what... More >>

  • Liberating the Truth

    published July 18, 2002

    The founding fathers of democracy, the greatest warriors and fearless revolutionaries who shaped modern societies and died for their causes, have... More >>

  • Rewind/Fast Forward Fest

    published July 11, 2002

    This is not your average film festival, of which we know there are far too many. This is a multimedia mix that's all about archival images; if... More >>

  • About a Dog

    published June 13, 2002

    It's tough being a dad in this world of uncertainties and expectations. Alimony keeps the ex-wife at bay, and tuition payments keep your... More >>

  • The Great Flaming Escape

    published May 23, 2002

    When local escape artist/magician Dylan Ace approached Miami hotels and nightclubs for a place to perform his act, small-minded management... More >>

  • The Food, The Film, The Artist

    published May 9, 2002

    When the concept of food is brought up in film, the classic Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man" cannot be ignored. In it seemingly benign... More >>

  • Now It's Trova Time

    published April 18, 2002

    Revolution is often sparked by the simplest of weapons -- a voice, a guitar, a message. Such is the tradition of trova, an acoustic musical... More >>

  • Sartorially Speaking

    published April 11, 2002

    People stare and smirk as you pass in your culottes, bat-wing top, and shoulder pads. You wear stirrup pants over your shoes. Your getups are not... More >>

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