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  • 9 months ago | Longform

    In a fight between a man and the interstate highway system, one would expect the man to always lose. Artist George Sánchez-Calderón, who's been engaged in such a conflict all year, always figured he'd lose too. "But it's a fair argum...

  • 9 months ago | News

    In a fight between a man and the interstate highway system, one would expect the man to always lose. Artist George Sánchez-Calderón, who's been engaged in such a conflict all year, always figured he'd lose too. "But it's a fair argum...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    Former Vice President Al Gore garnered some minor headlines last week during a visit to West Palm Beach to stump for Florida Democrats. But who knew his campaign swing included a little gig on South Beach? On Saturday evening, March 11, as the Sou...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    December 2001 Joe and Manny are holed up in a dimly lit city hall office. They've been spending long hours together, gazing out upon the forlorn landscape, daydreaming, smoking, cussing, trying to select a new city manager. Then one evening, after...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Hundreds of writers, book editors, and other denizens of the publishing industry are descending upon Miami and environs this week for the Miami Book Fair International. The list of renowned authors is pretty impressive: Michael Cunningham, Joan Di...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    I. Truth and the Truthful Truisms That Truly Don't Spring from It Well, yep, it's presidential campaign season again. No, it's not. Liar! But this is true: Just as sure as politics and literature are the conjoined twins of the intellectual world, ...