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Awards

  • 2006 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published April 28, 2005

    "Fake Art, Real Money"

1998 Stories by Kirk Nielsen

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  • Drug Bizarre

    published December 24, 1998

    Robert Dowd is talking about legalizing drugs again. He's sitting in an old easy chair -- vanilla with copper crisscrosses -- that clashes... More >>

  • Cloistering the Commodore

    published December 17, 1998

    As the waning moon rose over Dinner Key on December 8, Mary Barr Munroe, the wife of Coconut Grove pioneer and author Kirk Munroe, returned from... More >>

  • Fidel's Kind of Flick

    published December 3, 1998

    Miami-Dade County lays claim not only to an endless stream of Fidel Castro-related paranoia, but also to a rich history of actual espionage.... More >>

  • Rebuilding Beethoven

    published November 26, 1998

    On one of those brilliant aqua-hued Miami Beach afternoons, 28-year-old Joel Reist is 25 feet high, wrapped around a thin but sturdy royal palm.... More >>

  • Going Under

    published October 29, 1998

    On a cloudy, gusty July afternoon the trawler Calanus is plowing eastward through a light chop in the Gulf Stream about five miles east of Key... More >>

  • Caged Birds Sing

    published October 29, 1998

    In the golden glow of an October evening, several dozen opera aficionados chat politely as they queue for a much-heralded engagement. These... More >>

  • Do-It-Yourself Radio

    published October 1, 1998

    You probably don't have the $65 million that Evergreen Media spent in 1996 to buy WEDR-FM (99.1), one of the most popular radio stations in the... More >>

  • Making Airwaves

    published October 1, 1998

    When the U.S. government's war on illegal radio hit the Pure Funk Playhouse in Liberty City on July 28, Diamond Perkins was lounging on a black... More >>

  • A Born Romantic

    published September 24, 1998

    These are confusing times for affairs of the heart. Men are sleazy jerks; women are fickle teases. For years now, the lonely and lovelorn have... More >>

  • A Collision Course

    published September 10, 1998

    At Wet Willie's bar on Ocean Drive, a cheery Mike Goodwin, age 28, holds a big strawberry daiquiri in one hand and snakes the other through the... More >>

  • Alpha Males

    published August 27, 1998

    Hustling down a dirt road surrounded by miles of farmland, Leslie Fernandez struggles to keep a rifle balanced on her shoulder. Dressed in... More >>

  • At Bayside, Ship Happens

    published July 30, 1998

    It is about midnight on the Intracoastal Waterway and Moises Baez's baggy blue jeans are flopping as he and a woman in platform tennis shoes... More >>

  • Ebony and Larceny

    published July 16, 1998

    Info:Correction Date: 07/30/1998 Info: Ebony and Larceny How did a stolen Steinway concert grand end up in North Miami? It's a long and... More >>

  • Wheels of Fortune

    published July 2, 1998

    "Everything is nice," says Giacomo Coschignano, smiling through a screened-in window next to the front door of his sprawling one-story house in... More >>

  • Dinner Key's Raw Meat

    published June 25, 1998

    The silver Honda Civic careens past a no-entry sign into the parking lot of Little Havana's police substation. After it stops in a space marked... More >>

  • The New White Meat

    published May 28, 1998

    Petunia was eating cherries off the sidewalk about 3:00 a.m. when the first police car pulled up. Then another cruiser arrived. Then another.... More >>

  • The Roads Less Developed

    published May 14, 1998

    You step from a Metrorail car at the Vizcaya station, descend the escalator, and enter a gleaming 60-foot-high glass cone teeming with kids. You... More >>

  • Static

    published May 7, 1998

    The phones were ringing furiously during last month's pledge drive at WLRN-FM (91.3). Volunteers took pledges for $30, $65, $100, and more. In... More >>

  • Skimming the Surface

    published April 16, 1998

    Glen Wilsey is knee-deep in a slough three miles south of the Tamiami Trail. Dressed in khaki shorts and shirt, sunlight glinting off his... More >>

  • Lost Girls in the Night

    published April 2, 1998

    When Lisa Cox staged her weekly "Girls in the Night" event earlier this month, everything ran smoothly. Women boogied with women to a thumping... More >>

  • The Cuba Libre Hustle

    published March 19, 1998

    After a good four years of terrorizing dance club denizens, the macarena finally appears to be dead. The same, unfortunately, cannot be said of... More >>

  • No Cheer for This Beer

    published March 5, 1998

    When Dave Fisher proudly held up a gold-painted coconut, a group of twenty men and one woman broke into applause, whooped, and swilled beer. He... More >>

  • Say Cheese

    published February 26, 1998

    Amnau Karam will never forget the day she learned that her picture was on Metrorail fare cards all over the county. It was a sweltering July... More >>

  • Don't Drink on an Empty Stomach -- Or Else!

    published February 19, 1998

    The big Bud Light clock, ringed in orange neon, was marking 10:00 p.m. at the Rinconcito de Noche cafeteria in Little Havana one night last month... More >>

  • The Wall

    published February 5, 1998

    When David White was a boy back in the 1930s, he and his family used to walk the three blocks from their one-story house in the Bahamian section... More >>

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