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

    "Fake Art, Real Money"

2001 Stories by Kirk Nielsen

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  • Terrorists, but Our Terrorists

    published December 20, 2001

    Ideologically entrenched Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits have been calling one another "terrorists" since the term flared up into our... More >>

  • Say Hello to Your New Commissioner

    published November 22, 2001

    "Lord, thank you for Angel. Thank you for this family that stood beside him every moment and suffered so much, Lord. The will of God has... More >>

  • Mother Knows Best

    published November 22, 2001

    The five Cuban spies convicted by a federal jury in Miami this past June have insinuated themselves among the local prison population, according... More >>

  • Waiting for Otto

    published November 8, 2001

    The name Otto Reich has popped up in the press again over the past several months. But who is this controversial former Miamian who still enjoys... More >>

  • By the Numbers

    published November 1, 2001

    Exactly how does one become mayor of Miami these days? To find out New Times recently polled some well-known political junkies. The... More >>

  • Of Pain and place

    published September 20, 2001

    Close to HomeThey met at Victory Hospital back in August 1962. My mother had just given birth to me, but owing to problems during the... 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 >>

  • Fidel Made Them Do It

    published August 9, 2001

    In the quasi cold war that sputters back and forth across the Florida Straits (and occasionally explodes), there is often a wide gulf between... More >>

  • The Great Elián Hoax

    published July 19, 2001

    Anonymous sources have informed New Times that a new book titled Elián, recently published by educator Demetrio Perez, Jr.,... More >>

  • Spies in Miami, Commandos in Cuba

    published July 5, 2001

    On June 20 a Cuban Interior Ministry official revealed some startling news on Cuba's state-run television show Mesa Redonda. Three... More >>

  • Slaughter Alley

    published June 14, 2001

    On the night of May 6, the horrible news crackled out of police scanners all along the Tamiami Trail, from Naples to the More >>

  • Pooch Putsch?

    published May 31, 2001

    Will someone from the City of Miami please toss Melissa Meyer a bone? At this point it doesn't seem likely. Audrey Eckert, a veteran police... More >>

  • Sail Away and Stay and Stay

    published May 10, 2001

    On a stormy Saturday night at the Big Five Club in west Miami-Dade, the Democracy Movement (Movimiento... More >>

  • Bird of Paradox

    published April 26, 2001

    The darkly comic moment was not lost on Brothers to the Rescue president José Basulto as he sat at his desk in BTTR's office above Madeira... More >>

  • Enough Billboards Already!

    published April 12, 2001

    "I'm all for having a fair hearing before the execution," Miami Commissioner Art Teele told New Times several days before he and his city... More >>

  • Miami: America's Billboard Sanctuary

    published March 29, 2001

    As Miami commissioners and concerned citizens contemplate new proposals to enhance the city's billboard canopy, they may want to take into account... More >>

  • What Spies Beneath

    published March 15, 2001

    This humble geopolitical region, which last year transformed a child-custody dispute over a boy named Elian into an international crisis, is now... More >>

  • Inside the Wasp's Nest

    published February 22, 2001

    To his neighbors in the high-rise at 18100 Atlantic Blvd. in North Miami Beach, the balding 31-year-old single guy who lived in apartment 305 and... More >>

  • Things Definitely Are Lookin' Up

    published February 15, 2001

    Ah, Miami -- wide-open sky, sparkling bay, balmy breezes caressing the palms, poincianas, billboards. Yes, the city's tree canopy may be pathetic,... More >>

  • Cuban Missive Crisis

    published February 1, 2001

    They came, they spied, they typed on their computers. But they never intended to make the contents of their floppy disks public. Indeed the idea... More >>

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