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

    "Fake Art, Real Money"

2002 Stories by Kirk Nielsen

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  • Righteous Bombers?

    published December 5, 2002

    What would happen at this stage of our war on terrorism if a group of clerics, claiming to represent all members of their ethnic community,... More >>

  • Politics & Parties & Power

    published October 31, 2002

    It used to be that challenging the Cuba embargo establishment in this town could get you spit on, fired, ostracized, bombed, or even shot. Now, in... More >>

  • Looks Good on Paper

    published October 3, 2002

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  • Meet Your Neighbors

    published October 3, 2002

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  • Where Did All the People Go?

    published September 26, 2002

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  • La Cosa Nuestra

    published September 19, 2002

    They're angry, tough, resentful, good Christians, flush with family values, and full of loathing for Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas. They are... More >>

  • Teele’s (Or)Deal

    published August 15, 2002

    With all due respect, Miami City Commissioner Arthur Teele was so mad at a July 9 meeting that he just barely caught himself from swearing into... More >>

  • Between a Frock and a Hard Place

    published August 15, 2002

    Take Back Miami-Dade's crusade to take back Miami-Dade from "homosexualist extremists" is officially doing a number on harmonious community... More >>

  • Mission Man

    published July 11, 2002

    Johnny Winton hasn't solved many of the mysteries inside Miami government in his two and a half years as city commissioner, but the little man... More >>

  • CIP VIPs

    published June 20, 2002

    The police practice of blowing away suspects is under heightened scrutiny in the city where cronies often rule and the dead sometimes vote. Two... More >>

  • Insurgent Billboards

    published May 23, 2002

    Inspired by an eleventh-hour defection from the enemy camp, Miami city commissioners have turned their lengthy police action against outlaw... More >>

  • God Help Us

    published May 16, 2002

    Wars on drugs, terrorism, and press freedoms aside, the U.S. government is also committed to ensuring the rights of all Americans to peaceably... More >>

  • A Man in Full Fight

    published May 9, 2002

    Anyone who wants to try to understand the looming battle over this county's law prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians must first... More >>

  • Heretics in the House

    published April 11, 2002

    The ending sounded like a beginning: "We will do it again, and we will not cease." That was the way Antonio Zamora closed the Miami premiere of a... More >>

  • Blowup

    published April 4, 2002

    The melodrama surrounding one of the world's most famous photographs does not a pretty picture make. "Heroic Guerrilla," the 1960 shot that... More >>

  • Punt

    published March 21, 2002

    Seven members of the University of Miami's faculty senate are investigating the controversial cheating case of a star football player whose... More >>

  • End Run

    published March 7, 2002

    The University of Miami's superstar wide receiver Andre Johnson, a big factor in this year's Rose Bowl win, was hammered February 19 by a... More >>

  • The War That Never Ends

    published February 14, 2002

    When is the sobering ritual of burying war dead an act of treason? Virtually never, unless you happen to be a member of the Bay of Pigs Veterans... More >>

  • Live from Havana, It's Mesa Redonda!

    published January 31, 2002

    It was a night in October, and across the island of Cuba, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's antiwar anthem, "Give Peace a Chance," crackled... More >>

  • Parking to the People!

    published January 24, 2002

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back into a Coconut Grove parking garage, some developer tries to gouge you. Under City of Miami law, a... More >>

  • 2001: A Billboard Odyssey

    published January 10, 2002

    If you live in Miami, your city remains under siege by one of the most tenacious insurgencies of the modern era: the billboard industry. So far... More >>

  • My Dog Ate the Mortgage -- Really!

    published January 3, 2002

    'Tis time once again to think about settling our holiday debts, and as usual some of us have rung up quite a tab. The payments will be daunting,... More >>

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