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Awards

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

    "Fake Art, Real Money"

2004 Stories by Kirk Nielsen

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  • Billboard Verdict: Illegal!

    published December 30, 2004

    Extracting a straightforward answer from the City of Miami was like pulling teeth, but at last came a confession: The new billboards plastering... More >>

  • Just Because You're Paranoid

    published December 23, 2004

    On the evening before his arrest last week on charges he received $135,000 in bribes from contractors doing business with the City of Miami,... More >>

  • If Signs are Outlawed…

    published December 9, 2004

    For Barry Rush, the energetic CEO of Metro Lights, the trouble starts when you call his billboards "signs." "They're not signs," he insists,... More >>

  • Vote for Culture

    published November 18, 2004

    Long before they lead the charge to annex more than half of Bicentennial Park, the good folks who run the Miami Art Museum should consider... More >>

  • Yours for the Hacking

    published November 4, 2004

    Computer programmer Byron Jones knew big trouble was looming before he arrived at work on Wednesday, August 25. Earlier that morning he'd received... More >>

  • Absentee Minded

    published October 28, 2004

    You open your mailbox one afternoon after a hard day at the office this past August and pull out your junk mail and maybe a copy of a magazine... More >>

  • The Teele Conspiracy

    published September 2, 2004

    The arrest last week of Miami Commissioner Art Teele on assault charges following a wild car chase brought to a climactic close one more scene in... More >>

  • Politics and Policy

    published July 29, 2004

    After flying into MIA on June 29, an extra-hot Tuesday even by Miami standards, Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart strolled out of the terminal and... More >>

  • High & Mighty

    published July 15, 2004

    When U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft visited Miami two weeks ago as part of a nationwide blitz to promote the Bush administration's war on... More >>

  • Aqua Nova

    published June 10, 2004

    Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt keep having a kind of recurring hallucination. They're in a jet plane heading toward Miami Beach, on approach... More >>

  • Run-On Sentence

    published June 3, 2004

    There have been events in Juan Carlos Elso's life that led U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz to describe it as "beyond tragic" last week. Before... More >>

  • Denise Calvo: Murder Suspect

    published May 6, 2004

    Last week Denise Caligiuri Calvo, dressed in a handsome black suit, light-brown hair coifed in a long shag, entered a cramped courtroom at the... More >>

  • Cows to Cuba

    published April 8, 2004

    The white-haired, soft-spoken man seated comfortably in a plush chair inside the Biltmore Hotel's elegant lounge thinks the U.S. Treasury... More >>

  • Dog Gone

    published March 18, 2004

    Lazara Betancourt was hospitalized with heart trouble and a broken leg when the county's dog-enforcement agency, a.k.a. the Miami-Dade Police... More >>

  • No Rest for the Weary Agitator

    published March 4, 2004

    Miami Mayor Manny Diaz may be relieved to learn that Jamie Loughner hitchhiked out of Miami two weeks ago and headed home to Washington, D.C.... More >>

  • The Fire This Time

    published February 26, 2004

    The terrifying inferno of the 1991 coup that ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and left hundreds of his supporters dead has returned to... More >>

  • The Calvo Case

    published February 5, 2004

    On September 18 of last year, prominent businessman José Calvo was shot to death as he, his wife, and one-year-old son sat in a... More >>

  • Pity the Poor Politicos

    published January 22, 2004

    On a stormy Tuesday this past November, voters in Miami approved a measure that raised the annual salary of their five city commissioners to a... More >>

  • The Continuing Adventures of Martin Siskind

    published January 8, 2004

    Miami's hip new Wynwood Art District (WAD) has entered an exciting stage of evolution, marked not just by sleek pink-and-black street banners but... More >>

  • Exile on Main Street

    published January 1, 2004

    On a recent afternoon on the busy central Havana street known as La Rampa, Eloy Gutierrez-Menoyo ducks into the back seat of a taxi, one of the... More >>

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