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2009 Stories by LEAH WESTON

Archives: 2010 | 2009
  • Borscht Belt on the Beach

    published December 3, 2009

    Every year, as Christmas decorations are going up, Jews are breaking out their menorahs, dreidels, and frying pans (for latkes). But this year,... More >>

  • Avant Garde en Español

    published October 22, 2009

    Through satire, writers, playwrights, and poets — from the Greco-Romans to Shakespeare to Stephen Colbert — have questioned our... More >>

  • Real Men Wear Pink

    published October 15, 2009

    After a long week of work and a late night of Friday indulgences, most of us don’t wake up at the crack of dawn Saturday, especially not to... More >>

  • Bayfront Rocks to the Occasion

    published October 8, 2009

    As we wave goodbye to a summer of triple-digit heat indexes and swampy air, we welcome the season that makes Northerners salivate all over their... More >>

  • Lost and Found

    published October 1, 2009

    While politicians bullshit and news pundits engage in mudslinging, real social change takes place in the arts. Artists such as Cecilia... More >>

  • Dance Like the Colombians, Drink Like the Irish

    published September 17, 2009

    Traffic woes aside, we are very lucky here in Miami. Unlike folks in a lot of white-bread, steak-and-potatoes America, we can walk outside any day... More >>

  • Transcendence on Tap

    published September 10, 2009

    Miami's oldest bar, Tobacco Road is an unpretentious, off-the-beaten-path hub for locals who want a good brew without the frills (or the price... More >>

  • Laugh Till It Stops Hurting

    published September 3, 2009

    Amid a deep recession, financial instability, and rising foreclosures, there is very little that seems funny these days. And that means it's a... More >>

  • Government: The Next Generation

    published August 27, 2009

    Popular wisdom dictates you avoid entering government buildings. Why? Because inside those official chambers is a slow, viscous bureaucracy that... More >>

  • Saw Grass Cinema

    published August 20, 2009

    The Everglades is a natural treasure of ecosystems where visitors can share close encounters with wildlife, ride airboats, and take trams through... More >>

  • This Pop Is a Lock

    published August 6, 2009

    Miami is a city known for its transience. In this town, nightclubs turn over as fast as soiled bed sheets in a hooker’s hotel room.... More >>

  • Snap and Crackle with Conscious Pop

    published July 30, 2009

    So many of the pop songs on mainstream radio are about love, money, or — more often than not — absolutely nothing. But within the Latin... More >>

  • Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, Drink

    published July 23, 2009

    Dodge ball, tug-of-war, and relay races evoke nostalgia for eagerly anticipated elementary school and summer camp competition. But don’t be... More >>

  • Andalusia to Algiers

    published July 9, 2009

    The saccharine songs and contrived choruses of musicals can certainly make you cringe. Thankfully, Flamenco Gipsy Fusion is no Rodgers &... More >>

  • Pretty Boy Floyd

    published May 7, 2009

    When “Miami” and “art” are mentioned in the same utterance, it’s typically a reference to yet another massive Britto... More >>

  • Diva Meets Drama

    published April 9, 2009

    Hindsight can be kind to pioneers in the arts, overlooking the scandal and outrage that accompany bold defiance of social mores. The life story of... More >>

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