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2003 Stories by Margaret Griffis

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  • Brit Wits

    published December 25, 2003

    Pantomime. For many Americans the very word elicits frightening memories of silent, pale, black-clad street performers terrorizing little children... More >>

  • Royal Blues

    published December 25, 2003

    WED 12/31 The thrill is definitely still there when it comes to 78-year-old master blues guitarist B.B. King. In a career that... More >>

  • No Whining

    published December 18, 2003

    THU 12/18 Venevision International Theater's production of Kvetch: The Art of Complaining calls for an end to whining.... More >>

  • Music to Our Eyes

    published December 11, 2003

    FRI 12/12 Everyone is familiar with the World Trade Center collapse and the vast number of people who died as a result. But how many... More >>

  • Puppet Stuff

    published December 4, 2003

    THU 12/4 The holidays can be a feast of tension, aggravation, and reopening family wounds, so it's no wonder that among the most... More >>

  • Street Theater

    published November 27, 2003

    It was the best of times; the streets seething with idealists, organizers, stinky dreadlocked youth, real-live Communists, and Montanans. It was... More >>

  • Slumber Party

    published November 20, 2003

    SAT 11/22 Whether children know her as Princess Aurora, Briar Rose, or just plain ol' Sleeping Beauty, this ancient fairy... More >>

  • Punk Portrayals

    published November 13, 2003

    All punk rock ever wanted to do was return music and art to the people. Despite the apparent lack of skills and shocking results, these... More >>

  • United We Rock

    published November 13, 2003

    SUN 11/16 The first and probably last Argentine rock star, the man who reinvented the hotel-trashing role reserved for the very few,... More >>

  • Aesthetic Power for the People

    published November 6, 2003

    THUR 11/6 Cultural wasteland. Culturally deprived. Culturally backward. We've all heard the knocks about the level of aesthetic... More >>

  • Fops Fly

    published October 30, 2003

    SAT 11/1 Since the early days of flying machines, Man has enjoyed marveling at the ridiculous ways experimental aircraft can crash and... More >>

  • Rodent Ritual

    published October 30, 2003

    WED 11/5 You already know the little yellow mousecar. The VW Beetle with attached ears and tail? It was likely the first car you ever... More >>

  • People Power

    published October 23, 2003

    THUR 10/23 Picking up its cues from the civil rights movement, the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, organized by a broad coalition of... More >>

  • Baby Face

    published October 23, 2003

    FRI 10/24 1970s B-movie queen Linda Blair got her start modeling as a baby. Who would have thought that some years later she'd be... More >>

  • Truth or Delusion

    published October 16, 2003

    There is no way of knowing at press time what the fate of the Marlins will be. We tried consulting Miss Cleo, but she's been impossible to track... More >>

  • Animal Magnetism

    published October 9, 2003

    SAT 10/11 The always-edgy minds at GableStage may have outdone themselves this time. Edward Albee's The Goat or Who is... More >>

  • Orange Alert

    published October 2, 2003

    SUN 10/5 According to Celtic legend, Stingy Jack was a thieving reprobate, a chap so nasty he tricked the Devil himself on several... More >>

  • Funky Musica

    published October 2, 2003

    SUN 10/5 Oye, it's time for the second annual Urban Latin Music Festival and you know what that means. Lots of rump-shakin',... More >>

  • Fast Times

    published September 18, 2003

    SAT 9/20 Go, go, speed racer. Go before the checkered flags fall on the winners in what is fast becoming an annual episode of race... More >>

  • DUCKing Around Town

    published September 11, 2003

    What does it take to turn heads in downtown Miami and South Beach? Beautiful people, wayward celebrities, and crazy politics are all part of the... More >>

  • A Hyper-Realistic Existence

    published September 4, 2003

    A new Internet fad has arrived and the admission ticket is likely sitting in your deleted e-mail. Remember a spammish-looking "Invitation to join... More >>

  • Mars Attacks

    published August 21, 2003

    More than a hundred years ago, Percival Lowell tipped his telescope toward Mars, imagined a Venetian-style civilization, and initiated the... More >>

  • Black Beauty

    published August 21, 2003

    Saturday August 23 With 51 of the most beautiful black women coming to town to compete in the Miss Black USA Pageant, we... More >>

  • Circular Reasoning

    published July 24, 2003

    Wouldn't it be nice if someone arranged a celebration marking the fifth anniversary of the discovery of the Miami Circle? A day of... More >>

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