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1999 Stories by Nina Korman

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  • Cross-Country Marriage

    published December 30, 1999

    How do you spend nearly 24 hours a day with another person for an entire year and not end up divorced, insane, or homicidal? Ask historian/Miami... More >>

  • Cartoon Creeps

    published December 30, 1999

    Where the hell were the dancing hippos? That was the first question raised immediately after a screening of Disney's new Fantasia/2000, a... More >>

  • Chess Mate

    published December 23, 1999

    Horses gallop, bugles blare, swords clang. An abusive Sean Connery-sounding voice taunts you, urging you to surrender. You aren't deep in the heat... More >>

  • Chico Is the Man

    published December 16, 1999

    One of the giants of Afro-Cuban jazz, Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill is restless. Plunked in a cushiony mint-green chair that seems to virtually swallow... More >>

  • Santería Galleria

    published December 16, 1999

    Long before Ricky Martin was a glimmer in his mother's eye, real and imaginary Latins were insinuating themselves into the American psyche. Take... More >>

  • All Together Now

    published December 9, 1999

    To quote fictitious talk show hostess Linda Richman: "Talk amongst yourselves." Here's a topic: Potential members of The South Beach Gay Men's... More >>

  • Blow, Man, Blow

    published December 2, 1999

    On the cover of his first and so far only CD, Soul Serenade, Jesse Jones, Jr., is pictured gazing intently into the distance, clutching his... More >>

  • Yarn Spinners

    published December 2, 1999

    Ask Homestead Montessori school owner Betty Calabrese what most people usually think of as storytelling, and she'll say, "a bunch of preschool... More >>

  • Famous Impressions

    published November 18, 1999

    For someone who spends the majority of his time making art, painter Tomata du Plenty also finds many moments in which to appreciate the art... More >>

  • Lawnboy's Own Story

    published November 11, 1999

    A graduate of the eminent Iowa Writers' Workshop, Paul Lisicky may teach creative writing for a living, but he admits to a childhood... More >>

  • Ethnic Flamenco

    published November 4, 1999

    "People think of flamenco as Spanish, an Andalusian dance form, and it did develop in Spain. But actually it's not very Spanish at all. It's a... More >>

  • Carter's Kids

    published October 28, 1999

    Actress/singer Nell Carter is having a bad day. By her own somewhat exaggerated account, it's the worst day of her life. Seems the previous... More >>

  • Latin Reel Time

    published October 21, 1999

    "It's a semiserious spoof on the shallowness of celebrity and how evil the pursuit of celebrity is," says big shot TV actor Nestor Carbonell,... More >>

  • Vulture Culture

    published October 21, 1999

    Fall. The season to give thanks. To the Turkey Vultures. The ones that hover over Miami every year, that originate from God only knows where, and... More >>

  • China's Shtetl

    published October 14, 1999

    Jews and China. Aside from some Jews' propensity toward Chinese food as their ethnic cuisine of choice, it seems like there's more of a connection... More >>

  • Miami Gras

    published October 7, 1999

    To many unknowing Americans, the word carnival conjures notions of a county fair replete with risky rides, smelly farm animals, and enough... More >>

  • Home for a Holiday

    published September 30, 1999

    Just what Americans need, another holiday. As if Earth Day, Secretary's Day, and Grandparents' Day weren't enough. Add to the list Design and... More >>

  • The Return of the Space-Age Bachelor

    published September 30, 1999

    The evening Alex Gimeno attempted to nuzzle Chubby, his girlfriend Marissa's dozing long-coat Chihuahua, and the usually amiable pooch savagely... More >>

  • Eighth Wonder

    published September 23, 1999

    "No land on Earth possesses more wonder than Egypt." Thus claims the character portrayed by actor Omar Sharif in the IMAX movie Mysteries of... More >>

  • A Past Worth Saving

    published September 16, 1999

    There goes the neighborhood. Come to think of it, where is the neighborhood? Sentiments often heard in this relatively young city, where... More >>

  • Holistic Dance

    published September 16, 1999

    A bustling city street. An elaborate costume. A splashy scene from an old film starring swimmer/movie star Esther Williams. All little bits of... More >>

  • Rebirth of a Beach

    published September 2, 1999

    An ample zoo, a cheerful carousel, a tranquil beach area that boasted pristine sand: components of the once-popular Crandon Park area on Key... More >>

  • All Booked Up

    published September 2, 1999

    As far as we know, frighteningly prolific television writer/producer Stephen J.... More >>

  • Swing's Last Whirl

    published August 26, 1999

    Just when you thought you got the hang of the latest fad, the trendmeisters up in the sky (or wherever they are) go and change things. Once upon a... More >>

  • Snake It Up

    published August 19, 1999

    Famous snakes in history: the slithery Svengali in the garden of Eden. The randy reptile in the Jungle Book. The colossal creature in... More >>

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