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2000 Stories by Nina Korman

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  • Our Grandest Dame

    published December 28, 2000

    Wasn't it Frank Sinatra who once said, "A dame's work is never done?" The perennially politically incorrect crooner most likely was referring to... More >>

  • Black Blessings

    published December 21, 2000

    For many people the month of December signifies a time to celebrate. Jews have Hanukkah. Christians have Christmas. Blacks of all religions have... More >>

  • Fashion Release!

    published December 14, 2000

    For the longest time you've sported the black-turtleneck-and-narrow-pant uniform worn by Mike Myers's German beatnik character Dieter. Yet you've... More >>

  • Family Artfair

    published December 7, 2000

    In 1950 Rex Artist Supplies was just another business on Coral Gables' Miracle Mile. Purveyors of house paint, wallpaper, frames, and, of course,... More >>

  • Musical Feast

    published November 23, 2000

    "Last year I met the girl of my dreams at the event and we fell in love and we got married and we had three kids and we got a house and we got a... More >>

  • Nina Simone, Goddam!

    published November 16, 2000

    About 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, under the auspices of the Miami Light Project, the doctor was in. Escorted by a well-dressed man to a... More >>

  • Puig Recalled

    published November 16, 2000

    "There was all sorts of giggling and exclamations and lively conversation," recalls translator and author Suzanne Jill Levine about her... More >>

  • Doggy Style

    published November 9, 2000

    What gets you banned in Boston surely will get you embraced in Miami. Wait a second: These days what gets banned in Boston? Or anywhere else for... More >>

  • Maria Is a Band

    published October 19, 2000

    First came the name. “We actually had the name even before we dared to put a band together and play live,” says singer Michael Roderick abo... More >>

  • Folk Zingers

    published October 19, 2000

    You know about Friday night: end of the week, beginning of the weekend, the day millions of workers all over the nation indulge in happy hours,... More >>

  • Quixotic Rebirth

    published October 5, 2000

    A Coconut Grove psychiatrist named Dr. Camote visits his past life and learns he was once the idealistic Don Quixote. That's the plot of the zany... More >>

  • Lyrical Lifeline

    published September 28, 2000

    “I don't understand why people keep asking me that, as if I should be embarrassed to be associated with benefiting people,” laments Marl... More >>

  • Couched in Design

    published September 28, 2000

    The toaster in which you toast your toast. The computer keyboard on which you type. The toilet on which you sit. Design affects us in myriad ways... More >>

  • Tripped Up

    published September 21, 2000

    Covered in kooky cartoon characters such as Felix the Cat, Daffy Duck, and Beavis and Butt-head, logos such as the Rolling Stones' luscious lips... More >>

  • Forms Follow Functions

    published September 14, 2000

    These buildings were once meant to dazzle people,” notes preservation advocate Randall Robinson about the modern motels that used to shine an... More >>

  • Post-MTV World

    published September 14, 2000

    “Free rent!” says Judd Winick when asked the main reason why in 1994 he decided to compete against 30,000 eager postadolescents for... More >>

  • Urban Moves

    published September 7, 2000

    Most people consider Giovanni Luquini to be a dancer. A natural assumption, since his day job is teaching dance at FIU. During his off-hours,... More >>

  • Write Mate

    published August 31, 2000

    All the things you've been told to seek in the perfect guy: sparkling sense of humor, sonorous voice, spiffy shoes. Trash 'em, says author... More >>

  • Fin Tales

    published August 17, 2000

    Dolphins are the “creatures we might have been if we had lived in the sea,” declares soft-spoken narrator Pierce Brosnan in the IMAX fi... More >>

  • Secret Jungle Garden

    published August 17, 2000

    Zoom along Southwest 66th Street off 99th Avenue too quickly in your car and Palm Hammock Orchid Estate just may elude you. Slow down,... More >>

  • Good Looks

    published August 10, 2000

    Miami a hip fashion center? New York, Paris, Milan, and London definitely, but our capital of sun and fun has been known over the years for little... More >>

  • Maiden of Modernism

    published August 10, 2000

    Fans of sleek buildings and furniture have always considered designers Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, and Le Corbusier as the main men of... More >>

  • Rocking On

    published August 3, 2000

    The Latin-music craze on the way out? Dead? Buried? Finished? Don't tell Aurelio Rodriguez. He still earns a comfortable living from it. Rodriguez... More >>

  • Performance Pizza

    published July 27, 2000

    A Cuban balsero is rescued in the Florida Straits by a cruise ship. Sounds like a typical story. But this tale is different. The rafter is... More >>

  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    published July 20, 2000

    The crumpled funky white T-shirt lay at the bottom of the laundry bag. It had been there for years. A rainbow of colors on the front advertised... More >>

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