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2007 Stories by P. Scott Cunningham

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  • Oh Danny Boy!

    published December 20, 2007

    Irish films are not that dissimilar from Irish pubs. When you walk into one, you pretty much know what you’re going to get: car bombs, sexy... More >>

  • Come On-A My House

    published December 6, 2007

    It's strange for us Miamians to openly welcome people into our homes. We're used to barricading, blocking, barring, and walling. But perhaps that... More >>

  • See You on the Dark Side

    published November 29, 2007

    At this very moment, in a dorm room far, far away, the MGM lion is roaring for the third time just as some guy named Alec presses play on his... More >>

  • Short Attention Span Theater

    published November 22, 2007

    Most people are afraid of film festivals, and with good reason. The prospect of sitting through a two-hour experimental feature, shot with a cell... More >>

  • You Might Be a French Redneck If ...

    published November 15, 2007

    Cash your welfare check. Fix your car in the yard. Make fun of the one Arab family in town. Then sneak off to a cow pasture with your girlfriend.... More >>

  • Biblical Feats

    published November 8, 2007

    One thing you can't argue about with regard to Jesus: He set the bar pretty high, especially athletically speaking. Michael Jordan may have dunked... More >>

  • Looking for Mr. Positive

    published October 18, 2007

    Michael Yawney assumed "bugchasing" was just a gay myth, like a Village People reunion tour or bathroom sex at "Homo" Depot. A 2003 Rolling... More >>

  • Women Send Words from Prison

    published October 11, 2007

    It's New Year's Eve 1972, and 15-year-old Janice Billie has decided to kill herself. She lives in a trailer on the Seminole reservation in... More >>

  • Before YouTube, There Was This

    published October 11, 2007

    The funny thing about anti-communist propaganda films from the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties is how much they resemble pro-communist propaganda... More >>

  • Italy + Film Festival = Party

    published October 4, 2007

    The point of film festivals is that people get to wear badges, duck lines, and go to afterparties. It's like Italian slalom skier Alberto Tomba... More >>

  • Beyond the Baton

    published September 27, 2007

    The way newspapers and magazines typically try to sell you on classical music is by convincing you there’s something edgy and dangerous about... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published September 27, 2007

    Live from the Edge: Presented by the Miami Light Project is fusion theater from the New York-based Universes ensemble. The show... More >>

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Rallying

    published September 13, 2007

    Despite their existentialist philosophy -- free individuals are handcuffed by society’s contractarianism -- bikers sure do get together... More >>

  • Swallow, Don’t Spit

    published September 6, 2007

    What product better illustrates the importance of presentation than wine? Set a bottle of Château Margaux next to some fine china and... More >>

  • Broadway on Repeat

    published August 30, 2007

    In the ongoing competition for most annoyingly catchy song, “Try to Remember,” from the Sixties-era Broadway production The... More >>

  • Splice of Life

    published August 23, 2007

    Chicago, May of 1945. Two people, ages 27 and 21, are getting married. They are also deaf, as are most of their guests. The camera recording... More >>

  • Extreme Home Makeover

    published August 16, 2007

    While developers continue to litter Miami’s airspace with overpriced piles of pseudo-Modernist garbage, the rest of us have realized... More >>

  • Filled with Music

    published August 9, 2007

    VOID’s Website ( describes the band as “without a doubt one of the hottest groups in contemporary Australian... More >>

  • Quality Imports

    published August 2, 2007

    One disadvantage to living in New York is its overwhelming excess of “new American plays.” How do you know which ones are worth seeing... More >>

  • Oh My Papa

    published July 19, 2007

    When he arrived in Key West on a steamship in 1928, Ernest Hemingway had written two small novels -- The Sun Also Rises and Men Without... More >>

  • Welcome to Lynchville

    published June 21, 2007

    According to the lore behind Inland Empire, director David Lynch turned to his producer one morning during shooting and... More >>

  • Meet the Szechuanosaurus

    published June 14, 2007

    What if Jurassic Park had been set in China? Imagine swarms of human-rights protestors picketing outside the electric fences; knock-off... More >>

  • Feel the Spirit

    published May 24, 2007

    While we disagree wholeheartedly with hypocritical doctrine, missionaries, and the entire existence of post-Braveheart Mel Gibson, we also firmly... More >>

  • Sibling Adaptation

    published May 10, 2007

    How to explain the combination of Anton Chekhov and Pina Bausch in Sayda Trujillo’s Three Sisters: Awake? It’s like My... More >>

  • We’re All Gonna Go

    published May 3, 2007

    In terms of artistic interest, the battle between heaven and hell has been more one-sided than the Harlem Globetrotters versus the Washington... More >>

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