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2008 Stories by P. Scott Cunningham

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  • The Revolution Will Be Projected

    published December 25, 2008

    A defining feature of the French New Wave is that it declared all other French film (except for Renoir and Franju) one long reel of shit, the kind... More >>

  • Organ Donor

    published December 18, 2008

    "Every organ is different," says Luis Cuza, and he should know. The FIU student is getting his bachelor's degree in music with a concentration in... More >>

  • Way Beyond the Publix Party Platter

    published December 11, 2008

    Chefs are the new film directors, who are themselves the new rock stars, who are themselves the new actors, who are themselves the new novelists,... More >>

  • Are You the Sexiest Person in Miami?

    published November 27, 2008

    Does a crowd gather when you pose for a passport photo? Do bank tellers lick the dollar bills you deposit? Do you sometimes catch your hairstylist... More >>

  • Shakespeare in da House

    published November 20, 2008

    To-night and to-night and to-night only — Thirty-seven plays by one Bill Shakespeare Abridged into ninety-seven minutes Of pure sound and... More >>

  • C’est Si Bon

    published November 6, 2008

    The key to rescuing the world from this recession lies in placing unemployed workers in high-paying jobs that require no particular skill set or... More >>

  • A Festival for Subtitle Lovers

    published October 30, 2008

    Spanish films often include plots involving young, struggling artists sleeping with older women; funerals that turn into occasions for lovemaking;... More >>

  • Australian Pink Floyd

    published October 23, 2008

    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 >>

  • Sarah Palin Parody Hits Miami Beach

    published October 23, 2008

    Next week in a small theater roughly the size of dormitory lounge, a local middle-school teacher named Kimberly Cox will magically transform... More >>

  • Vino Patriotas

    published October 23, 2008

    Although the United States has fallen behind other developed nations in education (ninth, according to the OECD), healthcare (37th, says WHO), and... More >>

  • Vote Mamet

    published October 16, 2008

    For comedians, an election year — and the fertile plain of material that springs from heavily made-up people trying to act as serious as... More >>

  • In Case You Didn’t Know

    published October 9, 2008

    The point of this calendar section is to promote and sell local cultural events, with the underlying idea that if it weren’t for New... More >>

  • La Dolce Vita

    published October 9, 2008

    Italians make everything better. In their hands, scooters become Vespas, coffee becomes espresso, and murder becomes “a favor.” A film... More >>

  • High Fidelity

    published September 25, 2008

    Only in Miami — probably a worse theater town than Wasilla, Alaska — could a dramatic institution such as the Coconut Grove Playhouse... More >>

  • Going, Going, Gonzo

    published September 18, 2008

    How many promising young men and women have been lost to the drudgery of a life in journalism because of Hunter S. Thompson? Lured by the good... More >>

  • Old Man Bebo

    published September 11, 2008

    Bebo Valdés's story is familiar to fans of Cuban music: A great bandleader in the Forties and Fifties who created his own rhythm (in... More >>

  • Green with Envy

    published August 28, 2008

    Everyone is going green now that gas prices are higher than James Franco in Pineapple Express, but how do we shrink our carbon footprints in the... More >>

  • Language Barriers

    published August 14, 2008

    Ways to get ostracized from the Junior League of Baghdad: (1) Wear an abaya made by Z. Cavaricci, (2) table-dance at the annual fundraising... More >>

  • Ten Times Hotter than Eva Longoria

    published August 7, 2008

    Google "randy housewife, pre-1980," and the first result should be a full-cover shot of Julianne Moore, her red hair feathered and layered,... More >>

  • The Future’s So Bright

    published July 31, 2008

    Ah, the future! A Democrat is in the White House, American troops are home, and athletes are taking pills to help monitor their internal body... More >>

  • The Spice Scene

    published July 31, 2008

    The culinary scene in Miami increasingly resembles the economic one: there’s no middle class. While plenty of great options exist for poor... More >>

  • Crazy Fingers Forever

    published July 24, 2008

    Jazz fusion began with Miles Davis's heroin addiction in the Sixties and exploded into a full-fledged movement in the Seventies through disciples... More >>

  • Why So Paranoid?

    published June 12, 2008

    Though now 55 years old, Gus Van Sant continues to tell stories about the passing of youth. From his first feature, Mala Noche, to network... More >>

  • Old-School Kicks

    published June 5, 2008

    Sixty years after television made it obsolete, radio drama is going strong, surviving purely on the sheer nerdiness required to produce it. Its... More >>

  • 24-Hour Auteur

    published May 29, 2008

    On one hand are the Marcel Prousts of the world, sitting in bed and typing their 10-volume novels a couple hundred words at a time. On the other... More >>

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