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2009 Stories by Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik

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  • Rastaman Vibration

    published February 26, 2009

    All right, all right — in years past, we’ve been not so kind to the annual Caribbean Festival, previously known as the Bob Marley... More >>

  • This Party Will Be Arty

    published February 26, 2009

    Miami’s Art Basel hangover lasts for at least a month or two, and then the natives start getting restless again. And Saturday night’s... More >>

  • Recession Be Damned!

    published February 19, 2009

    Lest you thought the economic crisis meant it was time to start stocking up on dried legumes, here is a reason to cash in that jar of pennies. The... More >>

  • If Home Is Where the Heart Is

    published February 19, 2009

    Seventy-Ninth Street to the north, 27th Avenue to the west, 41st Street to the south, and I-95 to the East. In between is the core of north Miami... More >>

  • The Glamorous Life

    published February 19, 2009

    It would seem that Tommie Strangie, the hilariously hirsute queen on the scene better known as Shelley Novak, was putting on the New Times during... More >>

  • Peace Is the Word

    published February 12, 2009

    Miami has an open-mike event almost every evening. But hump day just got a lot more happening. Welcome to The Bohemia Room: A Spoken Word... More >>

  • Baila Me!

    published February 12, 2009

    The music of the Gipsy Kings might be rooted in flamenco tradition, but don’t for a second think the dancing will be reserved to stage... More >>

  • Everybody Loves Tony

    published February 12, 2009

    He kinda looks like him. He kinda talks like him. Their material is bound to occasionally overlap, seeing as they were raised in the same house in... More >>

  • Suck on My Candy Heart

    published February 12, 2009

    Ah, Saint Valentine’s Day — an occasion for sweaty-handed daters and old marrieds to shower each other with overpriced gifts, and for... More >>

  • What You Want? Baby, They Got It

    published February 12, 2009

    Some songs shine brightest in the smooshed-together madness of a megamix, but others deserve their own moment in the spotlight. And still others... More >>

  • Strap ’Em On

    published February 5, 2009

    If you’ve never played ice hockey or made figure eights on an icy pond, strapping Rollerblades onto your feet for the first time might feel... More >>

  • Behold, La Baker

    published February 5, 2009

    Think back to the days when actresses didn’t need words — they had faces. And Josephine Baker had a face to remember, a body to die for,... More >>

  • We’re Not Scared of Lions, Tigers, and Bears

    published February 5, 2009

    PT Barnum famously said, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” and according to PETA members and animal lovers, you can find quite... More >>

  • No Money, No Love

    published February 5, 2009

    Depending on your relationship status, V-Day can either rock your socks off or make your stomach churn. Whether you’re a single lady looking... More >>

  • Samosas and Standards

    published February 5, 2009

    The quest for a decent plate of Indian food in Miami can feel like a lost cause. You find a place with the kind of tikka masala that makes... More >>

  • Her Time Has Come

    published January 29, 2009

    Your typical PBS news personality is stodgy, dry, and supposedly impartial to the events of the day. It seemed the same couldn’t quite be... More >>

  • A Hunka Hunka Burning Shrub

    published January 29, 2009

    In his fleeting 42 years of life, Elvis Presley became the ultimate rock and roll idol. Everyone has a favorite image of Elvis, and there’s a... More >>

  • How a Dirty Town Gets Clean

    published January 29, 2009

    Dr. Etti Ben-Zion comes across as a bit of a new-age hippie. During a recent interview, New Times got lost in her mystical jargon. She utters... More >>

  • Moving Pictures

    published January 29, 2009

    The folks at Miami Beach Cinematheque and locally beloved cineaste Dana Keith know a thing or two about high-quality art films. Keith’s adult... More >>

  • Hey, Young World

    published January 22, 2009

    Hip-hop magazines and websites love to come up with annual Best Rapper Alive lists. But as the genre nobody ever thought would take it this far... More >>

  • Better than HDTV

    published January 22, 2009

    After eight years of inadvertent tragicomedy at the hands of the malapropism-spewing president of the United States, comedy fans are... More >>

  • On Your Mark...

    published January 22, 2009

    Set your alarm for the darkest hours of the morning and prepare to witness a rarely seen Miami spectacle. Beginning at 6:15 a.m., a whole lot of... More >>

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    published January 22, 2009

    For those of you who might have seen the billboards around town and wondered, “Wasn’t Cirque du Soleil here like a month ago?”... More >>

  • Sip Slowly, Then Shake Your Head

    published January 22, 2009

    Muddy Waters most famously called for someone to “bring me champagne when I'm thirsty, bring me reefer when I want to get high.” But had... More >>

  • A Gentler Gourmet

    published January 15, 2009

    The crappy economy is affecting every industry imaginable, most of all the ones that entertain and nourish us. The restaurant industry, from... More >>

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