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2007 Stories by Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik

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  • Candy Is Dandy, Liquor Is Quicker

    published October 25, 2007

    Halloween is that rare celebration that can be equally exciting for adults and kids. We think it’s because of the costumes, which are... More >>

  • Bamboo Banger

    published October 25, 2007

    Try this musical experiment just for giggles: The next time you’re hanging out with someone who is sonically conservative -- parents who yell... More >>

  • Calling All Shopaholics

    published October 25, 2007

    Good shopping can give such a thrill. Special sales can feel like a crazy contact sport in which the rules are, there are no rules. On Black... More >>

  • The Power Is Yours

    published October 25, 2007

    Simone Kelly-Brown is our kinda woman. She founded the Give ’N Take Network, which began as a networking event in New York City and has... More >>

  • Get Yer Halloween Fun Here

    published October 25, 2007

    Halloween is that rare celebration that can be equally exciting for adults and kids. We think it's because of the costumes, which are fun for... More >>

  • Admiring Optimus Prime

    published October 18, 2007

    The idea of mechanized agents created to perform our humanoid desires -- whether that be screwing on the tops of jars in a factory or taking over... More >>

  • Shalom, Authors

    published October 18, 2007

    For 27 years, Jewish authors and celebrities have been visiting Miami and bypassing the beach. The annual Alper JCC Jewish Book Festival... More >>

  • No Catch Phrases Necessary

    published October 18, 2007

    Boxing and professional wrestling announcer Michael Buffer is known for his trademark battle cry at the beginning of each brawl: “Ladies and... More >>

  • So You Wanna Be a Filmmaker

    published October 18, 2007

    Everyone’s a critic. Sure, it’s easy to look at some of the programs that get green-lighted each season and wonder what particular kind... More >>

  • God Bless the Child

    published October 18, 2007

    She passed away in 1959 at age 44, with a mere 70 cents in her bank account. By the end of her too brief, too tragic life, Billie Holiday had lost... More >>

  • We All Wear the Ribbon

    published October 18, 2007

    Just about everyone knows someone who’s had it. Maybe it’s that nice teacher you had in middle school. Maybe your friend from college,... More >>

  • The Thinking Miamian’s Mecca

    published October 18, 2007

    In preparation for the all-out 25th anniversary celebration that will take place at Books & Books tonight, the store created a blog... More >>

  • One Bad-asssss Play

    published October 11, 2007

    :As one of the founding fathers of blaxploitation, Melvin Van Peebles has a body of work with a reputation to uphold. It’s always bold,... More >>

  • The Kindness of Students

    published October 11, 2007

    Sexual tension so thick you can cut it with a knife. Humor wicked enough to make Liz Taylor blush. Greed, death, dysfunction, and “the... More >>

  • Beyond the Dinner Table

    published October 11, 2007

    An uninspired mind might look at a tablecloth and see simply a stretch of fabric designed to save your dining room furniture from errant spills.... More >>

  • Celebrations in the City

    published October 11, 2007

    What with its diverse blend of native Spanish-speakers, Miami has much to commemorate this Hispanic Heritage Month. Events, taking place... More >>

  • Cup Sizes and Claws

    published October 11, 2007

    Ever been to an adult party with a piñata? After the candy explosion, there’s a whole lot of cleaning up to do. Your friends might be... More >>

  • Because You’re Worth It

    published October 11, 2007

    Overworked. Stressed out. Hating life. If you think we’re speaking directly to you, honey, you need hugs, not drugs. You could also use a... More >>

  • Hey Jealousy

    published October 4, 2007

    Ah, 1992. It was a very good year. The New Wave hippies were grinding their teeth and enjoying the heyday of raves, Dr. Dre was educating us about... More >>

  • Petrifying Photography

    published October 4, 2007

    Give Wendy Doscher-Smith free rein behind the lens of a camera, and all kinds of quirky images begin to emerge. Doscher-Smith is best known... More >>

  • Go Ahead, Be a Jerk

    published October 4, 2007

    In American slang, being a jerk is considered a bad thing. It means you’re idiotic, rude, insufferable, and generally not fun to be around.... More >>

  • Fete Until You Sweat

    published October 4, 2007

    A few words of advice for those rare locals who (for God knows what reason) hate to party: Steer clear of downtown Miami today. In fact, if... More >>

  • Sometimes He Feels Like a Nut

    published September 27, 2007

    Ooooh, Steve Almond doesn’t know who he’s messing with. The first chapter of his fifth book -- the hilarious, freewheeling memoir... More >>

  • Sweaty in Pink

    published September 27, 2007

    If you’ve been bred anywhere besides the Caribbean archipelago, today’s just another Wednesday for you. But your islander friends have a... More >>

  • It’s Bigger than the Miami Light Project

    published September 27, 2007

    Thinking hip-hop fans are feeling their age these days. They refuse to contort themselves into the latest ridiculous dance, “Crank Dat Soulja... More >>

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