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  • 17 years ago | Longform

    It was bad enough that Michelle had to pee in front of strangers in the Orange County jail cell. The Miami woman couldn't get ahold of the narcotic she had used daily for nearly fifteen years, and she suffered severe withdrawal symptoms. To rise o...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    A U.S. Justice Department attorney eager to extricate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from its long and troubled supervision of the cleanup at the former Munisport landfill in North Miami misled a federal judge, a top-ranking federal off...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    Never underestimate the people who run Miami-Dade County's public schools. And certainly don't write off Dr. Henry Fraind, whose remarkable rise from driver's ed teacher to deputy superintendent has become the stuff of local lore. Despite a career...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    Beneath a full moon, Nicolas Quintana gazes up at the spires of Barcelona's Gothic cathedral. The year is 1953, and the 28-year-old Cuban architect has just concluded a remarkable chapter in his professional life. He has come to Spain from the sou...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    For the past two and a half years music instructors at Miami's New World School of the Arts have watched in dismay as a majority of their full-time colleagues, who had helped build a small but respected conservatory, abandoned the enterprise to jo...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    The morning light draws glistening stripes along the metal gates that open into Manolo Garcia's South Dade stable and feed store. The aroma of grain and seed sweetens the air as a laborer emerges from the door of a storage building wheeling a doll...