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  • 2008 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 31, 2007

    "Artist as Prisoner"

  • 2008 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published May 31, 2007

    "Artist as Prisoner"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published May 31, 2007

    "Artist as Prisoner"

  • 2008 - Education Reporting Awards/National Education Writers Association, published January 4, 2007

    "The Missionary"

  • 2007 - Awards of Excellence/North Central Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published June 29, 2006


2006 Stories by Rob Jordan

Archives: 2007 | 2006 | 2005
  • Stone Gets Spanked

    published December 14, 2006

    Stone Gets Spanked Filed under: News In 2003 HBO yanked Comandante, Oliver Stone's puff-piece documentary about... More >>

  • Boom Goes Bust (Again)

    published November 30, 2006

    Boom Goes Bust (Again) Filed under: News For sale: land, permits, and plans for Onyx 2, a failed 50-story, 125-unit condo... More >>

  • An Uncertain Overture

    published November 23, 2006

    He leaned against a wall backstage, shifting from one foot to the other, listening. It was early October, opening night at Miami's $450... More >>

  • Happy Feet

    published November 16, 2006

    Attention, all twelve-year-old boys: Krysten Batlle is looking for a dance partner. Batlle, an attractive brunet with a ready smile and an... More >>

  • Sticky Lingers

    published October 26, 2006

    Sticky Lingers Filed under: Flotsam... More >>

  • Pay Fray

    published October 19, 2006

    Pay Fray Filed under: Scanner As the zero hour approached... More >>

  • No Wham! No Bam! Thank You, MAM

    published October 5, 2006

    No Wham! No Bam! Thank You, MAM Filed under: Culture Local... More >>

  • Phone Frenzy

    published October 5, 2006

    What would you do if a stranger called you constantly, ringing you up as often as once every eighteen seconds, calling as late as 1:45 in the... More >>

  • Welcome to the Voyeurdome

    published September 21, 2006

    They rolled up in stretch limousines and chromed-out Hummers, tinted windows reflecting the neighborhood's discount furniture stores, auto-body... More >>

  • Blight Fight

    published September 14, 2006

    When Miami hired Lisa Mazique as director of the city's economic development department, there were a few gasps — in New Orleans. Brought... More >>

  • Ephemeral Flame

    published August 17, 2006

    It was supposed to be a beacon to the world, a symbol of Miami's role as gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. Later it was rededicated as a... More >>

  • Commie Book Ban

    published August 10, 2006

    On a recent Tuesday evening, as traffic cut through steady rain on SW Seventh Street, about two dozen graying Cuban émigrés gathered... More >>

  • Sandwich and a Dictator to Go

    published August 3, 2006

    As midnight approached this past Monday, Radio Mambí host Ninoska Pérez Castellón cautioned against speculation of Fidel... More >>

  • Weeknight Brawl

    published July 6, 2006

    Old Blue Eyes was there. He was chatting with boxing promoter Nuno Cam as legendary Cuban slugger Kid Gavilan stood by on a recent Tuesday night.... More >>

  • Deconstruction

    published June 29, 2006

    6:15 a.m. Creeping silently through the bedroom window, dawn shatters with a mechanical bleating. The alarm clock will not be... More >>

  • Valentine Sway

    published June 1, 2006

    As drizzling rain coats her Pontiac on the patchy lawn, Helena Roundtree sits at a glass-top table in her rented Miami Gardens ranch house,... More >>

  • Good Badminton

    published May 4, 2006

    My ass is burning. I'm putting on an awesome display of ineptitude, running back and forth, flailing my racket at the birdie or bird or... More >>

  • The Life Aquatic

    published April 27, 2006

    In the distance, Miami's glass towers twinkle faintly, hovering above the opalescent waters of Biscayne Bay. Here, at a closely guarded azimuth,... More >>

  • Terminal Incarceration

    published April 6, 2006

    As she laid her head on her big sister's chest and listened to the heartbeats slow, Harolyn Frazier thought of opportunities lost. In the wake of... More >>

  • Famosos

    published March 2, 2006

    For Marino Martínez, it began 44 years ago on the streets of Guira de Melena, a small city ringed by tobacco fields south of... More >>

  • The New Pornographer

    published February 16, 2006

    As a boy, Mikey Butders dreamed of distant galaxies. From the window of his family's apartment in Queens, the night sky was a hazy fantasy... More >>

  • Peace of the Gables

    published January 26, 2006

    In Coral Gables, the City Beautiful, toeing the line is a way of life. Mildewed roofs and sidewalks are forbidden by law, peeling house paint... More >>

  • Net Loss

    published January 12, 2006

    At Jimbo's bar on Virginia Key, it was just another morning, another chance to sit under the pine boughs, stoke a smoldering log fire, and ease... More >>

  • Damnation by Decibel

    published January 5, 2006

    Don't be fooled by the hoarse rustle of palm fronds or the gentle lapping of waves against the beach. Miami is a noisy city. Most people don't... More >>

  • Civil $ervice

    published January 5, 2006

    Christmas came early for Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess when the county commission gave him a $54,000 raise at its December 21 meeting.... More >>

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