Robert Andrew Powell

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  • 9 years ago | Longform

    Sean Taylor is a football player. He's a good football player. No, let's get this right: He's a great football player, a star. Taylor grew up on the dusty gridirons south of Miami. He won a state championship at Gulliver Prep and then a national c...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    Earlier this month the Miami Herald welcomed to town a young baseball player named Danny Almonte, the pitcher who threw a perfect game in the 2001 Little League World Series. That victory was tarnished when it was revealed Almonte's father had fal...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    The book sits quietly, battling long odds. Hundreds of other titles line the shelves of Books & Books in Coral Gables. Meditations on politics. Memoirs and biographies. First novels by the graduates of elite writing workshops. Some 60,000 new book...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    NW 36th Street in Miami. Action Muffler, El Patio Body Shop, an old warehouse transformed into En Espiritu y En Verdad evangelical ministry. Jackson High School stands secure behind an imposing iron fence. Across the street, protected by its own f...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Morning broke uneasily over Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood, a once-wonderful artists&supl; colony that, despite the best efforts of some of the most annoying community activists in the world, has evolved into a chain-store-clogged shopping mal...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    A real smoothie this guy is. Look at him up there on the dais of the Opa-locka City Commission. He's not one to let a boring public meeting interfere with his Valentine's Day message of love. No way, not Derrick Miller. The first time he gets the ...

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