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2001 Stories by Robin Shear

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  • So Very Dotty

    published December 27, 2001

    Hey, watch out! Oops! Ever get a lesson in perception -- the hard way? If so, you know things aren't always as they seem, objects in the mirror... More >>

  • Meet and Mambo

    published December 13, 2001

    She came, she saw, she mamboed. In the middle of the Dezerland's near-vacant lounge, two women stand tentatively behind professional dancer and... More >>

  • Words Up

    published November 15, 2001

    "I look at history as a current event, and everyone fulfills a historical role," offers Heru, named for the terrible redeemer, the hawklike... More >>

  • Service Call

    published November 1, 2001

    A Miami fundraiser that asks attendees to dress down instead of up, that replaces dining and dancing with digging and planting? That's so... More >>

  • Dancing in the Light

    published October 25, 2001

    You don't have to open a vein to give at this Red Cross benefit, just your wallet (and bargain seats are available). The first annual South... More >>

  • Righteous Sage

    published October 11, 2001

    Sophomore year, 1991. The darkness outside presses like ears up against the windows of a coffeehouse in the woods. I am sitting about three feet... More >>

  • Lessons in Hate

    published September 27, 2001

    "Love each other or perish" -- W.H. Auden When the Jewish Museum of Florida's current exhibition, "The Art of Hatred: Images of... More >>

  • What Hull Lies Beneath

    published September 20, 2001

    In 1989 a boatload of Holocaust survivors watched as a German yacht with a dubious history and unconfirmed connections to Hitler was dropped to... More >>

  • A Warholian Pirouette

    published September 6, 2001

    If Andy Warhol could turn a can of soup into a twentieth-century icon, there's no telling what he's capable of doing for ballet, even fourteen... More >>

  • Spelling Be Hot

    published August 23, 2001

    This Monday night is like most others for several local members of the National Scrabble Association (NSA). Sequestered in the... More >>

  • New Leaf on Life

    published August 16, 2001

    A little boy lolls on a picnic table in Elizabeth Virrick Park in the West Grove. Barely shaded by fluttering oak leaves, he waits patiently to... More >>

  • The Tale in Kreyol

    published August 9, 2001

    Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis is surrounded by stories. They brought her to this country and have taken her around the world. nightstories as if they... More >>

  • Extinct Planet of the Apes

    published August 2, 2001

    Although the benefit event called Tribe being held at Level nightclub this Friday is for the orangutans, the animals will be dreaming... More >>

  • Cheeeers Johnny!

    published July 26, 2001

    On his sixth interview of the day to promote a twenty-city U.S. tour he's nearly halfway into, John Leguizamo recalls again his first... More >>

  • See Change

    published July 19, 2001

    In September 1971 a group of hippie Canadians hired a boat and piloted it to the Aleutian island of Amchitka, hoping to halt a U.S. nuclear test.... More >>

  • Cheeky!

    published July 5, 2001

    The revolution will not be clothed. Instead of Glocks there will be glutes. In place of pistols, penises will prevail. Berettas will make way for... More >>

  • Mesmerize It

    published June 28, 2001

    The subconscious mind is a funny thing. Especially if coaxed to the surface to play and prattle and perform onstage in front of an audience. At... More >>

  • Dance of Discovery

    published June 21, 2001

    Bat dance, monkey dance, dance of the little horsemen. Small flutes called pitos and a giant gourd marimba. For the past decade, Grupo Cultural... More >>

  • Laughing Matters

    published June 14, 2001

    Sabrina Matthews, a self-professed flannel-shirt-wearing truck-driving dyke who employs the word butcher as an adjective ("If I was... More >>

  • Motor Thrills

    published June 7, 2001

    Vroom. Vroom. America gets going -- by bus, boat, car, plane, and train. Braking, however, is another event altogether. The catchy chant of the... More >>

  • Wassa Up

    published May 31, 2001

    The soothing sweet voices of a dozen women, their skin tones a subtle spectrum from pale bark to shining ebony and adorned by bright fabrics,... More >>

  • Fin Is In

    published May 17, 2001

    "I felt something slam into me ... and it spun me around about 180 degrees," says shark-attack victim Dawn Schauman, who will be among the... More >>

  • Break On!

    published May 10, 2001

    Break dancing is back (minus the parachute pants). A renaissance of popping, locking, uprocking, head spins, robotic jams, phat flips, and... More >>

  • Drive My Clean Car

    published May 3, 2001

    On the seventh day God created Mobil. And God said unto Adam and Eve: "I have provided you with enough fuel for your eternity in the garden. I... More >>

  • Jailed Birds

    published April 26, 2001

    Treasure is inside. She's been in and out of so-called correctional institutions most of her 21 years. Now, on her birthday, she's moving from a... More >>

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