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  • Rotations

    published December 28, 1995

    The Cars The Cars Anthology: Just What I Needed (Elektra/Rhino) Back in the late Seventies, when record executives and rock... More >>

  • Rotations

    published December 21, 1995

    Kristin Hersh The Holy Single (Ryko) On this four-song EP, Throwing Muses singer/songwriter/guitarist Kristin Hersh goes solo,... More >>

  • Rotations

    published December 14, 1995

    Blood, Sweat & Tears The Best of Blood, Sweat & Tears: What Goes Up! (Legacy/Columbia) First, the history. When New York... More >>

  • Rotations

    published December 7, 1995

    New Bomb Turks Pissing Out the Poison (Crypt) Before punk rock found new digs on the Billboard album chart, it was the... More >>

  • Nightclub Jitters

    published August 10, 1995

    Last summer Bo Crane, president of Miami's Pandisc/StreetBeat Records, invited rapper Garrick "Jammin G" Troutman to contribute to one of the... More >>

  • The Canyon

    published August 3, 1995

    By Steven Almond Ruby Breathing deeply the minted smoke of a stove-lit Kool, Ruby stared out at the tree in her front yard, a massive... More >>

  • Wanted: Verse

    published August 3, 1995

    His first published works appeared in the April 20 edition of New Times, and like many a literary debut, they went virtually unnoticed.... More >>

  • Spinning Strawze into Gold

    published August 3, 1995

    A year ago, at a concert thrown by and for Miami's hip-hop habitues, a Bronx rapper by the name of Fat Joe clambered his way to the microphone... More >>

  • Building Block

    published July 20, 1995

    Four years ago Guillermo Rodriguez was a Cuban-American kid with dreams of becoming an architect, but not a whole lot of money. He'd just earned a... More >>

  • Busy Signals

    published July 13, 1995

    This is a test: You are the assistant manager of a city that is hurtling toward bankruptcy. Your boss, the city manager, has already called... More >>

  • Dialing Your Dollars

    published July 13, 1995

    Billy Hardemon was on the phone, and Billy Hardemon sounded...well, he sounded worried. "I understand you've been looking at my cellular phone... More >>

  • The Collector, Convicted

    published June 29, 1995

    After more than seven years spent dodging prosecution for embezzlement, Roberto Polo finally stood trial three weeks ago in Geneva. Accused of... More >>

  • No Comment, Part 2

    published June 29, 1995

    When Metro-Dade Police Cmdr. Antonio Prieto transferred Sgt. David Simmons out of the Juvenile Investigations Bureau to a patrol unit eighteen... More >>

  • Foam Sex

    published June 8, 1995

    It doesn't take much to get the natives gossiping in South Beach. -- celebrity indiscretion. A few bounced checks. A new designer drug. So it... More >>

  • Carnival of Fraud

    published June 1, 1995

    THE RECEPTIONIST The receptionist did not look happy. Her mascara was streaked from tears, her dress rumpled to the hem, and her eyebrows,... More >>

  • Coffey Grind

    published May 18, 1995

    For the past five months state investigators have been trying to determine whether Susanna Timor, a paralegal at the U.S. Attorney's Office in... More >>

  • No Comment

    published April 27, 1995

    Reporters love stories about bad cops. Cops on the take. Cops on the make. Cops who beat up civilians and then lie about it. Because cops are... More >>

  • Contents Under Pressure

    published April 27, 1995

    Over the years, Miami has had trouble living down its bad boy image, even among rock stars. A besotted Jim Morrison was so disgusted by the vibe... More >>

  • Dante's Inferno

    published April 13, 1995

    It started innocently enough. On the evening of November 29, 1993, Robin Ables, a Metro-Dade police officer, reported to the Team Police Station... More >>

  • Extracurricular Activities

    published April 6, 1995

    On the evening of February 23, some twenty law school students from Nova and St. Thomas universities convened at Dino's Upper Deck, the bar atop... More >>

  • Rotations

    published March 30, 1995

    Kirsty MacColl Galore (I.R.S.) Kirsty MacColl's clear, breathy voice; knack for effortless hooks; and (occasional) biting... More >>

  • Meet the New Boss, Same As the Old Boss

    published March 23, 1995

    To hear Newall Daughtrey tell it, the winds of change have finally breezed across Opa-locka. Gone are the fat cats who once ran Dade's poorest... More >>

  • 60 Minutes of Controversy

    published March 9, 1995

    Lionel Resnick's appearance on 60 Minutes this past June was a high point in his career. The piece, narrated by Mike Wallace, examined the case of... More >>

  • Critical Condition

    published March 9, 1995

    The scene was, as Mike Wallace would later recall, "most bizarre." The legendary newsman had come to Miami Beach this past June to work on a 60... More >>

  • The One That Didn't Get Away

    published March 9, 1995

    There were a number of odd things about the anonymous tip that was called into the Florida Marine Patrol on the afternoon of May 19, 1994. ... More >>

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