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Awards

  • 2008 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published September 20, 2007

    "America's Worst Cop:

  • 2008 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published August 16, 2007

    "117 Dead"

  • 2008 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published May 17, 2007

    "Rapture of the Deep"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published September 6, 2007

    "Vodou Child"

2007 Stories by Tamara Lush

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006
  • On the MMAP

    published December 27, 2007

    One secretary attended school and had skin treatments on the taxpayers' dime. Another employee was let out of work for jury duty ... on most... More >>

  • Christmas, Bondage-Style

    published December 20, 2007

    Check out a slideshow of a fetish event... More >>

  • How Alex Daoud Got His Groove Back

    published December 20, 2007

    How Alex Daoud Got His Groove Back Filed under: Politics This past Sunday night, former Miami Beach Mayor Alex... More >>

  • Spence-Jones Faces Indictment

    published December 13, 2007

    On Monday, November 26, Miami city Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones stood before a few hundred constituents in the auditorium of Booker T.... More >>

  • And the Band Played On

    published December 13, 2007

    And the Band Played On Filed under: News On a recent Thursday, a tricked-out maroon car with chrome rims revved... More >>

  • More Bad News for Chief Timoney

    published November 22, 2007

    Another Bad Week for Timoney Filed under: News It's been a bad week for Police Chief John Timoney. On Thursday... More >>

  • Alex Daoudís Election Day

    published November 15, 2007

    It's 11:30 a.m. on Election Day, and Alex Daoud pulls up to his precinct at Miami Beach's 21st Street Recreation Center in a gray Chevy SUV.... More >>

  • High Rollers on the High Seas

    published November 15, 2007

    High Rollers on the High Seas Filed under: Flotsam From Miami Beach, the 228-foot Aquasino looks like a... More >>

  • Could Che Guevara Be Cloned?

    published November 8, 2007

    The Unfortunate Owner of Che Guevara's Hair Filed under: Flotsam Things got weird again in Miami when... More >>

  • A Corruption Tip Sheet

    published November 8, 2007

    These are tough times for Miamians and their wallets. The condo market is in a nosedive. Oil prices are up and the stock market is down. Even... More >>

  • Key West Wrangle

    published November 1, 2007

    It's a sticky midweek morning in Mallory Square, Key West's tourist mecca. A mammoth cruise ship disgorges passengers eager to gawk at Ernest... More >>

  • Another No-Confidence Vote for Timoney

    published October 18, 2007

    Another No-Confidence Vote for Timoney Filed under: News Cops and little old ladies go together like peanut... More >>

  • Ban Those Bags

    published October 11, 2007

    In the current climate of environmental do-goodism, there are two kinds of people. One is Robert, a portly man loading five plastic... More >>

  • Miamiís Merman Is One of the Fastest Swimmers in the World

    published October 4, 2007

    Joel Armas is a strapping guy, solid as a block of concrete, barrel-chested and handsome except for his feet, which are long, flat, and bumpy.... More >>

  • La Terra

    published October 4, 2007

    Thomas Wolfe wrote that you can't go home again — and for Luigi, the main character in La Terra, why even bother? Home, for the... More >>

  • FTAA Settlement Reached

    published October 4, 2007

    In a landmark for free speech, City of Miami and county leaders have reached an agreement with at least 20 protesters who sued police and other... More >>

  • It Flashes, Moos, and Poos

    published September 27, 2007

    It Flashes, Moos, and Poos Filed under: Flotsam Just how dismal is the city's condo market? Well, if last week's... More >>

  • John Timoney, Americaís Worst Cop

    published September 20, 2007

    January 2, 2003: Under a bright blue sky, John Timoney stood in front of city hall and formally accepted the job as Miami's police... More >>

  • The Debate You Didn't See

    published September 13, 2007

    The Debate You Didn't See Filed under: News Mr. Griff, a middle-age man with loose cornrows and baggy brown... More >>

  • Vodou Child

    published September 6, 2007

    Watch an audio slideshow of Erol Josue leading a Little... More >>

  • 117 Dead

    published August 16, 2007

    Yeisleny Nodarse inhaled sharply when she walked into the Kendall Regional Medical Center's intensive care unit. It was March 2007 and... More >>

  • Miami: Screwed Again

    published July 26, 2007

    When Alan Murphy bought his two-story white 1924 Mission-style home in the historic Buena Vista East neighborhood seven years ago, he paid... More >>

  • Death in the City Beautiful

    published July 12, 2007

    It was pouring rain this past June 8 when Ofcr. James Banks approached the salmon-color home at 1801 Casilla St. in Coral Gables. He knocked,... More >>

  • Dr. G Spot

    published July 12, 2007

    Dr. G Spot (Filed under: Flotsam) "Call Dr. G Spot!" the announcer cries out on FM radio station Y-100, in an ad sandwiched... More >>

  • Chongas!

    published June 14, 2007

    One recent misty Saturday night at the Main Street shopping center in Miami Lakes, a few doors away from Victoria's Secret and down the street... More >>

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