Ted B. Kissell

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  • 11 years ago | Longform

    "I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon over the rock tombs of Neb, nor any gaiety save the unnamed feasts of Nitokris beneath the Great Pyramid; yet in my new wildness and freedom I almost welcome the bitterness of alienage ... I ...

  • 11 years ago | Reviews

    Dorothy Parker once wrote that Katherine Hepburn ran the "gamut of emotions from A to B." Well, it's not as if Lhasa de Sela can't sing, but she conveys a range of emotions that goes from A to A-and-a-half. The Mexican-American musician first intr...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    Miami's movie history is long, but far from proud. The past ten years or so, especially, have seen a flurry of film crews sweeping across the humid landscape of America's craziest city -- closing causeways, blowing shit up and whatnot. All of this...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    On October 6, 1970, fourteen-year-old James Ingraham was late for school. When he got to his shop class at Liberty City's Drew Junior High School, he broke a glass. For these two transgressions, Ingraham was taken to principal Willie J. Wright's o...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    The Liberty City Charter School is difficult to find, nestled as it is between a middle school and I-95 among the tree-lined streets and neat ranch-style houses of the tiny city of El Portal. It presents an unassuming face, one two-story building ...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    Has Harvey C. “Jack” Eads been employed by the City of Coral Gables for twelve or thirty years? For the manager of the City Beautiful, that's the two-million-dollar question. The city contends the answer is thirty, despite the fact that ...

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