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Better Dead Than Read

16 years ago by Jim DeRogatis
Just like the year's new records, 1998's rock-and-roll reading found small pleasures in unexpected places, while the much-touted "big events" were ushered in with a resounding plop that echoed throughout the lavatory. As we've been doing every year since, ah, okay, 1999, New Times will forgo the usual best and...

Extra! Read All About Me!

18 years ago by Kathy Glasgow
A press conference on the steps of Hialeah City Hall. An angry citizen railing against the mayor. Nothing remarkable in a town that has historically raised political intrigue to spectacular heights. But this press conference is unique even for Hialeah. Here under the palms on March 10, a journalist in...

O, Miami Festival Brings James Franco to Miami to Read His Poetry

4 years ago by Amanda McCorquodale
A little birdie known as The Heat Lightning let it slip that O, Miami, the inaugural poetry festival, is bringing James Franco to the 305 to read some verse. O co-founder Scott Cunningham told us, "He's pretty serious about poetry. He's made a few short films based on poems -...

Ten Miami Viral Videos That Deserve a YouTube Music Award

2 years ago by Carolina del Busto
YouTube: a place where anyone can rise to fame within 15 minutes, and those fortunate (or hilariously unfortunate) few remain in our hearts and minds forever in the form of a viral video. In a pre-twerking age, those viral videos would remain a shared inside joke between yourself and your...

Reading Queer: Poet L. Lamar Wilson on the Struggle to Love God, and Each Other, Freely

7 months ago by Cultist
On Saturday, Miami's first gay literary festival, Reading Queer, hosted its headlining event at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, where poet and scholar L. Lamar Wilson read selections from his award-winning collection of poems, Sacrilegion. A Marianna, Fla. native, Wilson's poems have appeared in African American Review, Callaloo, jubilat, Los...
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