Miami native Ben Greenman has never been shy about toying with convention. via Ben GreenmanThe New Yorker editor and novelist -- and let's not forget, Miami New Times alum -- has won acclaim for his McSweeney's-approved approach to writing, as in his last novel, 2009's ... More >>
Don't let the glasses fool you; he's a literary super heroFor fellow writers, Jonathan Lethem needs no introduction. 1999's Motherless Brooklyn, the story of a detective with Tourette's syndrome, put Lethem on the map, but by that point, he'd already written four novels that breached the genre li ... More >>
Ben Greenman Ben Greenman was a 20-year-old rookie scribe fresh out of Yale when he was hired to write for the Miami New Times in 1990. The Palmettto Senior High alum joined a rabble rousing crew of writers who included Greg Baker, Jim Defede, Sean Rowe and Steve Almond. They were the ones who ... More >>
Before Dwyane Wade, the O'Neal twins, Mario Chalmers, and Eric Spoiled Boy, a seven-foot two-inch giant ruled the Miami Arena. Alan Ogg drew calls of "Ogggggggggggg," and the fans loved him. Now he's dead at age 42. An infection somehow reached his enlarged heart. In 1991, then staff writer and n ... More >>
WikicommonsFormer Miami New Times staffer, Palmetto High grad, and current New Yorker editor Ben Greenman will read from his new book, Please Step Back, this Saturday at 5 p.m at Books & Books Coral Gables (265 Aragon Ave.).If you missed our review of the book -- a retros ... More >>
Melville House BooksI used to spend a lot of time and money purchasing slick vinyl re-issues of "forgotten" or "lost" eras in American music: albums with titles like New Orleans Funk, Vol. 1: The Original Sound of Funk, 1960-1975 and Miami Sound: Rare Funk and Soul from Miami, Florida 1967-1974 ... More >>
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