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Janine Zeitlin

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    New Times Gets a Threefer in Livingstons, Nominations Galore in Sunshine State Awards

    The Livingston Award for Young Journalists is kind of a Pulitzer Prize for the under-35 set. It honors good writing by those who have yet to grow thick around the middle and thin on top. New Times has often done well in these awards. Bob Norman, our columnist in Broward for years, was a winner in ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of September 25,2008

    "He entered a new country and effectively told the immigration services: 'I don't care about your laws, catch me if you can.'"

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    September 4, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of September 4, 2008

    "Maybe these crazed South Americans are simply twisted backward from childhoods of dodging bullets and finding cocaine mixed into the sugar bowl."

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    August 21, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of August 21, 2008

    "The python is dangerous and can attack, strangle, and easily kill even a grown man. Why doesn't Selene try hunting pythons?"

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    August 7, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of August 7, 2008

    "It's a hard way to make a living. Try combining that with some cheapskate who doesn't want to part with a dollar at the end of a dance."

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    July 31, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of July 31, 2008

    "You're overworked and underpaid and have a gay readership that will cheer on your validation of its straight-boy fantasies."

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    July 10, 2008
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    June 26, 2008
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    June 16, 2008
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    June 9, 2008
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    June 5, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of June 5, 2008

    "They know the courts will do nothing to them, so basically these thugs have a license to do whatever they want."

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    May 22, 2008

    The Sex Doll Diaries

    Artist brings her silicone twin to town for one last romp.

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    May 15, 2008

    In Carlos, We Trust

    The boss pays you. time to pay him back.

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    April 28, 2008

    Farmworkers Knocking at BK's Door Today

    Florida tomato pickers and activists from across the country plan to arrive at Burger King's Miami headquarters at 3:30 this afternoon with 75,000 signatures asking the corporation to kowtow to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers demands to pay pickers more and adopt a zero tolerance for slavery in t ... More >>

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    April 16, 2008
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    April 4, 2008
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    March 27, 2008

    Cops Are Cranky

    Miami spends $50K to find out the obvious.

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    March 20, 2008
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    March 12, 2008

    Latino Haters on the Rise, group says

    Thanks a load, Minutemen. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a well-known civil rights group, released a report Monday that links a 48 percent spike in hate groups since 2000 to anti-immigrant rhetoric that fuels headlines and hours of cable TV. The center counted 888 organizations it considers hate ... More >>

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    March 10, 2008
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    March 10, 2008
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    March 6, 2008

    Canine Killer

    Riptide probes 15 weird deaths at the animal shelter.

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    February 21, 2008

    Name Game

    Strip mall magnate gets his own street in Sunny Isles Beach.

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    February 21, 2008

    Fidel's Gone. Yawn.

    The day el dictador quit was a bizarre one at Versailles, in Hialeah, and on Miami streets.

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    February 13, 2008

    Outdoor Sex Scandalizes Old Folks

    Some people do it on Saturday. A pair of Miamians preferred Sunday morning on an outdoor AC unit at the woman's grandmother's house in an upscale Naples neighborhood. Residents on the other coast were scandalized by a bout of what looked like outdoor sex on their quiet streets last weekend. Four ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Goodbye, D-Train

    Dontrelle Willis gets sent off in style, sorta.

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    December 27, 2007

    Dennis, Hillary not quite twins?

    Do you think Dennis or Hillary could be twins? Or that Huckabee and Giuliani are cut from the same cloth? That’s what we thought. If you want to show how different the candidates are in the Florida presidential primaries on Jan. 29, you must be registered to vote by Dec. 31. You can register at ... More >>

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    December 21, 2007

    Last Minute Gifts: Posada Stuffer

    Sure Luis Posada Carriles has been called the "bin Laden of the hemisphere" by the Cuban government but his giclée prints selling at Cuba Collectibles.com are not half bad. (Sorry, looks like Viejito is sold out but Tumbadoras, a pair of smiling drummers and the top-seller, is still in stock.) At ... More >>

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    December 17, 2007

    Dolphins Look Good in the Sun

    The sun emerged from behind the clouds on our side of Dolphin Stadium, Section 222, on Sunday. There were about six minutes left in the game. The Fins were winning, so we forgave the rain that had sprayed us earlier. It was the first time we had seen the sun all day. The whole sun metaphor seemed ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of December 13, 2007

    "It is time that the United States make a change."

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    December 6, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of December 6, 2007

    "Animal products are cruel, unhealthy, and downright dangerous."

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    November 15, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of November 15, 2007

    "He taught me things that some of these robot teachers would never dare"

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    November 12, 2007

    The Savant of Calle Ocho

    As dominoes slid across other tables at the club off Calle Ocho, Gabriel Iglesias rested his elbows on his empty table ready to show off his skills. Mr. Iglesias, a 71-year-old, white-haired retiree in sneakers and khaki walking shorts, may not have had game this day, but he did have something el ... More >>

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    October 25, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of October 25, 2007

    "I am not a whore at any price"

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    October 23, 2007

    Umoja: One Year Later, Still Controversial

    Take Back the Land is hosting a rally today to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the start of six months of successful squatting on public land in Liberty City. The group christened it Umoja Village Shantytown, and claims as many as 150 camped on the corner of 62nd Street and N.W. 17th Avenue th ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of October 18, 2007

    "We thought we were going to see the end of Chávez. Unfortunately the revolt didn't work, and now I know why."

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    October 11, 2007

    Pacifists. Not Crazies

    Remember April 28, 2007? Probably not. That's when some activists, many of them anti-Iraq war crusaders, got together across the country to use their bodies to spell out IMPEACH. The paltry showing on Coney Island could barely muster a sad E. But more and more anti-war activists are becoming more vo ... More >>

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    October 9, 2007
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    October 8, 2007

    Get Shower-Fresh at Staples

    The thought of sudsing up next to the guy lurking behind the paper stacks may make one a bit squeamish. But at least the dude scanning your ballpoint pens will smell fresh as a daisy. As part of a pitch to become Miami’s first retail building stamped with a U.S. Green Building Council seal, plan ... More >>

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    September 26, 2007
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    September 19, 2007

    Anti-Gay Candidate Calls for Open-Mindedness

    Though his views on gays feel stuck in the slurs of the early Nineties (See this July Riptide blog post), Miami Beach mayoral candidate Bill Smatt showed some out-of-the-box thinking with his pitch for improving Miami Beach. The 76-year-old, who sports long white hair and a beard a la Father Time in ... More >>

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    September 14, 2007

    The Impeachment Gang Gets Together Tomorrow

    Ultimately, Diane Lawrence, a 67-year-old Kendall grandmother, wants to go to jail. She plans to plant herself at the offices of Florida's Democratic Reps. Kendrick Meek and Debbie Wasserman Schultz and demand their support in impeaching President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. But, ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007

    A “Dark Day” for Miami-Dade Police

    Today feels like the “Darkest Day,” the name Miami-Dade Police have coined for the day in early Seventies when a trio of auto-theft detectives were shot and killed. But, today, authorities are hunting for Shawn Sherwin LaBeet, the 25-year-old suspected of shooting four officers -- killing one -- ... More >>

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    August 16, 2007

    A Clown, Dracula, or a lot of Crapula?

    One of these guys wants to suck your blood President Hugo Chavez deserves a second nod for the “Most Memorable Use of Metaphor by a World Leader Making Verbal Attacks” award for a pair of recent barbs; the first stemming from his September 2006 verbal salvo comparing President George W. Bush t ... More >>

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    August 16, 2007

    Burger Sting

    "I think that employees at Burger King earn more than tomato pickers"

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    August 3, 2007

    Flava Works Loses a Young V.P.

    Flava Works, the company behind the notorious CocoDorm, a live-action gay porn site featuring black and Latin men in North Miami, has been shaken by internal tragedy this month. The company’s home page has become a memorial after the death of its vice-president in his early 30s. “With a heav ... More >>

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    August 2, 2007

    Too Hot to Care

    In the summer, perspiration has a way of eating away at the body all day

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    August 2, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of August 2, 2007

    "In our ceremonies, the animals are prayed over, prayed for, and loved every step of the way"

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    July 30, 2007

    Goodbye, Krispy Kreme, I Knew Ye All Too Well

    Looks good. What are the other customers going to eat? Dear Krispy Kreme, When we first met, I was still so young. My metabolism posed no threat to our hot and steamy trysts. Everything was all so fresh and new. I admit, I got a little obsessed. Not in a creepy, calling-you-and-hanging-up sort ... More >>

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    July 17, 2007

    Potter Dies, Kids May Cry (Or Not)

    My friend and I share a favorite TV news promo: Up next: Left-lane Loungers and How They Could Kill You. Translation: How people who drive at a glacial pace on the interstate could cause your untimely death if you happen to be driving in the left lane, you potentially don’t see them, potentially c ... More >>

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