Susan Orlean

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Florida Panther's Return Spells Doom for Gladesmen

    Jack Laban swears a cat was out here raising hell just this morning. Mosquitoes slurp blood through the 94-year-old shirtless Gladesman's baggy skin as he hobbles across a landfill of empty Pepsi cans and settles into a folding chair. The former Miami plumber with a full head of white hair uses a ro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Clemente DiMuro, "Feather Man," Killed Anhingas for Their Plumes, Ke$ha Unharmed

    Wikimedia CommonsNo Ke$has were harmed by Clemente DiMuro.​Ah, Miami. So close to the Everglades. So far from sanity.It's a dangerous combination. For instance, when poachers such as Clemente DiMuro shoot protected anhinga "snakebirds," chop off their pretty feathers, and sell them on the Internet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Top Ten LeBron James Celebrity Tweets: Justin Bieber, Diddy, Lance Bass, Disco Rick Respond to 'The Decision'

    via @youbigdummyKanye was improbably backstage​Sports commentators weren't the only ones nervously watching LeBron James' fireworks spectacular last night on ESPN. In the celebrity twitterverse, the rich and famous were just as worried as New York, Cleveland and Miami fans about where their fellow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Like Romero Britto, Hack Artist Thomas Kinkade Arrested for DUI

    Before Romero Britto lucked his way into a multimillion-dollar empire selling cheerful, polka-dot canvasses to the masses, there was Thomas Kinkade. Britto (left) and Kinkade ​Kinkade is a kind of role model for Britto. Even before the Brazilian thought about hurting people's eyeballs, Kinkade had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    City's Stray Chickens: Friend or Foe?

    Until last October, the city used to pay a guy $14,000 a year to round up the thousands of stray chickens that roam our pockmarked streets. In a story in this week's New Times, Lesther Jorge, the last Chicken Buster, toured some old battle sites, like Overtown, the Gaza of stray fowl. ​He found t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2008

    Orchid Mania

    Tamara Lush "Generally speaking, orchids seem to drive people crazy. The people who love orchids love them madly, but the passion for orchids is not necessarily a passion for beauty. Something about the form of an orchid makes it seem almost more like a creature than a flower. Many orchids are stra ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004
  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Flower Power

    Orchids tease, titillate their legions

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Hit Picks of Miami Lit

    In which local authors and aficionados list their favorites

  • Film

    December 19, 2002

    Adapt Or Wither

    If being Charlie Kaufman is no fun, watching Charlie Kaufman is a real drag

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    It's a Jungle in Here

    Battling orchid thieves and years of neglect, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden finally takes root

  • Calendar

    November 11, 1999

    Lawnboy's Own Story

    The Miami Book Fair International

  • Calendar

    January 7, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 7 - 13, 1999