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  • 14 years ago | Longform

    It's a hot day on Indiantown's Brady Ranch. And pastor Doug Giles has his hands on a gun. A wiry man in fatigues and a crumpled cowboy hat, he crouches between two fat oak trees. Then he locks his sight on a 500-pound nilgai antelope and pulls the...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    For much of the Eighties and Nineties, drivers on the Palmetto Expressway zipped past a revolving, 45-foot tower of Gatsby-era Fords and classic Porsches. It sat atop the 160,000-square-foot headquarters of Classic Motor Carriages, then the nation...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    It's a balmy Saturday afternoon and hundreds of Protestant faithful are gathered in Miami's Tropical Park. They loll on blankets and canvas chairs surrounded by turquoise porta-potties, red and yellow balloons, and hot dog carts with drooping umbr...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    While the rest of Miami was macking under the mistletoe, gorging on chocolate Santas, or swilling their way toward 2006, the approximately 1500, um, residents of downtown's Federal Detention Center stewed in their cells. But there was some good ch...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    On a recent Tuesday evening, Moshe Tendler, an influential Orthodox rabbi and Yeshiva University biology professor, ambled onto the stage at Kovens Conference Center in North Miami. A stately figure with a wispy white beard and heavy glasses, he s...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    If you want to meet self-declared prophet James Lloyd in person, you have to drive twenty miles up winding dirt roads deep into the Oregon mountains. But there's no real need to make the trek. With the right equipment, you can hear his message any...

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