Afefe L. Tyehimba

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  • 15 years ago

    Rita Lipoff, eyes closed, willpower amped up, is preparing to cast a spell. The flame from a lavender-scented candle flickers over a blank sheet of white paper sprinkled with lavender, hibiscus, and cloves. Lipoff kneels before a glass table in th...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    Meet Skot Foreman, a 36-year-old Boca Raton native who once was a successful corporate banker with a stable (and sizable) income but gave it all up. These days he can make $100,000 in a single day. Or he can earn nothing in weeks. He owns an art g...

  • 15 years ago

    Preston Tillman's large, leathery hands flip through an old photo album. His milky brown eyes pore over grainy images of family and friends: photos that show his dark brown, close-cropped hair long before it turned stark white, photos that show sm...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    The baobab tree's majestic opulence and generous spirit is memorialized in an African folktale that goes like this: A hare's usually peppy step slowed to a limp in the hot sun of the Sahara desert when she came upon a noble baobab. "Leaves, can I ...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    Willie Rios has a flamboyant personality that makes him the life of almost any party. He's unpretentious, a mile-a-minute talker whose eyebrows are in constant motion. Though he stands only five-feet-eight-inches tall and weighs but 110 pounds, th...

  • 15 years ago

    The 24 hours after Election Day 2000 were perhaps the most chaotic time in South Florida history since Hurricane Andrew struck. So, in the interest of history, Hurricane New Times hit the streets. It's 2 p.m., and the Palm Beach County government ...