Emma Trelles

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  • 15 years ago | Longform

    The first time I meet Stephanie, the only part of her I see is her hand. Its knobby digits poke through the slats of the cheap blinds that cover the window of her room at the Travel Budget Inn Motel on Federal Highway in Hollywood. The hand appear...

  • 15 years ago

    Driving north on A1A from its intersection with Hallandale Beach Boulevard is like hacking through a micro-city under siege -- by construction workers. While out-of-town SUVs attempt to squeeze into one lane, bulldozers churn rubble, and dust-cake...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    Before dawn, while the rest of the nine-to-five world huddles in bed, Harvey Slavin is already up and ready for action. He doesn't jog, fish, or schlep himself to the sandy beach outside his oceanfront apartment building for an early swim. Slavin ...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    The Entrada Resort & Motel opens its first sleepy eye at dawn. Though the lounge's doors shut only three hours earlier, the horseshoe bar is serving again at 7 a.m. Its small double-sided cooler brims with beer, ice froths in an aluminum bucket, a...

  • 15 years ago

    Dorothy Roberts carefully sets one slipper-clad foot in front of the other. She cradles both ends of what looks like a large, white, plastic wishbone in her palms, and as she covers the asphalt of a Boca Raton parking lot, the instrument begins to...

  • 15 years ago

    While it storms outdoors, Clif Childree slathers white paint on the concrete walls of a Wilton Manors warehouse. His Converse sneakers are splattered, and his normally spiked hair is pasted to his head with sweat. Gone are the antique coffins, the...