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2000 Stories by John Ferri

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  • 3-D Redux

    published December 7, 2000

    During the 1950s Hollywood executives scrambled to find ways to lure Americans away from the latest gadget in their living rooms -- the TV -- and... More >>

  • Redoubled Fantasy

    published November 30, 2000

    Back in November 1980, internationally recognized fine-art and news photographer Allan Tannenbaum heard that John Lennon and Yoko Ono had... More >>

  • Good Grind

    published November 23, 2000

    The gourmet-coffee craze may conjure images of dot-com execs sipping overpriced espresso, but our nation's java jones has had an ironic side... More >>

  • Morcheeba

    published November 9, 2000

    With its third album, London trio Morcheeba undercuts its importance as a trip-hop band by meandering too... More >>

  • New-Media Message

    published October 19, 2000

    A naked woman with bright blue hair enters a long, narrow room from a doorway on the left. She crawls laboriously on her hands and knees over to... More >>

  • It's a Jungle in There

    published September 28, 2000

    Limestone islands off the coast of Thailand look like nothing more than hunks of rock to the untrained eye. Lucky for the rest of us, Bill... More >>

  • Grand Dame

    published September 21, 2000

    Chrystal Hartigan had been on the job a scant three months when the Allman Brothers changed her life forever. The year was 1990, and she... More >>

  • Cyber Hatred

    published September 14, 2000

    As a neo-Nazi recruiter, Tom "T.J." Leyden used a classic military tactic to woo racists. "We'd plaster schools with hate literature and let the... More >>

  • Décor Discourse

    published September 7, 2000

    Architect and designer Abby Suckle sounds a tad jealous as she talks about "Against Design," the furniture-as-art exhibition on view through this... More >>

  • Lightheaded

    published August 31, 2000

    "Our purpose is to get people high," offers Dorothy Tanner, pausing for effect before adding, "... without drugs." High. Relaxed. Mellow.... More >>

  • Reliable Connection

    published August 24, 2000

    It's a Sunday afternoon on Fort Lauderdale beach, where a brief thundershower and an onshore breeze have temporarily tempered the muggy scorch of... More >>

  • Skating the Ramp Fantastic

    published August 17, 2000

    It isn't exactly the X Games, but local boarders and in-line skaters will tear it up this weekend at More >>

  • GusGus

    published August 17, 2000

    The new album being marketed disingenuously under the moniker of Icelandic trip-hop darlings GusGus is not a collaboration among the... More >>

  • Cultural Celluloid

    published August 3, 2000

    You'd think a couple of film festivals with overlapping content would be at odds, but the six-year-old More >>

  • Match Game

    published July 27, 2000

    Italians are known for their hospitality. As they say, mia casa è sua casa, which means "my house is your house." More >>

  • Community Cabaret

    published July 20, 2000

    The Milagro Center in Delray Beach has become a hub for multicultural learning since it opened in October 1998. Classes are offered in dance,... More >>

  • Mango Madness

    published July 20, 2000

    Northwood Hills is one of the very few South Florida communities with "hill" in its name that actually sits on a promontory of any significance.... More >>

  • Book Fare

    published July 13, 2000

    Book FareChef Marvin Woods believes in keeping it real. He also believes Southern cooking doesn't have to kill you.Take collard greens, for... More >>

  • rinôçérôse

    published July 13, 2000

    The cover art for Installation Sonore, the full-length debut album from France's More >>

  • Get Yer Dada Out

    published June 29, 2000

    Bulbous black ants -- each a foot long -- appear to crawl across the light gray walls in the corners of the room, which is also graced by several... More >>

  • Bait and Shift

    published June 29, 2000

    Get Pitchshifter frontman J.S. Clayden talking about politics in his native Britain, and it's like listening to comedian Dennis Miller rant about... More >>

  • Who's Zaloomin' Who?

    published June 22, 2000

    Like a little kid playing with his toys, quirky puppeteer Paul Zaloom makes believe that a cardboard cutout is a miniature logging truck... More >>

  • Rolling in the Aisles

    published June 22, 2000

    Heading into the South Beach Cinema for an opening-weekend glimpse of the dance-culture flick ... More >>

  • A Stroke of Computer Genius

    published June 15, 2000

    Cuban-born artist Ernesto Rodriguez's piece Lunch Break is a shimmering, bucolic, Renoiresque picnic scene, sans diners, in which a... More >>

  • Obey the Master Thespian

    published June 15, 2000

    Sure, you could drop $30 per night on an acting class, during which you'd get maybe 15 or 20 minutes of individual instruction and spend the rest... More >>

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