Michael Freedman

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  • 17 years ago

    Day after day two leggy twentysomethings in hot-pink thong swimsuits stood on the side of Yamato Road and sold hot dogs to businessmen on lunch breaks. Along with their buns, the women also served up a dash of spice to the otherwise vanilla world ...

  • 17 years ago

    The night before Hurricane Georges was due to hit South Florida -- with memories of Hurricane Andrew's destruction still fresh in the minds of South Floridians -- Robert E. Diehl, editor of the Boca Raton News, convened a staff meeting. Diehl anno...

  • 17 years ago

    Shirley Pearlman is a short, white Jewish woman with your grandmother's figure. She's also the most successful 75-year-old rap musician in America. One afternoon last week, over a cup of decaf at a Pembroke Pines Denny's, she and her male rapping ...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Judah Feldman was dying a slow and painful death. He was only 56 years old, but he looked 80. His beard was gray and stringy, his sunken eyes vacant. More than a decade earlier, he'd battled cancer, which forced doctors to remove one of his kidney...

  • 17 years ago

    The last vestige of the Old South may be an ability to ignore racism when its presence is about as clear as Kentucky moonshine. And, perhaps, as potent. Even after decades of civil rights activism, the Southern sentiment of paternalism and discrim...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    On a sweltering summer afternoon at a Fort Lauderdale waterfront bar, DJ Crash blasts testosterone-driven rock 'n' roll through the PA system, in particular an old Styx song, "Too Much Time on My Hands." With a beer in his hand, a shirtless fat ma...