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2008 Stories by Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik

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  • DIY Santa

    published December 18, 2008

    You know shit is wicked rough when luxe retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom are offering deep discounts, and piles of Coach purses and... More >>

  • Day Trippers

    published December 18, 2008

    Bars and clubs come and go in Miami Beach, and then there’s Mac’s Club Deuce. Opened in 1926 as a restaurant and nightclub, it remains... More >>

  • Creative Tippling

    published December 4, 2008

    We know there's a percentage of visiting Art Baselers legitimately there for art. We're feeling generous, so we¡¯ll guesstimate that... More >>

  • Shiny, Cold, and Beautiful

    published December 4, 2008

    When New Times asked Miami philanthropist Myrna Palley what inspired her to purchase art, she gave a deliciously lofty and whimsical reply.... More >>

  • All the World’s a Stage

    published December 4, 2008

    How does one describe a Cirque du Soleil show to a person who has never seen one? Close your eyes. Imagine a spectacle unfolding before you —... More >>

  • Express Yourself

    published November 27, 2008

    Nobody does over the top, envelope-pushing pop music better than Madonna. But when it comes to her other creative pursuits, let’s just... More >>

  • Like, Totally

    published November 20, 2008

    It’s official. The ’80s revival is just about over. It has almost come to that awkward tipping point where old and laughably uncool has... More >>

  • All The World’s a Stage

    published November 13, 2008

    How does one describe a Cirque du Soleil show to a person who’s never seen one? Close your eyes. Imagine a spectacle unfolding before... More >>

  • Big Names, Rising Stars

    published November 13, 2008

    The Miami International Book Fair is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the first ten... More >>

  • Read and Rejoice

    published November 6, 2008

    What's most compelling about this year's landmark 25th incarnation of the Miami Book Fair International? Maybe the reading by renowned... More >>

  • Thrills! Rides! Games! Attractions!

    published November 6, 2008

    There are several ways you can tell when the holidays are coming up in South Florida. The first cold spell is always a signal — the moment... More >>

  • Enter Kitchen Stadium

    published October 30, 2008

    Iron Chef is a rare breed of television program. The stylized Japanese cooking competition made its debut in 1993, and has since... More >>

  • Baptism By Disaster

    published October 16, 2008

    Two weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Kimberly Roberts bought a video camera from a neighborhood street hustler. She planned to use... More >>

  • It Always Goes Down Smooth

    published October 16, 2008

    “There are two rules to remember if you wanna have a good time. Rule number one, never run out of Colt 45. Rule number two — never... More >>

  • Spark Something

    published September 18, 2008

    The generations of stoners born in the ΄80s realize one thing from those nostalgic VH1 flashback specials: The THC content in Mary Jane... More >>

  • Geeking Out

    published July 31, 2008

    So you’ve seen The Dark Knight four times in the regular theater and twice in IMAX. You’ve started your official Watchmen... More >>

  • Anita Baker

    published July 24, 2008

    With a sound like warm melted butter in songs that defined the "quiet storm" slow-jam genre, the voice of Anita Baker ruled the airwaves during... More >>

  • Dave Matthews Band

    published July 10, 2008

    Want to make a hipster snarl? Just utter the following innocuous sentence — "Wanna go see the Dave Matthews Band?" — and watch the... More >>

  • How Do I Look?

    published June 26, 2008

    How do you tell a friend that their fashion sense sucks? We’re not talking about a subtle, mixing-different-shades-of-black misstep —... More >>

  • Pretty Random

    published June 12, 2008

    Rambling. Circuitous. Twisty and random. Eddie Izzard's damn-near-inimitable style of comedy has been called all this and more. He's known... More >>

  • J-A-G-E-R-M… Ah, Screw It

    published May 29, 2008

    Any douchebag with nothing better to do can yell out correct answers during reruns of the classic Scripps Spelling Bees of yore (praise be to ESPN... More >>

  • Fresh to Death

    published April 17, 2008

    What is it about the current crop of British musical imports? They’re all female, sassy, fresh, and irreverent, and so far, the most... More >>

  • Go Sweat! It’s Your Birthday

    published April 17, 2008

    Three years ago, Sweat Records was struggling. Located further south on Second Avenue than they are today, the store was trying to anchor a... More >>

  • Bigger, Blacker, Funnier

    published February 7, 2008

    Chris Rock tackles stand up comedy like it’s a full-contact sport. He paces the stage like he’s ready to box, but the only... More >>

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