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2009 Stories by Raina McLeod

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  • The Climb of Miley Cyrus

    published November 26, 2009

    If everyone in the world were socked with the wrong side of a memory stick and forgot their age, a Miley Cyrus song would be the perfect... More >>

  • Swell Films

    published November 5, 2009

    You adore the feeling of having your feet planted firmly on the wax, riding a surfboard, and allowing a wave to cradle you as you slide toward the... More >>

  • Hair Up to There

    published October 29, 2009

    If you think that your hair’s jaunty curl is avant garde, the creations you’ll witness at Glynn Jackson’s Hairtopia will... More >>

  • I Dream in The Color Purple

    published October 22, 2009

    Instead of catching a flight to see the bright lights of Broadway, a quick ride to Biscayne Boulevard can give you your theatre fix this season.... More >>

  • Sing, Lovely Lady LaBelle

    published October 8, 2009

    In the early ’60s, a music executive told young Patsy Holte that she was “too plain, too dark and unattractive” to join his label.... More >>

  • Permission to Go Mad

    published October 1, 2009

    Some shows on the boob tube will suck you dry, leaving your brain with no sign of function or creativity. Others are so good they make you want to... More >>

  • She’s the Best Kind of Trouble

    published September 24, 2009

    You don’t need to know opera to know the beautiful gypsy named Carmen or the eponymous tale based in 1830 Seville. The woman and her... More >>

  • Foxx's Pipes

    published August 27, 2009

    Folks like to call Jamie Foxx a triple threat for his abilities as an actor, singer and comedian — but after seeing his penis a few... More >>

  • Have You Ever Been Mello?

    published August 27, 2009

    For the past couple of months, your Mondays have been moody, miserable, and muddled. More than once you've wondered, Where have my sexy vibes... More >>

  • You’ll Laugh, You’ll Wine

    published August 27, 2009

    Yes, your favorite ’70s reggae flick has been adapted for the stage and will land at the Adrienne Arsht Center this Saturday. The... More >>

  • Save Me, Mr. Firefighter

    published August 20, 2009

    If all firefighters were as hot as the ones in South Florida, pussycats and cougars nationwide would have a great time finding a reason to get... More >>

  • Adam, Welcome Eve to Your Garden

    published August 13, 2009

    It was 1969 when a dairy farm in Bethel, New York, transformed into the coolest place on Earth. To think that a spot where cows chewed cud and got... More >>

  • We Caught One Thiiiiis Big

    published August 6, 2009

    There’s more than one way to catch a fish, but if your best technique includes your bare hands and a lot of luck, you might never eat... More >>

  • When this Needle Hits Your Eye

    published July 23, 2009

    Who told you that knitting was for octogenarians? One look at designer Karelle Levy's hooked-up confections and you won't dare to think that some... More >>

  • Not Just Noise

    published June 25, 2009

    Can you remember the last time you heard someone pounding on garbage cans, clomping on hubcaps, and thrashing the floor with brooms? If you live... More >>

  • Make Beta Your Business

    published June 18, 2009

    If you’re aware the Miami music scene is made up of more than Trick Daddy, 2 Live Crew, and Pitbull, kudos for tuning into Crossfade, our... More >>

  • Eat (and Watch) My Shorts

    published June 11, 2009

    Hey, you, under the rock, there’s a really cool festival every year that brings short plays to Miami. It’s called Summer Shorts,... More >>

  • Nakie Fest ΄09

    published May 7, 2009

    To date, the porn industry presents the most compelling argument for discarding the oft-repeated rule about not mixing business with pleasure. If... More >>

  • Barack, Please Bail Out My Back

    published April 9, 2009

    We don’t need to tell you why you should spend a little time at a spa — just ask the calluses on your feet and the golf ball-size knots... More >>

  • Belly-Dance and Pass the Couscous

    published March 12, 2009

    The streets outside Moroccan eatery Tazin are usually lined with lux modern whips, far from the camel you might see tethered outside a... More >>

  • It's Britney Bitch

    published March 5, 2009

    Few celebs can brag that they’ve hit rock bottom like Britney Spears. Her oh-so public breakdown included a scalping, drunken... More >>

  • This Teddy Is for Charity

    published February 5, 2009

    A wise man once asked, "If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?” We say, because love fades; crotchless panties lose only their... More >>

  • Me Tarzan, You Jane

    published February 5, 2009

    You’ve surely heard the theory that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, and considering that Mars is an unpredictable planet that... More >>

  • This Runway Needs No Project

    published January 22, 2009

    Some think of it as nothing more than a glorified strut down an empty walkway, but a closer look reveals that fashion shows are pure theatrics.... More >>

  • Cooler Than a Blockbuster Night

    published January 22, 2009

    Blockbusters, megaplexes, and gargantuan vats of butter-soaked popcorn have turned the cinema experience from a cozy cultural outing to a journey... More >>

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