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By Gus Garcia-Roberts published: April 28, 2011 Dave Duerson propped a dining room chair against the front door of his luxe Sunny Isles Beach condo. He carefully laid out…
Length: 21 minutes (5478 words)
Miami's Caligula
Nevin Shapiro reclines on a deck chair, pulls his plush bathrobe tight, chews a cigar, and grins. All around him on the wooden deck, hundreds of drunken revelers shout, dance, and ratchet up the…
Author: Tim Elfrink
Published: Dec. 14, 2010
Length: 3 minutes (891 words)
Russian billionaires battle for Fisher Island
Illustration by Curt Merlo Two middle-aged men sat at a corner table inside Nobu, London's hippest Japanese restaurant. One of them was slightly bent-over and heavy-browed, his frumpy clothing…
Published: Nov. 15, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (888 words)
Michael Corleone Blanco lives in the shadow of his cocaine-queen mother
Nariz sat at a table inside the Dunkin' Donuts on Alton Road at 16th Street in Miami Beach. It was late afternoon this past May 12 as the fidgety 33-year-old Colombian waited for his new associate,…
Published: Oct. 10, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (901 words)
Art Basel Miami Beach at 10
Ten years ago, organizer Samuel Keller persuaded Miami Beach to welcome a crowd of Swiss art freaks to town, transforming overnight a city derided as a cultural desert into the contemporary art…
Published: Nov. 29, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (934 words)
Home-built aircraft thrill and kill
Giulio Sciorio Luis Sotero Jr. works on one of his planes. Fifteen hundred feet above Miami, the tiny plane shakes like the last leaf on a dying tree. Below, the suburbs of Kendall and Pinecrest…
Published: Dec. 6, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (951 words)
Insiders use the college bowl system to loot American universities
The summer sun glints off the Caribbean as the Majesty of the Seas, a luxurious 12-deck ship with nine bars and a topside pool, docks at a private island called CocoCay in the Bahamas. Guests hug…
Published: Dec. 12, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (881 words)
Miami's top news stories of 2011
It's July 2010, one of those beautiful Miami nights that make you want to don white linen and stunna shades, buy an eightball from a guy named Manolo, and declare nuclear war on your septum. The red…
Published: Dec. 19, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (916 words)
Mavericks charter schools don't live up to big promises- Miami
Before the songs, chanting, and heartfelt tears, the ceremony next door to a strip mall begins with speeches. A thin, deeply tanned man in a pinstriped suit is among the first to take the…
Author: Lisa Rab
Published: Dec. 27, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (908 words)
Working at Miami restaurants and food trucks: The inside scoop- Miami
Author: Laine Doss
Published: Jan. 3, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (902 words)
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