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Maximo Caminero's Million-Dollar Attack on the Miami Art World

On February 16, a middle-aged man with hazel eyes and a crown of salt-and-pepper hair walked into Pérez Art Museum Miami. The heavy wooden doors on the new $220 million public building swung…
PUBLISHED: March 17, 2014
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5465 words)

Facebook Holds Clues to Teen's Gang Rape

Late in the evening on a hot November night, a blue Dodge Challenger rolled to a stop outside a two-bedroom yellow house in Hollywood. A 16-year-old girl with wavy hair and brown, sad eyes sat in the…
PUBLISHED: March 3, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (921 words)

Shawn LaBeet: Cop Killer Redux

For 51 years, Chris Reyka seemed proof of some higher power. A clean-cut, churchgoing former Marine with snow-white hair and a strong jaw, Reyka was an incarnation of the American dream. He had…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 10, 2014
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5704 words)

Cubadave's Sex Tourism Empire in Jeopardy

David Strecker is a skinny former softball pitcher who lives in a modest Key West duplex and maintains a healthy head of fine, sandy-colored hair. He prefers tank tops that show off his muscular…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 9, 2013
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4731 words)

Porn Star John Snavely Murders Millionaire

The first thing cops noticed was the footprints. They began near the entrance to the expensive oceanfront townhouse: size-12 sneaker outlines, stamped in blood. All eyes were on Snavely. The…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 4, 2013
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5388 words)

Biking While Black Is a Crime

Huffing home on her green beach cruiser, Lekeithra Smith was already edgy about what might be hunkered down in the dark, waiting. It was near 9:30 p.m. in late April 2011. The 22-year-old was…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 29, 2013
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3676 words)

Mumblegore Directors Are Changing Indie Horror Films

As it turned out, Benjamin, Wingard, Katz, Gentry, Barrett, Bowen and West all had their home bases in Los Angeles — technically, within 10 minutes of each other in an Eastside triangle with…
LENGTH: 3 minutes (985 words)

Butane Hash Oil: The Future of Pot

James runs his hand along a shelf full of expensive, glistening glass water pipes before grabbing a small, clear one. It has a titanium disk where the bowl is supposed to be. The lanky, droopy-eyed…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 21, 2013
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3872 words)

4chan Camgirl Loli-chan Grows Up

Loli-chan is a modern-day Rapunzel locked inside a South Miami fortress of rust and weeds on a dead-end street. She rarely leaves a guest house that sits in a jungle-like yard overrun with six…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 7, 2013
LENGTH: 20 minutes (5120 words)