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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)

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)

A Porn Star, a Tortured Beauty Queen, a Dead Millionaire, and a Half-Smoked Joint

Illustration by Liam Peters 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…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 4, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (923 words)
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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)

Shot Dead on a Stolen WaveRunner

"They are stealing my, my boat in the back," Yasmin Davis stuttered into the phone. Seconds earlier, the pretty Peruvian architect had been eating lunch in her $2 million Miami Shores mansion. As she…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 30, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (889 words)

Chad Johnson's Comeback: A Year After His Career Imploded, Orcas and Instagram Fill the Void

Chad Johnson is damaged. But as he sits on the patio of the Pelican Hotel on a Thursday afternoon, the holes in his life are hidden. It's been nearly two years since Johnson last suited up for the…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 13, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (959 words)

Chad Johnson's Comeback: A Year After His Career Imploded, Orcas and Instagram Fill the Void

Chad Johnson is damaged. But as he sits on the patio of the Pelican Hotel on a Thursday afternoon, the holes in his life are hidden. It's been nearly two years since Johnson last suited up for the…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 13, 2013
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5742 words)

International Security Business Is Booming in South Florida

The cops lay motionless and silent on the sand — two ink stains on an already bruise-black night. Through night-vision goggles, they surveilled the concrete skeleton of a building in the…
PUBLISHED: July 29, 2013
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5652 words)

Seeking Arrangement and Other Sugar Daddy Sites Help Miami Coeds Get Out of Debt

"I'm just looking for a generous guy who wants to spoil me like I deserve," Rachel croons into her cell phone, leaving a not-so-subtle message with the cool, coquet­tish tone of a practiced…
PUBLISHED: June 24, 2013
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5473 words)