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

Illustration by Juanito "Quiccs" Maiquez 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…
PUBLISHED: March 17, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (971 words)

Why Would Five Teens Gang-Rape a Friend? Check Facebook

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)

Why Would Five Teens Gang-Rape a Friend? Check Facebook

Erica and Patricia, who started living together at Patricia's house on North 20th Court, were equally open about their consuming relationship. "You're the sister I always wanted," Patricia wrote to…
PUBLISHED: March 3, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (905 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: 3 minutes (917 words)

The First 48 Makes Millions Off Imprisoning Innocents

No one thought twice about the gunshots. It was just before midnight on NW 77th Street in Little Haiti. At that time of night, neighbors would later tell police, they often hear gunfire. Usually,…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 13, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (951 words)

Cubadave's Sex Tourism Empire in Jeopardy

CSA Images 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…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 9, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (923 words)

Voice Media Group Longreads of 2013 - Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach - Slideshows

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LENGTH: 1 minutes (350 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)

Bouncers Beat Patrons, and Cops Look the Other Way

The night of the beating, the beach bar pulsed with drunken euphoria. It was well past midnight on that cool December evening last year, a moment for celebration for two Canadians who ambled inside…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 14, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (870 words)