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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)

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)

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)

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)

Miami's Toxic Parks

After locals were stung by the revelation that Miami leaders have known for two years that toxic ash is poisoning the Coconut Grove neighborhood surrounding its long-closed "Old Smokey" trash…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 23, 2013
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2855 words)

Bill Warner, King of Land Speed Racing, Was the Fastest Motorcycle Rider on Earth

The grin was a dead giveaway. Bob Sellers spotted the smile on his friend's face as he pulled up to the end of the tarmac. Bill Warner was still straddling his race bike, a 'roided-up…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 16, 2013
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5304 words)

Virginia Larzelere: Sentenced to Death for a Murder She Didn't Commit

The killer arrived just after lunch. Clutching a sawed-off shotgun in a leather-gloved hand, he slipped through the back door of a long, stucco dental office. But then, because he wore a ski mask and…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 9, 2013
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5593 words)

Sympathy for the Devils: Should Sex Offenders Should Have More Rights? Or None at All?

On a blue, sun-soaked Saturday in December 2007, Valerie Parkhurst's white Suburban took the asphalt at a purposeful creep past the blocks of modest ranch homes between Griffin Road and 595. The city…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 19, 2013
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5684 words)