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VA Scandal, Part 1: Before Dying From Neglect in Miami, Nick Cutter Survived Iraq

They were coming for him. Bullets hit the walls like rain on a windshield. Nick fired his .50-cal at anything that looked like a man.At first, Nicholas Cutter could only see their shadows flitting…
PUBLISHED: July 21, 2014
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3616 words)

Steroids' Long History at the University of Miami

The following is an excerpt from the book Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era, published by the Penguin Group and released this week. The story began…
PUBLISHED: July 7, 2014
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4116 words)

Churchill's Pub: An Oral History

Illustration by Brian Butler The beer is cheap. The noise is glorious. The ladies' room is disgusting. The men's room is worse. For 35 years, Churchill's Pub has stood at 5501 NE Second Ave. in…
PUBLISHED: May 27, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (992 words)

Florida's Guardians Often Exploit the Vulnerable Residents They're Supposed to Protect

Lacy Waters lay on a hospital gurney, her head a hornet's nest of pain and confusion. Between the brain parasites and the drugs designed to kill them, she could hardly think — let alone answer…
PUBLISHED: May 6, 2014
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5627 words)

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)