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Cuba, U.S. better off if their doors stay open
Miami Herald
June 14, 2017
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Cuba, Bought and Sold
The Mashup Americans
May 2017
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A Busking Dog in Training: The New Cuba
Bridges To/From Cuba
Feb. 28, 2017
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Cuban Birds
Somos En Escrito: The Latino Literary Online Magazine
Winter, 2017
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Individualism at Play in Terror: Contemporary Lessons in Theater
Huffington Post
February 13, 2017
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November 26, 2:13am: A Testimony
Cuba Counterpoints
Dec. 1, 2016
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Fidel is Dead. What Now?
The Mashup Americans
November 30, 2016
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Cuba And America, The Next Generation
The Wilson Quarterly
Fall, 2016
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Suite Cuban Love
Flamingo Magazine
November 24, 2016
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I'm in Debt to My Ex-Husband. I Pay him $120 a Month
The Guardian
September 12, 2016
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Writing Into the Mainstream: Learning the ABCs of Writing About Cuba
The Writer Magazine
August. 12, 2016
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My Family Fled Communist Cuba. Last Week I Took a Cruise There.
Narrative.ly
May 16, 2016
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I Paid Off My Student Loans … And All I Had To Do Was Win A Mercedes-Benz
Narrative.ly
February 24, 2016
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Love Letter to My 22 Year Old Self
Huffington Post
February 14, 2016
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Miami’s Seasons, Measured in Art
Art Circuits
February Issue, 2016
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Firing Back at the Canon: Gloria Estefan on Broadway
Medium
January 27, 2016
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To Market Latinos Get Out of the Way
Al Día
January 20, 2016
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Building a Code of Intimacy: Loving in English and Spanish
Huffington Post
November 9, 2015
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The Tinder Wars
Huffington Post
July 20, 2015
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How Superficial! – Bowie and the Art of Surfacing in 21st Century Literature
David Bowie: Critical Perspectives (anthology/book)
ISBN-13: 978-0415745727 / ISBN-10: 0415745721
Edited By: Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane, and Martin Power
Routledge
March 2015
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ABC's Middle Line Breaks the Cuban American Hardline
Huffington Post
December 19, 2014
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Views From the Satellite: A Response to the Cuba-US Diplomatic Relations Breakthrough
Remezcla
December 18, 2014
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Women's Greatest Threat Isn't Misogyny It's Counting Calories
The Washington Post
Sept. 5, 2014
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The Unquiet Underground
Fourth Genre Vol. 16, Issue 2
2014
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The Unbearable Loneliness of a Cubana in Miami
Narrative.ly
January 8, 2014
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Good Night, Noche Buena
Huffington Post
December 19, 2013
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Fear Up Harsh Delivers on its Promise
Broadway World
November 18, 2013
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Knowledge & Noise: A Smart Start to the SandBox Series
Broadway World
November 12, 2013
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The Bumpy Road Towards a Peace Without Borders: Juanes, Cuba and its 13 Million Voices
Huffington Post
October 25, 2013
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Micro Teatro Miami is a Macro Success
Broadway World
September 25, 2013
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The Paradox of Devised Theater on the Twenty-First Century Stage
HowlRound
July 21, 2013
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Why I Won't Lean In
Huffington Post
July 19, 2013
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From Red to Blue: An Interview with Diddier Santos Moleiro
Huffington Post
June 18, 2013
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The Cuban Spring
Huffington Post
April 24, 2013
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Francie Bishop Good Captures Vermeer-like Photos of Cuba in Latest Exhibit
Remezcla
April 16, 2013
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How Cuba Dies
Zócalo
April 2, 2013
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Yoani Sanchez in Miami to Measure Cuban-American Pulse
Huffington Post
March 29, 2013
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Rubio's Zoo: A Response to Marco Rubio's Views on Travel Views on Travel to Cuba
Huffington Post
March 18, 2013
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The Y to my ABC -- Why Yoani Sanchez Matters to Me as an American Born Cuban
Huffington Post
February 27, 2013
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A Cubanita's Guide to Cuban Eats in LA
Remezcla
February 19, 2013
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Dreams from an American Born Cuba
The Miami Herald
February 17, 2013
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Breaking the Family Embargo
LA Times
February 3, 2013
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The "Miami-Cuban" (and Other Hyphenated Americans) in the World-System
The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations
Volume 11, Issue 4, pp. 23-30, 2012
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The Hybrid Artist Sells as well as Saves
HowlRound
Sept. 23, 2012
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Figment -- Imagining The Future
No Falling Sky (www.nofallingsky.com)
August 27, 2012
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Bob Bates: Changing the Galaxy, One Child At A Time
No Falling Sky (www.nofallingsky.com)
September 10, 2012
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Appeal of All-Girls Education Growing
The Miami Herald

Living & Learning, Back to School Issue
August, 5, 2012
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The Young Antiquarian:
Maggie Strunk Brings Fresh Appeal to the Antique World

South Florida Luxury Guide
Jan-Feb, 2012
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Nonprofits Go Multi-Media to Deliver Missions and Messages
Miami Herald
November 11, 2011
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Widespread Panic: Why Math Anxiety Continues to Multiply
Miami Herald
August, 17, 2011
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Book Review: War Dances By Sherman Alexie
Southern Humanities Review
Fall 2010
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The Black Tradition of Giving Back
Miami Herald
Nov. 12, 2010
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Tutors Coaching College Applicants
Miami Herald
Nov. 21, 2010
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The Burger In Its Prime
Cravings South Florida Magazine
October/November
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Get Raw
Cravings South Florida Magazine
October/November
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Surge in Homeless Students Hits Schools
Miami Herald
August 8, 2010
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Reality Check: Miami’s Top Chefs
Cravings
August/September
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Get Your Fixe
Cravings South Florida
August/September
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Poseidon of the Tropics: Bill Read
Cravings
August/September
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Son Joins Dad in Anti-Castro Fight
Miami Herald
July 21, 2010
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Venezuelan Jews: Miami’s New Migrant Wave
Cravings South Florida
June/July 2010
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Summer Cocktails
Cravings South Florida
June/July
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Cool Off: Beat the Heat with Treats
Cravings South Florida
June/July
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A Witness to Silence: Don Francisco
Cravings South Florida
April/May 2010
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Desserts: Bring Your Sweet Tooth to These Sinful Spots
Cravings South Florida
April/May 2010
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Vanity Fair
The Rumpus
February 16, 2010
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Artists Among Us
The Miami Herald
February 14, 2010
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Fraud, Felony and Corruption: Michael Diaz Jr.
Cravings South Florida
December/January 2009
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A Woman of Passion: Manette Ansay
Cravings South Florida
December/January 2009
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Off the Menu: Tapas to Taste
Cravings South Florida
December/January 2009
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New Use of Space: Max Pierre
Cravings South Florida
Fall 2009
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Making a Scene: Bonnie Clearwater
Cravings South Florida
Fall 2009
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Off the Menu: South Florida Wine Country
Cravings South Florida
Fall 2009
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Making Sparks: Trisha Brookbank & Brian Burkhardt
Cravings South Florida
Fall 2009
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Visual Arts (Fall Art Calendar)
Miami Modern Luxury Magazine
Sept/Oct. 2009
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Book Review of How to Leave Hialeah by Jennine Capó Crucet
The Rumpus
August 25, 2009
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Culture Crash:
The TM Sisters Whirl, Crash, and Go! at Locust Projects
The Lead, Miami Beach
August 7, 2009
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Heat Stoked!
The usually staid summer crawl picks up the pace at galleries and museums this summer.
Miami Modern Luxury Magazine
July/August 2009
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Book Review: ‘Feed Me! Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image,’ by Harriet Brown
Sun-Sentinel
March 8, 2008
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Miami Wordsmiths
Miami.com
March 11, 2008
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The Launching Pad: The Rubell Family Collection
Miami Magazine (Modern Luxury)
December 2008
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Flight Club: The Miami City Ballet
Miami Magazine (Modern Luxury)
December 2008
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Space Cadet: Sculptor John Henry
Miami Magazine (Modern Luxury)
November 2008
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Bright Idea: FIU’s Exactingly
Designed Frost Museum Allows
Visitors to View Work in a Whole New Light
Miami Magazine (Modern Luxury)
November 2008
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Stage for Sale: Free Night of Theatre
Miami.com
October 2008
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Locust Projects: Ten Years and Still Breeding
Miami.com
September 2008
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Loco for Coco: a Grove Shopping Guide
Miami.com
June 13, 2008
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Band of the Hour: Lucciano Pizzichini
Miami.com
April 27, 2008
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Band of the Hour: Catalonia
Miami.com
April 20, 2008
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Band of the Hour: The Jacob Jeffries Band
Miami.com
March 2008
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Band of the Hour: Rachel Goodrich
Miami.com
March 2008
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Band of the Hour: Modernage
Miami.com
Feb. 2008
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Band of the Hour: Nicole Henry
Miami.com
Feb. 2008
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Band of the Hour: Sam Friend
Miami.com
Feb. 2008
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Band of the Hour: Juke
Miami.com
Feb. 2008    
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Inside The Artists’ Studio
Miami.com
Jan. 2008
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The Naked Truth:
A Spencer Tunick Installation First Hand
The Art Basel Magazine
Dec. 2007
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Michelle Weinberg:
This Artist’s Creations Aren’t Limited to Hanging on the Wall
Florida Inside Out
November/December 2007
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Graphic Language
MomiMomi’s Olin McKenzie is making a Statement without saying a word
Florida Inside Out
September/October 2007
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People – Misbegotten Man
[CD Review]
Feminist Review
www.feministreview.blogspot.com/2007/09/people-misbegotten-man.html
September 7, 2007

Home Base
Steven Giles’s new Annex explodes with color, texture and fabulous design
Florida Inside Out
July/August 2007
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Diamonds on the Soles of His Shoes
Footwear Elevated to Art, With Prices to Match, At Soles, Inc.
Florida Inside Out
June/July 2007
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Mystical Expressionism
The Creative Collision of Earth and Art CitySmart Magazine
April/May 2007
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The ABC’s of an American Born Cuban
The Irreverent Homemaker (irreverenthomemaker.com)
April 2007

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O Asian Grill:
A three-in-one Bar/Lounge/Restaurant Poses as a Noodle Shop Florida Inside out Magazine,
March/April, 2007

The Almost-Miseducation of Vanessa Garcia
Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, Volume 7, Number 1, 2007 [Familial & Other Conversations/Special Issue on Caryl Phillips]
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Hitting His Stride:
Chris Oh turned a love into his living Florida Inside out Magazine,
Jan. 2007
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Repairing and Maintaining Art, Even Little Bits of Silver
The Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine (edited by Linda Lee; Ocean Drive Media Group)
Dec. 2006
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The Art of the Ephemeral:
With Vik Muniz, it’s the Photographic Record that Sells The Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine (edited by Linda Lee; Ocean Drive Media Group)
[cover story]
Dec. 2006
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Coffee, Paper Bags, Angels, and New York City:
Vanessa Garcia talks with Monica Hernandez NYArts Magazine, vol 11 no 11/12, Dec. 2006
[cover story]
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Off-The-Wall And Loving It;
A man who loves wallpaper demonstrates how to use it at his Miami Home
Florida Inside Out Magazine, Nov/Dec. 2006

Through The Looking Glass and Into Milan:
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana raises the bar on South Beach dining Experience
Florida Inside Out Magazine, Nov/Dec. 2006

Globalizing Cinema: The Miami International Film Festival Unites
with The Global Lens Film Initiative…

Miami Art Guide, Sept/Oct 2006
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Edge Zones Miami Extends its Borders
NYArts Magazine; July/August 2006
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Luxury Yachts: Conquering the Big Blue in Style
House King Magazine, June-July 2006

From Cinema Novo to New Film: 10th Annual Brazilian Film Festival
Miami Art Guide, May/June 2006
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Glass Exposed
NY Arts Magazine, May/June 2006
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Salvation Blues: One Hundred Poems 1985 - 2005
(Book Review of Rodney Jones anthology)
Southern Arts Journal, Spring 2006
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The Reality of MiMo: Miami Modern Achitecture
Southern Arts Journal, Spring 2006

The Flight Club: Kings of the Sky
House King Magazine, April/May 2006

Puerto Rico: Where the Atlantic Meets the Caribbean Sea
House King Magazine, April/May 2006

Wearable Art Work
NY Arts Magazine, May/June 2006
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Retracing History
NY Arts Magazine, March/April 2006
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Miami a World Class Exhibitionist
NY Arts Magazine, March/April 2006
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Location: The Most Expensive Cities in the World
House King Magazine, Feb. 2006
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Little Havana: A Journey Through Food
Southern Arts Journal, Winter, 2006
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Art Perspectives

Art Perspectives is a monthly column by Vanessa Garcia for The Biscayne Boulevard Times. It is a column about art from an “insider’s” vantage point.

Stringing a Discordant Century into Harmony:
Modernist Tapestry at The Bass Museum
September 2006

The Measure of a City’s Beat:
Metro Pictures (Part II) at the MOCA
Augost 2006
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A Matter of Life and Death: Castillo Installation at Luis Adelantado Miami
July 2006
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Articles Featured in The Miami New Times

An Ad For Art:
La Comunidad Brings the Gallery into The Agency
Art Basel Edition, Dec. 7-13, 2006
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Pretty as a Picture:
Artist Xavier Cortada is Bringing Back the Mangroves
Art Basel Edition, Dec. 7-13, 2006
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The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
[at the White Orchard Theater]
Nov. 9-15, 2006
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City Beneath the Sea
[Pablo Cano @ The MOCA]
Nov. 2-8, 2006
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Opera in da House:
Aida is one Princess worth making a fuss about [at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts]
Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2006
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Astrid Hadad: Ludica Mujer Impudica
Oct. 19- 25, 2006
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True Stories
[Sophie Calle and Leandro Erlich @ Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami]

Miami New Times, Sept. 28-Oct 4, 2006
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Articles Featured in The Miami Herald

Up & Comers:

Up & Comers is a regular feature in The Miami Herald focusing on the young and emerging in Miami. Check this out every Thursday

A list of past features include:

Fernando Rivas and Leonardo Vega
[Kayak Man]
Nov. 16, 2006
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Romy Machado
[Take Care 4 You]
Nov. 9, 2006

Kevin Doran
[Two Foot Tours]
Nov. 2, 2006
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Andrew Ferguson
[Stopcooking.com]
Oct. 26, 2006

Lissette Mendez
[Poet & program coordinator for Florida Center for the Literary Arts]
Oct. 12, 2006
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Jorge Astorga and Bertha Zayas
[Rara Avis]
Oct. 5, 2006
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Nektar De Stagni
[Pelusium]
Sept. 28, 2006
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Claudia Calle and Toto Gonzalez
[Fabrika Group]
Sept. 21, 2006
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Laura Cullen
Sept. 7, 2006
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Edward Xango Diaz De La Torre & Johann Murillo
August 31, 2006
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Alison Brungart
August 24, 2006
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Nicolas Cortes & Antonio Ellek
August 17, 2006
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Sean Brasel
August 13, 2006
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Jalen James Acosta
July 27, 2006
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Teresa & Gabriela Valencia
July 20, 2006
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Carolina O. Garcia, Legal Art
July 13, 2006
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Ellen Marchman, Get Ink Relations
July 6, 2006

Bryan Edwards, Fishscale
June 22, 2006
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Amy Palma, SoBe Makeup Studio
June 15, 2006
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Mia Vassilev
June 8, 2005
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Karelle Levy -- Krelwear
May 25, 2005

Guerdy Rejouis
May 18, 2006

Studio A
May 11, 2006

Steve Levine and Iris Bachman
May 4, 2006

Shawn Snyder
April 27, 2006

Two Out of Three: 3GZ productions
April 6, 2006
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Other Articles Featured in The Miami Herald

Thrift is the Theme for Back-to-School Shopping
Miami Herald, Living & Learning Section
August 2, 2009
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Tough Times: Family
Helps Vets Ease Back Into
‘Real Life’
Philanthropy Section, The Miami Herald
November 14, 2008
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Financing a Private School Education
Living & Learning Section, The Miami Herald
November 9, 2008
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New Jobs on the Rise in Healthcare Field
South Florida Medical Update, The Miami Herald
October 12, 2008
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Healthcare Careers Promise Job Security
Living & Learning Section, The Miami Herald
July 27, 2008
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Hotels, Museums Yield Chic Finds
Miami Herald Holiday Gift Guide
Nov. 25, 2007
Also in Miami.com
Jan. 2008
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Biotech Program Brings CSI: Miami to Classroom:
As Biotech companies multiply in Florida, Miami Dade college offers a program to feed the industry’s Demand for workers Living & Learning Section, The Miami Herald
Nov. 11, 2007
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The Business of Removing Head Lice
July 29, 2007
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Simple Menu Keeps Customers Coming Back
[La Sandwicherie]
March 29, 2007
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Teens Map Future on e-Planner:
An online System for Florida Students acts as a virtual counselor
March 25, 2007
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Food Gang Keeps things Simple
[Restaurant Feature on The Food Gang Restaurant]
March 15, 2007
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Gourmet Food and Drinks for Hanging Out
[Bin 18 Restaurant Feature]
Feb. 22. 2007
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From the Melting Pot into the Cooking Pot
[Johnny V Restaurant Feature]
Feb. 8, 2007
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Elements Tierra Embraces Variety
[Elements Tierra]
Jan. 25, 2007
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Mediterranean Cuisine Thrives on the Beach
[Ouzo’s Greek Taverna & Bar]
Jan. 11, 2007
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Serving up a Little Taste of Uruguay
[El Rey Del Chivito]
Dec. 28, 2006
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A Less Complicated Taste of Life
[Miami meets Pompeii at Soya & Pomodoro…]
Dec. 7, 2006
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Mom, Daughter Create Fashion Fusion
Sept. 6, 2006

A Grove Chain with a one-of-a-kind feel
August 9, 2006

Brothers’ Ambition Open for Business:
Two Brothers have come a long way -- literally -- to open A sushi restaurant on Biscayne Blvd.
March 2, 2006 

Changes help Event become The Place to Be:
Last Weekend’s Coconut Grove Arts Festival fed the crowds and carried a message to more than 150,000 visitors
Feb. 26, 2006

Coconut Grove Arts Festival: The Mega Event Continues to Blossom into
It’s 43rd Year
Feb. 17, 2006
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Show Must go on Despite Mentors Retirement
Feb. 9, 2006

Movie Night Enhances ‘Urban Oasis’
Every Wednesday night, The 55th Street Station just off Biscayne Boulevard opens its courtyard for movies under the stars.
Everyone is welcome; the relaxed ambience, free popcorn, and discount gelato are included.
Feb. 2, 2006

You’ll be Puttin’ on the Ritz and the dog
Art Deco Weekend offers a quirky change of pace for all in the family -- from the scholar to the pet pooch
Jan. 13, 2006
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At Midlife, a Painter Comes Into Her Own
At the age of 38, Tere Pastoriza found her true calling. Fifteen years later, the former stay-at-home mom’s artworks have been featured in galleries and shows, and fetch up to $1,500 a piece.
Jan. 12, 2006

The Art of Controversy
Cuban Politics Play Out in Cesar Santalo’s Works
Jan. 9, 2006
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Locals the focus of Art Miami
The show follows Art Basel Miami Beach with less hype, more accessibility and increasing quality.
Jan. 5, 2006
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People Go Wireless Post Wilma
On Lincoln Road the day after Wilma, some found comfort in food, drink, and company, while others find solace in the floating wireless signals.
Oct. 30, 2005
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Flavorful Bash Helps Out Charity
Organizers are already preparing for next spring’s Arroz Con Mango fundraiser, which started as a keg party and has raised thousands for the Florida League Against Cancer.
Sept. 8, 2005
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Eatery in Grove Offers a European Feel
Focaccia Rustica in the heart of Coconut Grove brings the unrushed eating style of Europe and Latin America to customers.
Sept. 8, 2005
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Artists’s Adventure
Jonathan Riesco’s classic American road trip leads back to Miami
August 8, 2005
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Jewelry maker Develops Loyal Following
Nature is an influence for Irene Zingg, a jewelry designer who recently opened her Miami store to the public.
August 7, 2005

One Sweet Way to Kick Miami’s Summer Heat
New York – and South Beach’s – popular frozen desert eatery Tasti D-Lite has opened in the Grove, though it’s facing some competition.
June 16, 2005
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Car Stickers Show the Family is On Board
Thousands of family stickers – mom, dad, and kids – have hit the rears of cars in Miami-Dade suburbs.
May 26, 2005
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See Raven Run
Robert ‘Raven’ Kraft has been running eight miles every day for 30 years on the South Beach Sand. Over that stretch, hundreds have joined him.
May 22, 2005

Ensemble Back in Town, Plans to Mix it Up
“Like Alice in Wonderland with a twist … two lovers in a fantasy land,” is how choreographer Benoit Swan-Pouffer describes Beyond the Red, the latest contemporary ballet performed by the Cedar Lake Ensemble…
May 19, 2005

A Novel Night Spot
The Transit Lounge uses Miami memorabilia and a laid-back atmosphere to draw customers to its Brickell Area Warehouse Location.
May 19, 2005