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Jim Gilbert: Editor, Journalist, Author

Posted by on Apr 5, 2021 in Home-Slider, Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Jim Gilbert: Editor, Journalist, Author

Jim Gilbert: Editor, Journalist, Author

JIM GILBERT’s 35-year career as a journalist and publisher is notable in that he was always able to write about things he truly enjoyed while living in places he genuinely loved. His career began as a weekly reporter and editor on Cape Cod for the Provincetown Advocate, then shifted to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Newport, RI and finally to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where he was the founding editor-in-chief and ultimately owner of ShowBoats International, which he started in 1988.

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Amy Paige Condon: Falling in Love with Bill Baggs

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Home-Slider, Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Amy Paige Condon: Falling in Love with Bill Baggs

Amy Paige Condon:  Falling in Love with Bill Baggs

AMY PAIGE CONDON’S biography of “MIAMI NEWS” editor BILL BAGGS (1923-1969), A Nervous Man Shouldn’t Be Here in the First Place, the Life of Bill Baggs, was published by UGA Press in Fall 2020. Condon moved from Miami to Savannah, where she lives with her husband, three pups and a pig named Gus.

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Dr. Yanela McLeod: Author, Educator

Posted by on Mar 6, 2021 in Home-Slider, Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Dr. Yanela McLeod: Author, Educator

Dr. Yanela McLeod:  Author, Educator

DR. YANELA G. MCLEOD, Ph.D. is director of Communications and Alumni Relations for the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, where she is also an adjunct professor of history. McLeod has spent her professional career as an educator, journalist, and social historian. Her research specialty is the history of the Black Press, particularly in Florida. McLeod is the author of “The Miami Times and the Fight for Equality: Race, Sport, and the Black Press, 1948- 1958.”

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Necee Regis: Artist, Writer

Posted by on Feb 27, 2021 in Interviews, Literary Arts, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Necee Regis: Artist, Writer

Necee Regis: Artist, Writer

NECEE REGIS has always explored creative realms, starting with the visual arts before segueing into journalism and literature. As an artist with an MFA from Mass College of Art, Regis has actively exhibited her sculptural wall pieces and works on paper in museums and galleries in Boston, Provincetown, Miami, New York City and beyond, as well as teaching classes and workshops at art centers and colleges.

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Croton Mammy

Posted by on Feb 3, 2021 in Literary Arts | Comments Off on Croton Mammy

Croton Mammy

TESS, my wife Sally’s mother, came to live with us in our demure Miami Beach house about three years ago, before the freaking pandemic screwed up everybody’s lives. I’m sure you know that the perfect anagram for mother-in-law is “Hitler Woman.”

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Between Friends:

Susan Mailer + Esther Amini

Posted by on Dec 10, 2020 in Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Between Friends:

Susan Mailer + Esther Amini

Between Friends:Susan Mailer + Esther Amini

SUSAN MAILER is Norman Mailer’s first born. She grew up between Mexico City and New York, between her mother and her father.

ESTHER AMINI is a writer, painter, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. “Concealed” is her first memoir.

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Robert Runcie: Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS)

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Interviews, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Robert Runcie: Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS)

Robert Runcie: Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS)

As superintendent of the nation’s sixth largest school district — with over 270,000 students in 337 schools and approximately 30,000 employees –- Broward County Public Schools Superintendent ROBERT W. RUNCIE is committed to “Educating Today’s Students to Succeed in Tomorrow’s World.”

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BOOK TALK: Peter Alson + David Michaelis

Posted by on Nov 15, 2020 in Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on BOOK TALK: Peter Alson + David Michaelis

BOOK TALK:  Peter Alson + David Michaelis

A conversation between authors PETER ALSON and DAVID MICHAELIS about their new books, “The Only Way to Play It,” and “Eleanor.”

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Adam Gopnik: The New Yorker Cometh to Miami.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2020 in Literary Arts, Videos | Comments Off on Adam Gopnik: The New Yorker Cometh to Miami.

Adam Gopnik:  The New Yorker Cometh to Miami.

Award-winning author and journalist ADAM GOPNIK has been a staff writer for “The New Yorker” since 1986.

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Howard Saltz: Newsman

Posted by on Sep 19, 2020 in Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Howard Saltz: Newsman

Howard Saltz:  Newsman

Pulitzer Prize-winning editor HOWARD SALTZ (b.1960) has spent a lifetime in journalism. He got his first newspaper byline at age 12, when a weekly in the Bronx, N.Y. published his essay in its annual Mother’s Day writing contest.  Most recently Saltz was the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the “South Florida Sun-Sentinel.” At the “Sun-Sentinel” he was responsible for all newspaper content, as well as its digital news products, the Spanish-language “El Sentinel,” and the entertainment website SouthFlorida.com. In 2013, the “Sun-Sentinel” won the most prestigious award in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service. 

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