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Danielle Flood: The Unquiet Daughter

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Danielle Flood: The Unquiet Daughter

Danielle Flood:  The Unquiet Daughter

    Introduction to Danielle Flood.  3:23 min.  Photo & Design by Raymond Elman.   Danielle Flood’s true story, The Unquiet Daughter, could be called the sequel to Graham Greene’s  classic novel The Quiet American, which has been taught on college campuses all over the world for decades. “Passionate and unflinchingly honest, The Unquiet Daughter is a fascinating memoir that explores the tangled connections between Graham Greene’s fictional version of wartime Indochina and the real people there whose actions have haunted...

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Kingfolk

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Articles: 2016, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Kingfolk

Kingfolk

    Excerpt from Kingfolk, a novel.     This excerpt takes place midway through Kingfolk, a historical novel. Kingfolk is set in 1874 in a fictional town of ex-slaves in Southern Louisiana during the Reconstruction Era. The novel follows Beah, a freedwoman traveling to the town of Banias, Louisiana in hopes of finding her mother; Prophet Moon, an itinerant vision-seer who offers to help Beah with her goal; and the founder of the town, Claude Banias, who struggles to protect Banias from bloodthirsty radicals. The three lives intertwine and...

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Five More Poets

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Articles, Articles: 2016, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Five More Poets

Five More Poets

    Poetry from Miami reflects the diversity of the city itself. We don’t just mean writers’ nations of origin, ethnicity, and subculture. There is no single style one could identify as a Miami school of poetry. There are no factions either. One dip of the stick into the poetic wetlands and up comes narrative drama, fragmentation, spoken word, formalism, and more. Such factions and schools are foolish anyway. Miami is an organic case in point. —  Annik Adey-Babinski —  Michael Martin Inspicio Poetry Editors   Caroline Cabrera   Ariel...

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Our Lady of Clarity

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Articles: 2016, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Our Lady of Clarity

Our Lady of Clarity

      Editor’s Note: Although Inspicio has published fiction by James Gilbert in the past, we have decided to become more systematic in our approach, and we are pleased to introduce a new fiction section featuring short stories, excerpts from novels, excerpts from works in progress – all written by people with connections to Miami and South Florida. For our first offering, Inspicio fiction editor Jamie Eubanks selected a chapter from a novel in progress by Fabienne Josaphat, author of  Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow. We meet Mary Marthe at a...

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A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

  Introduction to Eric Bogosian.  4:25 min.  Photo:  Raymond Elman.  Music mix: Marleau Eric Bogosian (b.1953) is an Armenian-American actor, dramatist, monologuist, novelist and historian.  He grew up in Woburn, Massachusetts, setting for the book and movie A Civil Action, but left his blue-collar roots to attend the University of Chicago. Bogosian is the author of six produced plays, including Talk Radio at the New York Shakespeare Festival, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and subsequently adapted to film by Oliver Stone, garnering...

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A Video Discussion with
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg,
the 5th President of
Florida International University

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on A Video Discussion with
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg,
the 5th President of
Florida International University

A Video Discussion withDr. Mark B. Rosenberg,the 5th President ofFlorida International University

    Introduction to Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, 5th President of Florida International University:  1:33 min.  Photos: FIU.  Design:  Raymond Elman.  Music:  Tony Succar.   Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg is the fifth president of Florida International University and former Chancellor of the State University System of Florida (SUS). Florida International University (FIU) is an American metropolitan public research university in Greater Miami, Florida. FIU has two major campuses in Miami-Dade County, with its main campus in University Park and another large...

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STUPID MODEL
a Timely Story of Sexism in the Seventies

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Literary Arts, Reviews, Reviews 2016 | Comments Off on STUPID MODEL
a Timely Story of Sexism in the Seventies

STUPID MODEL a Timely Story of Sexism in the Seventies

    It’s 1973, and top model Janice Dickinson says to Bee Berger, “I’m Super Model, and you’re Stupid Model.” Just two weeks out of high school, Bee leaves home and puts herself on the doorstep of Christa’s modeling agency in Paris. Climbing the stairs, big photographs of famous models intimidate her. Christa looks her up and down, flips through her portfolio and says, “too tall for us.” Bee says she works all the time in Holland. “Do you do nude?” Christa asks. “I came for the couture shows,” Bee says, “and I don’t do topless.” Bee has her...

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A Video Chat with Multi-Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist Jim Morin

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Multi-Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist Jim Morin

A Video Chat with Multi-Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist Jim Morin

    Introduction to Jim Morin.  2:22 min.  Music: Tri Tachyon, Little Lily Swing.   Jim Morin, whose work is distributed by Morintoons Syndicate, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 2017 and 1996, and shared the Pulitzer with other members of the Miami Herald editorial board in 1983. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 1977 and 1990. He has also won the 2007 Herblock Prize, the 2000 John Fischetti Award, the 1999 Thomas Nast (international) Prize, the 1996 National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award, the 1992 National Cartoonist...

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I Want Him on My Side: A Video Conversation with Alan Dershowitz –
Author, Professor, Lawyer, Activist

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on I Want Him on My Side: A Video Conversation with Alan Dershowitz –
Author, Professor, Lawyer, Activist

I Want Him on My Side:  A Video Conversation with Alan Dershowitz – Author, Professor, Lawyer, Activist

  Introduction to Alan Dershowitz:  1:25 min.  Photo: Raymond Elman.   Alan M. Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” “the top lawyer of last resort,” “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s single most visible defender – the Jewish state’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion.” Before retiring, he was the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law...

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A Lifetime of Reporting: Video Chatting
with Kerry Sanders, NBC News

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Lifetime of Reporting: Video Chatting
with Kerry Sanders, NBC News

A Lifetime of Reporting:  Video Chattingwith Kerry Sanders, NBC News

  INTRODUCTION: 1:22 min. Introduction to Kerry Sanders.   Kerry Sanders (b. 1960) has been NBC’s Miami-based correspondent since 1996, covering news mainly in the South and throughout Latin America. Sanders contributes regularly to NBC Nightly News, Today, MSNBC and occasionally to Dateline NBC. Sanders covers breaking news and feature stories. He has more than 30 years experience providing in-the-field-reports during hurricanes. He was a member of the NBC Nightly News reporting team that was awarded a Peabody and the RTNDA Edward R....

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