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Miami Book Fair And FIU Kick Off Awesome Fall Programming

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 09.07.2016 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Between the Miami Book Fair, Books and Books and the strong writing community nurtured by the MFA Program at Florida International, our city's literary prowess is among the best in the world.

Isra & Lito: "Reefer" Subject of Graphic Novel

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 08.22.2016 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Isra & Lito conveys the story of Israel "Reefa" Hernandez: a Miami teenager who was the unfortunate causality of a police tasering incident gone terribly wrong three years ago. If you don't know the incident, Reefer was tagging a McDonald's at night, the cops came, he ran, they chased. The 18-year old was tasered and unfortunately died. Not surprisingly the cop was not penalized.

Thank You, Miami Book Fair

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 01.24.2015 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Words can barely describe the magnitude and production of the Miami Book Fair. But, then again, the Miami Book Fair International starts with just that: words.

Meatless Monday: Hey, Thanks (I'm Talking to YOU)

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Still, conjuring what you're grateful for is always worth doing, not just for the sake of going out into the day with a stupid-ass grin on your face, but because giving thanks is good for us.

How Do You Forgive the Kid Who Murdered Your Son?

Suzan McDowell | Posted 09.02.2013 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

I cannot even imagine how to process the phone call informing you your child is dead. How does the brain take that kind of attack? According to Maria and George Gough, the only way they could live with themselves was to forgive their son's killer in the middle of the trial.

Patti Smith Muses On Childhood And Art In Miami

Posted 03.06.2012 | Miami

Miami is no doubt still a bit high on love for Patti Smith. The rock-n-roll poetess appeared at the 2010 Miami International Book Fair just days after...

Common Sense On Obamacare -- From Miami

Alan Fein | Posted 01.29.2012 | Miami
Alan Fein

Most people would be surprised to know that at our federal courthouse, a transplanted Miamian recently wrote an opinion that should provide the intellectual template for a Supreme Court affirmation of Affordable Health Care Act.

How One Bookseller Is Growing When Everyone Else Is Closing

miamiherald.com | By ELAINE WALKER | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

You won't find Kaplan wringing his hands over the impact of online book sales or the growth of digital books on the traditional bookselling industry. ...

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After thinking about the too many bookstores that closed this decade, we wanted to celebrate the excellent bookstores that still remain. So, we asked ...