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  • Album Review: Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor'

    In his rabble-rousing 2007 essay "A Paler Shade of White," the usually brilliant New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones took aim at what he described as the lack of "musical miscegenation" practiced by the leading indie rock groups of the day. By...
  • Same old, same old in Syria

    President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world. Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the...
  • Commentary: From collecting shoes to saving lives

    Three and a half years ago, disaster struck Haiti. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. More than 200,000 lives were lost. Almost 2 million people were left homeless, countless children were orphaned, buildings crumbled and...
  • Meet Emily Lipman, The New Atlanta’s business-minded beauty

     
    Yes, Emily Lipman is the beautiful blond fireball taking castmate Alexandra Dilworth to task for her “trophy wife” aspirations in the premiere episode of Bravo’s The New Atlanta. But, as viewers will soon discover, Lipman’s drive...
  • Edwidge Danticat's 'Claire of the Sea Light' brims with enchantments

    Edwidge Danticat's 'Claire of the Sea Light' brims with enchantments
    In Edwidge Danticat's fiercely beautiful new novel, "Claire of the Sea Light," a rose comes to life on the edge of the water. Ville Rose is a fictional seaside town in Haiti, home to 11,000 people some 20 miles outside the country's teeming capital...
  • Nine years ago, Hurricane Jeanne gave Florida one last smack

    Nine years ago, Hurricane Jeanne gave Florida one last smack
    The blue tarps were already out in force after Florida had been smacked around by Hurricane Charley, Frances and Ivan, but the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season had one last sucker punch for the Sunshine State -- Jeanne. Nine years ago just before...
  • The annual report: Your giving worked

    It's time to report back. This year, in this column space, we made efforts to help those less fortunate by starting or boosting several charities. I wrote their stories. You came to their aid. Here's progress you should be proud of: Mother Batie's...
  • A woman lives, thanks to simple act of caring

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- How do you save a life? You start by finding it. This was a typical hot day at the mission orphanage in Haiti. Our group of volunteers, nicknamed the Detroit Muscle Crew, was busy hammering, plumbing, wiring and slapping down...
  • A School Opens in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The children nudged forward, like racehorses at the post. Some wore purple shirts, some wore blue. "Are you ready?" someone yelled. "YES!" they screamed back. Usually, kids are dying to get out of school. These kids were...
  • Ring in new year, yet make bedtime

    What are you doing New Year's Eve? It's an invitation. A famous song. And this past week, for me, it was actually an issue. For the first time in my life, I was not in the U.S. on Dec..31. I was away from family and friends. I had gone by myself to Haiti...
  • Having escaped hell of civil war, he lends hands and hope to Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- This is a story Nedal Tamer tells. When he was a kid in war-torn Lebanon, his neighbor had a kidney problem. The only medical attention was in Beirut. So the man and his brother had to travel two hours by taxi. On the way, the...
  • About Barry Johnson

    About Barry Johnson
    Barry E. Johnson is president and chief executive officer of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, South Florida's largest business development organization and among the largest chambers of commerce in the southeastern U.S. He directs a team of more...