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8:30 am
Mon November 19, 2012

NEWSCAST: Allen West Won't Back Down

Congressman Allen West has lost in court twice but may ask the state to intervene in his bid for the 18th Congressional seat.
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Democrat Patrick Murphy has declared victory in a contested South Florida congressional race. But Republican incumbent Allen West still isn't giving up.

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Listen To WLRN Miami Herald News
7:17 am
Mon November 19, 2012

NEWSCAST: The Holiday Travel Rush Is On

More passengers are expected to pass through the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this week than any other in the region.
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It's Thanksgiving week in South Florida, and for many people that means out-of-town travel. The Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport is expected to be the busiest airport in the region.

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Miami Book Fair International
6:47 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: Duncan's Accent Makes Everything Sound Right With The World

Ed Irvin isn't short of kind things to say, whether it's about a male or female author. Here's his latest feedback: 

"Glen Duncan, author of Talulla Rising, wastes no time on small talk, launching straight into his reading. His accent brings a hypnotic, sleep-inducing serenity to his words, even as he describes a werewolf tearing the throat from a woman."

Miami Book Fair International
6:38 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Pork, Pain, Bananas And All The Usual Poetry Stuff

Kevin Young reads a poem during the poetry panel Saturday.
Ashley Jones

This was the event to end all events. A beautiful poetry reading by Campbell McGrath, Kevin Young, Richard Blanco, and Dana Gioia. Young dealt us pork and pain. McGrath bathed us in banana and creatures from the bay. Blanco showed us the shame in Legos, and Gioia recited his classic verse with effortless style. 

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Miami Book Fair International
6:13 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: Things We Still Don't Get About Women

Florida Book Review contributor Annik Adey-Babinski decides what part of the Book Fair to go to next.
Credit Sammy Mack

Annik Adey-Babinsky, of the Florida Book Review, shared this with us earlier:

"Building Three Chapman Hall: Naomi Wolf begins by telling the audience that she wrote Vagina: A New Biography, because she found that western society's understanding of female sexuality was 40 years out of date."

One book and 40 more years current, I'm still on the fence about society having women down to a science.

Annik Adey-Babinski is a contributor to the Florida Book Review.

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Miami Book Fair International
4:05 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

16 Candles, 140 Characters: Molly Ringwald At The Miami Book Fair

Molly Ringwald reads from her new book
Credit Jenna DeTrapani

There's a lot of swooning to be done when a well-known Brat Packer decides to spend part of her day reading to you from her new book When it Happens to You. Here are just a few of the many endearing comments we've spotted on the web today about Molly Ringwald:

"The audience releases a collective groan when the presenter announces that Molly Ringwald will only be signing books following her reading. No DVDs, posters, or other memorabilia." - Ed Lavin

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Miami Book Fair International
1:57 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Graphic Novelists Opt To Kill Shakespeare

Sometimes the pen isn't mightier than the sword after all.
Credit Kill Shakespeare/Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery

Kill Shakespeare! Those are the first words to which my engineer boyfriend Adam was attracted when we arrived at the Book Fair (other than "ham and cheese croissant"). He beelined to the colorful table and picked up a book with a quill pen drawn on the cover, and we were greeted by Conor McCreery's friendly, "Hello! Do you like graphic novels?" Both Adam and I are fairly indifferent, and I think Conor could tell, but he didn't miss a beat.

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