WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories For Dec. 9-13

Dec 16, 2013

The people of Basel: Are they art?
Credit Mark Hedden / WLRN

The Art Basel afterglow is still upon us in South Florida, and that's evident in what you've been reading this past week.

But amid stories of Basel and it implications for Miami and its surroundings, the Keys' efforts to save a landmark bridge were popular on our site, as was one of our many stories on Nelson Mandela's passing.

Scroll on to see and hear this week's most popular stories.

Beyond Basel: The Art Market in South FloridaThe Dec. 9 episode of the Sunshine Economy followed up a previous show about the business of Basel. In "Beyond Basel," host Tom Hudson examines what the major art fair implies for the year-round arts climate in South Florida.

Deal To Save The Keys' Old Seven Mile Bridge Is Nearly SealedIt looks like the Upper Keys' historic thoroughfare will see some repairs in the near future.
This story was a web exclusive. A radio version was not produced.

PHOTOS: The People Of Basel As ArtThis was a post-Basel reflection by yours truly. While working on our #WhatIsArt? project, I started thinking about what goes on in Wynwood during the Basel frenzy, and whether that counts as art.
This story was a web exclusive. A radio version was not produced.

How Miami's Shrewd Black Leadership Turned The Mandela Snub To Local AdvantageThis story has been in the top for two weeks in a row. When Nelson Mandela visited Miami 23 years ago, a handful of Cuban-American mayors demanded he denounce Castro as a condition for welcome to the city. Here's how Miami's black leaders handled the "Mandela snub."

Women In Art Symposium Tackles Inequality In GalleriesIt's a glass ceiling, even at an art fair. A symposium at one of this year's Art Basel satellite fairs bluntly called out male-female inequality in the art world.

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