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2014 Stories by Kat Bein

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  • Hip-Hop, You Don't Stop

    published May 15, 2014

    Conversations about the old-school days of hip-hop don’t get very far before someone brings up Sugar Hill Gang. These three dudes from New... More >>

  • Show Me

    published May 15, 2014

    Have you heard of Kid Ink? No doubt you’ve been partying to this newcomer from L.A.’s summertime megahit, “Show Me,”... More >>

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    Earl Sweatshirt, Hip-Hop's Most Interesting Rapper

    published May 8, 2014

    Meet Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt. Only 20 years old, he has a life story that already unfolds like an historical drama, and his... More >>

  • Do the Jane Fonda

    published May 8, 2014

    Before Dirt Nasty was doing coke like it was 1980, before Riff Raff was embarrassing white people everywhere, before Miley Cyrus was rappin’... More >>

  • Turnt Up, Tone Up

    published May 8, 2014

    Everyone knows the best way to burn calories is with a fun activity that doesn’t even feel like exercise. Every time you hit a dance floor,... More >>

  • Happily Ever After?

    published May 8, 2014

    What do fairy tales, botany, Jungian psychology, musicals, and New York City have in common? Seemingly nothing, but if you allow yourself to go... More >>

  • Sensory Overload

    published May 8, 2014

    Depeche Mode once said, “Words are very unnecessary,” and while the ’80s synthpop group certainly didn’t mean that in... More >>

  • Dueling Pianos

    published April 24, 2014

    Have you ever seen ten piano aficionados killing it at the same time? No? Well, of course you haven’t. That sort of thing doesn’t just... More >>

  • Dead Dino Dance

    published April 17, 2014

    Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs isn’t just a funny name. The London-based DJ/producer is one of the most exciting acts in modern... More >>

  • Bringing it Back

    published April 17, 2014

    Some people would say vinyl is a dying musical medium, but those people would never be true music fans. Everyone knows real records are the... More >>

  • Get to the Chopper

    published April 10, 2014

    Calling all motorheads! Miami’s oldest bar is about to showcase some old hot rods, and if you’re a vintage collector, appreciator, or... More >>

  • Family Gathering

    published April 10, 2014

    They're here, they're queer, and they're never gonna steer you wrong. Whether you're in the closet, loud and proud, curious, or just plain fun to... More >>

  • Mobb Deep's Prodigy Talks Murder, Prison, and Lasting 20 Years in the Rap Game

    published April 3, 2014

    It's been nearly two decades since Mobb Deep shook the rap world with the seminal album The Infamous. Yet despite feuds,... More >>

  • Sing It or Wing It

    published April 3, 2014

    You know what drag queens love? All right, glitter, but even more than that, they love a good karaoke night. Shelly Novak is South Beach’s... More >>

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    Miami's Ten Best Electronic Music Acts

    published March 27, 2014

    The 305 helped invent modern dance music. In the late 1970s, Henry Stone's TK Records, headquartered in Hialeah, pumped out disco hit... More >>

  • Jesse Perez's Pastelito Party

    published March 20, 2014

    For true 305ers, Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week can seem like tourist hour. Oh, so you wanna come to South Beach, watch a... More >>

  • Hard Miami 2014's Rump Shaker

    published March 20, 2014

    When you hear "family reunion," you might imagine a barbecue in a park attended by dozens of screaming children and an uncle who drinks too... More >>

  • Revolution Rock

    published March 20, 2014

    The Caribbean has given the world many cultural wonders — bright and colorful patterns, frenzied dance moves, jerk seasoning — but... More >>

  • Get Fancy for the Foundation

    published March 13, 2014

    The swank of Art Basel is long gone. Celebs and tycoons took arty prizes and deflated wallets back to their natural habitats. For a short while... More >>

  • Motown Maestro

    published March 13, 2014

    When it comes to old-school soul and R&B, no brand lives on in the minds of music fans more than Motown Records. And of its vast catalogue of... More >>

  • Man of the Bounce

    published March 13, 2014

    At this point, whether you’re a hip-hop head or a casual music listener, you’ve probably heard of Kendrick Lamar. His Good Kid,... More >>

  • Gone But Not Forgotten

    published March 13, 2014

    More than 50 years ago, a girl from Frankfurt, Germany, penned a diary shortly before her family was rounded up and murdered by Nazi soldiers.... More >>

  • Ain't No Thang But A...

    published March 6, 2014

    In the culinary world, one creation sticks in the minds and on the fingers of foodies and casual snackers like none other. Be it sporting event,... More >>

  • You Know You Want Me

    published March 6, 2014

    The time of celebration is upon us. Carnaval Miami has ushered in a break from the routine, and that means Little Havana is about to turn up like... More >>

  • Get a Golden Barbie, You Bitch

    published March 6, 2014

    How do you know you’re a legend? When your own event is old enough to drink. Yes, Miami’s queen queer is back with the 21st-annual... More >>

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