The word "trap" has two meanings in the music world. Birthed in the early 2000s, it was bass-y, kick drum-ridden, synth hi-hat Southern hip-hop, all about the venue (a trap) for drug deals and the lifestyle of a bagman. Now, though, trap rap is often befuddled with the mechanical, schizy EDM spawn ... More >>
With all the SoBeWFF hype and buzz, we've overlooked the fact that this Sunday night at 7 p.m. is one of the most important celebration ceremonies in Hollywood. We're talking about Oscar. With so many gorgeous celebs under one roof and Seth MacFarlane hosting the show, its bound to be an interesti ... More >>
"Clint Eastwood and an empty chair. This should be good," I thought from a media riser inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum, site of the 2012 Republican National Convention. The delegates from Vermont and Kansas seated just below me were enthusiastic, anxious to hear what the former mayor of Carmel-by-t ... More >>
Porn parodies of sitcoms -- sitcums, we suppose -- are the hottest XXX trend since breast implants, but there're only so many laughers primed for sexy satire. God help us before parodies of Yes, Dear and Mr. Belvedere are unleashed. So, Sensuous Diamond Productions, a newly launched, Miami-b ... More >>
Are you a food activist? Have you done any of the following?:Started a farmer's marketDeveloped a cooking class at your child's school Created a Food Policy Council in your cityStarted a garden at a senior centerThen continue reading.Extra, extra, read all about it! TEDxManhattan is holding an op ... More >>
STK MiamiThanks to the kind people at Paramount, Short Order readers can win one of the best giveaways ever. Prize includes a Blu-ray copy of No Strings Attached, the romantic comedy starring Oscar-winner Natalie Portman and Charlie Sheen-replacement Ashton Kutcher. But in order to mak ... More >>
Lindsay Lohan with freckles and a clean rap sheet.We all have to start somewhere. Celebrities usually begin with commercials -- mainly because it's easier to shill for a burger joint than the next $500 million action flick. We're sure many actors thought they'd do one commercial that would ... More >>
Ever since Burger King decided to dial down their advertising, it's been a while since local advertising hot house Crispin Porter Bogusky has had an ad generate much controversy. But the firm, for better or worse, returned to eyebrow-raising form last night with ads for the deal website Groupon ... More >>
Masuimi Max, Belle of the Fetish BallWe're guessing most of you already know about the shower of hip-hop events hitting Miami this long weekend, but allow us to point out some other events worthy of your time and cash. There's a saucy Fetish party happening all weekend in Broward. If you're willi ... More >>
Before anyone got tipsy, Chopin Vodka shoved a Sharpie into the hands of Oscar winners Sandra Bullock, Kathryn Bigelow and Jeff Bridges, as well as Forest Whitaker, James Cameron, Emily Blunt, Kirk Douglas, Quentin Tarantino, Carey Mulligan, Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Colin Firth, asked ... More >>
The Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and unlike last year's fantastic Mickey Rourke resurgence, there's no strong local hook in this year's horse race. But this here alt-weekly devotes an entire section to movies, and naturally our critics had something to say about eac ... More >>
And let her charm you at the Arsht
We learned from Towelhead.
A musical innovator visits UM.
Joel Grey is accomplished either way
The Brazilian Film fest is fast becoming Miami's most colorful
The year's best featured plenty of Sad White Guys
Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife
Venus Beauty Institute arrives in a slather of anticipation but, ooh la la, it's just French fluff
The Legend of 1900
Zhang Yimou knows something about tenacity. He once sold his own blood to buy a camera.