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    December 18, 2013

    Ten Christmas Gifts for Picky Eaters: Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and More

    We've all got that one impossible foodie friend -- the one who won't eat anything unless it's vegan/gluten-free/sugar-free/carb-free/paleo (fill in the blank food restriction). Name the deprivation diet, you probably know someone who's on it. But what are you supposed to buy for these infuriatingly ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Miami Shoots Up to Third on Amazon's "Most Well Read Cities" List

    We were mildly surprised the first time Miami made Amazon's "Most Well Read Cities" list, but year after year we found ourselves included again. This year we've improved our position and moved up the county's third "most well read city." The city was ranked sixth last year.

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    March 27, 2013

    What to Put in an Adult Easter Basket

    While the excitement of an early morning Easter basket hunt is generally considered kid's domain, Easter Sunday is actually much more momentous for adults. After all, it marks the end of 40 painful days and nights of Lenten sacrifice. And hell, even if you leave all the religious jazz out of the eq ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    Miami Named America's Sexiest City, and Third Most Romantic City by Amazon

    You bought that 55 gallon drum of personal lubricant off of Amazon, didn't you? Because according to Amazon.com sales data, Miami is the sexiest city in America. Which means we buy more "sexual wellness" products off of Amazon per capita than any other city. That also helps make us the third most ro ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Apocalypse Gift Guide: Zombie Jerky, Brain Eater's Bible and More

    According to some interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar, the world will end today, December 21, 2012 (this is, of course, despite the fact that everyone -- including NASA -- has said otherwise).Even if you believe such things, it's uncertain whether our world and everything on it will just s ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Gift Guide: Ten Tech Gifts For Foodies

    If you're not sure what to get the chef who has everything, check out Short Order's list of the latest and greatest tech gear. We compiled a thoughtful list of ten tech products designed to keep your favorite foodie on the cutting edge of culinary trends while streamlining their work in the kitchen. ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Beer, Bacon, Spam, and Pickles: Ten Wacky Xmas Ornaments

    For foodies like us, the holiday season is all about eating, drinking and well, eating some more. Seriously, it's why we wear stretch pants for the entire month of December. To carry the tradition past the table -- there are all kinds of funky food and drink themed decorations to give your home tha ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Ten Foodie Gifts For Under $10

    The holidays are upon us once again, you're broke, and you've just picked Bob in the office grab bag. He's the guy who lives to Instagram every single meal -- from bread to dessert.Read also:Bacon Stocking Stuffers: Ten Gifts Under $20Don't fret, our poor yet fabulous friends, because the Short Orde ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Real Housewives of Miami's Adriana de Moura Live! Singing Theme Song on South Beach

    Wanna "Feel the Rush"? Well, all you gotta do is party like a reality TV star. And luckily, according to an all-caps press release from South Beach megaclub Mansion, "REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI FAN FAVORITE, ADRIANA DE MOURA, [IS] DUE TO DAZZLE THE CROWD WITH THE FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE OF HER HIT SO ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Fifty Shades of Chicken: Awesome Erotic Chicken Recipes (Video)

    Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel by E.L. James, became a breakout sensation, selling over 40 million copies and making the New York Times bestseller list. It's also been "roasted" by every comedian, literary critics, and Saturday Night Live for its bondage fantasy subject matter and less-than- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse Sued Over German Knives Made In China

    Celebrity chefs Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse are being named in a lawsuit over knives marketed and sold over HSN, Amazon, and other outlets. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia owns the Emeril name as it relates to products and cookbooks.According to TMZ, the lawsuit claims that HSN is selling Emer ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Miami Once Again Ranked America's Sixth Best-Read City by Amazon

    For the second year in a row, Amazon.com has compiled a list of America's best-read cities. And for the second year in a row, Miami has come in sixth on the list. It's a ranking that leaves us feeling proud but perplexed.

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    May 3, 2012

    Hedy Goldsmith's Cookbook Available For Presale: We Have a Preview

    2012 is turning out to be a good year, indeed, for Michael's Genuine Food & Drink pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith. The modest and talented chef is on her way this weekend to New York City for the annual James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, May 7, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Coffee In Pods Cost $50 Per Pound

    Single-serve pod coffee machines are all the rage in America these days. Single-serve coffee is now the second most popular means of making a cup (after drip brewers). Last year, 7 percent of coffee consumed in the U.S. was made with a single-serve brewer; in 2010 it was 4 percent.The current pod cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Five More Stupid Movies Based on Hasbro Toys

    ​They came for G.I. Joe, and we said nothing, because we always thought G.I. Joe was kinda dumb.Then they came for Transformers, and we said nothing, because Michael Bay is unstoppable and anyway, Megan Fox is hot.But then they came for Battleship, and we realized that soon, there would be no chil ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    The Year's Ten Weirdest Food Calendars

    ​Buying calendars is a kind of a new concept. Growing up, we usually got a calendar from some local shop. Dad got a calendar filled with either babes in bikinis (or less) or cars from the local tire shop, mom placed one on the kitchen wall filled with either flowers or mountain streams -- a gift f ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Great Christmas Gifts for the Food-Obsessed Man

    Santa's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.​Every Christmas it's the same thing -- what do you get a man? Sure it's easy if money's no object -- get a Porsche and call it a day. But what if your budget is under $50? We've put together a list of sure-fire gifts that he'll love and that w ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Great Christmas Gifts for the Food-Obsessed Woman

    Uwe Hermann/Creative CommonsIt's the present - not the thought that counts.​Santa Claus is due for his yearly breaking and entering campaign, and you're worried that you're not going to be able to find the perfect present for the female foodie in your life.Let Short Order do the shopping for you. ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Bacon Stocking Stuffers: Ten Gifts Under $20

    ThinkGeek.comBacon makes the perfect gift for kids of all ages.​Christmas is right around the corner and you're on a mission to find a gift for the bacon lover in your life. Sure you could go to the grocer and buy a package of meat, but why not be creative and get him or her something that require ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    The Occupy Movement Needs You, Miami

    ​Luther "Luke" Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses the Occupy movement sweeping New York, Miami, and other American cities.The tens of thousands of proteste ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Five Accessible Cookbooks to Elevate Your Cooking Game

    How's your cooking game? Sure, your eating game is up to snuff, but food tastes even better when you know how it's made. The key to mastering the art of cooking at home is to become well-rounded, and that means tackling your weaknesses. In the words of Mr. Miyagi, "first learn stand, then learn fly. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Drink Your Own Urine

    ​Let's face it. Between the current hurricane season and the impending apocalypse, there's a better-than-average chance we are in for some sort of disaster in the near future. Fear not, Miamians, you will not go thirsty.Enter the LifePack ($28.84 from Amazon.com), a portable water filtration devic ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Level From Alukard Talks Vigilante Justice, L.A., and Rock Of Ages

    This is what happens at an Alukard show.​Just because Miami doesn't have any alternative music on the radio, it doesn't mean the city isn't producing radio-worthy rock. Alukard has been making the 305 headbang since forming in 2003. And now with its freshly digitized (iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby) se ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Miami is the Sixth Most Well-Read City According to Amazon

    ​According to the stereotypes, Miami is supposed to be a bit of a shallow city and not exactly an intellectual hot spot. Yet, we're apparently the sixth most book-looking city in America according to Amazon.com sales data. The book-selling super site totaled all book, magazine and newspaper sales ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Video: Afrobeta Goes Digital For "Play House"

    ​It's finally here! The official music video for "Play House," the first single off Afrobeta's first full-length album Under the Streets. The video is vastly different from the kitschy teaser trailer shown on the band's website. That project, which was directed by local filmmaker Fro Rojas, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Amazon: Miami is America's Sexiest City, Miami Gardens One of the Least Romantic

    Miami loves their romance novels​Apparently Miami's reputation as a sexy city even extends to our book shelves. Based on sales data, Amazon.com has ranked Miami as one of the most romantic cities in America, and the number one sexiest. Which basically means we're buying a ton of sex toys off Amazo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Top Five Edible Stocking Stuffers From Chocolate to Liquor

    photo kitten via Flickr​Who doesn't like to receive sweet treats in their Christmas stockings? They  should taste right and embody Christmas cheer.

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    November 24, 2010

    Re-Kindle Your Love Affair with Black Friday via Amazon

    Facebook​Black Friday is a vicious "holiday." It's a wretched display of hyper-consumerism, and anyone--who isn't homeless--that spends the night outside of a big-box retailer deserves to choke on a wishbone. Saving a few bucks on a 42-inch LCD television is rad, but not if you risk giving passers ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Lupe Fiasco Goes From Rap to Rock with New Band Japanese Cartoon, Paying Tribute to Joy Division

    The cover art for Japanese Cartoon's In the Jaws of the Lords of Death​You probably know Wasalu Jaco best for all of his hip-hop collaborations. With Lupe Fiasco as his stage name, he's worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Neptunes, and Pharrell Williams, Justice, and Rihanna. But now h ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Blast From the Past: The Jackie Papers - Uckfay Ooyay

    ​ The Jackie Papers Uckfay Ooyay (Stiff Pole Records) www.stiffpolerecords.com In honor of Richard "Big Stiff" Konwinski, who passed this past July in Tampa, I'll be juggling between the County Grind and Crossfade blogs doing my Blast From the Past thing on the record label that he founded, Stif ... More >>

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    September 6, 2010

    Blast From the Past: Baccone Dolce's - Barbecued Cats

    Just as delicious as the horns... and then some!​ Baccone Dolce Barbecued Cats (Moon Ska Records) www.moonskaworld.com Aspeta un minuti ... or don't. It isn't so much as the delicious Italian treat as it is a bygone era where the Floridian peninsula ruled the ska-airwaves. And (apparently re-eme ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    The Genuine Kitchen: Florida Lobster 13 Ways, Plus a Recipe for Miniseason

    Ben Fink, Ben Fink PhotographyWhat lies beneath is tasty.​The Genuine Kitchen column features recipes and tips for your home cooking by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz and his team at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. His first cookbook, Michael's Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Tech Geek in All of Us

    We're not going to tell you to get your dad an iPad or the new iPhone because really, anyone can tell you that. We've poked and prodded, and come up with what we think are the most useful and most innovative tech gadgets your dad will enjoy this Father's Day, minus the pre-orders and long lines. Hap ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Musical Missionary Label's Debut Record Release Tomorrow

    ​Musical Missionary has played various roles in fostering Miami's underground dance music scene in recent years, from artist bookings and party promotions, to philanthropy through the "Dance for a Cause" parties in 2009 and the more recent "Sunday School for the Generous" DJ marathon at Electric P ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Casual Sax & The Saxual Revolution Out Tomorrow!

    ​Ryan Smith a.k.a. Induce! and Sven Barth, collectively known as Casual Sax and the Saxual Revolution's hotly, in some circles, anticipated full length album will finally be hitting record store shelves tomorrow morning! Ever since they dropped "Baby I'm Black (But Only from the waist down)" back ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Sol Ruiz's Outlander CD Brings Tropical Folk Style Cuban Psychedelic Music

    Sol Ruiz's Oultander is a 6-song disc I got in a cardboard sleeve from producer Bobby Macintyre of Studio 71.He says: "Sol is the songwriter and she plays acoustic guitar. I played drums, produced, engineered, and mixed it. Jesse Jackson plays some Dobro slide guitar, and some cuatro. Lorenzo Corti ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Must-See-TV People Live at the Shore Club this Saturday

    What do you get when you take Greg Grunberg and Adrian Pasdar from Heroes, Teri Hatcher and James Denton from Desperate Housewives, mop-topped Bob Guiney from The Bachelor, and Jesse Spencer and Hugh Laurie from House? Yes, the cast listing for the 2015 season of VH1's Surreal Life, but also The Ban ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009
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    January 20, 2009

    Charlie Pickett Gets His Due

    About 20-some-odd years after the fact, Dania Beach alt.country.punk.roots pioneer, Charlie Pickett, is finally getting some of the props in mainstream media that he deserves. South Florida natives and music nerds that are in the know have been clocking this guy's career since the late 1970s when h ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Invasion of the Amazon Women

    Big girls, little guys, lots of fun.

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    July 23, 2008
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    January 30, 2008
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    December 20, 2007

    Picture Perfect

    The Vice Photo Books music portraits are worth a thousand notes.

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    October 8, 2007
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    August 5, 2004
  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    Sites and Sounds

    A collector's guide to shopping for music in cyberspace

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Lost in the Amazon.com

    A thoroughly unscientific look at what your friends and neighbors read, watch, and hear -- or not

  • Diversions

    May 17, 2001
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    May 11, 2000

    Best Book By A Local Author

    Fathers Aren't Supposed to Die: Five Brothers Reunite to Say Goodbye

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