Colombian native and former South Florida resident Rafael Martinez has been involved with some of the most electrifying bands in metal since leaving Miami in the mid '90s to pursue further training and education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Few will remember his recorded local music ... More >>
Is Ultra Music Festival, like, the Guantanamo Bay of music festivals? It must be, because buying early-bird tickets is torture, bro. Alright, that was just for the LOLs. But if you looked at the sensational new Facebook page Boycott Ultra Music Festival, you'd think UMF was just the meanest . It ... More >>
Last night, on the season finale of the Discovery Channel show Curiosity, the world got its first look at one of the most elusive and mysterious creatures on the planet: the giant squid.The kraken's cameo would never have been possible, however, if not for the futuristic submarine used to film it. J ... More >>
According to the Internet, a ten year anniversary is to be celebrated with diamonds. Because "a marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond."Now, "durable" and "beautiful" may not be the first words one associates with Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra's annual International N ... More >>
Holy cold front, bro! It was mad frigid this week, like 50-degrees. WTF, Mother Nature? C'mon, we live in Miami, not Antarctica. So glad it's getting back to normal, socks and sandals-type weather. It couldn't happen at a better time. As y'all know, it's President's Day Weekend. And even th ... More >>
Miami New Times' Mastermind Awards honors the city's most inspiring creatives. This year, we received more than 150 submissions, which our staff narrowed to an elite group of 30. We'll be profiling our honorable mentions, and eventually the finalists, in the weeks to come. This year's three Mastermi ... More >>
Laine DossMaster Blender Richard Paterson has a million dollar nose.Third generation master blender Richard Paterson's nose is so important to his job as master Scotch whiskey blender, that the noggin is insured for $1.6 million.Paterson, who works for Whyte & Mackay (the namesake founders ... More >>
Modest MouseSunday, March 8th 2009Revolution Live, Fort LauderdaleBetter than: Their performance at this year's Langerado. Or anyone else's for that matter.Modest Mouse has got to be the loudest band ever to shun the use of distortion. There's no humming fuzz, in fact, I don't even think ... More >>
Miami artist Xavier Cortada finds fresh air at the South Pole
Theres so much to behold in Wynwood
Local government rags can be pretty damn amusing. Take the latest issue of the Miami Beach city government magazine. A recreation department guide in the glossy drops a dubious bombshell: sumo wrestlers are actually from China, not Japan. Under the heading "Miami Beach Goes 'Around the Worl ... More >>
Introducing the best movies of 2005 you probably didn't see
During Miami's cocaine heyday in the Eighties, weird and interesting and scary things happened all over town all the time. Our coke map of Miami is by necessity incomplete, but even selected highlights make the point: Blow knew no neighborhood boundaries.
The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better
Defrosted spacemen rock out
Modest Mouse leader Isaac Brock waxes on the moon and Speedo
Shirley Henderson juggles a love triangle in the Midlands
Stop eating that endangered fish!
Living the lychee life
Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero
Dig In, It's Endangered Species!
Miami's Only Midday Millennium Moment