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    August 15, 2014

    This $4.8 Million South Beach Condo Is Definitely Not a Sex Den

    There's lots of let's say interesting interior decorating choices in Miami Beach, but it's not every day we come across a home that features an honest-to-God stripper pole jutting out of its coffee table. Today is that day thanks to Curbed, which highlights this $4.88 million condo in the Continuu ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    May 6, 2014

    Go to Seasalt and Pepper for the View, but Not the Food

    A leggy, tan woman wearing a white halter top struts along a worn wooden dock overlooking the Miami River. Her lips curl to smile as she passes a glistening champagne bucket dripping with condensation and tables piled with cracked stone crab claws. A doe-eyed hostess escorts the woman and her husban ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014
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    December 5, 2013

    Bon Appétit Magazine: You've Changed

    Bon Appétit Magazine, you've changed. You aren't as serious as you used to be. You're using words like "awesome" in your headlines. You're writing about Jay-Z and Beyonce's vegan pledge. You made Dorito bread (?). And then when people threw shade at you for making Dorito bread, you posted a blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Lil Wayne's "God Bless Amerika" and Six Other Rap Protest Songs

    Lil Wayne's got beef with the American prison system, and that could have something to do with his three incarcerations. But he also feels the purity, valor and justice are missing from the red, white and blue. This is according to the lyrics from his latest music video "God Bless Amerika." (We'r ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Florida Republican Congressman Loves Jay-Z, Reviews Magna Carta Holy Grail Via Twitter

    On his recent hit "Open Letter," Jay-Z raps: "Politicians never did shit for me, except lie to me, distort history." He can't ever say that again, unless he tacks on a line about "and review my new album Magna Carta Holy Grail via Twitter at 40,000 feet on the way to D.C." Yep, Florida Republican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Fourth of July 2013: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Happy 237th birthday, America! In honor of Independence Day, we'll be exploding massive fireworks in the sky, grilling hotdogs, drinking endless PBR, and enjoying a four-day work week. And since we live in the 305, you know we'll be jammin' to great music. Check the cut for Crossfade's five best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Three Reasons Grizzly Bear Isn't Some Snobby Hipster Indie Band

    With an average Pitchfork album reviews rating of 8.6, Grizly Bear is undeniably one of hispterdom's most popular bands of the 21st century. Their latest record, Shields, with its whimsical melodies and deeply emotional lyrical content, is being heralded as the group's best. It debuted in the Top ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    Serendipity 3's Gatsby Cocktails: Get Them Free or Make Them at Home

    The Great Gatsby is back. The classic F. Scott Fitzgerald tale of beautiful people with first-world problems has been given the Baz Luhrmann treatment. Starring Leo DiCaprio as Gatsby, with music by Beyoncé and Kanye, the movie has received mixed reviews. But who cares? We're watching for the over- ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013
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    April 15, 2013

    Pitbull Drops Rap Response to Jay-Z, Beyonce's Cuba Visit, Offers to Pay for Trip

    Senator Marco Rubio suggested that Jay-Z and Beyoncé have "no interest in Cuban People's freedom." And U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart said that the pair's recent visit "funds the machinery of oppression." Pero, their constituent, Miami native, and Cuban-American ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Problem Kids's "Useful Idiot" About Jay-Z: "The Real Cuba Is Not What He Portrayed"

    Problem Kids are Miami Cubans with a message for Jay-Z about his trip to Cuba. Their response to his "Open Letter" is a new track called "Useful Idiot." "He looks like he's praising the Castro regime, and we wanna give him a history lesson," say MCs Mario Obregon and Christian Martinez of the local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Conscious Bite Out's 100-Mile Dinner: Elegant, Locally Sourced Vegan Soiree

    Yes, glamour-puss Beyoncé recently credited vegan food for helping her get back into red-carpet-ready form, and a slew of other celebrities have announced their vegan allegiance (Brad Pitt, Russell Brand, Jessica Chastain, and Woody Harrelson, to name a few), but the cruelty-free, earth-friendly cu ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    Since we can't all be in New Orleans this weekend cheering on our favorite teams (by the way, are you a Ravens or a 49ers fan?) the party is just going to have to come to us. And, sure, we're under a lot of national humiliation right now with Dan Marino's affair and love child gone public and all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    World Music Awards Canceled, Exposed as a Con, Blaming "Visa Issues," Newtown Shooting

    The World Music Awards just got canceled. Only two days before the scheduled 2012 edition at Marlins Park, WMA organizers have nixed the show, blaming "visa issues" and -- absurdly -- the Newtown shooting. "We are sorry for any inconvenience," the official statement reads, "but this decision had t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    WSVN Reporter Has a Hard Time Telling Black People Apart at Obama Victory Rally (Video)

    WSVN has some rather ambitious coverage of the election last night for a local channel. They even sent reporter Blake Burman to the Obama rally in Chicago. Unfortunately there was a bit of awkwardness when WSVN cut to Burman solely because he was standing in the vicinity of a famous black person bei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Scott Starch Wanted in Florida for More Than $28,000 in Unpaid Child Support

    Scott Storch has been making hot beats for over a decade. His skills once made him a wanted man by hip-hop and R&B acts. But now his dead-beat ways have got him wanted by the cops. And that's not exactly the kind of hot drop you want as a big-time producer. Turns out, bro won't pay child suppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Daddy Rap! Ten Hip-Hoppers Who've Gone From Bitches to Babies

    Being a famous rapper is awesome. You get all the fancy cars, expensive champagne, and bad bitches your icy heart desires. It's all part of the job description. And for once in your life, you're doing it wrong if you don't brag about it to everyone! So what happens when shit gets real and a hip-hop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Five of Miami's Most Expensive New Year's Eve 2012 Parties

    Fly your millionaire flag like Ricky Rozay.​With all the talk of Occupy this and Occupy that, people have been a little hesitant to flaunt their wealth in 2011. Richer, please! It's time to put that P.C. bullshit to bed and ring in the New Year as your great-grandfather, John D. Rockefeller, wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Miami's Best Albums of 2011: Betty Wright and The Roots' The Movie

    ​To close out the year, Crossfade is picking its favorite albums by 305 artists. Check out the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2011. Betty Wright With The Roots The Movie (Ms. B Records/S-Curve Records) Betty Wright's status as the queen of Miami soul has never been in question.

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    December 2, 2011

    Jay-Z And Beyonce Moving to Miami? World's Most Important Couple Toured Ricky Martin's Mansion

    ​Will the Beyssiah be raised amongst us?A very pregnant Beyonce and Jay-Z have been spotted house hunting in Miami Beach a few times over the past month, and TMZ reports that world's most important couple was in town last week to tour a mansion currently owned by none other than Ricky Martin.

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    October 3, 2011

    Ten Best Music Tees on the Interweb

    ​A t-shirt isn't just a cotton sack with sleeves. It's a way to speak your mind and shove your middle finger in society's face. Or it could just be something to conceal your man boobs. Music tees are an important species of the t-shirt genus, informing fellow wearers of your musical preferences w ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Top Ten Romantic Revenge Songs

    ​Today is Dave Coulier's birthday. And unless you've been hiding out in the Tanner's basement with Jodie Sweetin and a meth pipe for the last two decades, you oughta know that Alanis Morissette's biggest single, "You Oughta Know" is allegedly about Dave Coulier, AKA Uncle Joey from Full House. "Cu ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Lady Gaga and Obama! Five Presidential Meetings With Musicians

    ​Lady Gaga wants to meet with President Obama. Following the news that 14-year old Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide after years of bullying, Gaga tweeted, "The past days I've spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones [sic] l ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Perez Hilton's New Site About Children May Actually Be Written By Children

    ​Miami-native turned internet scourge Perez Hilton will be back in town this weekend while hosting two different events to promote his new children's book. Apparently there are still people out there who want to meet Perez Hilton?Anyway, the Belen Jesuit grad also unleashed his latest website to t ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Serendipity 3 Plans To Open In South Beach

    Serendipity 3 plans to bring its over-the-top treats to SoBe.​Iconic Manhattan ice cream restaurant and celebrity hotspot Serendipity 3 plans to open in South Beach, bringing Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and sundaes priced like mortgage payments to the rich and beautiful of South Florida.Serendipity 3 h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Six Greatest Weirdo Pop Queens of All Time

    Last.fmRolling Stone created a Queen of Pop Index, ranking the top 16 female pop recording artists of the last two years by examining, according to them, "album and digital song sales, Hot 100 rankings, radio airplay, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards, and ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Five Weezy Slow Jams Better Than "How To Love"

    ​There was a period of time -- from, let's say, Tha Carter II  to the first few mixtapes after Tha Carter III -- when Lil Wayne was maybe actually for serious The Best Rapper Alive. The second Carter LP is the capstone of the early 2000s tinny, minimal, and dumb Cash Money bling-bling era. ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Betty Wright Preemptively Rips Black Eyed Peas Terrible Super Bowl Halftime Show

    ​Betty Wright is a legendary, Grammy-winning,  Miami-based singer-songwriter who has released 16 albums.She scored her first big hit in the '70s at the age of 17 with the million-selling "Cleanup Woman." Later, she became the first black woman to release a gold record on her own label. In hip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Tonight, Kill Your Idol Hosts the Best Cheap, Easy Ladies' Night on Miami Beach

    ​New Times recently gave Kill Your Idol, the new bar occupying the old Blue space, the nod for Best Jukebox. It's true -- the venue is part of the extended Vagabond / Lost Weekend / Respectable Street / et. al. galaxy, and as such there are some seriously music-minded people behind the venture. As ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Where Are They Now? The Chonga Girls

    Photo by Ivylise SimonesLaura Di Lorenzo and Mimi Davila, AKA the Chonga Girls.​Apparently, still making song parodies. You might remember the Chongalicious Girls from their 15 minutes of YouTube fame. In fact, we even did a cover story about them at the height of their popularity in 2007. After t ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Victor Calderone Plays Gryphon on Saturday

    ​Miami loves Victor Calderone, his big-room tribal house beats and energetic pop diva remixes for the likes of Madonna, Beyonce, and Whitney Houston are exactly the sort of thing that gets Miami's mainstream nightlife set off at the club. The Brooklyn-based DJ/producer had an auspicious career ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    WMC 2010: Nite Jewel, Tanlines & MillionYoung Break in Grand Central

    Kyle MunzenriederNite Jewel preforms at Grand Central​Nite Jewel, Tanlines, Million Young ft. Awesome New Republican, Palm Trees and Night WaveGrand Central, MiamiWednesday, March 24, 2010Better Than: Still sobbing over the fact Studio A is dead and gone ...and actually a lot better than most of t ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    November 12, 2009

    Miami Book Fair: David Hajdu

    ​Take a look at the biographical blurb and accompanying author photo on the back cover of David Hajdu's latest book, Heroes and Villains, and you'll discover that not only is Hadju a professor, but he looks like one. Smiling wryly behind frameless spectacles, the 54-year-old prof (and music critic ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Fashion Week Swim 2010: KRELwear Goes Neon, Chloe Gets Sexy at W, Gansevoort Disappoints

    Jipsy/NefariousGirl.comKRELwear show at Miami Splashion at LIV.Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim cannon balled into town last night, so expect another stream of parties, models, fashion and debauchery in the middle of our slowest season, during one of our country's greatest economic depressions. The f ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Mad Skrews Got Beats

    Mad Skrews is a Miami-bred, internationally renowned producer and musical entrepreneur who uses the Internet to spread his productions, make money, and make a name for himself. He has produced for local bad bitch Trina and true founder of crunk, Pastor Troy. I caught up with him by e-mail. Here's w ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    February 5, 2009

    Ne-Yo, Minus the Oracle

    Except this matrix is purely musical

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    December 6, 2008

    Last Night: Panda Bear and No Age at Karu & Y

    Art Damage with Panda Bear and No Age Friday, December 5Karu & Y, Downtown Miami Better Than: Everything happening that night on the planet Earth if you happen to take Pitchfork or College radio charts as the gospel. The Review: The rumors of a No Age/Panda Bear double bill during Basel begin ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Talib Kweli

    Eardrum (Blacksmith/Warner Bros.)

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    January 18, 2007

    Ballers and Clowns

    No Filet-O-Fish sandwiches will be sold

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    May 11, 2006

    Ladies First

    A celebration of women hip-hop heads

  • Diversions

    May 12, 2005


    Rik Rak Salon and Spa

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    See You

    On a busy VMA weekend, Miami raised the art of celebrity worship to new heights

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    August 12, 2004

    Lesbian Nation

    Girls, grrrls, and more gyrls

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Hit Parade

    A nonscientific tip sheet of WMC's breakout tracks

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    February 26, 2004

    Second Act

    Baryshnikov goes it alone onstage

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    October 30, 2003

    The Write Stuff

    For two whole weeks Miami gets literate

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