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.
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.
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 >>
Miamians don't keep the peace. Miami-Dade is the fourth most violent area in the Institute for Economics & Peace's Peace Index. Meanwhile, Florida is the fourth most violent state, with two other metro areas in the bottom ten for peace.
So much for post-racial politics. The tragic shooting of Miami teenager Trayvon Martin last month by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has once again exposed America's deep racial fault lines. Jesse Jackson quickly announced that "blacks are under attack." White supremacist websites c ... More >>
The 2012 James Beard finalists were recently announced in Las Vegas. South Florida was shut out from most of the categories, with Hedy Goldsmith of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink the only south Florida chef (or restaurant) making it this far in this year's awards process.Chef Goldsmith was na ... More >>
A spoonful of Nintendo helps the Beethoven go down. That's the philosophy that the Boston String Quartet has applied to getting high school students excited about classical music with its Ethno-Urban Orchestra.Through this initiative, the BSQ will invite about 100 high school students from around ... More >>
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 >>
via dovecoterecords.comWhile most of the big-deal shows rolling through town lately have tended towards the loud and brash, this Saturday at Grand Central marks an evening for gentler souls. In honor of Poplife's anniversary, the party returns to its Anglophilic indie-loving roots for a show head ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenLittle BootsClick here to view photos from Day 1 at Ultra.Little Boots, Passion PitUltra Music Festival at Bicentennial Park, MiamiMarch 26, 2010Better than: Anything LMFAO brought to the stage.I'll admit right off the bat, the only reason I attended the first day of Ultra Mus ... More >>
Next American City is a quarterly magazine that covers the progress and change of cities across the nation, so you'd expect them have something to say about the Miami 21 zoning code that was finally passed earlier this month. In fact they say, "Miami 21 is an historic, and perhaps watershed momen ... More >>
Robinson blew $20,000 a night on strippers, his brother claims.With three seconds left in the game and his University of Michigan squad trailing Seton Hall by one point, 22-year old guard Rumeal Robinson lined up for two all-important free throws. The NCAA Division 1 basketball title hung in t ... More >>
In 1968 The Berkowitz family opened their first seafood restaurant. That was in Cambridge, Mass. Legal Seafood is now a big franchise with locations in Sunrise, West Palm, and Boca and they are declaring January 20th a "Legal Holiday." So when you go in there and buy an entree you get a 44 cent cu ... More >>