Born to a French social worker momma and a Chileno father escaping a tyrannical regime, Ana Tijoux is a golden-era hip-hop superfan, rapid-fire lyricist, musical activist, party girl, and pop star.
Her youth was spent running wild in the streets of Paris to a rap soundtrack. But at the age of 13, ... More >>
Don Francisco is like your TV tío playing the ringmaster every Saturday on Univision's long running, Miami-filmed circus of Latin kitsch known as Sábado Gigante. But according to criminal complaints in his native Chile, he's also a bribing deadbeat dad who tried to tamper with DNA evidence in a ... More >>
Chileans have certainly made their mark on the international EDM scene -- Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Alexi Delano and Nicolas Jaar were all born and/or raised in Chile, just to name a few. So was Alejandra Iglesias, AKA Dinky, a Berlin-based DJ and producer who's been in the game for a good dec ... More >>
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 >>
Lee KleinA virtual tasting of 8 Sauvignon Blancs from Chile (five of which were D.O.'s) took place last Wednesday evening. The promoters of the evening, Wines of Chile, invited me to participate along with 50 other wine enthusiasts, bloggers, writers, etc. We had all received our bottles in advan ... More >>
Locally transplanted Puerto Rican superstar and Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin has always had a strong inclination toward philanthropic ambitions, frequently using his own dough and fame over the years to lend a helping hand to worthy causes. In fact, he has his very own organization, the Ricky Ma ... More >>
Urbanite Bistro is holding its monthly dinner this Friday at 8:30 p.m. For $40 plus tax and gratuity, you'll enjoy six courses paired with six different beers selected by Chris Montelius, regional manager for Fresh Beer.
Dave of South Florida Beer Blog will be co-hosting the dinner.If you're a ... More >>
As far as Latin American dictators go, Augusto Pinochet doesn't get nearly enough hate in these parts. I mean, this is what Miami does: hate Latin American dictators. Philly has cheese steaks, Orlando has theme parks, Miami has its undying hate for Latin American dictators.Oh, that's right! Pinoc ... More >>
Feliz NavidadFeliz Navidad.It's Christmas time again, and in Miami that means tons of Latin families getting together for holiday cheer. The beautiful thing is that all their cultures mesh with those of every other country represented here and make for a Latin-American-Caribbean holiday season fu ... More >>
Not inappropriately, Mexican Institute of Sound makes its home nestled in the quaint little town of Mexico City, otherwise known as the DF, a sprawling capital ranking amongst the 10 most populated cities in the world. And it's not so much an institute as one man with incredible vision. Though th ... More >>
The whole enchilada at Don ChileIt's official: Coral Gables is changing its' motto from The City Beautiful to The City Mexican. I think you'll agree the new tag is catchier, and also holds out the promise of a decent meal. Latest Mex eatery set to jump like a bean onto Ponce de Leon is Don Chile, na ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsHave you seen this new, weird children's television program Fox News has on called "The Glenn Beck Show?" I've seen it only once, and Beck was harping on about how Obama was a socialist, and how socialism or anything vaguely like it is horrible because Stalin killed a ... More >>